Who is Jason Earles?

American actor Jason Daniel Earles was born in San Diego, California USA on 26 April 1977, making Taurus his zodiac sign. He has 45 acting credits and is perhaps still known best for playing Jackson in the 2009 family comedy “Hannah Montana: The Movie”, which starred Emily Osment and Miley Cyrus, and was directed by Peter Chelsom. It follows Hannah Montana as her popularity’s begun taking over her life, so she’s decided to spend some time in her hometown of Crowley Corners; the movie won six of its 17 award nominations.

Jason’s still today active in the movie industry, and is currently shooting for the upcoming film “Second Chances”.

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Education and early life

Jason was raised alongside his two older and two younger siblings, by their mother Jenny and father whose name remains undisclosed; he hasn’t shared many details about his parents and siblings, because he respects their privacy.

The family moved several times while Jason was growing up, and they lived in California, the State of Ohio, and Washington State prior to settling in the State of Oregon. Jason studied at Glencoe High School, and it was during his four years there that he became passionate about acting, appearing in a number of school plays.

He matriculated in 1996 and then enrolled at Rocky Mountain College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theater arts in 2000.

Roles in TV series

Jason’s first TV series role was playing Man in the Seat in the 2003 episode “The Big One” of the comedy “Gilmore Girls”, and the following years saw him cast in an episode of the comedy “Mad TV”, the crime thriller “The Shield”, and the family comedy “Malcolm in the Middle”.

From 2006 through 2011, he played Jackson Stewart, one of the main characters in all 100 episodes of the hit musical family comedy “Hannah Montana”, which was created by Barry O’Brien and Richard Correll, and starred Emily Osment and Miley Cyrus. It follows a teenage pop star as she’s trying to lead a normal life despite her fame, and the series won 22 of the 51 awards for which it was nominated.

The following years heard Jason voice characters in an episode or two of the short animated action “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”, the animated comedy “The Most Popular Girls in School”, and the animated adventure comedy “Fish Hooks”.

From 2011 through 2014, he starred as Rudy Gillespie in all 84 episodes of the action comedy “Kickin’ It”, which also starred Dylan Riley Snyder and Leo Howard, and was created by Jim O’Doherty. It follows the lives of members of the Wasabi Warriors, and the series won two of its 10 award nominations.

Some of Jason’s most recent TV series roles have been in eight episodes of the 2019 comedy “Mood Swings”, the 2020 episode “Shayna Pennsylvania” of the family comedy “Just Roll with It” and six episodes of the 2022 comedy “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”.

Roles in movies

Jason’s debut film role was playing Thomas Gates in the evergreen 2004 action adventure mystery “National Treasure”, which starred Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger, and was directed by Jon Turteltaub. It follows a historian as he’s trying to find the legendary Templar Treasure, and the film won one of its 10 award nominations.

Some of Jason’s following roles were in the 2005 comedy “American Pie Presents: Band Camp”, the 2005 drama “Special Ed” and the 2007 family comedy “Wish Gone Amiss”. In 2009, he portrayed Merv Kilbo in the action adventure comedy “Dadnapped”, which starred David Henrie and Emily Osment, and was directed by Paul Hoen; it follows an author who’s been kidnapped by his fans, while his daughter Melissa’s now trying to rescue him.

Jason could then have been seen appearing in the 2013 family drama “Super Buddies”, the 2013 comedy “Just Kidding” and the 2015 short horror comedy “Steve’s Big Date”. He portrayed Dax in the 2018 science fiction action “Battle Drone”, which starred Borislav Sarandev and Sury Patel, and was directed by Mitch Gould. It follows six mercenaries who’ve been hired by the CIA to kill a Russian arms dealer and kidnap an heir to a republic.

Jason’s two most recent film roles have been in the 2020 short comedy “American Pie: Band Camp – Bloopers” and the 2022 musical “It’s On (From Camp Rock – HSMTMTS)”.

Other credits

Jason has four directing credits, and these include four episodes of the series “Kickin’ It” between 2013 and 2016, the 2018 episode “Rush Week pt 3” of the series “WTH: Welcome to Howler” and the 2018 episode “The Bro-Posal” of the series “Prince of Peoria”.

Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”, “Summer with Cimorelli” and “Christy’s Kitchen Throwback”.

Awards and nominations

Jason’s been nominated for only a single award: a 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance, for his performance in “Hannah Montana: The Movie”.

Love life and relationships

Jason’s married twice, but prefers to keep his love life away from media, thus not many details about it are known. He and American non-celebrity Jennifer Earles exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 4 January 2002, but their divorce was finalized on 17 May 2013; it’s widely believed that what led to their divorce was Jennifer wanting children, but Jason wanted to focus on his career – this hasn’t been confirmed.

Since 13 August 2017, he’s been married to another non-celebrity American, Katie Dryson; it’s believed that Katie’s a high school teacher, but this remains unconfirmed.

Jason’s married to his second wife Katie Dryson as of June 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Jason’s often cast in teenage roles, because he looks a lot younger than he actually is; in his initial resume, he wrote that he was born on 26 April 1985 and was later criticized for this. Some of his fans believe that he’s suffering from the genetic hormonal condition Kallmann Syndrome, affecting progress through puberty, but this hasn’t been addressed by Jason.

He’s an avid equestrian, and began riding horses at the age of 12.

His closest friends are American singer and actress Miley Cyrus, and American actor and screenwriter Billy Ray Cyrus.

Jason and his first wife met at Rocky Mountain College.

His favorite musician is the late Elvis Presley.

Jason’s a huge animal lover, and has two pet cats Presley and Timmy.

Baseball is his favorite sport.

One of Jason’s favorite actors is Samuel L. Jackson, and some of his favorite movies include “Pulp Fiction”, “Django Unchained”, and “Coach Carter”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Jason’s age is 46. He has brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (61kgs).

Jason’s net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million, as of June 2023.

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