Jason Earles Biography

Jason Earles is an American actor, comedian, martial artist, and director. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Jason Earles
Quick Facts

Birthday: April 26, 1977

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Taurus

Also Known As: Jason Daniel Earles

Born in: San Diego, California, USA

Famous as: Actor, Comedian, Director, Martial artist

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Jennifer Earles (ex-wife)

mother: Jenny Earles

children: Noah Earles

U.S. State: California

City: San Diego, California

More Facts

education: Rocky Mountain College

Continue Reading Below

Jason Daniel Earles is an American actor, comedian, martial artist, and director. He started acting at the age of three, portraying Hansel in a stage production of ‘Hansel and Gretel’. It soon developed into a passion, and he got the chance to play Pinocchio in ‘Pinocchio’, Billy Bibbit in ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest’, Rev. John Hale in ‘The Crucible’, Ronnie Shaunnesy in ‘House of Blue Leaves’, and more, garnering four 'KC/ACTF Irene Ryan' nominations. His first role on television was in a ‘MADtv’ sketch in 2003. He debuted on the big screen with ‘National Treasure’, portraying the character Thomas Gates. In 2006, he landed the role of Jackson Stewart in the Disney musical comedy ‘Hannah Montana’. He was nominated for a ‘Teen Choice Award’ in 2009 for ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’. In 2011, he was cast as Rudy in the ‘Disney XD’ action comedy ’Kickin’ It’. He provided the voice for Santa in the web series ‘The Most Popular Girls in School’ in 2013.

Recommended Lists:

Recommended Lists:

Continue Reading Below
Jason Earles
Career
  • After completing high school, Jason Earles toured with the prestigious ‘Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ theater company, playing Feste and Sebastian in the productions of ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘The Tempest’ respectively. He portrayed Alan Strang in ‘Equus’ after coming to an agreement with the former theater director Gerry Roe at ‘Rocky Mountain College’ not to cut his nude scene.
  • In 2003, He appeared in the season two episode of ‘The Shield’, ‘Breakpoint’, and in an uncredited role on ‘Malcolm in the Middle’. A year after that he did the short film, ‘Table 6’. He was featured as a guest star on ‘Still Standing’ (2004) and ‘One on One’ (2005). His first collaboration with Disney occurred with the science fiction sitcom, ‘Phil of the Future’, in which he played the recurring character Grady Spaggett. In 2005, he was cast as Ernie in ‘American Pie Presents: Band Camp’, the first of the direct-to-video spin-offs of the ‘American Pie’ films. He participated in the 2006 ‘Disney Channel Games’ as one of the members of the Blue Team, and then again the next year as a member of the Red Team.
  • Earles was 29 when he landed his breakthrough role, that of 16-year-old Jackson Stewart in the Disney Channel series ‘Hannah Montana.’ Often described as laid back, casual, and lazy, Jackson moves to Malibu, California with his father Robby (Billy Ray Cyrus) and younger sister Miley (Miley Cyrus) from Tennessee, after his mother’s passing. Earles portrayed the character throughout the entire four-season run of the show. He reprised the role in the 2009 release ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’.
  • In 2006, he served as one of the hosts of ‘New Year Sing-A-Long Bowl-A-Thon!’ He voiced Guy and SheZow on the episode ‘SheZow’ of Disney’s animated anthology series ‘Shorty McShorts' Shorts’ in 2007. He guest-starred on David E. Kelley’s ‘Boston Legal’ as Mitchy Weston in 2008. In the following year, he provided voice for the family comedy film ‘Space Buddies’. Earles was the co-host alongside Tiffany Thornton for ‘Disney's Friends for Change Games.’
  • His second major role on Disney was that of Rudy, the martial arts instructor on ‘Kickin’ It’, which premiered on June 13, 2011. It ended on March 25, 2015, after airing 84 episodes. Earles also directed and co-produced several episodes of the show. He worked on the web series ‘WTH: Welcome to Howler’ in 2016. He is set to appear in the Mitch Gould directorial venture ‘Battle of the Drones’, and the family adventure film ‘Mission Possible’. Both features are at pre-production stage as of June 2017.
Top
Continue Reading Below
Controversies & Scandals
  • Initially, in his resume Earles stated that he was born on April 26, 1985. Even an article ran by ‘Houston Chronicle’ on July 15, 2007, reported him to be 19 years old. It was later revealed that his birth year is 1977, and there are speculations that his youthful appearance is due to a rare genetic hormonal condition called ‘Kallmann Syndrome’, which is characterised by a delay or absence of signs of puberty.
Top
Personal Life
  • Born in San Diego, California, Jason Earles is the middle of five children. His mother’s name is Jenny. Growing up, he spent parts of his childhood in Ohio and Washington State before finally moving to Oregon with his family. He was educated at ‘Glencoe High School’ in Hillsboro from where he graduated in 1995. After that, he relocated to Billings, Montana to attend ‘Rocky Mountain College’. He received his college degree in 2000.
  • Earles met his former wife Jennifer while they both were in college. They got married in 2002. They split in 2012 and the divorce was finalised in 2013. They have a daughter together, named Noah. Earles started dating Katie Drysen in January 2013. Drysen announced their engagement through her Instagram account on November 14, 2016.
Top
Trivia
  • Earles and Drysen have two cats, named Donut and Zeke.
  • He is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
  • He won an AMTC award for cold reading.
Top

1. National Treasure (2004)

  (Family, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Action)

2. Battle Drone (2018)

  (Action)


3. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

  (Romance, Music, Family, Drama, Comedy)

Follow Jason Earles On:

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

How To Cite

Article Title
- Jason Earles Biography
Author
- Editors, TheFamousPeople.com
Website
- TheFamousPeople.com
URL
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/jason-earles-33174.php
Last Updated
- June 29, 2017

People Also Viewed

Jason Momoa
(American)
 
Chris Pratt
(American)
 
Ashton Kutcher
(American)
 
Zachary Levi
(American)
 

Shia LaBeouf
(American)
 
Rami Malek
(American)
 
Macaulay Culkin
(American)
 
Jake Gyllenhaal
(American)