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Cody Linley in June 2011.
|Born||Cody Martin Linley
November 20, 1989 
Lewisville, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, rapper, dancer|
Cody Martin Linley (born November 20, 1989) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his recurring role as Jake Ryan in the television series Hannah Montana and for being a contestant on the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars, in which he was partnered with Julianne Hough and finished fourth.
Linley made his acting debut in the 1994 made-for-television film Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack. Subsequently, he had supporting roles in four films released in 2000: My Dog Skip, Where the Heart Is, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Miss Congeniality. In 2003, Linley was in the independent film When Zachary Beaver Came to Town and appeared in the movie Cheaper by the Dozen. He also played a live-action version of Arnold for a commercial for Hey Arnold!: The Movie.
Other film roles include Hannah Montana, The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, Rebound, and his biggest film role, Hoot (2006), with Logan Lerman and Brie Larson. He also had a role in an episode of That's So Raven as Daryl in the Episode Five Finger Discount the Boy who was friends with Corey Baxter [Kyle Massey] that tricked Corey into stealing a Monkey Key Chain .
Dancing with the Stars
Linley was a contestant on Season 7 of Dancing With The Stars. He was the youngest contestant of that season. He's also the youngest male star to ever compete. He was temporarily paired with Edyta Śliwińska, who had been eliminated earlier in the season with her partner Jeffrey Ross, for Weeks 7 and 8 of the competition. Śliwińska was brought back after Linley's partner on the show, Julianne Hough, was hospitalized. Hough became his partner again in Week 9. Linley, however, was voted off the show on November 18, 2008.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Result|
|Inaba||Goodman/Flatley in Week 6||Tonioli|
|1||Cha-Cha-Cha / "Tilt Ya Head Back"||6||6||6||Safe|
|Quickstep / "I Want You to Want Me"||8||7||8||Safe|
|2||Rumba / "Bleeding Love"||7||7||7||Safe|
|3||Jive / "Call Me the Breeze"||7||7||7||Safe|
|4||Tango / "Bohemian Like You"||7||8||8||Safe|
|5||Jitterbug / "Big Time Operator"||10||9||9||Safe|
|6||Samba / "Whine Up"
Old School Hip Hop / "It Takes Two"
|7 (With Edyta Sliwinska)||Viennese Waltz / "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"||8||7||7||Last to be Called Safe|
|Team Cha Cha Cha / "Mercy"||6||7||7|
|8 (With Edyta Sliwinska)||Foxtrot / "Call Me Irresponsible"||8||8||8||Last to be Called Safe|
|Mambo / "My Way"||8||8||8|
|Semifinals||Paso Doble / "Le Disko"||8||7||7||Placed Fourth|
|Salsa / "Juventud del Presente"||8||8||8|
On May 5, 2009, he returned to the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars. He participated in the new pro dancer competition as Afton DelGrosso's partner/student because the final three pro dancers each had to teach a star from a previous season.
Linley released his first single "Breathe" featuring Capo in September 2010. His debut album was released in 2012.
Linley also took acting classes with Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Logan Henderson. He dated Demi Lovato for a while after a kissing scene in acting class got them talking. They broke up later due to a busy schedule but they remain friends.
|1998||Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack||Younger Tommy|
|1999||Walker, Texas Ranger||Timmy||"Jacob's Ladder" (Season 7, Episode 22)|
|2000||Griffin Pope||"Desperate Measures" (Season 9, Episode 12)|
|2001||My Dog Skip||Spit McGee|
|Where the Heart Is||Brownie Coop|
|Miss Congeniality||Tough Boy|
|2002||Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder||Charlie Magnuson|
|2003||When Zachary Beaver Came to Town||Cal|
|Cheaper by the Dozen||Quinn|
|2004||That's So Raven||Daryl||"Five Finger Discount" (Season 3, Episode 5)|
|2005||Echoes of Innocence||Christopher|
|Rebound||Larry Burgess Jr.|
|2007||The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It||Sean Redford|
|2006–2010||Hannah Montana||Jake Ryan||Recurring|
|2008||The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft||Joe Hardy||Voice|
|Dancing With The Stars||Himself||Contestant|
|Disney Channel Games||Himself||Online Host|
|2009||Forget Me Not||Eli Channing|
|2012||Melissa & Joey||Aiden|
The PlayRoom || Eli
- The Ro and Co Show YouTube Channel
- YouTube video: The Ro and Co Show Performance at The Key Club Hollywood Linley was the voice of Jesus in the released audio Bible: The Word of Promise, Next Generation along other Disney stars Emily Osment and Corbin Bleu.
- Hollywood Knights International
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cody Linley.|
- Cody Linley at the Internet Movie Database
- TheRoandCoShow's Channel (Roshon Fegan and Cody Linley's YouTube)
- Rotten Tomatoes biography
|Awards and achievements|
Marissa Jaret Winokur & Tony Dovolani
|Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 7 (Fall 2008 with Julianne Hough)
Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower