Earles in August 2010
|Born||Jason Daniel Earles
April 26, 1977
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, director, martial artist|
Jason Daniel Earles (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, comedian, and martial artist, known for his role as Jackson Stewart in the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana and his role as Rudy Gillespie in the Disney XD series Kickin' It.
Earles was born in San Diego, California. After living in Ohio and Washington state, his family moved to Oregon. In Oregon, he graduated from Glencoe High School in Hillsboro. Before moving to southern California, Earles lived in Billings, Montana, where he graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2000.
Earles played a nerdy card gamer who was friends with the character Brian Miller in the CBS sitcom Still Standing. In 2004, he appeared in the film National Treasure as Thomas Gates, ancestor of Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage). In 2005, Earles played Ernie Kaplowitz in the film American Pie Presents: Band Camp.
He guest-starred twice in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future as Grady Spaggett, an advanced math student. Earles appeared in the 2006 Disney Channel Games on the Blue Team and in the 2007 and 2008 Disney Channel Games on the Red team.
Earles' most notable role was as Jackson Stewart, the older brother of Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus), in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana from 2006 to 2011. Earles was notably older than the character he played: Jackson Stewart was born in 1990, making Earles 13 years older; when the show began, he was a 29-year-old playing a 16-year-old.
Earles stars as Rudy Gillespie in the Disney XD original series Kickin' It, which premiered on June 13, 2011.
Personal life and philanthropy
Earles has contributed cast memorabilia to the fundraisers for Rocky Mountain College, his alma mater.
|2004||National Treasure||Thomas Gates|
|2004||Table 6||Bus boy||Short film|
|2005||American Pie Presents: Band Camp||Ernie Kaplowitz||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Special Ed||Young David|
|2007||Gordon Glass||The Boss|
|2009||Space Buddies||Spudnick (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Jackson Stewart|
|2013||Super Buddies||Jack Schaeffer||Direct-to-video|
|2003||MADtv||Swirley kid||Season 8, episode 18|
|2003||Shield, TheThe Shield||Kyle||Episode: "Breakpoint"|
|2003||Malcolm in the Middle||Marshal School pupil on the left||Uncredited; episode: "Academic Octathalon"|
|2004||Still Standing||Goran the Invincible||Episode: "Still Winning"|
|2005||One on One||Brad||Episode: "Glug, Glug"|
|2005–2006||Phil of the Future||Grady Spaggett||2 episodes|
|2006–2011||Hannah Montana||Jackson Stewart||Main cast; 98 episodes|
|2007||Shorty McShorts' Shorts||Guy, SheZow (voice)||Episode: "SheZow"|
|2008||Boston Legal||Mitchy Weston||Episode: "Indecent Proposals"|
|2009||Yin Yang Yo!||Himself (voice)||Episode: "Yin! Yang! You!"|
|2009||Aaron Stone||Hunter||Episode: "S.T.A.N. by Me"|
|2010||Fish Hooks||Kevin (voice)||Episode: "Fail Fish"|
|2011–present||Kickin' It||Rudy Gillespie||Main cast|
|2013||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Brent (voice)||Episode: "Sword Quest"|
|2014||Fish Hooks||Hamster boy (voice)||Episode: "Algae Day/Bea Saves a Tree"|
|2013||Most Popular Girls in School, TheThe Most Popular Girls in School||Santa (voice)||Episode: "Mall Santa"|
|2013||Most Popular Girls in School, TheThe Most Popular Girls in School||Jennifer McMinamin (voice)||Episode: "New Year"|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Nominated|
- "Today in History – April 26". Fox News. Associated Press. April 25, 2009. Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2009. "Actor Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") is 32."
- "JASON EARLES "Jackson Stewart"". ABC Medianet. Retrieved 2007-07-08. "Born in San Diego on April 26"
- "Jason Earles to Join Line-Up for Community Weekend to Open the New Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts". PRNewswire. UBM plc. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
- "Alumni News & Notes" (PDF). Rocky Today; the Magazine of Rocky Mountain College 9 (1): Pg 9. 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-24. "Jason Earles, RMC ‘00"
- New Year's Eve. Disney Channel. Retrieved 2007-01-01.
- "Jason Earles Interview" Kidzworld.com. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
- "Black Tie Blue Jeans Scholarship Benefit; Auction". Rocky Mountain College. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-24. "Jason Earles - autographed prop ..."
- "Teen Choice Awards 2009 nominees".
- "Announcing the Winners of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards!".