Jason Earles

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Jason Earles
Jason Earles 2010.jpg
Earles in August 2010
Born Jason Daniel Earles
(1977-04-26) April 26, 1977 (age 37)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, director and martial artist
Years active 2003–present

Jason Daniel Earles (born April 26, 1977)[1] is an American actor, comedian and martial artist, known for his role as Jackson Stewart on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana and his role as Sensei Rudy in the Disney XD series Kickin' It.

Early life

Earles was born in San Diego, California.[2] After living in Ohio and Washington state, his family moved to Oregon.[2] In Oregon, he graduated from Glencoe High School in Hillsboro.[3] Before moving to southern California, Earles lived in Billings, Montana, where he graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2000.[4]


Earles played a nerdy card gamer who was friends with the character Brian Miller on the 2002-2006 sitcom Still Standing. In 2004, he appeared in the movie National Treasure as Thomas Gates, ancestor of Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage). In 2005, Earles played Ernie Kaplowitz in the movie American Pie Presents: Band Camp.

He guest starred twice on the 2004-2006 Disney series Phil of the Future as Grady Spaggett, an advanced math student. Earles was in the 2006 Disney Channel Games on the Blue Team and in the 2007 and 2008 Disney Channel Games on the Red team.

Earles was the co-host of Disney Channel's Sing-Along Bowl-athon (Disney Channel's 2006 New Year's Eve special) and the corresponding online voting.[5]

Earles' most well-known 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 played Hunter, the android protector of the main character, in the 2009-2010 Disney XD series Aaron Stone.[6] He also voiced Spudnik in the 2009 talking dog movie Space Buddies.[6]

He currently appears as Sensei Rudy in the Disney XD original series Kickin' It, which premiered on 13 June 2011.

Personal life and philanthropy

Earles has contributed cast memorabilia to the fundraisers for Rocky Mountain College, his alma mater.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Kickin' It Sensei Rudy Lead Role, Disney XD Original Series
2010 Fish Hooks Kevin One episode, "Fail Fish"
2009 Dadnapped Merv
Yin Yang Yo Fictionalized version of himself (voice) 1 episode
Aaron Stone Hunter TV series
Hannah Montana: The Movie Jackson Stewart Lead Role
2008 Boston Legal Mitchy Weston
Disney Channel Games 2008 Himself Red team
2007 Disney Channel Games 2007 Himself Red team
Gordon Glass The Boss
2006 Disney Channel Games 2006 Himself Blue team
Hannah Montana Jackson Stewart Main role; Disney Channel Original Series (2006–2011)
2005 Phil of the Future Grady Spaggett Guest appearance
American Pie Presents: Band Camp Ernie Kaplowitz Film
One on One Brad Guest appearance
Special Ed Young David
2004 Table 6 Bus Boy
National Treasure Thomas Gates
Still Standing Goran the Invincible Guest appearance
2003 The Shield Kyle Guest appearance
MADtv Swirley Kid

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance Hannah Montana: The Movie Nominated[8][9]


  1. ^ "Today in History - April 26". Fox News. Associated Press. April 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-04. "Actor Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") is 32" 
  2. ^ a b "JASON EARLES "Jackson Stewart"". ABC Medianet. Retrieved 2007-07-08. "Born in San Diego on April 26" 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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" 
  5. ^ New Year's Eve. Disney Channel. Retrieved 2007-01-01.
  6. ^ a b "Jason Earles Interview" Kidzworld.com. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  7. ^ "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 ..." 
  8. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2009 nominees". 
  9. ^ "Announcing the Winners of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards!". 

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