Jason Lewis (actor)
Jason Lewis on October 29, 2007
June 25, 1971 |
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Jason Lewis (born June 25, 1971) is an American actor and former fashion model. He became known worldwide for his role, Jerry "Smith" Jerrod, in the series Sex and the City. He appeared on the May 2008 cover of Men's Fitness.
Early life 
Lewis was born in Newport Beach, California, the son of Nancy, a nurse, and Gregory Lewis, a judge; the two are divorced. He has three siblings, Sean, Katie and Nicole. In his teens he attended Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California. He attended college at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, where he became a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Fellow fraternity brothers included Marc Iadanza (son of Tony Danza) and Jack Gilardi Jr. (son of Annette Funicello and Jack Gilardi). After college he started modeling, first in Paris and then with star status in Milan in the late 1990s for some of the biggest names in fashion, including Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss.
Lewis appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1997, playing a love interest of character Valerie (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), but his most prominent role to date was in Sex and the City, where he was a fairly regular member of the show's cast in its final season as waiter turned emerging young actor Smith Jerrod, the one man whose sincerity got to Samantha. He reprised the role in Sex and the City: The Movie and its sequel.
Lewis has appeared in several films: My Bollywood Bride, a Hollywood/Bollywood romantic comedy where Jason plays the leading man opposite Bollywood actress Kashmira Shah, and Mr. Brooks, a thriller, where he plays opposite Demi Moore and Kevin Costner. He is also known in Europe for playing the hunk on the Aero Advert for Aero Bubbles.
After appearing on the WB's supernatural drama Charmed, where he played the recurring role of Dex Lawson, a love interest (and brief husband) of Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano), it was announced on December 5, 2006, that he would be guest starring on upcoming episodes of Brothers & Sisters as a possible love interest to the Matthew Rhys character Kevin Walker. He signed on to do seven episodes to play Chad Barry, a closeted gay soap opera actor who finds it difficult trying to develop a relationship with Kevin while keeping his sexuality secret from the Hollywood press. He reprised the role in an episode in April 2009. He also played a soap opera actor in the episode "Living the Dream" of House, M.D. Lewis appears and is highlighted on the cover in the limited-edition coffee table book ("About Face") shot by celebrity photographer John Russo and published by Pixie Press Worldwide.
Lewis is a supporter of the LGBT community. On May 10, 2008, Lewis attended the GLAAD 19th Annual Media Awards, a ceremony that celebrates gay-friendly actors and actresses as well as media outlets.
Lewis reprised his role as Smith Jerrod in Sex and the City 2. He was in an How I Met Your Mother episode "The Wedding Bride" as a star in a fictional movie within the show. He also starred in the 2011 movie Textuality A.K.A. "Sexting".
|1995||High Sierra Search and Rescue||Flynn Norstedt||Recurring role
Season 1 (6 episodes)
|1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Rob Andrews||Recurring role
Season 7 (4 episodes)
|1998||Next Stop Wonderland||Rory||Film debut|
|2000||The King's Guard||William||Film|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Jimmy Hutton||"Grand Prix"|
|2003–2004||Sex and the City||Smith Jerrod||Recurring role
Season 6 (16 episodes)
|2005||The Jacket||Officer Harrison||Film|
|Charmed||Dex Lawson||Recurring role
Season 8 (6 episodes)
|2006||Brothers & Sisters||Chad Barry||Recurring role
Season 1, 3 (8 episodes)
|My Bollywood Bride||Alex||Film|
|For One Night||Mark Manning||Television film|
|The Evidence||Inspector Rourke / Officer Rourke||TV|
|2007||Mr. Brooks||Jesse Vialo||Film|
Season 1 (Episode 8)
|The Death and Life of Bobby Z||Bobby Z||Film|
|2008||The Attic||John Trevor||Film|
|Sex and the City||Smith Jerrod||Film|
|House||Dr. Brock Sterling / Evan Greer||TV|
|Mogli a pezzi||TV|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Craig Hess||TV|
|2009||Tribute||Ford Sawyer||TV film|
|The Eastmans||Rick Green||TV Film|
|Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World||Manfred Dax||TV|
|So che ritornerai||Tom||TV|
|How I Met Your Mother||Movie Tony||TV|
|Sex and the City 2||Smith Jerrod||Film|
|Idiots||Apple Juice Boy||Video short|
|2011||Textuality A.K.A. "Sexting"||Breslin||Film|
- Hancock, Louise (September 21, 2003). "Our lad's ABSOLUTly Fab". Sunday Mirror.
- Jason Lewis Biography - Yahoo! Movies
- 'Brothers & Sisters' Adds a Little 'Sex' - Jason Lewis to guest on multiple episodes - Zap2it
- Metro Source LA magazine
- 'GLAAD' - GLAAD Awards
- "How I Met Your Mother Taps Malin Akerman, Jason Lewis, Chris Kattan". TVGuide.com.