Jason Lewis (actor)

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Jason Lewis
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Lewis at the 10th Annual Angel Ball on October 29, 2007
Born (1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 43)
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 1995–present

Jason Lewis (born June 25, 1971) is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his role as Jerry "Smith" Jerrod in the HBO series Sex and the City. He appeared on the May 2008 cover of Men's Fitness.

Early life[edit]

Lewis was born in Newport Beach, California, the son of Nancy, a nurse, and Gregory Lewis, a judge;[1] the two are divorced.[2] 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.

Career[edit]

Lewis appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1997, playing a love interest of character Valerie (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen). His most prominent role to date was in Sex and the City, where he was a recurring 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 2008's Sex and the City: The Movie and its 2010 sequel.

Lewis has appeared in several films: My Bollywood Bride, a Hollywood/Bollywood romantic comedy where Lewis 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 episodes of Brothers & Sisters as a possible love interest to 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.[3] He reprised the role in an episode in April 2009. He also played a soap opera actor two episodes of House 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.[4][5]

Lewis is a supporter of the LGBT community. On May 10, 2008, Lewis attended the 19th GLAAD Media Awards, a ceremony that celebrates gay-friendly actors and actresses as well as media outlets.[6]

Lewis appeared in the How I Met Your Mother episode "The Wedding Bride" as a star in a fictional film within the show.[7] He also starred in the 2011 Canadian film Textuality (released on DVD as Sexting). He also appeared as Pete in the Israeli TV show To Be With Her (Heb.להיות איתה)

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Next Stop Wonderland Rory
1999 Kimberly Scott
2000 King's Guard, TheThe King's Guard William
2001 Elite, TheThe Elite Jason
2004 Vision, TheThe Vision Blake Short film
2005 Jacket, TheThe Jacket Officer Harrison
2006 My Bollywood Bride Alex Kincade
2006 For One Night Mark Manning Television film
2007 Lucifer Lucifer Short film
2007 Mr. Brooks Jesse Vialo
2007 Death and Life of Bobby Z, TheThe Death and Life of Bobby Z Bobby Z
2007 Deadbox Aaron
2008 Attic, TheThe Attic John Trevor Direct-to-video
2008 Sex and the City Smith Jerrod
2009 Tribute Ford Sawyer Television film
2009 So che ritornerai Tom Television film
2010 Sex and the City 2 Smith Jerrod
2011 Textuality Breslin
2013 Pardon, TheThe Pardon Cowboy
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 High Sierra Search and Rescue Flynn Norstedt 6 episodes
1997 Beverly Hills, 90210 Rob Andrews 4 episodes
2003–2004 Sex and the City Jerry "Smith" Jerrod 16 episodes
2003 CSI: Miami Jimmy Hutton Episode: "Grand Prix"
2005 Charmed Dex Lawson 6 episodes
2006 Evidence, TheThe Evidence Inspector Rourke/Officer Rourke 2 episodes
2007, 2009 Brothers & Sisters Chad Barry 8 episodes
2007 Six Degrees Todd Episode: "Get a Room"
2008 House Evan Greer/Dr. Brock Sterling 2 episodes (1 uncredited)
2008 Mogli a pezzi Elvio Giorgi Main cast
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Craig Hess Episode: "Let It Bleed"
2009 Eastmans, TheThe Eastmans Rick Green Unsold CBS pilot
2009 Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Manfred Dax (voice) Episode: "The Only Straight in the Village"
2010 How I Met Your Mother Movie Tony Episode: "The Wedding Bride"
2011 Love Bites N/A Unaired pilot
2012 Watson & Oliver Various Episode #1.1
2013 Hit the Floor Benny Episode: "Turnover"
2014 Be with her Pete Evans Episode #10

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