Jason Weaver

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Jason Weaver
Born Jason Michael Weaver
(1979-07-18) July 18, 1979 (age 34)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other names J-Weav
Occupation Actor, singer

Jason Michael Weaver (born July 18, 1979), also known by his stage name J-Weav, is an American actor and singer best known for his roles as Marcus Henderson on the The WB sitcom Smart Guy, Jerome Turrell on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea from 1993-1994, and the pre-teenaged Michael Jackson on the 1992 ABC miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream.

Early life and education[edit]

Weaver attended Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, Illinois and Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

One of Weaver's earliest acting roles was on Oprah Winfrey's 1990 television series Brewster Place. Among Weaver's most notable acting roles have been his portrayal of The Jackson 5-era Michael Jackson in the 1992 miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream, and his roles on the television sitcoms Thea (1993–1994) and Smart Guy (1997–1999).

In 2002, Weaver appeared in Drumline with Nick Cannon, followed by a role in the The Ladykillers in 2004. In 2004, he also was a featured artist in the song One Call Away as well as in the music video that also starred Keshia Knight Pulliam and AND1 baller Phillip "Hot Sauce" Champion. In 2006, Weaver was featured in a supporting role in the film ATL starring rappers T.I. and Big Boi from OutKast. He also appears as an extra in the music video "Rock Yo Hips" by Crime Mob featuring Lil Scrappy and "Make Up Bag" by The-Dream featuring T.I. In 2011, he starred in the film He's Mine Not Yours alongside Caryn Ward, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Carl Anthony Payne II and Clifton Powell.

Music[edit]

In addition to acting, Weaver is also a recording artist. He provided the vocals for the singing voice for the cub Simba in the 1994 film The Lion King.[1] The following year, he released his debut album, Love Ambition, on Motown Records which was released on June 27, 1995.[2]

In 2003, he collaborated with rapper Chingy on the track "One Call Away". The single was a Top 5 hit single in the United States.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1995: Love Ambition
  • 1996: Stay with Me (EP)
  • 1996: Stay with Me (Second Unreleased Album)

Singles[edit]

  • "Love Ambition (Call on Me)" (1995)
  • "I Can't Stand the Pain" (1995)
  • "Stay with Me" (1996)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Kid Who Loved Christmas Ernie Television movie
1990 Brewster Place Matthew Thomas 5 episodes
1990 The Long Walk Home Franklin Cotter
1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream Michael Jackson (aged 9–14) Miniseries
1993 to 1994 Thea Jerome Turrell 19 episodes
1994 Summertime Switch Fast Freddie Egan Television movie
1994 The Lion King Young Simba Cub singing voice
1996 Sister, Sister Darnell
Nicky
2 episodes
1997 to 1999 Smart Guy Marcus Henderson 51 episodes
2000 Freedom Song Isaac Hawkins Television movie
2002 Drumline Ernest
2004 The Ladykillers Weemack Funthes
2006 ATL Teddy
2008 Jada Jamal
2008 Love For Sale Vince
2008 Diary of a Champion TJ Lawson
2010 Lottery Ticket Ray Ray
2011 The LeBrons Condor 9 episodes
2011 He's Mine Not Yours Kent Television movie
2011 Timothy Hodge Show Jason Weaver
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Gary
2012 Note to Self Jay Lewis
2012 Wal-Bob's Keith Harrington

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result
1993 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Performers Starring in a Mini-Series The Jacksons: An American Dream (Shared with Alex Burrall) Won
1994 Young Artist Award Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series Thea (Shared with Brenden Jefferson, Adam Jeffries, Brandy Norwood) Nominated
1995 Young Artist Award Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Voiceover - TV or Movie The Lion King Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Weaver filmography credits". movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Discography - Jason Weaver". billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History - Chingy". billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 

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