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Cody Linley in June 2011.
Cody Martin Linley|
November 20, 1989
Lewisville, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, rapper, dancer|
Cody Martin Linley (born November 20, 1989) is an American actor and singer. He played a recurring role as Jake Ryan in the television series Hannah Montana, and was a contestant on the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars, in which he was partnered with Julianne Hough and finished fourth.
Linley made his acting debut in the 1998 made-for-television film Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack. Subsequently, he had supporting roles in four films released in 2000: My Dog Skip, Where the Heart Is, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Miss Congeniality. In 2003, Linley was in the independent film When Zachary Beaver Came to Town and appeared in the movie Cheaper by the Dozen. He also played a live-action version of Arnold for a commercial for Hey Arnold!: The Movie.
Other film roles include Hannah Montana, The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, Rebound, and his biggest film role, Hoot (2006), with Logan Lerman and Brie Larson. He also had a role in an episode of That's So Raven as Daryl in the Episode “Five Finger Discount” the Boy who was friends with Corey Baxter (Kyle Massey) that tricked Corey into stealing a Monkey Key Chain.
Dancing with the Stars
Linley was a contestant on Season 7 of Dancing With The Stars. He was the youngest contestant of that season. He is also the youngest male star to ever compete. He was temporarily paired with Edyta Śliwińska, who had been eliminated earlier in the season with her partner Jeffrey Ross, for Weeks 7 and 8 of the competition. Śliwińska was brought back after Linley's partner on the show, Julianne Hough, was hospitalized. Hough became his partner again in Week 9. Linley, however, was voted off the show on November 18, 2008.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Result|
|Inaba||Goodman/Flatley in Week 6||Tonioli|
|1||Cha-Cha-Cha / "Tilt Ya Head Back"||6||6||6||Safe|
|Quickstep / "I Want You to Want Me"||8||7||8||Safe|
|2||Rumba / "Bleeding Love"||7||7||7||Safe|
|3||Jive / "Call Me the Breeze"||7||7||7||Safe|
|4||Tango / "Bohemian Like You"||7||8||8||Safe|
|5||Jitterbug / "Big Time Operator"||10||9||9||Safe|
|6||Samba / "Whine Up"
Old School Hip Hop / "It Takes Two"
|7 (With Edyta Sliwinska)||Viennese Waltz / "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"||8||7||7||Last to be Called Safe|
|Team Cha Cha Cha / "Mercy"||6||7||7|
|8 (With Edyta Sliwinska)||Foxtrot / "Call Me Irresponsible"||8||8||8||Last to be Called Safe|
|Mambo / "My Way"||8||8||8|
|Semifinals||Paso Doble / "Le Disko"||8||7||7||Placed Fourth|
|Salsa / "Juventud del Presente"||8||8||8|
On May 5, 2009, he returned to the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars. He participated in the new pro dancer competition as Afton DelGrosso's partner/student because the final three pro dancers each had to teach a star from a previous season.
Linley lives with 3 dogs, loves animals and is vegan. 
|1998||Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack||Younger Tommy|
|1999||Walker, Texas Ranger||Timmy||"Jacob's Ladder" (Season 7, Episode 22)|
|2000||Griffin Pope||"Desperate Measures" (Season 9, Episode 12)|
|1999||My Dog Skip||Spit McGee|
|Miss Congeniality||Tough Boy|
|2000||Where the Heart Is||Brownie Coop|
|2002||Beyond the Prairie 2: The True Story of Laura Wilder||Charlie Magnuson|
|2003||When Zachary Beaver Came to Town||Cal|
|Cheaper by the Dozen||Quinn|
|2004||That's So Raven||Daryl||"Five Finger Discount" (Season 3, Episode 5)|
|2005||Echoes of Innocence||Christopher|
|Rebound||Larry Burgess Jr.|
|2007||The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It||Sean Redford|
|2006–2010||Hannah Montana||Jake Ryan||Recurring|
|2008||The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft||Joe Hardy||Voice|
|Dancing With The Stars||Himself||Contestant|
|Disney Channel Games||Online Host|
|2009||Forget Me Not||Eli Channing|
|2012||Melissa & Joey||Aiden||2 episodes|
|2013||My Dog the Champion||Eli|
|2016||Sharknado: The 4th Awakens||Matthew Shepard|
|2017||Sharknado 5: Global Swarming|
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- Smith, Marguerite T. (1995-06-01). "SO, HE WANTS TO BE IN PICTURES PROMISING ACTOR CHAD LINLEY, 13, EARNS $2,000 SOME WEEKS. BUT LAST YEAR HIS EXPENSES OUTRAN HIS INCOME-AND HIS CAREER IS TAKING A TOLL ON THE FAMILY. - June 1, 1995". Money.cnn.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
- The Ro and Co Show YouTube Channel
- YouTube video: The Ro and Co Show Performance at The Key Club Hollywood Linley was the voice of Jesus in the released audio Bible: The Word of Promise, Next Generation along other Disney stars Emily Osment and Corbin Bleu.
- Hollywood Knights International
- Studio, Cathryn Sullivan's Acting for Film. "Hall of Fame". www.cathrynsullivan.com. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
- "Cody Linley's Brother Chad Has Died | OCEANUP TEEN GOSSIP". Oceanup.com. 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
- "Cody Linley Speaks Exclusively To The Odyssey". Theodysseyonline.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
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