Jason Betts

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Eldon Thiele
Birth name Jason Willis Betts
Also known as Eldon Thiele, Zwerg & Jason Betts
Born (1977-10-04) October 4, 1977 (age 40)
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Occupation(s) Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Teacher, Improvisation, Voiceover, Director
Instruments vocals, Piano, Programming, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Trumpet
Years active 2000-present
Website http://www.zwerg.ca/

Eldon Thiele (born October 4, 1977) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and former teacher. Thiele has won numerous awards for his acting career including the Atlantic Film Festival, Moonsnail for Best Male Actor in 1997 for his role in Terminal Lunch as Red Braid and many other awards won from festivals in his home province of New Brunswick.

Early life[edit]

Thiele was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada to a father who taught music and to a mother who taught art.

Music career[edit]

He is the lead vocalist, pianist, and songwriter for a band named Zwerg.

Born Jason Willis Betts, he formed his stage name, Eldon Thiele, from his two deceased grandfathers, Eldon R. Betts Sr. and John L. Thiele Sr.

Betts most successful song to date is "To Stand, Kneel", which he made into a video and directed and edited himself.

Acting career[edit]

He has acted in numerous television shows including Irish Eyes and Queer as Folk.

Personal life[edit]

He was a supply teacher at the same school he graduated at, also where he won numerous awards for continuous contributions for his high school's famous drama program.

He is fluent in English and French. He also speaks some Finnish and German.[1]



  1. ^ He was my history teacher in french immersion at Caledonia Regional High School
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1022300/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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