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|Born||Jason Wright Downs
September 8, 1973
Columbia, Maryland, United States
Jason Wright Downs (born September 8, 1973, in Columbia, Maryland) is an American actor and singer of Cherokee, Dutch, Irish and, Scottish descent. He has released two albums on Jive Records, White Boy With a Feather and The Spin. He has also released "White Boy With a Feather", "Revenue", "Cherokee", "Trippin'", "Shut Up (Let's Hook Up)", and the remake of the Harry Chapin's, "Cat's in the Cradle" as CD singles. His single "White Boy with a Feather" debuted at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart. The rap artist, Milk has appeared on and produced many of his songs, though the songs without the rapper are more rooted in folk, rock, country or pop music. As a music artist he appeared in many British variety shows including Top of the Pops, CD:UK, Mtv, a radio2XS Barn Session and The Big Breakfast.
His latest, independently released album, Love Me Alone, is produced by Grammy Award winner Malcolm Burn.
As an actor, Downs has appeared in the films, Hairspray, Clara's Heart, and Come Lovely, which he also produced. He starred in a feature film entitled Racing Daylight alongside David Strathairn, Melissa Leo and Giancarlo Esposito; as well as a supporting role in the film Gospel Hill. He wrote and directed his first film, a short, in 2014 entitled "Growth Spurt."
Downs' parents are Jay and Jeanie Downs. He has a brother, Jordan and a sister, Jillian. Jason currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sharon Raab Downs, and their two children.
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