Earles in August 2010
|Born||Jason Daniel Earles
April 26, 1977
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, director and martial artist|
Jason Daniel Earles (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, comedian and martial artist, known for his role as Jackson Stewart on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana and his role as Sensei Rudy in the Disney XD series Kickin' It.
Earles was born in San Diego, California. After living in Ohio and Washington state, his family moved to Oregon. In Oregon, he graduated from Glencoe High School in Hillsboro. Before moving to southern California, Earles lived in Billings, Montana, where he graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2000.
Earles played a nerdy card gamer who was friends with the character Brian Miller on the 2002-2006 sitcom Still Standing. In 2004, he appeared in the movie National Treasure as Thomas Gates, ancestor of Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage). In 2005, Earles played Ernie Kaplowitz in the movie American Pie Presents: Band Camp.
He guest starred twice on the 2004-2006 Disney series Phil of the Future as Grady Spaggett, an advanced math student. Earles was in the 2006 Disney Channel Games on the Blue Team and in the 2007 and 2008 Disney Channel Games on the Red team.
Earles' most well-known role was as Jackson Stewart, the older brother of Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus), in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana from 2006 to 2011. Earles was notably older than the character he played: Jackson Stewart was born in 1990, making Earles 13 years older; when the show began, he was a 29-year-old playing a 16-year-old.
He currently appears as Sensei Rudy in the Disney XD original series Kickin' It, which premiered on 13 June 2011.
Personal life and philanthropy
Earles has contributed cast memorabilia to the fundraisers for Rocky Mountain College, his alma mater.
|2011–present||Kickin' It||Sensei Rudy||Lead Role, Disney XD Original Series|
|2010||Fish Hooks||Kevin||One episode, "Fail Fish"|
|Yin Yang Yo||Fictionalized version of himself (voice)||1 episode|
|Aaron Stone||Hunter||TV series|
|Hannah Montana: The Movie||Jackson Stewart||Lead Role|
|2008||Boston Legal||Mitchy Weston|
|Disney Channel Games 2008||Himself||Red team|
|2007||Disney Channel Games 2007||Himself||Red team|
|Gordon Glass||The Boss|
|2006||Disney Channel Games 2006||Himself||Blue team|
|Hannah Montana||Jackson Stewart||Main role; Disney Channel Original Series (2006–2011)|
|2005||Phil of the Future||Grady Spaggett||Guest appearance|
|American Pie Presents: Band Camp||Ernie Kaplowitz||Film|
|One on One||Brad||Guest appearance|
|Special Ed||Young David|
|2004||Table 6||Bus Boy|
|National Treasure||Thomas Gates|
|Still Standing||Goran the Invincible||Guest appearance|
|2003||The Shield||Kyle||Guest appearance|
Awards and Nominations
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Nominated|
- "Today in History - April 26". Fox News. Associated Press. April 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-04. "Actor Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") is 32"
- "JASON EARLES "Jackson Stewart"". ABC Medianet. Retrieved 2007-07-08. "Born in San Diego on April 26"
- "Jason Earles to Join Line-Up for Community Weekend to Open the New Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts". PRNewswire. UBM plc. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
- "Alumni News & Notes" (PDF). Rocky Today; the Magazine of Rocky Mountain College 9 (1): Pg 9. 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-24. "Jason Earles, RMC ‘00"
- New Year's Eve. Disney Channel. Retrieved 2007-01-01.
- "Jason Earles Interview" Kidzworld.com. Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
- "Black Tie Blue Jeans Scholarship Benefit; Auction". Rocky Mountain College. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-24. "Jason Earles - autographed prop ..."
- "Teen Choice Awards 2009 nominees".
- "Announcing the Winners of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards!".