Jason Lively

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Jason Lively
Born Ronald Jason Lively
(1968-03-12) March 12, 1968 (age 49)
Carroll County, Georgia, U.S.
Residence Heber City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–1993
Spouse(s) Lani
Children 2
Relatives Lori Lively (sister)
Robyn Lively (sister)
Eric Lively (half-brother)
Blake Lively (half-sister)
Ernie Lively (stepfather)

Ronald Jason Lively (born March 12, 1968), better known as Jason Lively, is an American former actor.

Early life[edit]

Ronald Jason Lively[1] was born on March 12, 1968[1] in Carroll County, Georgia, the son of talent manager Elaine (née McAlpin) and her first husband, Ronald Otis "Ronnie" Lively.[1][2] He is the stepson of actor Ernie Lively, the brother of actresses Lori Lively and Robyn Lively, and the half-brother of actor Eric Lively and actress Blake Lively.


Lively started his career by appearing in the pilot episode of The Dukes of Hazzard when he was 10 years old. His first film appearance was four years later in the 1983 film Brainstorm. That same year he also had another appearance in The Dukes of Hazzard. His most recognizable roles came later when he played Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon's European Vacation, and Chris in Night of the Creeps. After that, he appeared in the films Ghost Chase and Maximum Force. In 1993, he appeared in the video game Return to Zork, along with his sisters, Robyn Lively and Lori Lively.

Post-acting career[edit]

Lively currently works for a computer company and is also owner and operator of Jimmy Crack Corn, a mobile roasted corn business.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lively is married and has two sons with his wife Lani. They live in Heber City, Utah.


Film and television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Dukes of Hazzard, TheThe Dukes of Hazzard Rudy Episode: "One Armed Bandits"
1982 ABC Afterschool Specials Johnny Rollins Episode: "Daddy, I'm Their Mama Now"
1983 Brainstorm Chris Brace
1983 Dukes of Hazzard, TheThe Dukes of Hazzard Rod Moffet Episode: "The Boar's Nest Bears"
1985 European Vacation Russell "Rusty" Griswold
1986 Night of the Creeps Chris
1987 21 Jump Street Davey Miller / Jared Episode: "Next Generation"
1987 Ghost Chase Warren McCloud
1989–1990 Mancuso, F.B.I. Justin Summers 3 episodes
1990 Monday Morning Chip Brooks
1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever Donovan
1992 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man Rusty Dover Television film
1992 Maximum Force Rick Carver
2015 Vacation Young Rusty Griswold Cameo (footage from European Vacation)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1993 Return to Zork Ben Fyshin


  1. ^ a b c [1]
  2. ^ [2] "Blake Lively Upstages Sister Teen Witch Star Robyn", Dailymail
  3. ^ Benson, Lee (September 18, 2011). "Sounds corny, but actor likes life in Heber". Deseret News. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 

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