Jason Lively

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Jason Lively
Born Ronald Jason Lively[1]
(1968-03-12) March 12, 1968 (age 48)[1]
Carroll County, Georgia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982-1993
Relatives Lori Lively (sister)
Robyn Lively (sister)
Eric Lively (half-brother)
Blake Lively (half-sister)
Ernie Lively (stepfather)

Jason Lively (born Ronald Jason Lively; March 12, 1968) is an American actor.


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.

Reprised his role as Rusty Griswold in 2012 in a series of Old Navy holiday commercials featuring the Griswold family.

Personal life[edit]

Jason was born in Carroll County, Georgia, and is the son of talent manager Elaine Lively (née McAlpin) and her first husband, Ronnie Lively (Ronald Otis Lively).[1][2] He is the brother of actors Lori Lively (b. 1966), Robyn Lively (b. 1972) and half-brother of actors Eric Lively (b. 1981) and Blake Lively (b. 1987).

Lively is married and has two sons with wife Lani. They live in Heber City, Utah. Lively works for a computer company and is also owner and operator of Jimmy Crack Corn, a mobile roasted-corn business.[3]


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 Hollywood-Monster Warren McCloud
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I. Justin Summers Episode: "Classified"
1990 Mancuso, F.B.I. Justin Summers Episode: "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die: Part 1"
Episode: "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die: Part 2"
1990 Monday Morning Chip Brooks
1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever Donovan
1992 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man Rusty Dover TV movie
1992 Maximum Force Rick Carver
Video games
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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