Jason Priestley Biography

BornAugust 28, 1969
Age54 years
Early Life and also Education
Jason Bradford Priestley was born upon August 28, 1969, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Maturing in a family with a love for the arts, his mom, Sharon, was a specialist ballet professional dancer, while his daddy, Lorne, was an actor as well as real estate agent. Priestley additionally has a sister called Justine, that is a starlet too.

Elevated with an admiration for the arts, Priestley began pursuing his rate of interest in acting during his college days. He initially began participating in the respected Herbert Berghof Studio in New York City and later on registered at the Vancouver Youth Theatre School. Eventually, he completed his graduation from Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver.

Occupation Beginnings
Priestley made his acting debut at the childhood of 16 when he appeared in an episode of the television series "Airwolf". Following this, he made visitor looks in numerous TV collection such as "MacGyver", "21 Jump Street", as well as "Danger Bay". In 1990, Priestley landed the role that would gain him international acknowledgment - that of Brandon Walsh in the hit drama collection "Beverly Hills, 90210".

Increase to Fame with "Beverly Hills, 90210"
As the captivating Brandon Walsh, Jason Priestley came to be an over night sensation. The show focused on the lives of a group of fortunate teens as they dealt with the difficulties of teenage years and the adult years. Co-starring stars like Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, as well as Luke Perry, the series delighted in tremendous success as well as catapulted Priestley to fame.

Throughout his time on "Beverly Hills, 90210", Priestley earned 2 Golden Globe elections for his efficiency. He likewise ventured into routing, helming 18 episodes of the program. He eventually left the series in 1998 however remained to make visitor appearances till the program finished in 2000.

Later On Works and also Directing Career
After leaving "Beverly Hills, 90210", Priestley continued to act in movies such as "Love as well as Death on Long Island" (1997), "Eye of the Beholder" (1999), and "The Fourth Angel" (2001). He additionally starred in the television collection "Call Me Fitz" (2010-2013) and also "Private Eyes" (2016-present).

Further diversifying his creative abilities, Priestley transitioned right into an effective directing job. Besides routing episodes of "Beverly Hills, 90210", he has helmed episodes of numerous television collection, including "The Secret Life of the American Teenager", "DeGrassi: The Next Generation", and also "Van Helsing". Additionally, he guided the function film "Casper: A Spirited Beginning" (1997) as well as the seriously lauded docudrama "Barenaked in America" (1999), which concentrated on the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies.

Personal Life
Jason Priestley wed Ashlee Petersen in 1999; however, their marriage ended in separation in 2000. He later wed makeup artist Naomi Lowde in 2005. The couple has two kids, Ava as well as Dashiell.

In 2002, Priestley experienced a substantial setback when he was involved in a major auto accident while competing in an Indy auto race. He endured countless injuries, including a broken back and a blast. Nevertheless, with determination and also resilience, he made a complete recuperation as well as returned to acting and also directing.

Throughout his occupation, Priestley has actually been an energetic benefactor, sustaining charities such as The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and also Friends of the Earth.

Final thought
Jason Priestley's trip from a young actor in Canada to an international experience with "Beverly Hills, 90210" is a testimony to his talent and devotion. From acting to guiding, his body of work as well as his ongoing success in the television sector make him a well-respected figure in Hollywood. His tale functions as an ideas for arising actors and artists who aspire to make their mark in the entertainment globe.

Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Jason.

Related authors: Jennie Garth (Actress), Luke Perry (Actor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Shannen Doherty (Actress), Michael J. Fox (Actor)


3 Famous quotes by Jason Priestley

Small: I think the moral majority and religious right have been shrinking and having not quite as loud a voice
"I think the moral majority and religious right have been shrinking and having not quite as loud a voice in America, and all of a sudden people are coming to their own realizations going, 'Joe down the street is gay and he's a great guy.'"
Small: I think its great now that we seem to be in an era where its OK to be gay and I think that the society
"I think it's great now that we seem to be in an era where it's OK to be gay and I think that the society in North America has had more of a problem with it than any other society"
Small: If people think I am gay, yeah, hey that doesnt bother me. Not at all. What would people think? To me I
"If people think I am gay, yeah, hey that doesn't bother me. Not at all. What would people think? To me I am such a heterosexual guy. It doesn't even, I don't even think about it"