Jason Priestley Biography (1969-)

Full name, Jason Bradford Priestley; born August 28, 1969, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; son of Sharon Kirk (an actress); brother of Justine Priestley (an actress); married Ashlee Petersen (a makeup artist), February 2, 1999 (divorced). Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 WilshireBlvd., Fifth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Annett Wolf, Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
August 28, 1969
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Todd Mahaffey, Sister Kate, NBC, 1989-1990
  • Brandon Walsh, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1990-1998
  • Voice of Bo Diddly Squat, Eek! the Cat (animated; also known as Eek! the Cat and the Terrible Thunderlizards and Eek!Stravaganza), Fox, c. 1992-1997
  • Jack Harper, Tru Calling, Fox, 2004-
  • Host and narrator, Rides with Jason Priestley (also known as Rides), The Learning Channel, 2004-
  • Miniseries
  • Rhett Barker, Colditz, ITV, 2004
  • Movies
  • Stacie (also known as Stacey), CBC, c. 1977
  • (Uncredited) Second boy, Nobody's Child, CBS, 1986
  • Buzz Gunderson, Teen Angel, 1989
  • Buzz Gunderson, Teen Angel Returns, 1990
  • Narrator, Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (also known as Crusaders), Lifetime, 1995
  • The voice, Vanishing Point, Fox, 1997
  • Jarred, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Starz!, 1999
  • Billy Temple, Common Ground, Showtime, 2000
  • Detective Robert Hall, Homicide: The Movie, NBC, 2000
  • Voice of the lion, Lion of Oz (animated; also known as Lion ofOz and the Badge of Courage and Le lion d'Oz), The Disney Channel,2000
  • Charlie Burner, Warning: Parental Advisory, VH1, 2002
  • Peter Radwell, Sleep Murder, CTV, 2004
  • Ryan Banks, I Want to Marry Ryan Banks, ABC Family Channel, 2004
  • Specials
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade (also known as The 58th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade), syndicated, 1989
  • Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year, ABC, 1991
  • Host, Michael Jackson: The Dangerous Tour!, Fox, 1992
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • What about Me? I'm Only 3!, CBS, 1992
  • Host, For Our Children: The Concert, The Disney Channel, 1993
  • 90210: Behind the Scenes, Fox, 1993
  • A 90210 Christmas Special, Fox, 1994
  • Fox Fall Preview Party, Fox, 1995
  • The Best Moments of 90210, Fox, 1996
  • Himself, Beverly Hills 90210: Our Favorite Moments, 1998
  • Himself, The King of Primetime--Aaron Spelling, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • An All Star Party for Aaron Spelling, ABC, 1998
  • The Price of Fame, Fox, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999
  • Himself, Beverly Hills 90210: The Final Goodbye, Fox, 2000
  • The Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, History Channel, 2000
  • Reporter, The 85th Indianapolis 500, ABC, 2001
  • Santa Dude, The True Meaning of Christmas Specials, 2002
  • Himself, Beverly Hills 90210: 10-Year High School Reunion, Fox, 2003
  • Shortest Celebrity Marriages, VH1, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, 1991 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV and syndicated, 1991
  • The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991
  • Presenter, The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1994
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1995
  • Presenter, The 1996 Emmy Awards, ABC, 1996
  • Cohost, The 1998 World Music Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Host, The Juno Awards, 1998
  • Presenter, The 1999 World Music Awards, ABC, 1999
  • Presenter, The Genie Awards, CBC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Bobby, "A Piece of Cake," Airwolf, USA Networks, 1987
  • Brian, "Two for the Road," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1987
  • Derek, "Deep Trouble," Danger Bay, CBC and The Disney Channel, 1987
  • Tober, "Mean Streets and Pastel Houses," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1987
  • Danny, "Blood Brothers," MacGyver, ABC, 1988
  • Pencil, "Camikazi Kid--June 6, 1961," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989
  • Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1991
  • Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1992
  • Himself, "Geek Tragedy," Parker Lewis Can't Lose (also known as Parker Lewis), Fox, 1992
  • (As Groucho L. Fleo) Johnny Andreas, "Cruisin'," Drexell's Class,Fox, 1992
  • Will Edwards, "The Time Has Come Today," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1993
  • Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993, 1995
  • Voice, "Springfield's Most Wanted," The Simpsons (animated), Fox,1995
  • Voice of Dr. "Asphalt Jack" MacCyber, "Hit the Road, Jack," Biker Micefrom Mars (animated), syndicated, 1995
  • Voice of Dr. "Asphalt Jack" MacCyber, "Virtual Unreality," Biker Micefrom Mars (animated), syndicated, 1995
  • Anthony Szigetti, "New Lease," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1997
  • Himself, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Voices of Reep Daggle and Chameleon Boy, "New Kids in Town," The New Batman/Superman Adventures (animated), The WB, 1998
  • Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998
  • Himself, National Enquirer TV, syndicated, 1999
  • Brandon Walsh, "Ode to Joy," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 2000
  • Himself, The 11 O'Clock Show, multiple appearances, 2000
  • Himself, Patrick Kielty ... Almost Live!, 2000
  • Himself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2000
  • (With Barenaked Ladies) "I'm a Star at Sundance," Real Life, MTV,2000
  • Himself, Beverly Hills 90210: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Himself, "Opposite of Sex," Grosse Pointe, The WB, 2001
  • Scott Turner, "In the Company of Dudes," Spin City (also known asSpin), ABC, 2001
  • Doug, "Little Bitty," Tom Stone, CBC, 2002
  • Himself, Intimate Portrait: Jennie Garth, Lifetime, 2002
  • Michael, "And the Ground, Sown with Salt," Jeremiah, Showtime, 2002
  • Carter Tibbits, "Every Picture Tells a Story," 8 Simple Rules ... forDating My Teenage Daughter, ABC, 2003
  • Himself, The View, ABC, 2003, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003, 2004
  • Himself, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known asAmerican Idol), Fox, 2004
  • Himself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004
  • Himself, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • Himself, TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004
  • Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Also appeared in The New Adventures of Beans Baxter, Fox; and Family Edition.
  • Pilots
  • Brandon Walsh, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1990
  • Dope, NBC, 2002
  • Other
  • Himself, Biking USA, 1994
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1995-1997
  • Executive producer, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1997-1999
  • Movies
  • Director and executive producer, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Starz!, 1999
  • Coproducer, I Want to Marry Ryan Banks, ABC Family Channel, 2004
  • Specials
  • Director, 90210: Behind the Scenes, Fox, 1993
  • Producer, The Best Moments of 90210, Fox, 1996
  • Coproducer, Beverly Hills 90210: Our Favorite Moments, 1998
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, multiple episodes, between 1993 and 1997
  • "New Lease," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1997
  • "Opposite of Sex," Grosse Pointe, The WB, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Infant, That Cold Day in the Park, Commonwealth, 1969
  • (As Jason Priestly) Gary, The Boy Who Could Fly, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Boy on bike, Watchers, Universal, 1988
  • Howard, Nowhere to Run, Concord, 1989
  • Deputy sheriff Billy Breakenridge, Tombstone, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Roy Darpinian, Calendar Girl, Columbia, 1993
  • Cosmo Reif, Coldblooded (also known as The Reluctant Hitman), IRS Media, 1995
  • The dude, Hacks (also known as The Big Twist and Sink orSwim), Rigorous Productions, 1997
  • Ronnie Bostock, Love and Death on Long Island (also known as Amour et mort a Long Island), CFP Distribution, 1997
  • Hunter Green, The Thin Pink Line, 1998
  • Conversations in Limbo, Limbo Productions, 1998
  • D. J., Choose Life, Max Ink Cafe, 1999
  • Himself, Predators from Beyond Neptune, Liberty International Entertainment, 1999
  • Jason, Standing on Fishes, MTI Home Video, 1999
  • Jo Joe Hicks, Dill Scallion, Asylum, 1999
  • Breakfast, The Highwayman, Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Gary, Eye of the Beholder, Destination Film Distribution, 2000
  • Himself, Barenaked in America (concert documentary), Shooting Gallery, 2000
  • Voice of Xavier, Herschel Hopper: New York Rabbit, Rumpus Toys, 2000
  • Voice, The Day I Saved America, 2000
  • David, Zigs (also known as Double Down), Trimark Pictures,2001
  • Davidson, The Fourth Angel (also known as Vengeance secrete), Artisan Entertainment, 2001
  • Andrew, Cherish, Fine Line, 2002
  • Asa Gemmil, Fancy Dancing (also known as Call Me Irresponsible and Au rythme de l'amour), FallsApart Productions, 2002
  • J. C. Peck, Cover Story, First Look Media, 2002
  • Michael Pacer, Darkness Falling (also known as Dark Side),Bedford Entertainment, 2002
  • Time of the Wolf (also known as L'enfant et le loup and L'heure du loup), Animal Tale Productions, 2002
  • Tony Parker, Die, Mommie, Die, Sundance Film Series, 2003
  • Swackhammer, Going the Distance, Seville Pictures, 2004
  • Chicks with Sticks, Earth to Sky Pictures/Nightingale Company, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Conversations in Limbo, Limbo Productions, 1998
  • Director and producer, Barenaked in America (concert documentary),Shooting Gallery, 2000
  • Executive producer, The Highwayman, Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Side Man, London, 2000
  • Appeared in productions of The Addict and The Breakfast Club.
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Himself, The Howard Stern Show, 1997
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • (As Jason Priestly) Himself, Ice & Asphalt: The World of Hockey, 1995
  • Himself, The Best of So Graham Norton, United Film and TelevisionProductions, 2000
  • Music Videos
  • "I Drove All Night," by Roy Orbison, 1992
  • "Why," by D Mob with Cathy Dennis, c. 1994
  • "Boys," by Britney Spears and Pharrell Williams, 2002
  • Music Videos; Director
  • "Why," by D Mob with Cathy Dennis, c. 1994
  • "The Old Apartment," by Barenaked Ladies, 1996
  • "What to Do," by Gob, c. 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Advocate, February 17, 1998, pp. 24-31
    • Empire, August, 1998, pp. 60-61
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 31, 2003, p. 83
    • Interview, February, 1992, p. 124
    • Maclean's, September 25, 2000, p. 70; October 22, 2001, p. 66
    • Newsday, March 1, 1998
    • Newsweek, November 10, 2003, p. 73
    • People Weekly, May 20, 1991, p. 48; July 27, 1992, p. 106; October29, 2001, p. 96; February 10, 2003, pp. 81-82
    • TV Guide, October 5, 2002, pp. 34-37; March 20, 2004, p. 1

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