Real/Birth Name: Jason Daniel Earles
Date of Birth: April 26, 1977
Birth Place: San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, comedian, director, martial artist
Years active: 2003–present
Spouse(s): Jennifer Earles (m. 2002–2013), Katie Drysen (m. 2017)
Height: 1.65 m
Children: Noah Earles
Education: Rocky Mountain College (2000), Glencoe High School (1995)
Jason Daniel Earles (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, comedian, and martial artist, known for his role as Jackson Stewart in the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana and his role as Rudy Gillespie 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 in the CBS sitcom Still Standing. In 2004, he appeared in the film National Treasure as Thomas Gates, ancestor of Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage). In 2005, Earles played Ernie Kaplowitz in the film American Pie Presents: Band Camp.
He guest-starred twice in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future as Grady Spaggett, an advanced math student. Earles appeared in the 2006 Disney Channel Games on the Blue Team, and in the 2007 and 2008 Disney Channel Games on the Red team.
Earles was the co-host of Disney Channel's Sing-Along Bowl-athon (Disney Channel's 2006 New Year's Eve special) and the corresponding online voting.
Earles' most notable 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; when the show began, he was a 29-year-old playing a 16-year-old.
He voiced Spudnik in the 2009 talking dog film Space Buddies. Earles stars as Rudy Gillespie in the Disney XD original series Kickin' It, which premiered on June 13, 2011.
Personal life and philanthropy
Earles has contributed cast memorabilia to the fundraisers for Rocky Mountain College, his alma mater.
On August 12, 2017, Earles married Katie Drysen.
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