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Jason Earles

Jason Earles
File:Jason Earles 2010.jpg
Earles in August 2010
Born Jason Daniel Earles
(1977-04-26) April 26, 1977 (age 43)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, director, martial artist
Years active 2003–present

Jason Daniel Earles (born April 26, 1977)[1] 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.

Early life

Earles was born in San Diego, California.[2] After living in Ohio and Washington state, his family moved to Oregon.[2] In Oregon, he graduated from Glencoe High School in Hillsboro.[3] Before moving to southern California, Earles lived in Billings, Montana, where he graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2000.[4]


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.[5]

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: Jackson Stewart was born in 1990, making Earles 13 years older; when the show began, he was a 29-year-old playing a 16-year-old.

Earles played Hunter, the android protector of the main character, in the Disney XD series Aaron Stone.[6] He also voiced Spudnik in the 2009 talking dog film Space Buddies.[6]

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.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 National Treasure Thomas Gates
2004 Table 6 Bus boy Short film
2005 American Pie Presents: Band Camp Ernie Kaplowitz Direct-to-video
2005 Special Ed Young David
2007 Gordon Glass The Boss
2009 Space Buddies Spudnick (voice) Direct-to-video
2009 Dadnapped Merv Television film
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Jackson Stewart
2013 Super Buddies Jack Schaeffer Direct-to-video
2014 Hunted Dax In post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2003 MADtv Swirley kid Season 8, episode 18
2003 Shield, TheThe Shield Kyle Episode: "Breakpoint"
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Marshal School pupil on the left Uncredited; episode: "Academic Octathalon"
2004 Still Standing Goran the Invincible Episode: "Still Winning"
2005 One on One Brad Episode: "Glug, Glug"
2005–2006 Phil of the Future Grady Spaggett 2 episodes
2006–2011 Hannah Montana Jackson Stewart Main cast; 98 episodes
2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Guy, SheZow (voice) Episode: "SheZow"
2008 Boston Legal Mitchy Weston Episode: "Indecent Proposals"
2009 Yin Yang Yo! Himself (voice) Episode: "Yin! Yang! You!"
2009 Aaron Stone Hunter Episode: "S.T.A.N. by Me"
2010 Fish Hooks Kevin (voice) Episode: "Fail Fish"
2011–2015 Kickin' It Rudy Gillespie Main cast
2013 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Brent (voice) Episode: "Sword Quest"
2014 Fish Hooks Hamster boy (voice) Episode: "Algae Day/Bea Saves a Tree"
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Most Popular Girls in School, TheThe Most Popular Girls in School Santa (voice) Episode: "Mall Santa"
2013 Most Popular Girls in School, TheThe Most Popular Girls in School Jennifer McMinamin (voice) Episode: "New Year"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance Hannah Montana: The Movie Nominated[8][9]


  1. ^ "Today in History – April 26". Fox News. Associated Press. April 25, 2009. Archived from the original on October 28, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2009. Actor Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") is 32. 
  2. ^ a b "JASON EARLES "Jackson Stewart"". ABC Medianet. Retrieved 2007-07-08. Born in San Diego on April 26 
  3. ^ "Jason Earles to Join Line-Up for Community Weekend to Open the New Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts". PRNewswire. UBM plc. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Alumni News & Notes" (PDF). Rocky Today; the Magazine of Rocky Mountain College 9 (1): Pg 9. 2006. Retrieved 2007-07-24. Jason Earles, RMC ‘00 
  5. ^ New Year's Eve. Disney Channel. Retrieved 2007-01-01.
  6. ^ a b "Jason Earles Interview" Retrieved on 2009-04-07.
  7. ^ "Black Tie Blue Jeans Scholarship Benefit; Auction". Rocky Mountain College. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-24. Jason Earles - autographed prop ... 
  8. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2009 nominees". 
  9. ^ "Announcing the Winners of the 2009 Teen Choice Awards!". 

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