Jason Lively

Jason Lively

Highest Rated: 75% Night of the Creeps (1986)

Lowest Rated: 34% National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

Birthday: Mar 12, 1968

Birthplace: Carroll County, Georgia, USA

As a young actor, Jason Lively appeared in numerous films and television series during the 1980s. During this time, his most recognizable part was Russell "Rusty" Griswold from the comedy "European Vacation," a role previously played by Anthony Michael Hall in "National Lampoon's Vacation." As the son of Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's hapless parents, his "Rusty" Griswold spends the brunt of "European Vacation" playing straight man to Chase's wacky protagonist; however, he does get to enjoy the more liberal aspects of European culture as well. Lively started out his career with a guest appearance on the popular action series "The Dukes of Hazzard," which paved the way for a supporting part in "Brainstorm," an '83 science fiction movie starring Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood. As their son Chris, his mind is nearly destroyed by a brain-recording device that his parents are working on. Besides "European Vacation" and "Brainstorm," Lively's other films during the decade included the horror flick "Night of the Creeps," in which he played main protagonist Chris Romero, a teenager who tries to stop an invasion of alien slugs. After closing out the decade with guest appearances on the crime drama "Mancuso, FBI," he spent the early part of the 1990s alternating between made-for-TV movies and theatrical releases.

Highest rated movies

Night of the Creeps Hickok
National Lampoon's European Vacation




57% 19% Hickok Ike (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 17% Maximum Force Rick Carver (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 50% Gunsmoke: To the Last Man Rusty Dover (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Class of Fear Chip Brooks (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 26% Ghost Chase Warren McCloud (Character) - 1988
75% 70% Night of the Creeps Chris (Character) $562.8K 1986
34% 49% National Lampoon's European Vacation Russell 'Rusty' Griswold (Character) - 1985


No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Jared (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 67% The Dukes of Hazzard Rod Moffet (Guest Star) 1979 1983