Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley

Highest Rated: 87% Love and Death on Long Island (1997)

Lowest Rated: 0% Going the Distance (2004)

Birthday: Aug 28, 1969

Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Canadian actor Jason Priestley rose to fame in the late '80s as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000), but avoided the pitfalls of post-teen idol fame by successfully transitioning into more mature roles on series like "Call Me Fitz" (HBO Canada/Movie Central/Movie Network, 2010-13) and frequent assignments as a small-screen director and producer. Born Jason Bradford Priestley on August 28, 1969 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he began his screen career while in grade school, appearing on television commercials in his native country before making his acting debut in the CBC TV-movie "Stacey" (1978). Though sports were his primary interest during his high school years, he returned to performing in the late 1980s with guest spots on American and Canadian productions, including a pair of appearances on the popular "21 Jump Street" (Fox, 1987-1991) in 1987. Two years later, Priestley joined the cast of the short-lived sitcom "Sister Kate" (NBC, 1989-1990), and while the series lasted just 18 episodes, actress Tori Spelling happened to catch a broadcast, and told her father, producer Aaron Spelling, to allow Priestley to audition for one of the lead roles in his upcoming teen drama series. Priestley vas soon cast as Midwestern teenager Brandon Walsh, whose move to one of the world's wealthiest neighborhoods caused endless drama, on Spelling's "Beverly Hills, 90210." The show was a global hit, and thrust Priestley and his castmates into the epicenter of teen idol worship for much of the series' ten-year run. For Priestley, the attention was an uncomfortable fit, and by 1998, he had parted ways with his star-making project. His extracurricular acting forays during the "90210" period were modest - he starred as an ambitious teenager who sought to meet Marilyn Monroe in "Calendar Girl" (1993) and earned respectable reviews for his brief turn as a deputy in "Tombstone" (1993) and as the object of writer John Hurt's affection in "Love and Death on Long Island" (1997) - but unlike many of his co-stars, Priestley had been exploring other avenues within the entertainment industry during his time on the show. He became an executive producer on "90210" in 1995, and remained in that capacity until the series ran its course in 2000. He also made his directorial debut on a 1997 episode of the revived "Outer Limits" (Showtime/Syfy/syndicated, 1995), and would go on to direct 15 episodes of "90210," as well as a music video and feature-length documentary about the Canadian alt-rock group Barenaked Ladies. After the curtain ran down on "90210," Priestley settled into steady work as a director on series like "7th Heaven" (The WB, 1996-2007) and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family/Freeform, 2008-2013). He also continued to act, though largely in guest role capacities, before returning to series work as a recurring player on "Tru Calling" (Fox/Syfy, 2003-08) and then as a series regular on the sitcom "Love Monkey" (CBS/VH1, 2006) and the drama "Side Order of Life" (Lifetime, 2007). None of these efforts were particularly successful, but if it bothered Priestley, he seemed to take it in stride and return to his directorial work, which by this point included multiple episodes of TheWB.com webisode series "The Lake" (2009). Between assignments, he also indulged a passion for racecars, and drove in numerous races before suffering a serious injury during a 2002 practice at the Kentucky Speedway. But Priestley rebounded and moved into ownership on several IndyCar Series teams, including FAZZT Race Team, which captured the 2011 Indianapolis 500. By this point, Priestley had also found his first successful post-"90210" acting project in "Call Me Fitz." Priestley appeared to relish the opportunity to play against his clean-cut screen persona, and served as both executive producer and frequent director on the series. When "Fitz" ended in 2013, Priestley returned to the director's chair for series in his native Canada, as well as the feature film "Cas & Dylan" (2013) with Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany. That same year, he returned to series work, playing another antihero - an ex-hockey player turned detective - on the Canadian series "Private Eyes" (Global, 2016- ), for which he also produced and directed. After paying tribute to his co-star, Luke Perry, in the press after his death in 2019, Priestley reunited with several of his "90210" co-stars to participate in a tongue-in-cheek revival of the series, for which they would play exaggerated versions of themselves dealing with a reboot of the program. Priestley, whose screen persona was that of a frustrated auteur reduced to directing teen programs, served alongside his castmates as executive producer of the series and occasional director, but the experiment lasted only a single season; he then segued into triple as producer, occasional director and co-star of a trio of films based on Gothic novelist V.C. Andrews' "Casteel" novels for Lifetime. In "Dark Angel" (Lifetime, 2019), "Fallen Hearts" (Lifetime, 2019) and "Gates of Paradise" (Lifetime, 2019), Priestley was largely unrecognizable under layers of old-age makeup as the scheming step-grandfather to a group of siblings seeking to part ways with their troubled family.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Christmas Jack (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 50% V.C. Andrews' Fallen Hearts Tony Tatterton (Character),
Director
- 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gates of Paradise Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
No Score Yet 43% V.C. Andrews' Gates of Paradise Tony Tatterton (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 74% V.C. Andrews' Dark Angel Tony Tatterton (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet RiverBlue Narrator - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Away From Everywhere Alex (Character) - 2016
61% 46% Zoom Dale (Character) - 2015
31% 62% Cas & Dylan Director - 2013
23% 29% Enter the Dangerous Mind Dr. Dubrow (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 50% Dear Santa Director - 2011
No Score Yet 66% Goodnight for Justice Director - 2011
No Score Yet 50% Expecting a Miracle Pete Stanhope (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 29% Courage Robert (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 35% The Last Rites of Ransom Pride John (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 25% Joy Fielding's The Other Woman Pete (Character),
Director
- 2008
No Score Yet 30% Don't Cry Now Nick (Character),
Director
- 2007
No Score Yet 64% Luna: Spirit of the Whale Ted Jeffries (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 27% Everest John Lauchlan (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 24% Termination Point Caleb Smith (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 36% Hot Tamale Jude (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 65% Colditz Rhett Barker (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 68% Snow Wonder Warren (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 27% Murder at the Presidio Tom (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleep Murder Peter Radwell (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 54% I Want to Marry Ryan Banks Ryan Banks (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 32% Chicks With Sticks Steve Cooper (Character) - 2004
0% 61% Going the Distance Lenny Swackhammer (Character) - 2004
64% 73% Die Mommie Die! Tony Parker (Character) $180.3K 2003
No Score Yet 21% Cover Story JC Peck (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warning: Parental Advisory Charlie Burner (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fancy Dancing Asa Gemmil (Character) - 2002
51% 55% Cherish Andrew (Character) $160.3K 2002
No Score Yet 38% Time of the Wolf Mr. Nelson (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Darkness Falling Micheal Pacer (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 26% The Fourth Angel Davidson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 73% Common Ground Billy (Character) - 2000
78% 100% Barenaked in America Self,
Director,
Producer
$52.8K 2000
86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Det. Robert Hall (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 47% Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Jarred (Character),
Director
- 2000
No Score Yet 48% Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage Lion (Voice) - 2000
No Score Yet 15% Zigs David (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 14% The Highwayman Breakfast (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Standing on Fishes Jason (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dill Scallion Joe Joe Hicks (Character) - 1999
9% 32% Eye of the Beholder Gary (Character) $16.5M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Predators From Beyond Neptune Self - 1997
No Score Yet 62% Vanishing Point The Voice (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Hacks The Dude (Character) - 1997
87% 57% Love and Death on Long Island Ronnie Bostock (Character) $2.6M 1997
No Score Yet 67% Coldblooded Cosmo Reif (Character) $8.4K 1995
11% 31% Calendar Girl Roy Darpinian (Character) $2.5M 1993
74% 94% Tombstone Deputy Billy Breckinridge (Character) $55.9M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Howard (Character) - 1989
63% 69% The Boy Who Could Fly Gary (Character) $6.3M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 74% Private Eyes Matt Shade (Character) 2016-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2015-2020
68% 81% BH90210 Jason Priestley/Brandon Walsh (Character),
Executive Producer
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018-2019 2014
83% 72% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raising Expectations Wayne Wayney (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016-2017 2013-2014 2010-2011 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinner at Tiffani's Guest 2017
63% 89% Haven Chris Brody (Guest Star) 2014-2015 2011
No Score Yet 80% Rookie Blue Director 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mummies Alive Narrator 2015
79% 83% Welcome to Sweden Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cityline Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet 80% Saving Hope Director 2015 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Canada's Smartest Person Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood & Vines Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013-2014 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spun Out Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014
No Score Yet 78% Hot in Cleveland Corey Chambers (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me Fitz Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick (Character) 2010-2013
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
83% 83% How I Met Your Mother Jason Priestley (Guest Star) 2013
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bag of Bones Marty (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2011
33% No Score Yet Scoundrels Grant Wilby (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lake Director 2009
No Score Yet 38% 90210 Director 2009
82% 89% My Name Is Earl Cousin Blake (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everest Unknown (Character) 2008
42% 82% Tru Calling Unknown (Character) 2008 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Side Order of Life Ian Dension (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Director 2007
63% 89% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Brandon Walsh (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
85% No Score Yet Love Monkey Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rides 4 Host 2004-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet What I Like About You Charlie (Guest Star) 2005
13% No Score Yet Quintuplets Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
58% No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stone Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
47% No Score Yet Grosse Pointe Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
66% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Brandon Walsh (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2000 1990-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character),
Director
1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The BFFs of BH Unknown (Character) 1990-1994
14% No Score Yet Drexell's Class Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Kate Todd Mahaffey (Character) 1989-1990
No Score Yet 98% Quantum Leap Pencil (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 91% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Bay Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Brian Krompasick (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1987

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