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Jason Priestley

Highest Rated:   100% Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Lowest Rated:   0% Going the Distance (2004)
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Birthplace:   North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Born August 28th, 2969, Jason Priestley began his own career as a child actor in TV commercials. After dropping out of acting in his teens to concentrate on high-school sports, Priestley got back in the professional swim following graduation, accepting one-shot roles on such Canada-based TV series as 21 Jump Street. The young actor's first American TV assignment was the regular role of teen orphan Todd Mahaffey on the 1989 sitcom Sister Kate. Producer Aaron Spelling's daughter Tori spotted Priestley on Sister Kate and suggested that her father audition him for a role in the upcoming Fox series Beverly Hills 90210. Priestley was cast as Brandon Walsh, twin brother of the estimable Brenda (Shannen Doherty).Like many of his young series co-stars, Priestley was intent on laying the groundwork for life after 90210. Though his first major film role in Penny Marshall's Calendar Girl (1993) came and went without fanfare, he enjoyed some success as a 90210 director. Priestley encountered further success and even critical vindication with his turn as Ronnie Bostock, the B-movie hunk who steals John Hurt's heart in Love and Death on Long Island (1997). Critics warmed to Priestley's performance, noting that his days of idolatry had given him overly adequate preparation for his portrayal. Unlike other teen idols who rue the day when the fan mail will cease, Priestley once claimed he was happy that his idoldom seems to be on a downward slide: "It's like having a big cancerous lesion on your shoulder. Because people are fickle, man." On March 28, 2000, Priestley was undoubtedly happy that the limelight's glare had dimmed: Arrested for drunken driving after crashing his car into some trash cans, he was sentenced to five days in a Los Angeles jail. Legal troubles aside, Priestly continued to appear in films throughout the 2000s (Cherish, Die Mommie Die, Homicide: The Movie), and joined Joss Whedon's Tru Calling in the role of Jack Harper, a man determined that the dead not be revived by Tru. Television continued to be a superior medium for the actor who made guest appearances on My Name is Earl, What I Like About You, and Without a Trace. Priestly stars as corrupt used-car salesman Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick" in HBO Canada's Call Me Fitz, and is a recurring character on Haven, a supernatural television series from Syfy.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet RiverBlue
  • Actor
2017
60% Zoom
  • Dale
2016
31% Cas & Dylan
  • Director
2015
23% Enter the Dangerous Mind
  • Dr. Dubrow
2015
No Score Yet Let's Rap
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Dear Santa
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Goodnight For Justice
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
  • John
2010
No Score Yet Expecting a Miracle (The Miracle of Dommatina)
  • Pete
2009
No Score Yet Courage
  • Robert
2009
No Score Yet The Other Woman
  • Actor
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Don't Cry Now
  • Director
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Luna: Spirit of the Whale
  • Ted Jeffries
2007
No Score Yet Termination Point
  • Special Agent Caleb Smith
2007
No Score Yet Everest
  • John Lauchlan
2007
No Score Yet Above and Beyond
  • Sir Fredrick Banting
2006
No Score Yet Sleep Murder
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Hot Tamale
  • Jude
2006
No Score Yet Snow Wonder
  • Warren
2005
No Score Yet Chicks with Sticks (Hockey Mom) (Anyone's Game)
  • Steve Cooper
2005
No Score Yet Murder at the Presidio
  • Tom
2005
No Score Yet Colditz
  • Rhett Baker
2005
0% Going the Distance
  • Swackhammer
2004
No Score Yet I Want to Marry Ryan Banks
  • Ryan Banks
  • Producer
2004
64% Die Mommie Die!
  • Tony Parker
2003
No Score Yet The Fourth Angel (The 4th Angel)
  • Davidson
2003
No Score Yet Standing on Fishes
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Fancy Dancing
  • Asa
2002
51% Cherish
  • Andrew
$0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Cover Story (Ambition fatale)
  • JC Peck
2002
No Score Yet Darkness Falling
  • Michael
2002
No Score Yet Time of the Wolf
  • Mr. Nelson
2002
No Score Yet Double Down
  • David
2001
No Score Yet Double Down
  • Actor
2000
78% Barenaked in America
  • Director
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  • Director
  • Jarred
2000
100% Homicide: The Movie
  • Robert Hall
2000
No Score Yet Common Ground
  • Billy
2000
9% Eye of the Beholder
  • Gary
2000
No Score Yet The Highwayman
  • Executive Producer
  • Breakfast
2000
No Score Yet Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage
  • Lion
2000
No Score Yet Standing on Fishes
  • Jason
1999
No Score Yet Dill Scallion
  • Joe Joe Hicks
1999
No Score Yet Beverly Hills 90210: Our Favorite Moments
  • Actor
1998
86% Love and Death on Long Island
  • Ronnie Bostock
1998
No Score Yet Sink or Swim
  • The Dude
1997
No Score Yet Coldblooded
  • Cosmo Reif
1995
No Score Yet Choices of the Heart
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story
  • Narrator
1995
No Score Yet Cold Blooded
  • Actor
1995
73% Tombstone
  • Billy Breckenridge
1993
11% Calendar Girl
  • Roy Darpinian
1993
No Score Yet For Our Children: The Concert
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Watchers
  • Boy on Bike
1988
No Score Yet Nowhere to Run
  • Howard
1988
71% The Boy Who Could Fly
  • Gary
1986
No Score Yet Nobody's Child
  • Boy #2 (uncredited)
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
82% Van Helsing
2016
  • Director
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
2010-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
82% Welcome to Sweden
2014-2015
  • Himself
  • 2015
No Score Yet Creative Galaxy
2014
  • Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Corey
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
41% Working the Engels
2014
  • Director
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jack Witten
  • 2013
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Himself
  • 2013
No Score Yet Haven
2010-2015
  • Director
  • Chris Brody
  • 2011
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Clive
  • 2011
25% Stephen King's Bag of Bones
2011
  • Actor
  • 2011
No Score Yet 90210
2008-2013
  • Director
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2008-2013
  • Director
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet 7th Heaven
1996-2007
  • Director
  • 2007
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Walter Paxton
  • 2007
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2006
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Alan Davis
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1992
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Danny
  • 1988
No Score Yet Saving Hope
2012
  • Director

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