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Jason Priestley
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Jason Priestley in 2012
Born
Jason Bradford Priestley

August 28, 1969 (1969-08-28) (age 50)
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s)
Naomi Lowde-Priestley (m. 2005)
Children 2

Jason Bradford Priestley (born August 28, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor and director. He is best known as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000) and for his role starring as Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick in the show Call Me Fitz (2010-2013).

Early life

Jason Bradford Priestley was born on August 28, 1969, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His mother is actress Sharon Kirk.

He is a graduate of Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver. He has a twin sister, Justine Priestley, and two step-siblings, Karin and Kristi. He became a naturalized American citizen in 2007.

Early Career

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Shannen Doherty and Jason Priestley of 90210 following the 43rd Annual Emmy Awards

Priestley first started his television career doing commercials for companies such as Fletcher's Meats. In 1990, Priestley was chosen as Brandon Walsh on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. The show garnered worldwide fame and made Priestley a teen idol, he was nominated for two Golden Globes for his work on the show. He also directed fifteen of the show's episodes. He remained on the show until 1998, when Brandon moved to Washington, DC. Brandon was the last Walsh to leave the show; however, Priestley would continue to serve as an executive producer until the show ended in 2000.

Personal life

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Jason Priestley with his wife Naomi Lowde-Priestley (2012)

In 1998, Priestley "crashed his Porsche into a telephone pole in Hollywood Hills. [He] was arrested for driving while under the influence. His driver's license was suspended for a year and he had to complete an alcohol-management program."

On May 14, 2005, Priestley married make-up artist Naomi Lowde. On July 2, 2007 the couple have a daughter. On April 13, 2009, Priestley announced that he and his wife were expecting their second child, a son, born in 2009.

On July 9, 2007, he revealed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien that he had become an American citizen several weeks earlier.

Priestley's sister, Justine, is also an actress, and appeared in a couple of episodes on the 90210 spin-off Melrose Place in 1996.

In 2013, restaurant chain Tim Hortons created a new donut in Priestley's honor, entitled "The Priestley". It was not rolled out on a nationwide scale, however.

On May 6, 2014, HarperOne published his autobiography, Jason Priestley: A Memoir.

Filmography

Film

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Jason Priestley at the CFC Annual BBQ Fundraiser
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Jason Priestley at the 44th Emmy Awards 1992
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Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Boy Who Could Fly Gary
1988 Watchers Boy on Bike
1993 Calendar Girl Roy Darpinian
Tombstone Deputy Billy Breckinridge
1995 Coldblooded Cosmo Reif
1997 Love and Death on Long Island Ronnie Bostock
Hacks The Dude
Vanishing Point The Voice
1998 Conversations in Limbo
The Thin Pink Line Hunter Green
1999 Choose Life DJ
Dill Scallion Jo Joe Hicks
Standing on Fishes Jason
Eye of the Beholder Gary
2000 Lion of Oz Lion Voice role
Herschel Hopper: New York Rabbit Xavier Voice role
The Highwayman Breakfast
2001 Double Down David
The Fourth Angel Davidson
2002 Darkness Falling Michael Pacer
Cherish Andrew
Cover Story JC Peck
Time of the Wolf Mr. Nelson
Fancy Dancing Asa Gemmil
2003 Die, Mommie, Die! Tony Parker
2004 Chicks with Sticks Steve Cooper
Going the Distance Lenny Swackhammer
2006 Hot Tamale Jude
Made in Brooklyn D.J.
2009 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride John
2013 Enter the Dangerous Mind Dr. Dubrow
2015 Zoom Dale

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Stacey Duncan TV movie
1987 Airwolf Bobby Episode: "A Piece of Cake"
21 Jump Street Tober / Brian Krompasick Episodes: "Mean Streets and Pastel Houses", "Two for the Road"
Danger Bay Derek Episode: "Deep Trouble"
1988 MacGyver Danny Episode: "Blood Brothers"
1989 Teen Angel Buzz Gunderson Lead role, 10 episodes
Quantum Leap Pencil Episode: "Camikazi Kid - June 6, 1961"
1989–90 Sister Kate Todd Mahaffey Main role, 19 episodes
1990 Teen Angel Returns Buzz Gunderson Lead role, 4 episodes
1990–2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 Brandon Walsh Main role (seasons 1–9); 1 guest appearance (season 10), 246 episodes
1992 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Jason Priestley/Teenage Fanclub"
Drexell's Class Teen Priest Episode: "Cruisin'"
Eek! The Cat Bo Diddly Squat Voice role; 6 episodes
1994 Kings Island 20th Anniversary Special Host TV special
1995 Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Narrator TV movie
Biker Mice from Mars Jack McCyber Voice role; Episodes: "Virtual Unreality", "Hit the Road, Jack"
1997 Vanishing Point The Voice TV movie
The Outer Limits Anthony Szigetti Episode: "New Lease"
1998 Superman: The Animated Series Reep Daggle/Chameleon Boy Voice role; Episode: "New Kids in Town"
2000 Common Ground Billy TV movie
Homicide: The Movie Det. Robert Hall TV movie
The 11 O'Clock Show Himself 4 episodes
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Jarred TV movie
2001 Spin City Scott Episode: "In the Company of Dudes"
2002 Jeremiah Michael Episode: "...And the Ground, Sown with Salt"
Tom Stone Doug Episode: "Little Bitty"
Warning: Parental Advisory Charlie Burner TV movie
The True Meaning of Christmas Specials Santa Dude TV special
2003 8 Simple Rules Carter Tibbits Episode: "Every Picture Tells a Story"
2004 Rides Host Documentary
I Want to Marry Ryan Banks Ryan Banks TV movie
Sleep Murder Peter Radwell TV movie
Quintuplets Steve Chase Episode: "Thanksgiving Day Charade"
2004–05 Tru Calling Jack Harper Recurring role (season 1), main role (season 2), 13 episodes
2005 Colditz Flying Officer Rhett Barker TV movie
Murder at the Presidio Tom TV movie
What I Like About You Charlie Episodes: "The Perfect Date", "Halloween"
Snow Wonder Warren TV movie
2006 Hockeyville Himself
Love Monkey Mike Freed Main role, 8 episodes
Without a Trace Allen Davis Crossroads
Above and Beyond Sir Frederick Banting TV miniseries
Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story Jeff Riley TV movie
Masters of Horror Alan Alstein Episode: "The Screwfly Solution"
2007 Subs Mr. Clayton Unsold TV pilot
Luna: Spirit of the Whale Ted Jeffries TV movie
Medium Walter Paxton Episodes: "Head Games", "Heads Will Roll", "Everything Comes to a Head"
Don't Cry Now Nick TV movie
Termination Point Caleb Smith TV movie
Everest '82 John Lauchlan TV miniseries
Side Order of Life Ian Denison Main role, 13 episodes
2008 The Other Woman Pete TV movie
My Name Is Earl Cousin Blake Episode: "Earl and Joy's Anniversary"
A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride William TV movie
2009 Expecting a Miracle Pete Stanhope TV movie
The Day of the Triffids Coker TV miniseries
2010 Haven Chris Brody Recurring role, 6 episodes
2010–13 Call Me Fitz Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick Lead role, 48 episodes
2011 Stephen King's Bag of Bones Marty TV miniseries
2012 Psych Clive Episode: "Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat"
2013 How I Met Your Mother Himself Episode: "P.S. I Love You"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jack Witten Episode: "Frame by Frame (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)"
2014 Hot in Cleveland Corey Chambers Episode: "Rusty Banks Rides Again (Hot in Cleveland)"
2015 Welcome to Sweden Himself Episode: ""Ljuden"/"Searching for Bergman"
2016 Raising Expectations Wayne Wayney Series lead
2016–present Private Eyes Matt Shade Series lead

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