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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 August 1969Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameJason Bradford Priestley
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jason Priestley was born on August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Jason Bradford Priestley. He is an actor and producer, known for Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Tombstone (1993) and Call Me Fitz (2010). He has been married to Naomi Lowde-Priestley since May 14, 2005. They have two children. He was previously married to Ashlee Petersen.

Spouse (2)

Naomi Lowde-Priestley (14 May 2005 - present) (2 children)
Ashlee Petersen (2 February 1999 - 2000) (divorced)

Trivia (21)

Twin brother of actress Justine Priestley.
Lived with Christine Elise from 1992 to 1997.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
Crashed his car into a pole. Was arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. Released on $50,000 bail. Claimed he swerved to miss a deer.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
Plays hockey.
Will drive for Kelley Racing in the new Indy Racing's new Infiniti Pro Series season, beginning July, 2002. Previously, Priestley won a 1998 Grand-Am race at the Mid- Ohio Sports Car Course.
(August 11, 2002) He was seriously injured in a practice run of a car race today at the Kentucky Speedway when his automobile crashed into a wall. The car slammed into the wall at nearly 290 km/h, and as a result, he has sustained such injuries as a fractured spine, broken bones, and concussion. Doctors say he is in stable but serious condition.
(January 23, 2005) Ranked #11 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols.".
Engaged to Naomi Lowde-Priestley in Spring, 2004.
Attended the same high school in Ladner, British Columbia, Canada as Will Sasso.
His favorite band is Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Narrator for Movie Central channel filmographies for various Canadian actors.
His former Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) co-stars Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, and Ian Ziering were among the guests at his wedding to Naomi Lowde-Priestley. [2005]
Was among the guests at Tiffani Thiessen's wedding to Brady Smith.
Jason and Naomi became the parents of a baby girl, Ava Veronica Priestley, born July 2, 2007 weighing 7 lbs, 4 oz.
A son, Dashiell Orson Priestley, was born July 9, 2009 to Jason and his wife, Naomi Lowde-Priestley.
Drives Car #7 for Kelly Racing in the Infiniti ProSeries, training for Indy Racing League. [April 2002]
Announced on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that he became a U.S. citizen. [July 2007]
Son of actress Sharon Mason.
Published author.

Personal Quotes (12)

Jaws (1975) was, and still is, an incredible, monumental film. Not just for its time, but even today it really stands out.. That film changed everything for all of us. I was afraid to swim in the ocean for years after watching that. And growing up in Vancouver, I lived on the ocean.
[on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990)] I knew working on that show was going to be a great opportunity for me to learn as much as I could from Aaron Spelling. I thought I would be able to talk him into letting me direct an episode and - lo and behold! - he did. And now, looking back, I can't figure out for the life of me what the old man was thinking, turning the show over to a 23-year-old kid. But I'm very thankful that he did because he gave me one episode in the third season. The fourth season he gave me two; the fifth season he gave me three; and, in the sixth, he gave me five. He just kept giving me more episodes and I just kept shooting them. And that sort of ambition led me here.
[on hanging out with ex-90210 cast members] No. Luke and I are the most friendly and try to get together a couple of times a year.
[on Tru Calling] I do like playing bad guys, especially baddies like Jack. He was a complicated guy and I really liked the interplay with he and Tru in that show. Shame when that one got the axe.
[on what work he's most proud of] Wow... that's a tough one... Call Me Fitz, Tombstone, Love and Death on Long Island, Coldblooded...
[on his decision to star in a Masters of Horror episode] The decision was made by the fact that Joe Dante was directing and Elliot Gould was the co-star... I believe I said yes before I even read the script.
[on his departure of 90210] In retrospect, I do regret leaving. Understanding what I do now about story and character, I believe that [Aaron Spelling] was pushing the story in a direction that would have had Brandon and Kelly end up together at the end of the show and I think I probably should have stuck around to its fruition. I think my departure also hurt Aaron's feelings. Aaron and I had worked very closely together for a number of years. He gave me a lot of opportunities, and I feel like my departure hurt his feelings and I never meant to do that.
[on Shannen Doherty being difficult] No, she wasn't. I had a lot of good times with Shannen. You know the tabloids blow everything way out of proportion, and they certainly did with Shannen.
[on his early fame] When I look back, I am surprised I made it out. It was hard, being a young man in LA. I never had the temerity to consider that [level of fame] was a possibility. Nobody would expect that; you'd be an idiot to expect that.
[on leaving 90210] When I left the show, it was so anticlimactic, it just left a bad taste in my mouth. It was the fourth episode of the ninth season. I did the first scene of the morning - literally with this actor who was brought in to replace me - and that was it. I hugged the crew, picked up my box of stuff, went to my car and drove away. There was no party, no nothing. I felt like I'd wasted nine years of my life.
[on his character Brandon Walsh] I hated him even when I was playing him! But I feel like my life and my career moved on, and thankfully, I never got stuck playing that guy over and over. But judging from some of my Twitter followers, a lot of other people got stuck on him!
[on his falling out with Brad Pitt] Our careers went in such different directions that we sort of lost touch with each other. Brad went off and was making movies all over the world, and I was sort of stuck in one place making a TV show.

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