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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 April 1987New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJesse Abraham Arthur McCartney
Nicknames Jester
J-Mac
Jess
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Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Jesse Abraham Arthur McCartney was born April 9, 1987 to Scot and Ginger McCartney. He was two younger siblings Lea Joyce McCartney and Timothy (Timmy) Glover Mark McCartney. Jesse lives in Ardsley, New York where he attends the public school systems. He graduated from Ardsley High School on June 22, 2005.

Jesse realized his love for singing and acting from doing community plays. He was in Oliver (1994), The King and I (1995 and 1997), A Christmas Carol (1998) and Salute to Broadway (2002). At the same time he was also part of the singing group Sugar Beats. In 1998 Jesse got the part of Adam Chandler Jr. on the show All My Children. He stayed on the show from 1998-2001 when they decided to age Jr. By then he had auditioned for a boy band and he was one of the 5 to get picked out of 500 that showed up and became 1/5 of Dream Street, who was signed to Edel Entertainment. Their first album was released July 10, 2001. The band lasted May 1999 until August 2002. The album went gold, but in 2002 they split due to a lawsuit concerning the producers. Jesse then decided to go solo. Sugar Beats Producers Sherry Kondor and Bonnie Gallanter, along with Andrew Gold and Ginger McCartney then started JumpAhead Productions and signed him. Jesse then made an EP Called JMac which contained the songs "Beautiful Soul," "Don't You," and "Why Don't You Kiss Her." The EP was released July 22, 2003. He toured for a while with his band, consisting of Dillon Konder (lead guitar), Pete Chema (bass guitar), Katie Spencer (keyboards and background vocals), Sharisse Francisco and Karina LaGravinesse (both on background vocals). After touring he then started his full album which was released September 28, 2004. His song, "Beautiful Soul", was an instant hit. The album went Platinum on Febuary 24, 2005. He now has two singles out, "Beautiful Soul", which came out Febuary 14, 2005 and "She's No You" which came out June 7, 2005. He then auditioned for the TV show Summerland (2004) and received the part of "Bradin Westerly".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tiffany

Jesse McCartney is an American actor, singer and songwriter who started his career at 7 years old on the NY stage performing in Community Theatre. As a child, he appeared in the leading roles of the Broadway musicals; The King and I (9 yrs) and A Christmas Carol (11 yrs) with Roger Daltrey.

From the ages of 11 to 13, McCartney simultaneously acted on ABC's All My Children, which earned him two Daytime Emmy Award nominations and recorded with the group Dream Street, whose debut album went gold.

Jesse released his first solo album, Beautiful Soul, in 2004 which went platinum, selling over 1.8 million copies. He also co-wrote the smash hit "Bleeding Love" for singer Leona Lewis which was a #1 hit in 34 countries, the only song in over a decade to achieve this status. The song won ASCAP's song of the year and was nominated for a Grammy Award. His single, "Leavin'," landed him a #1 spot on the charts and was Top 40 Radio's most played song of 2008. "How Do You Sleep" followed in 2009, also charting in the top 10.

McCartney's film credits include the teen cult classic Keith, which won five international film festival awards, followed by Beware The Gonzo and Chernobyl Diaries.

McCartney has voiced numerous animated characters for films, video games, and television series including all three Alvin and the Chipmunks films, Horton Hears a Who, Kingdom Hearts, and Young Justice.

Besides appearing on television in the role of "J.R." Chandler on All My Children for 3 seasons, McCartney later co-starred in the hit series Summerland with Lori Loughlin, the highest rated show on the WB Network during its 2 year run, and recently guest starred on Greek, Law & Order SVU, and CSI: Las Vegas. He has recently joined the cast of Army Wives as Private Tim Truman.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: CORE Public Relations Group

Trivia (29)

Has a younger sister, Lea, and a younger brother, Tim.
Was the youngest member of Dream Street.
Played JV Baseball on his High School Baseball team
Parents are Scot & Ginger McCartney
Did a duet with Anne Hathaway, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", which is featured on the Ella Enchanted (2004) soundtrack.
Won the 2005 Fake ID TRL Award for artists under 21
Debut solo album went platinum in February 2005
Auditioned for the lead role in The Sixth Sense (1999).
He went bungee jumping when he was 13.
Graduated high school in New York, June 2005.
He has Scottish, English, German, and Irish ancestry. Among his Scottish ancestors are his paternal great-great-grandparents, James McCartney and Elizabeth Welch, who were from Angus, Scotland.
Started performing at age 7.
Was originally going to play Sebastion in She's The Man, but had to pull out.
Preformed at the Lion-Titans halftime show on Thanksgiving Day, 2008.
Nominated for - Record of The Year (for "Bleeding Love") 51st Grammy Awards 2009.
He has a rather extensive shoe collection.
Filming his new music video for his new single "Right Where You Want Me" [July 2006]
Currently in Los Angeles filming Summerland (2004) which will air in June. Putting finishing touches on his solo album. [April 2004]
Released his sophmore album, "Right Where You Want Me." [September 2006]
On tour with American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks. [August 2008]
On tour for "Beautiful Soul" album. [May 2005]
Recording his third solo album. [December 2007]
Touring and Promoting His CD in Europe [January 2006]
Finished filming Keith (2008). [December 2005]
is on a Radio Tour for his new CD album "Departure" [February 2008]
Departure Tour with opening act Little Italy (aka L.I.). [August 2008]
Released his debut single "Beautiful Soul" and is now filming for the TV show Summerland (2004) portraying the character "Bradin". [August 2003]
Released his new music video "Right Where You Want Me" [August 2006]
Released fourth studio album "In Technicolor" in 2014.

Personal Quotes (14)

When I am on stage performing my single, I am thinking about all the girls who are my friends more than anything and are truly 'Beautiful Souls'.
I'm not a phony-friendly guy and I'm usually very quiet and not a big laugher, so some people might take that for rudeness and being mean. If anyone ever got that impression, I apologize. I love all my fans and really appreciate all their support!
When I'm singing, that's all me. That's from the bottom of my heart -it's everything I've worked for. When you're on stage, there are no guidelines. No one's telling me what to do!
I want to go to the top. This business is my life. I'm in for the ride.
Bradin is a character that I created. As much as he seems like me, he is very much different. When you're acting, you're given material and you create what you do with it, but you have to stay within the guidelines.
The eyes don't lie. There's something that goes on with the eyes and the sincerity of the person. Luckily I have that knack, which is good because that stuff happens in the business.
My music has a blue-eyed soul sound to it. I grew up listening to James Taylor on our family road trips. He's unbelievable.
I had a kissing scene on the first episode of Summerland. I thought it would be weird, but it wasn't too bad. The crew has seen it a million times. Plus, I feel very comfortable with everyone onset. It was harder on Kay, who plays my younger sister on the show. She was only 13 and had her first kiss in front of the camera. Doing it on your own is nerve-racking enough!
"I went to this dance with some of my friends and there were kids saying 'I know who you are - you're Aaron Carter!' It doesn't bother me if people confuse us. I know we're very different. I am who I am.
I don't wanna say I have a temper...but I do! I kind of sulk and sit there when I'm bitter. I won't show you, but you can see it. Probably if you bring me Godiva chocolate, I'll be your friend again!
I have a hard time waking up. No alarm clock works! It sounds childish, but I seriously have my manager, my mom or a buddy of mine wake me up if I have to be somewhere. It's a serious issue! I've been very late for some serious gigs because of it!
"I'm giving them all that I have and if that's not enough, then sorry, I'm out of the game. I'll do my own thing-I'll make movies, I'll direct, I'll go to college. I'll do this as long as I can and as successfully as I can with a lot of joy and pride!"-When asked 'Do you feel pressure to live up to everyone's expectations.
Yes, I am a normal teenager...just one that works in the professional world.
I just got a house a few months ago and the upstairs is being done, which is like where I'm gonna be staying, living most of the time. There's two different entrances. I'll have my own privacy - my own space. Kind of be on my own but not too far from home. My family is gonna be moving out probably at the end of the year.

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