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Date of Birth 9 December 1977Canada
Date of Death 25 April 2003North York, Ontario, Canada  (pneumonia related heart failure)
Birth NameJesse Allan Nilsson

Mini Bio (1)

Despite being an asthmatic, Jesse Nilsson was active in the dramatic arts from a very young age, and amassed an impressive list of both feature film and television credits. Jesse was cast in a six-episode guest star role on the CBC series Our Hero (2000) where he portrayed Rollins, an animal rescue technician and starred as A.J., the series lead, in University (2001).

Jesse received his dramatic education at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, Canada. He had guest-starring roles on HBO's Dear America, In a Heartbeat, as well as on Twice in a Lifetime (1999) . Jesse was also cast as the lead in Disney's teen movie Model Behavior (2000) opposite N'Sync's Justin Timberlake.

Jesse's most recent work was as Gabriel Patterson on Adventure Inc. (2002). He had been suffering from pneumonia for the two weeks prior to his death but was on the road to recovery. He is survived by his mother, father, sister, and brother. His funeral service was held May 1, 2003 at the Jerrett Funeral Chapel in Toronto, Canada.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kelly E.F. Wiebe (senhue@mts.net)

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