|Born||in New York City, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Jesse Abraham Arthur McCartney|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Born April 9, 1987 in Ardsley, New York, to Ginger and Scot McCartney, Jesse began his career in theater with a national revival tour of The King and I with Hayley Mills (1997/98), and a notable New York Production of A Christmas Carol (1998) with Roger Daltrey. Jesse got the part of 'Adam Chandler Jr.' on the show All My Children for which he would eventually Emmy nominations in 2001 and 2002. After a brief stint in a children's musical group Sugar Beats, and later in teen boy band Dream Street, Jesse was signed as a solo artist to Hollywood Records.
He released his first full length album on September 28, 2004. His song, "Beautiful Soul" was an instant hit and the album of the same title was certified platinum on February 24, 2005. His Departure album yielded another smash single, "Leavin'," landing him a #1 spot on the charts and was Top 40 Radio's most played song of of the year. His next single "How Do You Sleep" also charted in the top 10 in the following year. His songwriting credits include co-writing the smash "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. It also won ASCAP's song of the year and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
In addition to starring in Keith, which won five international film festival awards, McCartney's film credits include the Tribeca Film Festival's darling Beware The Gonzo (opposite Ezra Miller) and Oren Peli's Chernobyl Diaries. McCartney has voiced numerous animated characters for films, video games, and television series including all of the Alvin and the Chipmunks films, Horton Hears a Who, Kingdom Hearts, and Cartoon Network's Young Justice. McCartney played lead role of 'Bradin Westerly' in the TV series Summerland, which ran for two years on The WB (now The CW). He also landed the lead in the pilot Locke and Key for Fox, based on Joe Hill's graphic novels of the same name. Other major TV credits include Fear The Walking Dead, Major Crimes, Greek, Law & Order SVU, and CSI: Las Vegas as well as a lengthy stint in the cast of Army Wives as 'Private Tim Truman.'
Jesse currently resides in Los Angeles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sherry Kondor