Jason Priestley
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Jason Priestley
{{Infobox person | name = Jason Priestley | image = Jason Priestley 2012. jpg | birth_name = Jason Bradford Priestley | birth_date = August 28, 1969 (age 43) | birth_place = Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | spouse = Naomi Lowde-Priestley | occupation = Actor, director | years_active = 1984–present Jason Bradford Priestley (born August 28, 1969) is a Canadian actor and director with dual Canadian and U.S. citizenship.
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A Queer Cult Classic Will Be Re-Born With Drew Droege As Its Star
Huffington Post - 16 days
Hot on the heels of his off-Broadway triumph, Drew Droege will try a queer cult classic on for size.  The actor-comedian returns to the stage Friday as the star of Charles Busch’s 1999 comedy, “Die, Mommie, Die!,” at the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles. Billed as a “Greek tragedy on acid” and a campy tribute to midcentury Hollywood melodramas, “Die, Mommie, Die!” follows Angela Arden (Droege), an aging Hollywood star who murders her husband and attempts to find happiness in the arms of a young lover. As is the case with most of Busch’s satirical work, however, not everything is what it seems, and gender-bending, bed-hopping and pill-popping abound.  Droege, who was last seen in the hit solo comedy “Bright Colors and Bold Patterns,” in New York and Los Angeles, told The Huffington Post that the “batshit crazy” play tackles issues like homophobia and ageism in Hollywood that still feel relevant today. Best known for his viral YouTube impersonations of actress Chloë Sevigny, Dr ...
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A 'Venerable Human Being': Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To John Hurt
Huffington Post - 29 days
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So Little Time, So Many Possibilities
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it. Should a creative person take it in one direction? Two directions? Three or four or more? Should an artist present a brilliant idea to trusted collaborators who can join in on bringing it to fruition? Or should an individual recognize that a seemingly brilliant idea might be more than s/he can handle? These are important questions to ask. While many in the arts stress that one learns the most through one's failures, two recent artistic mishaps drew lots of attention. Produced by the African Community Theatre under Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies, a recent production of The Mountaintop (a controversial play by Katori Hall) featured two actors alte ...
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Tune In
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
The Wiz Live! does it LIVE!; the history of 'Mork and Mindy'; and Jason Priestley is directing a Phil Hartman movie. Yes, that Jason Priestley.
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Jason Priestley hospitalized after accident on-set
Fox News - over 1 year
Jason Priestley suffered a concussion after he was thrown off of a horse.
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Jason Priestley doesn't take the bait regarding ancient fling with '90210' costar Tori Spelling
LATimes - over 1 year
Tori Spelling may have been willing to strap herself to a lie detector on TV and talk about hookups from last century, but Jason Priestley has apparently moved on. "I'm not getting into this... It's nobody's business... Either way...," Priestley said Sunday on Twitter, replying but not replying...
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Jason Priestley's big change
Fox News - almost 2 years
Actor/Director Jason Priestley on directing his first feature film 'Cas & Dylan' and what advice he'd give his past 'Beverly Hills 90210' self
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CSI Bosses on 300 Episodes of Murder and the Legacy of Gil Grissom
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Wednesday's episode of CSI marks the CBS procedural's 300th episode, and no matter how you slice it, that's a lot of murder. CSI's success is particularly remarkable when you consider that the show's Miami- and New York-based spin-offs have both come and gone while the original trucks on. NY, I figured the last one standing would still be the mothership, Mendelsohn says. Realizing the show would reach the milestone this season, executive producer Don McGill says they wanted this entire season in general, and the 300th episode in particular, to look back at the show's history. Marg Helgenberger returning to CSI for 300th episode The case hits particularly close to home for Sara (Jorja Fox). The case involves a reclusive casino mogul (guest star Jason Priestley) who is suspected in a crime eerily similar to the case from 14 years ago. In addition to seeing Sara and Greg (Eric Szmanda) in circa 2000 looks, the episode also welcomes back original cast member Marg Helgenberger as C ...
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Betty White Lands Chris Elliott As A Boyfriend On 'Hot In Cleveland' Season 5
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Betty White has found a new man ... on "Hot in Cleveland." According to E!Online, Chris Elliott will guest star in an upcoming episode as Elka's (White) new boyfriend, Luke. Elliott will appear in Episode 4 of Season 5, in which Elka's friends Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), Joy (Jane Leeves) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) "are shocked when Elka takes an unexpected lover, the laid-back Luke." Elliott currently stars on Adult Swim's "Eagleheart" and recurs on "How I Met Your Mother" as Lily's game-inventing father. Other stars set to appear next season include Sarah Hyland as an acting rival for Victoria; Jason Priestley as a movie star Melanie had a crush on in high school; Kirstie Alley as her "Kirstie" character Maddie Banks in a crossover episode; Max Greenfield as a conman posing as a pet adoption consultant, and Angela Kinsey as an admissions counselor at a pre-school. Are you looking forward to the Spring 2014 return of "Hot in Cleveland"?
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Jason Priestley to guest on ‘CSI' 300th episode
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "9021″-oh, yeah! Jason Priestley is coming to "CSI." Former "Beverly Hills 90210″ star Priestley has been booked as a guest star on the CBS crime drama for its 300th episode, which will air Oct 23. Priestley will play Mr. Witten, a reclusive casino mogul who once threw the most lavish parties in Las Vegas until he was accused of murder. Still handsome and charming, years of battling his addictions have taken their toll. The heir to a classic movie studio empire and a lover of film magic, he's looking to believe in his dreams again. ...
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Jason Priestley to spill '90210' secrets in memoir
CNN - over 3 years
Jason Priestley is ready to spill details about his life in a new memoir.
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Jason Priestley to write memoirs
Calgary Sun - over 3 years
Actor Jason Priestley is set to tell all about his time on hit 1990s TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 in a new autobiography.
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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Ian Ziering Ran 'Sharknado' By '90210' Co-Star
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Ian Ziering spoke to his "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star Jason Priestley about "Sharknado." During a recent appearance on HuffPost Live, Ziering revealed he discussed the Syfy movie with Priestley over lunch before the movie aired and became a social media hit. "I was telling him about this 'Sharknado' movie and [said] 'What have I gotten myself into?' But I was excited about it. Look what it's become," he said. Ziering co-starred opposite Tara Reid in the Syfy film about a super storm that sucked sharks from the sea and saw them rain down on Los Angeles. The TV movie generated a ton of buzz, but that didn't translate into ratings. Despite the low ratings, both Ziering and Reid have said they are interested in a sequel.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Priestley
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 45
    In 2015, Priestley starred alongside Gael Garcia Bernal in Zoom, a comedy directed by Pedro Morelli that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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  • 2014
    Age 44
    On May 6, 2014, HarperOne published his autobiography, Jason Priestley: A Memoir.
    More Details Hide Details Priestley's hobbies include race car driving. He rallied a Toyota Celica All-Trac ST185 in the SCCA Pro Rally Series during the early to mid-1990s. He has provided commentary and interviews of racers for ABC's TV coverage of IndyCar racing. Priestley transitioned toward circuit racing in 1996. Over the following two seasons, he drove Ford Mustangs in IMSA GTS, USRRC GT1, and Motorola Cup competition with Multimatic Motorsports. In 1999 he participated in the first Gumball 3000 rally, driving a Lotus Esprit V-8. On August 11, 2002, he was seriously injured during a practice run at the Kentucky Speedway when his Indy Pro Series car crashed into a wall at nearly 180 miles per hour. According to a January 2008 Associated Press article, it was announced that Priestley would become a joint owner in a new IndyCar Series team. The new team was known as Rubicon Race Team managed by co-owner Jim Freudenberg. They initially entered a car in the 2008 Indianapolis 500. The car was prepared by Indianapolis-based Sam Schmidt Motorsports and the driver was Max Papis.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    In 2013, restaurant chain Tim Hortons created a new donut in Priestley's honor, entitled "The Priestley".
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    In April 2013 Priestley appeared in Canadian Stage's production of Race, a David Mamet play, in Toronto at the Bluma Appel Theater.
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  • 2011
    Age 41
    In August 2011, Priestley joined the cast of sci-fi television show Haven, in a recurring role during its second season.
    More Details Hide Details He also directed one episode. Priestley's feature film directorial debut was the independent road trip comedy Cas & Dylan, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In December 2009 along with Dougray Scott, Brian Cox, and Eddie Izzard, Priestley was featured in The Day of the Triffids, written by Patrick Harbinson, whose credits include ER and Law & Order.
    More Details Hide Details The drama is based on John Wyndham's best-selling post-apocalyptic novel, The Day of the Triffids. Priestley directed his former co-star Luke Perry in the Hallmark Channel movie Goodnight for Justice, which aired in January 2011. He guest starred as one half of a con artist couple alongside Jennifer Finnigan in a sixth season episode of USA's Psych and also appeared in the music video "Boys" by Britney Spears. Priestley has been the title role and main character of the HBO Canada TV show Call Me Fitz since 2010, which completed its second season in December 2011.
    In 2009, Priestley directed and co-produced all 12 episodes of the web-series The Lake on TheWB.com.
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  • 2008
    Age 38
    Priestley made a guest appearance on NBC's My Name Is Earl in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He played Blake, Earl's better-looking and more successful cousin. That year, Priestley directed five episodes of Secret Life. Priestley directed the episode when Tori Spelling returned to 90210.
  • 2007
    Age 37
    On July 15, 2007 he returned to series television as one of the lead males in Lifetime Television's comedy-drama Side Order of Life.
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  • 2006
    Age 36
    His television work also includes the WB show What I Like About You and a February 2006 appearance on Without a Trace.
    More Details Hide Details Priestley has also made several films, his most notable role perhaps being in 1997's Love and Death on Long Island, in which he played a teen idol struggling to be taken seriously as an actor. He directed the nineteenth episode in the final season of 7th Heaven. He also directed two episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager: "Slice of Life" and "Just Say No". They appeared on August 26, 2008 and September 9, 2008 on ABC Family.
    He was also a regular on the 2006 program Love Monkey.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    On May 14, 2005, Priestley married make-up artist Naomi Lowde.
    More Details Hide Details On July 2, 2007 the couple had a daughter, Ava Veronica. On April 13, 2009, Priestley announced that he and his wife were expecting their second child, a son, who was born on July 9, 2009 and is reportedly named Dashiell Orson. 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.
  • 2004
    Age 34
    Priestley joined the cast of Tru Calling as Jack Harper from 2004–05.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 28
    He remained on the show until 1998, when Brandon moved to Washington, DC.
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  • 1990
    Age 20
    In 1990, Priestley was chosen as Brandon Walsh on the hit series Beverly Hills, 90210.
    More Details Hide Details 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 nineteen of the show's episodes.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Jason Bradford Priestley was born on August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Priestley first started his television career doing commercials for companies such as Fletcher's Meats and then guest-starring as Bobby Conrad a.k.a. Roberto Coronado Jr., a mobster's grandson, in the early 1987 episode "A Piece of Cake" from the final 4th season of the television series Airwolf, and appeared in two episodes of 21 Jump Street in 1987–88, then moved on to the 1989 short-lived sitcom Sister Kate which starred Stephanie Beacham. He played Todd, one of the fosterchildren under the care of Sister Kate, an English nun.
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