Who is Jason Dolley?
Jason Scott Dolley was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 5 July 1991 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a Twitch streamer, perhaps known best for having starred in the Disney Channel series’ “Cory in the House” and “Good Luck Charlie”.
Early life and education
Jason grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, alongside his brother Jeffrey; their parents are Larry and Michelle Dolley. He began showing interest in acting at an early age, and his parents were very supportive, regularly taking him to auditions for suitable roles.
He is currently enrolled at both Moorpark Community College and California Lutheran University, taking philosophy courses.
Roles in TV series
Jason made his acting debut in 2001, when he voiced a kid monk in an episode of the long-running animated series “Veggie Tales”. He played his first recurring role in the ABC sitcom “Complete Savages”, created by Mike Scully and Julie Thacker, and which aired in 2004 and 2005. It’s centered on a father of five, struggling to raise his kids following their abandonment by their mother, with Jason playing the character T. J. Savage, the youngest child in the family.
He guest starred in an episode of the popular series “Enemies” and “The Replacement”, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2007 and 2008, he starred in the Disney Channel comedy “Cory in the House”, created by Dennis Rinsler and Marc Warren, and which also starred Kyle Massey, Maiara Walsh and Madison Pettis.
The series follows the main character Cody Baxter, as he moves to Washington D. C. with his father, who has started a new job at the White House – it was developed as a spin-off from “That’s So Raven”, which it managed to far surpass in popularity. Jason played the character Newton ‘Newt’ Livingston, the son of a senator, and the best friend of Cody Bexter, and for his performance received two Young Artist Awards nominations in 2008 and 2009.
Another major role for Jason was in the Disney Channel sitcom “Good Luck Charlie”, created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, and which also starred Bridgit Mendler and Leigh-Allyn Baker. The series focuses on the Duncan family, as they learn to cope after the births of their fourth and fifth children, and unlike many other Disney Channel series, it was intended for audiences of all ages, and not just kids.
It aired from April 2010 to February 2014, receiving great reviews from the public and critics alike. In the series, Jason played the recurring character PJ Duncan, the eldest sibling in the Duncan family, and reprised the role in an episode of the later comedy series “Jesse”, entitled “Good Luck Jesse: NYC Christmas”.
In 2018 and 2019, Jason guest starred as Kevin in four episodes of the comedy “American Housewife”, created by Sarah Dunn, and also starring Katy Mixon, Diedrich Bader and Daniel DiMaggio.
Roles in movies
Jason made his film debut in the 2004 award-winning short drama “Chasing Daylight”, written and directed by Jeff Stephenson. He played the main character Dylan, who is faced with the death of his best friend.
Two years later, we saw Jason play one the leads in the family drama “Saving Shiloh”, based on the eponymous novel by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, directed by Sandy Tund, and which also starred Jordan Garrett and Taylor Momsen. It is the third and final film in the trilogy, also including “Shiloh” and “Shiloh Season”.
In 2007, he appeared alongside Kevin Bacon and Andy Garcia, in the crime thriller drama “The Air I Breathe”, written and directed by Jieho Lee. In the following year, he played the main character Virgil Fox, in the Disney Channel comedy “Minutemen”, following three high school boys who invent a time machine.
In 2009, we saw him star in another Disney Channel movie, “Hatching Pete”.
He played one of the leads in the 2014 comedy “Helicopter Mom”, directed by Salome Breziner, written by Duke Tran, and which also starred Nia Vardalos and Mark Boone Jr.
Most recently, Jason has finished shooting for the family comedy “Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog Splat”, set to be released in theatres in late 2021.
Career on Twitch
Jason launched his Twitch channel on 17 November 2016, which has since amassed more than 22,000 followers and over 125,000 total views. He usually streams gameplays of popular online multiplayer games such as “Fall Guys”, “Fortnite” and “Call of Duty”.
In March 2021, he participated in a Twitch Rivals event, competing against other “Fall Guys” streamers. Jason has become somewhat less active on the platform, as “Fall Guys” has dropped in popularity, and he hasn’t streamed since then, while his fans are eagerly awaiting for his return.
Jason is active on Instagram, with his account ‘@jdolley’ numbering more than 520,000 followers.
He is very popular on Twitter, with his account ‘@jason_s_dolley’ numbering over a million followers, and more than 1,600 tweets. He usually posts jokes, while he formerly also promoted his Twitch streams.
Love life and relationships
Although Jason is a relatively private person, due to his popularity, he often finds it difficult to hide his love life from the public. He has apparently dated several actresses who have also been featured in Disney Channel shows.
During the filming of “Cory in the House”, he was dating his co-star, Maraia Walsh.
Between October 2008 and September 2009, he dated the actress Brenda Song, perhaps known best for having starred in “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”. Following their break-up, Jason was spotted with the “Radio Rebel” star, Debbie Ryan, and in 2010, he was rumored to be in a relationship with Josie Loren.
Jason is currently in a relationship with the actress Mia Hulen, who is perhaps known best for having starred in “Chicago Fire” and “School Spirits”. They have recently announced on Instagram that they have moved in together, and that they have big plans for their future.
Jason hasn’t yet been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Aside from acting, Jason also has musical talent, and plays the piano and the guitar. He makes music in his spare time, but is yet to officially release a song.
He is physically active, and likes to play sports such as soccer and basketball. He also does Crossfit training regularly, as to stay in shape.
Jason’s favorite dessert is the ‘Circus Animal’ cookies, which he used to eat regularly on “Good Luck Charlie” sets.
He loves to watch movies in his spare time, with some of his all-time favorites being “The Dark Knight”, “Ghostbusters” and “The Princess Bride”, while he has said that his favorite actor is the late Heath Ledger, who inspired Jason to take acting more seriously, after he saw his performance as Joker in “The Dark Knight”.
Appearance, age and net worth
Jason is 29 years old. He has short blonde hair and blue eyes, he’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 170lbs (77kgs).
As of June 2021, his net worth is estimated at more than $500,000.