Cody Linley

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Cody Linley

Cody Linley in June 2011.
BornCody Martin Linley
(1989-11-20) November 20, 1989 (age 22)
Lewisville, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer, rapper
Years active1994–present
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Cody Linley

Cody Linley in June 2011.
BornCody Martin Linley
(1989-11-20) November 20, 1989 (age 22)
Lewisville, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActor, singer, rapper
Years active1994–present

Cody Martin Linley (born November 20, 1989 in Lewisville, Texas) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for his recurring role as Jake Ryan in the television series Hannah Montana and for being a contestant on the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars, in which he was partnered with Julianne Hough.



Linley made his acting debut in the 1994 made-for-television film Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack. Subsequently, he had supporting roles in four films released in 2000: My Dog Skip, Where the Heart Is, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Miss Congeniality. In 2003, Linley was in the independent film When Zachary Beaver Came to Town and appeared in the movie Cheaper by the Dozen. He also played a live-action version of Arnold for a commercial for Hey Arnold!: The Movie.

Other film roles include Hannah Montana, The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, Rebound, and Hoot. He also had a role in an episode of That's So Raven as Daryl.

Most recently, Linley appeared in nine episodes of Hannah Montana as Jake Ryan. Linley co-hosted the 2008 Disney Channel Games.

Dancing with the Stars

Linley was a contestant on Season 7 of Dancing With The Stars. He was temporarily paired with Edyta Śliwińska, who had been eliminated earlier in the season with her partner Jeffrey Ross, for Weeks 7 and 8 of the competition. Śliwińska was brought back after Linley's partner on the show, Julianne Hough, was hospitalized. Hough became his partner again in Week 9. Linley, however, was voted off the show on November 18, 2008.


Week #Dance/SongJudges' scoreResult
InabaGoodman/Flatley in Week 6Tonioli
1Cha-Cha-Cha / "Tilt Ya Head Back"666Safe
Quickstep / "I Want You to Want Me"878Safe
2Rumba / "Bleeding Love"777Safe
3Jive / "Call Me the Breeze"777Safe
4Tango / "Bohemian Like You"788Safe
5Jitterbug / "Big Time Operator"1099Safe
6Samba / "Whine Up"
Old School Hip Hop / "It Takes Two"
7 (With Edyta Sliwinska)Viennese Waltz / "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"877Last to be Called Safe
Team Cha Cha Cha / "Mercy"677
8 (With Edyta Sliwinska)Foxtrot / "Call Me Irresponsible"888Last to be Called Safe
Mambo / "My Way"888
SemifinalsPaso Doble / "Le Disko"877Placed Fourth
Salsa / "Juventud del Presente"888

On May 5, 2009, he returned to the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars. He participated in the new pro dancer competition as Afton DelGrosso's partner/student because the final three pro dancers each had to teach a star from a previous season.

Music career

Linley released his first single "Breathe" ft. Capo in September 2010. His debut album is expected to be released sometime in 2012.

Personal life

Linley made YouTube videos, called the Ro and Co Show, with fellow Disney star, Roshon Fegan from Camp Rock.[1] On June 14, 2008, they performed their song "Dis Me" at The Key Club Hollywood.[2]

Linley is a member of the Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball team.[3]

Linley also took an acting class with Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Logan Henderson.

Linley's brother, Chad Linley died on August 7, 2011. He was 29 years old. Adult Swim did a tribute bumper to "Chad Linley [1983-2011]".[4]


1998Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac JackYounger Tommy
1999Walker, Texas RangerTimmy"Jacob's Ladder" (Season 7, Episode 22)
2001Griffin Pope"Desperate Measures" (Season 9, Episode 12)
2000My Dog SkipSpit McGee
Where the Heart IsBrownie Coop
Miss CongenialityTough Boy
2002Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls WilderCharlie Magnuson
2003When Zachary Beaver Came to TownCal
Cheaper by the DozenQuinn
2004That's So RavenDaryl"Five Finger Discount" (Season 3, Episode 5)
2005Echoes of InnocenceChristopher
ReboundLarry Burgess Jr.
2006HootMullet Fingers
2007The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About ItSean Redford
2006–2010Hannah MontanaJake RyanRecurring
2008The Hardy Boys: The Hidden TheftJoe HardyVoice
Dancing With The StarsHimselfContestant
Disney Channel GamesHimselfOnline Host
2009Forget Me NotEli Channing
2012Melissa & JoeyAiden


  1. ^ The Ro and Co Show YouTube Channel
  2. ^ YouTube video: The Ro and Co Show Performance at The Key Club Hollywood Linley was the voice of Jesus in the released audio Bible: The Word of Promise, Next Generation along other Disney stars Emily Osment and Corbin Bleu.
  3. ^ Hollywood Knights International
  4. ^ [1]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marissa Jaret Winokur & Tony Dovolani
Dancing with the Stars (US) semi-finalist
Season 7 (Fall 2008 with Julianne Hough)
Succeeded by
Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower