Jason Lewis (actor)

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Jason Lewis
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Lewis at the 10th Annual Angel Ball on October 29, 2007
Born(1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 43)
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, model
Years active1995–present
 
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Jason Lewis
Jason Lewis (actor).jpg
Lewis at the 10th Annual Angel Ball on October 29, 2007
Born(1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 43)
Newport Beach, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, model
Years active1995–present

Jason Lewis (born June 25, 1971) is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his role as Jerry "Smith" Jerrod in the HBO series Sex and the City. He appeared on the May 2008 cover of Men's Fitness.

Early life[edit]

Lewis was born in Newport Beach, California, the son of Nancy, a nurse, and Gregory Lewis, a judge;[1] the two are divorced.[2] He has three siblings, Sean, Katie and Nicole. In his teens he attended Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California. He attended college at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, where he became a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Fellow fraternity brothers included Marc Iadanza (son of Tony Danza) and Jack Gilardi Jr. (son of Annette Funicello and Jack Gilardi). After college he started modeling, first in Paris and then with star status in Milan in the late 1990s for some of the biggest names in fashion, including Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss.

Career[edit]

Lewis appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1997, playing a love interest of character Valerie (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen). His most prominent role to date was in Sex and the City, where he was a recurring member of the show's cast in its final season as waiter turned emerging young actor Smith Jerrod, the one man whose sincerity got to Samantha. He reprised the role in 2008's Sex and the City: The Movie and its 2010 sequel.

Lewis has appeared in several films: My Bollywood Bride, a Hollywood/Bollywood romantic comedy where Lewis plays the leading man opposite Bollywood actress Kashmira Shah, and Mr. Brooks, a thriller, where he plays opposite Demi Moore and Kevin Costner. He is also known in Europe for playing the hunk on the Aero Advert for Aero Bubbles.

After appearing on The WB's supernatural drama Charmed, where he played the recurring role of Dex Lawson, a love interest (and brief husband) of Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano), it was announced on December 5, 2006 that he would be guest-starring on episodes of Brothers & Sisters as a possible love interest to Matthew Rhys' character Kevin Walker. He signed on to do seven episodes to play Chad Barry, a closeted gay soap opera actor who finds it difficult trying to develop a relationship with Kevin while keeping his sexuality secret from the Hollywood press.[3] He reprised the role in an episode in April 2009. He also played a soap opera actor two episodes of House Lewis appears and is highlighted on the cover in the limited-edition coffee table book About Face, shot by celebrity photographer John Russo and published by Pixie Press Worldwide.[4][5]

Lewis is a supporter of the LGBT community. On May 10, 2008, Lewis attended the 19th GLAAD Media Awards, a ceremony that celebrates gay-friendly actors and actresses as well as media outlets.[6]

Lewis appeared in the How I Met Your Mother episode "The Wedding Bride" as a star in a fictional film within the show.[7] He also starred in the 2011 Canadian film Textuality (released on DVD as Sexting). He also appeared as Pete in the Israeli TV show To Be With Her (Heb.להיות איתה)

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Next Stop WonderlandRory
1999KimberlyScott
2000King's Guard, TheThe King's GuardWilliam
2001Elite, TheThe EliteJason
2004Vision, TheThe VisionBlakeShort film
2005Jacket, TheThe JacketOfficer Harrison
2006My Bollywood BrideAlex Kincade
2006For One NightMark ManningTelevision film
2007LuciferLuciferShort film
2007Mr. BrooksJesse Vialo
2007Death and Life of Bobby Z, TheThe Death and Life of Bobby ZBobby Z
2007DeadboxAaron
2008Attic, TheThe AtticJohn TrevorDirect-to-video
2008Sex and the CitySmith Jerrod
2009TributeFord SawyerTelevision film
2009So che ritorneraiTomTelevision film
2010Sex and the City 2Smith Jerrod
2011TextualityBreslin
2013Pardon, TheThe PardonCowboy
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995High Sierra Search and RescueFlynn Norstedt6 episodes
1997Beverly Hills, 90210Rob Andrews4 episodes
2003–2004Sex and the CityJerry "Smith" Jerrod16 episodes
2003CSI: MiamiJimmy HuttonEpisode: "Grand Prix"
2005CharmedDex Lawson6 episodes
2006Evidence, TheThe EvidenceInspector Rourke/Officer Rourke2 episodes
2007, 2009Brothers & SistersChad Barry8 episodes
2007Six DegreesToddEpisode: "Get a Room"
2008HouseEvan Greer/Dr. Brock Sterling2 episodes (1 uncredited)
2008Mogli a pezziElvio GiorgiMain cast
2008CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationCraig HessEpisode: "Let It Bleed"
2009Eastmans, TheThe EastmansRick GreenUnsold CBS pilot
2009Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the WorldManfred Dax (voice)Episode: "The Only Straight in the Village"
2010How I Met Your MotherMovie TonyEpisode: "The Wedding Bride"
2011Love BitesN/AUnaired pilot
2012Watson & OliverVariousEpisode #1.1
2013Hit the FloorBennyEpisode: "Turnover"
2014Be with herPete EvansEpisode #10

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