Jason Weaver

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Jason Weaver
BornJason Michael Weaver
(1979-07-18) July 18, 1979 (age 35)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other namesJ-Weav
OccupationActor, singer
 
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Jason Weaver
BornJason Michael Weaver
(1979-07-18) July 18, 1979 (age 35)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Other namesJ-Weav
OccupationActor, singer

Jason Michael Weaver (born July 18, 1979), also known by his stage name J-Weav, is an American actor and singer best known for his roles as Marcus Henderson on the The WB sitcom Smart Guy, Jerome Turrell on the short-lived ABC sitcom Thea from 1993-1994, and the pre-teenaged Michael Jackson on the 1992 ABC miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream.

Early life and education[edit]

Weaver attended Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, Illinois and Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

One of Weaver's earliest acting roles was on Oprah Winfrey's 1990 television series Brewster Place. Among Weaver's most notable acting roles have been his portrayal of The Jackson 5-era Michael Jackson in the 1992 miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream, and his roles on the television sitcoms Thea (1993–1994) and Smart Guy (1997–1999).

In 2002, Weaver appeared in Drumline with Nick Cannon, followed by a role in the The Ladykillers in 2004. In 2004, he also was a featured artist in the song One Call Away as well as in the music video that also starred Keshia Knight Pulliam and AND1 baller Phillip "Hot Sauce" Champion. In 2006, Weaver was featured in a supporting role in the film ATL starring rappers T.I. and Big Boi from OutKast. He also appears as an extra in the music video "Rock Yo Hips" by Crime Mob featuring Lil Scrappy and "Make Up Bag" by The-Dream featuring T.I. In 2011, he starred in the film He's Mine Not Yours alongside Caryn Ward, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Carl Anthony Payne II and Clifton Powell.

Music career[edit]

In addition to acting, Weaver is also a recording artist. He provided the vocals for the singing voice for the cub Simba in the 1994 film The Lion King.[1] The following year, he released his debut album, Love Ambition, on Motown Records which was released on June 27, 1995.[2]

In 2003, he collaborated with rapper Chingy on the track "One Call Away". The single was a Top 5 hit single in the United States.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990The Kid Who Loved ChristmasErnieTelevision movie
1990Brewster PlaceMatthew Thomas5 episodes
1990The Long Walk HomeFranklin Cotter
1992The Jacksons: An American DreamMichael Jackson (aged 9–14)Miniseries
1993 to 1994TheaJerome Turrell19 episodes
1994Summertime SwitchFast Freddie EganTelevision movie
1994The Lion KingYoung SimbaCub singing voice
1996Sister, SisterDarnell
Nicky
2 episodes
1997 to 1999Smart GuyMarcus Henderson51 episodes
2000Freedom SongIsaac HawkinsTelevision movie
2002DrumlineErnest
2004The LadykillersWeemack Funthes
2006ATLTeddy
2008JadaJamal
2008Love For SaleVince
2008Diary of a ChampionTJ Lawson
2010Lottery TicketRay Ray
2011The LeBronsCondor9 episodes
2011He's Mine Not YoursKentTelevision movie
2011Timothy Hodge ShowJason Weaver
2012Dysfunctional FriendsGary
2012Note to SelfJay Lewis
2012Wal-Bob'sKeith Harrington

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryTitle of workResult
1993Young Artist AwardOutstanding Young Performers Starring in a Mini-SeriesThe Jacksons: An American Dream (Shared with Alex Burrall)Won
1994Young Artist AwardOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television SeriesThea (Shared with Brenden Jefferson, Adam Jeffries, Brandy Norwood)Nominated
1995Young Artist AwardBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Voiceover - TV or MovieThe Lion KingWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Weaver filmography credits". movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Discography - Jason Weaver". billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History - Chingy". billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 

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