Jason Lewis (actor)


Jason Lewis (actor)

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birthplace = Newport Beach, California, USA
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Jason Lewis (born June 25, 1971) is an American actor and former fashion model. He appeared on the May 2008 cover of Men's Fitness.

Biography

Early life

Lewis was born in Newport Beach, California, the son of Nancy, a nurse, and Gregory Lewis, a court judge; [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4161/is_20030921/ai_n12876622 Our lad's ABSOLUTly Fab | Sunday Mirror | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] the two are divorced. [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1804510666/bio Jason Lewis Biography - Yahoo! Movies ] ] He has three siblings, Sean, Katie and Nicole. In his teens he attended Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California. He attended college 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

Lewis appeared on "Beverly Hills 90210" in 1997, playing a love interest of character Valerie (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), but his most prominent role to date was in "Sex and the City", where he was a fairly regular 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 .

Lewis has appeared in several films: "My Bollywood Bride", a Hollywood/Bollywood romantic comedy where Jason 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 upcoming episodes of "Brothers & Sisters" as a possible love interest to the 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. [ [http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-jasonlewisguestsonbrothersandsisters,0,3108537.story?coll=zap-news-headlines 'Brothers & Sisters' Adds a Little 'Sex' - Jason Lewis to guest on multiple episodes - Zap2it ] ] He also played a soap opera actor in the episode "Living The Dream" of House M.D.

Lewis is a supporter of the GLBT community. On May 10, 2008 Lewis attended the GLAAD 19th Annual Media Awards, a ceremony that celebrates gay-friendly actors and actresses as well as media outlets. [ [http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/19thAnnual/SFAwardsPost.php 'GLAAD' - GLAAD Awards ] ]

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0507314|name=Jason Lewis
*tvtome person|id=69780|name=Jason Lewis
*Sex in the City interview in [http://www.mensfitness.com/exclusives/225?page=2 Men's Fitness]


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