Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      Jason Priestley

      Jason Priestley

      Highest Rated: 87% Love and Death on Long Island (1997)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 28, 1969

      Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

      Canadian actor Jason Priestley rose to fame in the late '80s as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000), but avoided the pitfalls of post-teen idol fame by successfully transitioning into more mature roles on series like "Call Me Fitz" (HBO Canada/Movie Central/Movie Network, 2010-13) and frequent assignments as a small-screen director and producer. Born Jason Bradford Priestley on August 28, 1969 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he began his screen career while in grade school, appearing on television commercials in his native country before making his acting debut in the CBC TV-movie "Stacey" (1978). Though sports were his primary interest during his high school years, he returned to performing in the late 1980s with guest spots on American and Canadian productions, including a pair of appearances on the popular "21 Jump Street" (Fox, 1987-1991) in 1987. Two years later, Priestley joined the cast of the short-lived sitcom "Sister Kate" (NBC, 1989-1990), and while the series lasted just 18 episodes, actress Tori Spelling happened to catch a broadcast, and told her father, producer Aaron Spelling, to allow Priestley to audition for one of the lead roles in his upcoming teen drama series. Priestley vas soon cast as Midwestern teenager Brandon Walsh, whose move to one of the world's wealthiest neighborhoods caused endless drama, on Spelling's "Beverly Hills, 90210." The show was a global hit, and thrust Priestley and his castmates into the epicenter of teen idol worship for much of the series' ten-year run. For Priestley, the attention was an uncomfortable fit, and by 1998, he had parted ways with his star-making project. His extracurricular acting forays during the "90210" period were modest - he starred as an ambitious teenager who sought to meet Marilyn Monroe in "Calendar Girl" (1993) and earned respectable reviews for his brief turn as a deputy in "Tombstone" (1993) and as the object of writer John Hurt's affection in "Love and Death on Long Island" (1997) - but unlike many of his co-stars, Priestley had been exploring other avenues within the entertainment industry during his time on the show. He became an executive producer on "90210" in 1995, and remained in that capacity until the series ran its course in 2000. He also made his directorial debut on a 1997 episode of the revived "Outer Limits" (Showtime/Syfy/syndicated, 1995), and would go on to direct 15 episodes of "90210," as well as a music video and feature-length documentary about the Canadian alt-rock group Barenaked Ladies. After the curtain ran down on "90210," Priestley settled into steady work as a director on series like "7th Heaven" (The WB, 1996-2007) and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" (ABC Family/Freeform, 2008-2013). He also continued to act, though largely in guest role capacities, before returning to series work as a recurring player on "Tru Calling" (Fox/Syfy, 2003-08) and then as a series regular on the sitcom "Love Monkey" (CBS/VH1, 2006) and the drama "Side Order of Life" (Lifetime, 2007). None of these efforts were particularly successful, but if it bothered Priestley, he seemed to take it in stride and return to his directorial work, which by this point included multiple episodes of TheWB.com webisode series "The Lake" (2009). Between assignments, he also indulged a passion for racecars, and drove in numerous races before suffering a serious injury during a 2002 practice at the Kentucky Speedway. But Priestley rebounded and moved into ownership on several IndyCar Series teams, including FAZZT Race Team, which captured the 2011 Indianapolis 500. By this point, Priestley had also found his first successful post-"90210" acting project in "Call Me Fitz." Priestley appeared to relish the opportunity to play against his clean-cut screen persona, and served as both executive producer and frequent director on the series. When "Fitz" ended in 2013, Priestley returned to the director's chair for series in his native Canada, as well as the feature film "Cas & Dylan" (2013) with Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany. That same year, he returned to series work, playing another antihero - an ex-hockey player turned detective - on the Canadian series "Private Eyes" (Global, 2016- ), for which he also produced and directed. After paying tribute to his co-star, Luke Perry, in the press after his death in 2019, Priestley reunited with several of his "90210" co-stars to participate in a tongue-in-cheek revival of the series, for which they would play exaggerated versions of themselves dealing with a reboot of the program. Priestley, whose screen persona was that of a frustrated auteur reduced to directing teen programs, served alongside his castmates as executive producer of the series and occasional director, but the experiment lasted only a single season; he then segued into triple as producer, occasional director and co-star of a trio of films based on Gothic novelist V.C. Andrews' "Casteel" novels for Lifetime. In "Dark Angel" (Lifetime, 2019), "Fallen Hearts" (Lifetime, 2019) and "Gates of Paradise" (Lifetime, 2019), Priestley was largely unrecognizable under layers of old-age makeup as the scheming step-grandfather to a group of siblings seeking to part ways with their troubled family.

      Highest rated movies

      Love and Death on Long Island
      Homicide: The Movie
      Tombstone
      Die Mommie Die!
      The Boy Who Could Fly
      Zoom
      Cherish
      Enter the Dangerous Mind

      Photos

      CALENDAR GIRL, Jerry O'Connell, Gabriel Olds, Jason Priestley, 1993. ©Columbia Pictures The View, Barbara Walters (L), Jason Priestley (R), 08/11/1997, ©ABC DIE MOMMIE DIE, Charles Busch, Jason Priestley, 2003, (c) Sundance Film Series Psych, from left: Jennifer Finnigan, Jason Priestley, James Roday, Maggie Lawson, 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jason Priestley (L), Jennifer Finnigan (R), 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jennifer Finnigan (L), Jason Priestley (R), 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jennifer Finnigan (L), Jason Priestley (R), 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jennifer Finnigan (L), Jason Priestley (R), 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jason Priestley, 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jennifer Finnigan (L), Jason Priestley (R), 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jason Priestley, 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jason Priestley, 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA Psych, Jennifer Finnigan (L), Jason Priestley (R), 'Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat', Season 6, Ep. #9, 12/14/2011, ©USA The View, Jason Priestley, 08/11/1997, ©ABC CALENDAR GIRL, Jason Priestley, 1993, (c) Columbia The View, Jason Priestley, 08/11/1997, ©ABC CALENDAR GIRL, Jerry O'Connell, Gabriel Olds, Jason Priestley, 1993. ©Columbia Pictures COLDBLOODED, Jason Priestley, 1995, (c)IRS Media EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, Jason Priestley, 1999, (c)Destination Films TOMBSTONE, Jason Priestley, 1993, (c)Buena Vista Films

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Offside: The Harold Ballard Story Narrator,
      Director,
      Executive Producer
      - 2022
      No Score Yet 60% Dear Christmas Jack (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 33% V.C. Andrews' Gates of Paradise Tony Tatterton (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gates of Paradise Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2019
      No Score Yet 50% V.C. Andrews' Fallen Hearts Tony Tatterton (Character),
      Director
      - 2019
      No Score Yet 69% V.C. Andrews' Dark Angel Tony Tatterton (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Assortment of Christmas Tales in No Particular Order Chip (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet RiverBlue Narrator - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Away From Everywhere Alex (Character) - 2016
      61% 46% Zoom Dale (Character) - 2015
      23% 30% Enter the Dangerous Mind Dr. Dubrow (Character) - 2013
      31% 62% Cas & Dylan Director - 2013
      No Score Yet 51% Dear Santa Director - 2011
      No Score Yet 66% Goodnight for Justice Director - 2011
      No Score Yet 29% Courage Robert (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 34% The Last Rites of Ransom Pride John (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 54% Expecting a Miracle Pete Stanhope (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 25% Joy Fielding's The Other Woman Pete (Character),
      Director
      - 2008
      No Score Yet 27% Everest John Lauchlan (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 30% Don't Cry Now Nick (Character),
      Director
      - 2007
      No Score Yet 24% Termination Point Caleb Smith (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 61% Luna: Spirit of the Whale Ted Jeffries (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 36% Hot Tamale Jude (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 65% Colditz Rhett Barker (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 27% Murder at the Presidio Tom (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 68% Snow Wonder Warren (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 54% I Want to Marry Ryan Banks Ryan Banks (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 31% Chicks With Sticks Steve Cooper (Character) - 2004
      0% 61% Going the Distance Lenny Swackhammer (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleep Murder Peter Radwell (Character) - 2004
      65% 73% Die Mommie Die! Tony Parker (Character) $180.3K 2003
      No Score Yet 21% Cover Story JC Peck (Character) - 2002
      51% 55% Cherish Andrew (Character) $160.3K 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fancy Dancing Asa Gemmil (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 38% Time of the Wolf Mr. Nelson (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Darkness Falling Micheal Pacer (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Warning: Parental Advisory Charlie Burner (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 28% The Fourth Angel Davidson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 47% Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage Lion (Voice) - 2000
      No Score Yet 15% Zigs David (Character) - 2000
      78% 100% Barenaked in America Self,
      Director,
      Producer
      $52.8K 2000
      No Score Yet 73% Common Ground Billy (Character) - 2000
      86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Det. Robert Hall (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 47% Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Jarred (Character),
      Director
      - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Standing on Fishes Jason (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 14% The Highwayman Breakfast (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 1999
      9% 32% Eye of the Beholder Gary (Character) $16.5M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dill Scallion Joe Joe Hicks (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Predators From Beyond Neptune Self - 1997
      No Score Yet 62% Vanishing Point The Voice (Character) - 1997
      87% 57% Love and Death on Long Island Ronnie Bostock (Character) $2.6M 1997
      No Score Yet 40% Hacks The Dude (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 43% Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Unknown (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 67% Coldblooded Cosmo Reif (Character) $8.4K 1995
      73% 94% Tombstone Deputy Billy Breckinridge (Character) $55.9M 1993
      11% 31% Calendar Girl Roy Darpinian (Character) $2.5M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere to Run Howard (Character) - 1989
      64% 69% The Boy Who Could Fly Gary (Character) $6.3M 1986

      TV

      Credit
      100% 77% Wild Cards George (Character) 2024
      62% 68% Fantasy Island Gavin Beck (Guest Star) 2023
      No Score Yet 75% Private Eyes Matt Shade (Character) 2016-2021
      69% 80% BH90210 Jason Priestley/Brandon Walsh (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet V.C. Andrews' Heaven Series Unknown (Character) 2019
      83% 70% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinner at Tiffani's Guest 2017
      63% 86% Haven Chris Brody (Guest Star) 2011 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 84% Rookie Blue Director 2015
      79% 81% Welcome to Sweden Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 84% Saving Hope Director 2013 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011 2013-2014
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 89% Hot in Cleveland Corey Chambers (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Call Me Fitz Richard "Fitz" Fitzpatrick (Character) 2010-2013
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      84% 85% How I Met Your Mother Jason Priestley (Guest Star) 2013
      89% 94% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bag of Bones Marty (Character) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2011
      33% No Score Yet Scoundrels Grant Wilby (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Triffids Coker (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet 38% 90210 Director 2009
      82% 88% My Name Is Earl Cousin Blake (Guest Star) 2008
      39% 80% Tru Calling Unknown (Character) 2004-2005 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Side Order of Life Ian Dension (Character) 2007
      No Score Yet 75% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Director 2007
      63% 85% Masters of Horror Unknown (Character) 2006
      No Score Yet 65% Family Guy Brandon Walsh (Guest Voice) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      85% No Score Yet Love Monkey Unknown (Character) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rides 4 Host 2004-2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What I Like About You Charlie (Guest Star) 2005
      13% No Score Yet Quintuplets Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      58% 48% 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      47% No Score Yet Grosse Pointe Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 92% Beverly Hills, 90210 Brandon Walsh (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1990-1998 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Anthony Szigetti (Character),
      Director
      1997
      14% No Score Yet Drexell's Class Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Kate Todd Mahaffey (Character) 1989-1990
      No Score Yet 90% Quantum Leap Pencil (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 78% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger Bay Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Brian Krompasick (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Bobby Conrad (Guest Star) 1987