Jason Weaver’s Net Worth, Wife, Kids, Family


Known from movies

Short information

Net value$200 thousand dollars
Date of birthJuly 18, 1979
FactOn Chingy’s hip hop track “One Call Away”, singing the hook.

Who is Jason Weaver?

Jason Weaver is an American actor and singer, best known by his stage name J-Weav. He was seen in the TV series “Smart Guy” as Marcus Henderson, and also as pre-teen Michael Jackson in the TV miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream”. He is also known for his hit singles “Love Ambition” (1995) and “Stay with Me” (1996), among other achievements.

Jason Weaver Biography – Age, Family, Education

Born on July 18, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Jason Michael Weaver is the son of famed studio singer Marilyn ‘Kitty’ Haywood and Robert Lincoln Weaver.

Surrounded by show business and encouraged by his mother to take up singing, it was only a matter of time before he started experimenting with his talents. Learning from the best entertainers in the business during his childhood only helped him develop his moves and skills. However, before singing, he turned to acting. Jason attended Thornwood High School.

Career start

At just 11 years old, Jason made his acting debut as Ernie in the television movie “The Kid Who Loved Christmas” (1990), and that same year was also selected for the role of Matthew Thomas in the TV drama series “Brewster’s Palace”. , produced by Oprah Winfrey, and starring Winfrey, Brenda Pressley and Olivia Cole.

This wasn’t all for 1990, when young Jason starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek in the historical drama film “The Long Walk Home”. Already establishing himself as a rising star, in 1992 he played the young Michael Jackson in the miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream”. The following year he was Jerome Turrell in the TV comedy series “Thea” (1993-1994), while in 1994 he was the singing voice of young Simba in the animated movie “The Lion King”.

Rise to stardom

Before becoming a celebrated actor, Jason also played Fast Freddie Egan in the television movie “Summertime Switch” in 1994.

Jason Weaver

In 1997, he was selected for the role of his career, as Marcus Henderson in the TV comedy series ‘Smart Guy’, starring Tahj Mowry and John Marshall Jones. He appeared in all 51 episodes in two years, and while the series never won a single award, it propelled Jason to stardom.

He continued his career with film roles, including in the television drama film “Freedom Song” (2000), and in 2002, he appeared in the comedy-drama film “Drumline”, starring Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana and Orlando Jones, while in 2004 he he shared the screen with such Hollywood stars as Tom Hanks, JK Simmons, Marlon Wayans and Irma P. Hall in the comedy crime thriller film “The Ladykillers”.

Two years later, Jason had one of his most prominent roles as Teddy in the movie “ATL”, starring TI alongside Lauren London and Evan Ross.

Break and retirement

Occasionally, Jason would take a break from acting, but he always came back. After 2006 and the role of Teddy, Jason returned with the role of Vince in the romantic comedy-drama film “Love for Sale” in 2008, starring Jackie Long and Mya. Three years later, Jason starred in another romantic comedy film, “He’s Mine Not Yours”, and in 2012, he had the lead role in the comedy-drama film “Disfunctional Friends”, starring Stacey Dash and Wesley Jonathan.

Jason continued acting until 2017 but didn’t have much success except for a brief stint as Curtis in the TV series “Let’s Stay Together” in 2014, then featured in the television movie “Merry Ex-Mas” in 2016. His last appearance was as Frankie Lawrence in the Amazon movie “Unfaithful” in 2017.

Musical career

Apart from acting, Jason is also an accomplished musician. In the 1990s, he increased his popularity and wealth with his debut studio album “Love Ambition” released on June 27, 1995, which featured hits such as “Love Ambition (Call on Me)” and “I Can’t Resist the Pain” .

His next release was the “Stay with Me” EP, which spawned one of his biggest hits, the song of the same name. After this, his next studio album was shelved and in 2004 he collaborated with the popular rapper Chingy on the song “One Call Away”, which topped the US Hot Rap Songs chart and reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100- hit list. . He hasn’t released any new material since then, although he worked on the next album entitled “Chip off the Ol’ Block” which was due to be released in 2007, but the album never saw the light of day.

Jason Weaver Net Worth, Height, Weight and Appearance

Jason Weaver is a popular actor and singer – his success has greatly increased his wealth. According to reports, Jason Weaver’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million as of mid-2020. His wealth will surely continue to grow, thanks to the royalties he receives from the Disney song he sang in “The Lion King”, although he initially refused a $2 million check from Disney.

Jason is six feet tall, while his weight and other stats are unknown. He has black hair – although he shaves his head – and has brown eyes.

Jason Weaver Personal life, marriage, wife, children

Jason rarely talks about his personal life as he likes to be away from the media buzz. Still, some details have been discovered. Jason is a married man and his wife is Myra Weaver. The couple has not revealed when they got married but Jason said he is the father of two sons but has not revealed their names.

Jason Weaver facts, news, influence

Jason, though successful from his teenage years, had a troubled childhood; his father was never there which he talked about in one of the many interviews, stating that he grew up outside of Chicago, raised solely by his mother.

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He spent time with Michael Jackson while working on the show “The Jacksons: An American Dream”, and has talked about his time with Michael Jackson.

He has managed to convey his popularity mainly on social media platforms Instagram on which he has just under 200,000 followers. He has shared his recent projects with the fans, including the interview for the podcast “Don’t take it personally”, among thousands of other posts as he has over 6,000 uploads on his official page.

General information

First and last nameJason Weaver
Net value$200 thousand dollars
Date of birthJuly 18, 1979
Height6 feet
ProfessionVoice Actor, Singer, Can’t Wait To Be King, Hakuna Matata, Love Ambition
EducationIlliana Christian High School



MoviesThe Long Walk Home, The Jacksons: An American Dream, The Lion King, Freedom Song, Drumline, The Ladykillers, ATL, Love for Sale, Jada, Lottery Ticket, Disfunctional Friends, What Would You Do for Love
TV showsSmart guy, Thea, Brewster Place

Links to social profiles


1On Chingy’s hip hop track “One Call Away”, singing the hook.
2His mother is Kitty Haywood, a studio singer and one of his executive producers on his album.




Tax seasonannouncedDre
Merry ex-mas2016TV moviePerry
Nubbin & Friends2016TV serialsOllie the squirrel
Untitled Lena Waithe Project2016TV movieRonnie
Blackish2015TV serialsTa-Ta
Wal-Bobs2014Keith Harrington
The LeBrons2011-2014TV serialsCondor
Let’s stay together2014TV serialsCurtis
What would you do for love2013TV movieTroy
Marry me for Christmas2013TV movieFranklin
When a woman is fed up2013Troy
Hope for love2013Ricky
Note to self2012/iJay Lewis
Dysfunctional friends2012Gary
He’s mine, not yours2011knows
Lottery ticket2010/iRay-Ray
Mature man2010TV movieJason Weaver
Love for sale2008Vince
The Lady Killers2004Weemack Funthes
Drum line2002Seriously
Freedom song2000TV movieIsaac Hawkins
Smart guy1997-1999TV serialsMark Henderson
Sister, sister1996TV serialsDarnell/Nick Bryant
Summer switch1994TV movieSpeedy Freddie Egan
The lionking1994Young Simba (singing voice)
The A1993-1994TV serialsJerome Turrell
The Jacksons: An American Dream1992TV serialsMichael Jackson (9-14 years)
The child who loved Christmas1990TV movieErnie
The long walk home1990Franklin Cotter
Brewster’s place1990TV serialsMatthew Thomas


Todd’s pop song reviewsTV series documentary artist – 1 episode, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012
The lionking1994artist: “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” 1994, “Hakuna Matata” 1994


Child support from a man’s perspective2015DocumentaryHimself


Awards won

1995prize for young artistsPrizes for young artistsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Voice-Over – TV or Motion PictureThe Lion King (1994)
1993Special pricePrizes for young artistsOutstanding Young Performers Starring in a MiniseriesThe Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)

Nominated awards

1994prize for young artistsPrizes for young artistsOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television SeriesThea (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


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