• Jason Weaver is an American actor and singer, best known for his stage name J-Weav and for his hit singles “Love Ambition” (1995) and “Stay with Me” (1996).
• He made his acting debut at 11 years old, and featured in the TV series “Smart Guy”, “The Jacksons: An American Dream”, and “The Lion King”.
• He also has a musical career and his debut album was released in 199•
• His net worth is estimated to be around $4 million and he is married with two sons.
• He has a strong presence on social media and appeared in his last movie in 2017.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$200 thousand dollars
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1979
FactHis mother is Kitty Haywood, a studio singer and one of his executive producers on his album.

Who is Jason Weaver?

Jason Weaver is an American actor and singer, best known to the world by his stage name J-Weav. He has featured in the TV series “Smart Guy” as Marcus Henderson, and also as pre-teenaged Michael Jackson in the TV mini-series “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 Jason Michael Weaver on the 18th July 1979, in Chicago, Illinois USA, he is the son of the famous studio singer Marilyn ‘Kitty’ Haywood and Robert Lincoln Weaver.

Surrounded by show business and encouraged by his mother to start singing, it was only a matter of time before he would experiment with his talents. Learning from best entertainers in the industry during childhood only helped him establish his moves and skills. However, before singing, he turned to acting. Jason went to Thornwood High School.

Career Beginnings

At just 11 years old, Jason made his acting debut portraying Ernie in the television movie “The Kid Who Loved Christmas” (1990), and the 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, as young Jason starred next to Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek in the historical drama film “The Long Walk Home”. He already established himself as a rising star, and in 1992 he played young Michael Jackson in the mini-series “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 film “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

Then in 1997 he was selected for the role of his career, as Marcus Henderson in the TV comedy series “Smart Guy”, co-starring Tahj Mowry and John Marshall Jones. He appeared in all 51 episodes in two years, and although the series never won a single award, it launched Jason to stardom.

He continued his career with film roles, featuring in the television drama movie “Freedom Song” (2000), then in 2002 he appeared in the comedy-drama film “Drumline”, starring Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana and Orlando Jones, while in 2004 he shared the screen with such Hollywood stars as Tom Hanks, J.K. 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 film “ATL”, starring next to T.I., Lauren London, and Evan Ross.

Hiatus and Retirement

From time to time, Jason would take breaks from acting, but would always return. After 2006 and the role of Teddy, Jason returned with the part of Vince in the romantic comedy-drama film “Love for Sale” in 2008, starring alongside 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 “Dysfunctional Friends”, co-starring Stacey Dash and Wesley Jonathan.

Jason continued to act 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

In addition to acting, Jason is also an accomplished musician. Back in the ‘90s, he increased his popularity and wealth with his debut studio album “Love Ambition” was released on the 27th June 1995, and featuring such hits as “Love Ambition (Call on Me)”, and “I Can’t Stand the Pain”.

His next release was the EP “Stay with Me”, which spawned one of his biggest hits, the song of the same name. After this, his next studio album remained 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 No. 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Since then, he hasn’t released any new material, though he worked on the next album, entitled “Chip off the Ol’ Block”, which was set to be released in 2007, but the album has never seen the light of day.

Jason Weaver Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

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

Jason stands at 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, while his weight and other statistics are unknown. He has black hair – though he shaves his head – and has brown eyes.

Jason Weaver Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Jason rarely speaks of his personal life as he likes to be far away from the media buzz. Nevertheless, a few details have been discovered. Jason is a married man and his wife is Myra Weaver. The couple hasn’t revealed when they married, but Jason’s said that he’s the father of two sons, but hasn’t revealed their names.

Jason Weaver Facts, News, Influence

Jason, although successful from his teenage years, had a tough childhood; his father was never around of which he spoke in one of many interviews, stating that he grew up outside of Chicago, raised only 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 spoken about his time with Michael Jackson.

He has managed to transfer his popularity to social media platforms, especially Instagram on which he has just under 200,000 followers. He has shared with the fans his recent projects, including the interview for the podcast “Don’t Take It Personal”, among thousands of other posts, as he has more than 6,000 uploads on his official page.

General Info

Full NameJason Weaver
Net Worth$200 thousand dollars
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1979
Height1.8 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Singer, I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, Love Ambition
EducationIlliana Christian High School


ParentsKitty Haywood


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

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1On the hip-hop track "One Call Away" by Chingy, 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 SeriesOllie The Squirrel
Untitled Lena Waithe Project2016TV MovieRonnie
Black-ish2015TV SeriesTa-Ta
Wal-Bob's2014Keith Harrington
The LeBrons2011-2014TV SeriesCondor
Let's Stay Together2014TV SeriesCurtis
What Would You Do for Love2013TV MovieTroy
Marry Me for Christmas2013TV MovieFranklin
When a Woman's Fed Up2013Troy
Hope for Love2013Ricky
Note to Self2012/IJay Lewis
Dysfunctional Friends2012Gary
He's Mine Not Yours2011Kent
Lottery Ticket2010/IRay-Ray
Grown Man2010TV MovieJason Weaver
Love for Sale2008Vince
The Ladykillers2004Weemack Funthes
Freedom Song2000TV MovieIsaac Hawkins
Smart Guy1997-1999TV SeriesMarcus Henderson
Sister, Sister1996TV SeriesDarnell / Nick Bryant
Summertime Switch1994TV MovieFast Freddie Egan
The Lion King1994Young Simba (singing voice)
Thea1993-1994TV SeriesJerome Turrell
The Jacksons: An American Dream1992TV SeriesMichael Jackson (aged 9-14)
The Kid Who Loved Christmas1990TV MovieErnie
The Long Walk Home1990Franklin Cotter
Brewster Place1990TV SeriesMatthew Thomas


Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
The Lion King1994performer: "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" 1994, "Hakuna Matata" 1994


Child Support from a Man's Perspective2015DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Mickey's PhilharMagic2003ShortSimba
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Circle of Life1994Video shortYoung Simba


Won Awards

1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Voiceover - TV or MovieThe Lion King (1994)
1993Special AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Performers Starring in a Mini-SeriesThe Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)

Nominated Awards

1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television SeriesThea (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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