His breakthrough role came two years later when the young star was selected by Michael Jackson to portray the legendary singer (as a child performer) in the ABC-TV miniseries, The Jacksons: An American Dream, for which he won his first Young Artist Award.
In addition to his acting talents, the role also highlighted his vocal range and brought him to the attention of Motown, which utilized his singing gifts on two songs for its miniseries soundtrack while signing Weaver to a recording contract. To date, he has released two albums, Love Ambition and Stay with Me.
For his next triumph, Weaver again displayed his singing talent as the voice of young Simba in Disney's blockbuster animated feature, The Lion King. The teenager won his second Young Artist Award for his work on the film after earning yet another nomination (which he shared with another upstart singing talent, Brandy Norwood) for the ABC-TV sitcom, Thea.
Weaver has since furthered his visibility with television credits that include the lead role in the ABC-TV telefilm Summertime Switch, several guest appearances on the WB's hit series, Sister Sister, a starring role on another WB sitcom, Smart Guy, and an appearance in the TNT movie Freedom Song, directed by Phil Alden Robinson.
Jason Weaver Facts
|Birthday||July 18, 1979 (40)|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Jason Weaver compared to you?|