August 28, 1969 (54)
Jason Priestley is a Canadian-American actor best known for his role as Brandon Walsh on the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210. Priestley’s character, a heartthrob with moral integrity, resonated with audiences worldwide. His main costars from Beverly Hills, 90210, were Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Luke Perry, and Ian Ziering.
He had a recurring role on Sister Kate and guest appearances on shows like Quantum Leap and 21 Jump Street before landing his iconic role. Post 90210, he continued to impress with roles in Tru Calling, Love Monkey, and Call Me Fitz. His versatile acting skills saw him cast in a range of characters, from earnest good guys to flawed anti-heroes.
Priestley has been recognized for his work on multiple occasions. For his role on Beverly Hills, 90210, he received two Golden Globe nominations. His performance on Call Me Fitz won him a Canadian Screen Award for Best Comedy Actor. He further demonstrated his talent by stepping behind the camera, directing episodes of 90210, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Van Helsing, for which he earned critical acclaim.