Jason James Richter

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jason James Richter
Born
Jason James Richter

(1980-01-29) January 29, 1980 (age 38)
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1993–present

Jason James Richter (born January 29, 1980)[1] is an American actor and musician, most commonly known for his role in the Free Willy series as Jesse, the boy who befriends Willy.[1]

Early life

Richter was born in Medford, Oregon,[1] the son of Sandy, an actress, and Greg Richter, who was in the U.S. Navy.[2] At the age of three, he and his family moved to Hawaii, where a Japanese casting agency discovered him and signed him up for three TV spots. In 1989, his family moved back to Los Angeles, where he could pursue his career.

Career

He starred in Free Willy in 1993, in which he was chosen out of more than 4,000 candidates to play the lead role of Jesse.[3] Other movies include Cops & Robbersons, The NeverEnding Story III, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, Laserhawk, Free Willy 3: The Rescue, and The Setting Son. He also made a cameo appearance in the music video for Michael Jackson's "Childhood". His most recent film appearance was in Ricochet River, along with Kate Hudson.

Between the Free Willy roles, he had TV guest roles on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and The Client.

He was the bassist for the band Fermata.[4]

It has been claimed that he is an avid fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars.[5] He is also a movie producer.

Filmography

Film

Title Year Role Note
Free Willy
1993
Jesse Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film
(tied with Edward Furlong for A Home of Our Own)
Nominated: MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss(shared with Keiko)
Nominated: MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Cops and Robbersons
1994
Kevin Robberson
The Neverending Story III
1994
Bastian
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home
1995
Jesse
Laserhawk
1997
Zach Raymond
Free Willy 3: The Rescue Jesse
The Setting Son Big Bully
Ricochet River
1998
Wade
Tekken
2009
Bonner's Associate Additionally served as assistant director
Inhumane
2015
Dr. Aaron Graybor
Vicious Jeff Additionally serving as producer
High and Outside
2016
Johnny
3 Solitude
2017
Elliot

Television

Title Year Role Notes
The Client
1996
Chris Love Season 1, Episode 15 - "The Morning After"
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
1997
Dante Season 2, Episode 4 - Dante's Inferno
Rugrats Ringo / The Bull Season 5, Episode 5 - "He Saw, She Saw / Piggy's Pizza Palace"
Bones
2009
Clown #2 Season 4, Episode 12 - "Double Trouble in the Panhandle
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
Matthew Keane Season 1, Episode 8 - "Nighthawk"
Life's a Pitch
2014
Jimmy Television film

Additional credits

  • The Quiet Loud (2013) ... Paul (short film; directed, produced and written by)
  • Remember the Sultana (2015) ... Erastus Winters, Cpl William Norton, Pvt. John Zazier (documentary film; voice)

References

  1. ^ a b c Baker, Jeff (April 30, 2014). "17 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  2. ^ "Jason James Richter Biography (1980-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  3. ^ Tom Gliatto (1995-08-14). "Prince of Whales". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  4. ^ by laura (2008-01-25). "Where Are They Now? Jason James Richter – The Modern Age". Themodernage.org. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  5. ^ The Projector (2011-09-21). "Don’t Forget: “Free Willy,� the Bigger, Less Cute Dolphin". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.

External links

  • Jason James Richter on IMDb
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jason_James_Richter&oldid=868347646"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_James_Richter
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Jason James Richter"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA