Jason Daniel Earles (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor and comedian, known for his role as Jackson Stewart on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana and his role as Sensei Rudy in his new Disney XD series Kickin' It. Earles was born in San Diego, California. After living in Ohio and Washington state, his family moved to Oregon. Before moving to southern California, Earles lived in Billings, Montana, where he graduated from Rocky Mountain College in 2000. He has contributed cast memorabilia to the college's fund raisers. Earles played the older brother of Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus), Jackson Stewart, in the Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana. He guest starred twice on Phil of the Future as Grady Spaggett, an advanced math student. Earles was in the 2006 Disney Channel Games on the Blue Team and in the 2007 and 2008 Disney Channel Games on the Red team.
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