Jason Weaver, an American actor & singer got TV recognition through ABC sitcom Thea (1993- 1994) & later his appearance in Smart Guy (1997- 1999) as Marcus Henderson, proved to be his career breakthrough. He voiced Young Simba in the 1994 film The Lion King that still earns him a considerable sum through royalties.
Also, a singer, after releasing debut album Love Ambition (June 27, 1995), Wavier also released an EP Stay with Me. Furthermore, he collaborated with rapper Chingy for the 2003 track One Call Away.
What Is Jason Weaver’s Net Worth In 2020?
Turned professional since 1990, Jason’s career as an actor & voice-actor is the major source of his income. Furthermore, his singing career also garners him a considerable sum too.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 40-year-old Weaver has a net worth of $4 million as of March 2020.
His overall career records 33 acting credits so far; it includes TV stints in Thea and Smart Guy & voice-over of young Simba in the 1994 animated film The Lion King, which grossed $968.5 million over the $45 million budget.
Reportedly, Jason was offered $2 million for his work in The Lion King, however, the Chicago, Illinois-born turned it down & rather went for $100,000 paycheck along with shares in royalties from future projects, following a series of negotiations.
Over the course of 25 years, the film has been re-released many times including: for IMAX in 2002 & 3D conversion in 2011.
Moreover, in 2019, the remake of The Lion King was released, where Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, and Beyoncé voiced. It made $1.657 billion in the box office.
Even if Weaver’s royalty cut details & earnings from The Lion King is yet to be out, the American actor indeed enjoys a hefty money shower from the franchise; comparatively more than $2 million offered before.
Acting & Music Career: How He Became Popular?
In 1990, Jason made his acting debut through the TV movie The Kid Who Loved Christmas & later that year, he appeared in Whoopi Goldberg produced The Long Walk Home & in Oprah Winfrey’s TV series Brewster’s Place.
Thereafter, he portrayed pre-teenaged Michael Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992) & worked in Thea (1993- 1994).
Weaver’s breakthrough came after he was cast in the TV sitcom Smart Guy (1997- 1999, 51 episodes) starring Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones and Essence Atkins.
The 2-time Young Artist Award winner voiced Young Simba in the box office blockbuster The Lion King (1994) & earned roles in movies like Drumline (2002), The Ladykillers (2004) and Lottery Ticket (2010).
Released Debut Album & Only Album ‘Love Ambition’
While struggling in the acting career during the mid-90s, Jason also took interest to foster his music career & released debut album Love Ambition on June 27, 1995, through Motown Records.
In 1996, Jason released an EP named Stay with Me. Some of his acclaimed songs include Love Ambition (Call on Me), I Can’t Stand the Pain & Stay With Me.
Also, he was featured in rapper Chingy’s #5 hit track One Call Away.
Where Does He Live & Current Career Update?
Reportedly, the American actor cum singer lives in Atlanta, Georgia, however, he remains tight-lipped regarding the disclosure of his property. The median house price in Atlanta is $288,746.
Meanwhile, no update on his projects is out.
An avid user of Instagram & Twitter, Jason has over 174K followers & 27.6K followers respectively as of March 2020.
As for a fact, if he signs an endorsement to promote via Instagram, Jason can sum up to $520- $867 per sponsored post.
Family & Relationship
Jason was born Jason Micheal Weaver on July 18, 1979, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA, to Robert Lincoln Weaver and Marilyn “Kitty” Haywood. Weaver’s mother is a member of the Chicago-based female vocal group Kitty & the Haywoods.
Moreover, Marilyn served as Jason’s manager while negotiation for royalties for The Lion King (1994).
Raised alongside brother Marcus Henderson, Jason attended Thornwood High School.
Even if the American actor & singer is yet to open about his relationship status, he is the father of a son named Jaylen.