American actor and singer Jason Weaver’s net worth will surprise anyone as it isn’t common for artists that have been working in the industry for more than 30 years. But he proves that there’s more to life than a whopping amount of money when he has a body of work that most people could only dream of. So, if you’re curious how much he is worth and how his career and life behind the camera are like, then it would be worth your while to read and find out more.

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How J-Weav Weaved His Life Into A Colorful Career

Jason Weaver’s net worth is $5 million, and it’s an amount that may seem relatively low since he’s been active in the industry since he began acting and making music in 1990. It’s looking like the world needs to pay more attention to his music and films and support him to give him the net worth that truly matches his prolific career. 

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Early Life

Jason Michael Weaver, who goes by the stage name J-Weav (yes, it’s like Jennifer Lopez’s J. Lo), was born on July 18, 1979, in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Marilyn “Kitty” Haywood, was a member of the Chicago-based all-female vocal group called Kitty & the Haywoods, and his father is Robert Lincoln Weaver. He said in multiple interviews that his interest and passion for performing started early on in his life while he was studying Illiana Christian High School and Thornwood High School.

Due to some undisclosed reasons, Jason Weaver did not finish his high school studies nor attend college. Of course, education is important, but it’s not vital to becoming a successful individual. He proved that as he landed his first acting role after leaving his studies behind.

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Acting Career

J-Weav and Simba, a character he voiced for The Lion King.
J-Weav has voiced the young Simba for The Lion King. Source: shadowandact.com

Jason Weaver had his first acting break in 1990 when he landed a role in the Oprah Winfrey-produced TV series Brewster Place. Since the series attracted favorable reviews and viewership, it became a stepping stone for him. He rose to prominence as Marcus Henderson in the sitcom Smart Guy, Jerome Turrell in the sitcom Thea, and the younger Michael Jackson in the ABC miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream.

Jason Weaver’s movies and TV shows also include Drumline, Diary of a Champion, Let’s Stay Together, He’s Mine, Not Yours, Black-ish, Unfaithful, The Ladykillers, and many more. He’s also made appearances in the music videos for Rock Yo Hips and Make-Up Bag by The-Dream and T.I. 

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Music Career

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J-Weav as the young Michael Jackson. Source: worldwideentertainmenttv.com

As mentioned, J-Weav is also a singer-songwriter, and he also lent his singing voice for the role of the younger Simba in Walt Disney Feature Animation’s 1994 film The Lion King. He has also contributed vocals as Michael Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream.  

In 1995, Motown Records released his debut album, Jason Weaver’s Love Ambition, which received mostly positive reviews. In 2004, J-Weav was featured on Chingy’s song “One Call Away” and appeared on the music video. The song became a huge hit and even reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 of the same year. 

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Personal Life 

While Jason Weaver has been in the public eye for three decades, he has managed to keep his private life private, but according to some sources close to him, he is a happily married man. However, there aren’t many details about his dating history and relationships out there. The world knows for sure that Jason has been married to his wife, Myra Weaver, for many years now.  

Besides information about the date of Jason Weaver and Myra Weaver’s marriage, the location of their wedding is also unknown or kept private. What’s known by the public is that they have two children, but for unknown reasons, he only revealed one of his sons’ names: Jaylen Zylus. While they probably keep most of the details about their lives private to protect them from the media frenzy or just want to live normal lives, they are still going strong as husband and wife. Many reliable sources have also mentioned that the family lives a peaceful life away from the camera flashes and public scrutiny.

J-Weav Has Weaved A Life And Career You Should Follow

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J-Weav has a career that’s filled with art and music. Source: 54history.com

Jason Weaver’s net worth and personal life may not be the most interesting aspects of his persona, but his decades-spanning career full of films and music will surely keep your rooting for him to do more. Luckily, his online presence isn’t as low-key as his Instagram (@itsjasonweaver) is full of posts of him showing support for other black artists and he also shares some memes. So, give him a follow if you want to keep tabs on what he’s been recently up to.

https://www.instagram.com/itsjasonweaver/

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By Leonard Corcuera

Leonard Corcuera is a freelance writer, poet, and visual artist from the Philippines. He first realized his love for writing and doing art at a young age that he studied Mass Communications. After graduation, he did several jobs until he landed his first writing gig, which he considered life-changing. He also had a band where he sang and wrote songs for. In 2018, he moved to Hanoi, Vietnam where he worked as an English teacher, poet, and a visual artist. You can check some of his art on Instagram @anumalei.

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