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Drew Van Acker (born April 2, 1986[1]) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Jason DiLaurentis, the older brother of Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse), on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017) and Ian Archer in Cartoon Network's Tower Prep (2010). He has also starred as Remi Delatour on Lifetime's Devious Maids (2013–2015), and as Detective Tommy Campbell on the 2017 CBS police drama Training Day.

Drew Van Acker
Born (1986-04-02) April 2, 1986 (age 33)
New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, model, producer
Years active2009–present

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Early lifeEdit

Van Acker was born in New York, but lived in Medford, New Jersey his entire life. He attended Shawnee High School,[2] where he began acting in their high school drama classes, where he also played on his school's soccer and lacrosse teams. His soccer abilities led him to receive a soccer scholarship to Towson University in Maryland.[2] While attending Towson, Van Acker took a number of theater courses in order to refocus on acting. He then made the decision to move to New York City, followed by a move to Los Angeles.[2]

CareerEdit

Van Acker's acting credits include Castle and ABC Family's Greek as well co-starring in the TheWB.com series The Lake.

In 2010, Van Acker starred in the short-lived Cartoon Network live-action series Tower Prep. In June 2011, it was announced he had joined the cast of Pretty Little Liars for the second season to replace Parker Bagley, who played Jason DiLaurentis during the first season. He has been cast on Lifetime's show Devious Maids as Remi Delatour. In 2017, he joined the CBS police drama Training Day as Detective Tommy Campbell.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Fortress 2nd Lt Bob Tremaine Direct-to-video; also known as Flying Fortress
2014 Camouflage Tim Lounge
2019 Life Like James
TBA Spy Intervention Corey Gage Post-production; also executive producer
TBA Crimson Blues Broussard Pre-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Castle Donny Kendall Episode: "Hedge Fund Homeboys"
2009 Greek Parker Episode: "High and Dry"
2010 Tower Prep Ian Archer Main role; 13 episodes
2011–2016 Pretty Little Liars Jason DiLaurentis Recurring role; 35 episodes
2013–2015 Devious Maids Remi Delatour Main role (seasons 1–2); guest role (season 3); 28 episodes
2017 Training Day Detective Tommy Campbell Main role; 13 episodes
2019 Hell's Kitchen Himself Guest diner; Episode: "An Episode of Firsts"
2019 Titans Garth/Aqualad Guest role (season 2); 2 episodes

WebEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Lake Ryan Welling Main role; 12 episodes
2012 Pretty Dirty Secrets Jason DiLaurentis Episode: "A Reunion"

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist Role Ref.
2018 "Give Me Your Hand" Shannon K Himself [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABC Family Live Chat". ABC Family. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  2. ^ a b c "Drew Van Acker at Poptower.com". Archived from the original on 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2010-10-13.
  3. ^ "Shannon K – Give Me Your Hand". YouTube. November 2, 2018.

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