Jason Lively

Ronald Jason Lively (born March 12, 1968) is an American actor.

Jason Lively
Born (1968-03-12) March 12, 1968 (age 53)
Years active1982–1993, 2017
Spouse(s)Lani Lively
RelativesLori Lively (sister)
Robyn Lively (sister)
Eric Lively (brother)
Blake Lively (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Ronald Jason Lively[1] was born on March 12, 1968[1] in Carroll County, Georgia, the son of talent manager Elaine (née McAlpin) and her first husband, Ronald Otis Lively.[1] He is the adoptive son of actor Ernie Lively, the brother of actresses Lori Lively and Robyn Lively, and the half-brother of actor Eric Lively and actress Blake Lively.


Lively started his career by appearing in the pilot episode of The Dukes of Hazzard when he was 10 years old. His first film appearance was four years later in the 1983 film Brainstorm. That same year he also had another appearance in The Dukes of Hazzard. His most recognizable roles came later when he played Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon's European Vacation, and Chris in Night of the Creeps. After that, he appeared in the films Ghost Chase and Maximum Force. In 1993, he appeared in the video game Return to Zork, along with his sisters, Robyn Lively and Lori Lively.

Post-acting careerEdit

Lively has worked for a computer company and was also owner and operator of Jimmy Crack Corn, a mobile roasted corn business.[2]


Film and televisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1979 The Dukes of Hazzard Rudy Episode: "One Armed Bandits"
1982 ABC Afterschool Specials Johnny Rollins Episode: "Daddy, I'm Their Mama Now"
1983 Brainstorm Chris Brace
1983 The Dukes of Hazzard Rod Moffet Episode: "The Boar's Nest Bears"
1985 European Vacation Russell "Rusty" Griswold
1986 Night of the Creeps Chris
1987 21 Jump Street Davey Miller / Jared Episode: "Next Generation"
1987 Ghost Chase Warren McCloud
1989–1990 Mancuso, F.B.I. Justin Summers 3 episodes
1990 Monday Morning Chip Brooks
1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever Donovan
1992 Gunsmoke: To the Last Man Rusty Dover Television film
1992 Maximum Force Rick Carver
2015 Vacation Young Rusty Griswold Cameo (footage from European Vacation)
2017 Hickock Ike

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
1993 Return to Zork Ben Fyshin


  1. ^ a b c Doris McAlpin Russell (1990). McAlpin(e) genealogies, 1730-1990: Alexander McAlpin of South Carolina and Georgia and his descendants, plus other McAlpin(e) families of North America. p. 735.
  2. ^ Benson, Lee (September 18, 2011). "Sounds corny, but actor likes life in Heber". Deseret News. Retrieved March 13, 2018.

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