Jesse McCartney has always had singing and acting in his blood, so it was a natural turn of events that Jesse McCartney would by age 17 become one of the most widely recognized Hollywood heart-throbes. Born & raised in Ardsley, a small subdivision of Westchester County, McCartney 1st got his try at singing and acting at the age of seven when he began appearing in community theatre productions put on by the small theatre owned by his parents Ginger & Scott McCartney. Soon thereafter McCartney auditioned for the of the young boy in The Six Sense, but failed to get the part. Later at the age of twelve, McCartney received a role in the ABC soap, All My Children, as the character Adam Chandler Jr. However, Jesse’s music career was not about to take a backseat, & at about the same time Jesse beat out about 2,000 young singers to become the youngest member of the band Dream Street.
Throughout the 90’s Jesse’s music career continued to rise. In 2004, Jesse made another leap, this time to prime time television in the WB evening soap Summerland. Unfortunately, the series was short-lived & in the summer of 2005, the show had it’s final episode.
However this roadblock did not seem to deter the tenacious young McCartney, who at the same time produced another venture in music. This time leaving his boyband roots behind for a solo career w/the newly formed production company JumpAhead Productions. In 2004, McCartney released his first solo album “Beautiful Soul”, which soon went multi-platinum & left McCartney with several hit singles.
McCartney is currently working on his second solo CD “Right Where You Want Me”, which is due to be out September 19th.
As for his acting career, Jesse has continued to remain very tenacious & his film Keith, which is his first starring role, is currently in post production.
He is actually a Born Again Christian.
In 2001, Jesse was released from his three-year gig as “J.R. Chandler” on the popular ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children. Five years later, in 2006, Jesse returned to All My Children as a guest star playing himself and shared scenes with Jacob Young, the actor who subsequently took over Jesse’s role of “J.R.”
In August 2006, Jesse appeared in an ABC Family Special: Schooled. The special was a prank that involved tricking a group of almost 9th graders into thinking that they had to take a series of scrutinous exams to enter into high school. At the event Jesse revealed that he was never a very good test-taker & that he used to have tons of test-anxiety.
Jesse’s favorite song from his new album is a song called “Invincible”. The song was written about a high school friend of Jesse’s who died in a car-crash.
Jesse wrote and performed an exclusive song, “We Can Go Anywhere” for his new movie Keith which released in Spring of 2007.
In an interview about his short-lived WB drama, Summerland, Jesse revealed that his so called nickname “Orange Boy” is a fake. The nickname was actually made up & released to the press as a joke by one of Jesse’s buddies. Jesse reveals: “No one’s ever called me Orange Boy for real.”
If Jesse could listen to any album again, it would be Jame’s Taylor’s Greatest Hits CD.
If Jesse could visit any place a second time, it would be Italy, because it’s romantic and the people are really nice.
Jesse’s latest music video, “Right Where You Want Me” has a groundhog’s day theme, according to Jesse.
Gavin DeGraw is one of Jesse’s favorite singers.
If Jesse could meet anyone dead or living he would love to meet James Taylor, who is one of his favorite artists.
Jesse’s new song “I’ll Try” which appears on the DisneyMania 6 CD is originally from the movie Peter Pan II.
At the opening of the new Monster’s Inc. ride at Disney World, Jesse revealed on a survey that he’s afraid of clowns.
Jesse collects rings and necklaces which come from special people and fans.
Jesse’s management run his official MySpace account, which can be found under his name.
Jesse’s latest single is called “Right Where You Want Me” and his next album is sceduled to come out September 19th 2006. Jesse had originally stated in any interview with MTV that his next single would be titled “Blow Your Minds”.
Jesse plays the voice of Roxas in the video game “Kingdom Hearts II”.
Jesse is a natural brunette.
Jesse McCartney wears briefs (white only) and boxers (all colors).
Jesse has two middle names, Abraham and Arthur.
When Jesse sat down to write the track, “She’s No You”, he was on a caffeine buzz, so he wrote a fast-paced beat for the song.
One time before a dream street concert, Jesse spilled a ton of Sprite on his pants. Of course Frankie and Greg were there to see him saying “Oooooh! Brandon, I spilled Sprite on my pants!”
He changed his blonde hair to the color brown for the movie Keith which was released in 2007.
For Jesse’s first date with Katie Cassidy, they went to go get some ice cream.
Jesse was in the February 2006 issue of Teen People.
Jesse’s Walmart ad, “Home For the Holidays,” was filmed at his actual home, and features several members of his family, including his mom, Ginger, sister Lea, and brother Timmy.
Jesse and Katie Cassidy spent the entire day at the beach for their first date. A story on Jesse and Katie Cassidy’s 13 month anniversary appears in the December 2005/January 2006 issue of Teen People magazine.
Jesse’s new movie, Keith, which comes out some time this year, is based upon a story from the book, The Hotel Eden, by Ron Carlson.
Jesse loves Sour Patch candy.
Dog-lover Jesse’s favorite dog breed is a Siberian Husky. He says, “I want to get a Siberian Husky and just travel everywhere with my dog.” He said in Teen People he would love to do the Paris Hilton thing and carry one around.
Jesse looks up to Will Smith and Justin Timberlake.
Greg Raposo gave Jesse the nickname, JMac.
Jesse’s girlfriend is Katie Cassidy. She is the daughter of David Cassidy. She is in his “She’s No You” video as his love interest. She can be seen at the end of the video. Jesse’s former bandmate, Greg Raposo, dated Katie.
Jesse’s favorite CDs are Justin Timberlake, Usher, Maroon 5, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Akon, Gavin DeGraw.
Jesse has starred in several plays with his family, in Ardsley, New York: The King and I, A Christmas Carole, and Oliver!
Jesse has two siblings, both younger: brother Timmy, and sister Lea. His parents’ names are Ginger and Scot.
Animal-lover Jesse lists giraffes as his all-time favorite animal.
Jesse introduced the performances of Bow Wow, Ciara and Omarion at the AMAs.
Jesse was nominated for Breakthrough Artist for an AMA award.
Jesse has said that he was totally starstruck when he met Mischa Barton and Eva Longoria at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.
Jesse owns a T-Mobile Sidekick II.
Jesse plays a young Peyton Manning for an NFL commercial. He is also in a Sunny Delight and an anti-smoking commercial.
Jesse likes getting his hair cut.
Jesse loves going to Australia. His “Because You Live” video was shot there.
When Jesse has breakfast, he likes to have either scrambled eggs or pumpkin pie.
Jesse was thrilled to meet tennis star Anna Kournikova at the National Tennis Center in Queens, NY. “It was a dream come true for me… She’s just so beautiful in every way. And she’s got such style and class,” he said.
Jesse can fall asleep anywhere. He once fell asleep on the set of Summerland, earning him the nickname “Doubleshot”. He says, “I have a hard time waking up. No alarm clock works! It sounds childish, but I seriously have my manager, my mom, or a buddy of mine wake me up if I have to be somewhere. It’s a serious issue! I’ve been very late for some serious gigs because of it!”
Jesse is scared of bugs.
Jesse can play the saxaphone.
Jesse started recording “Beautiful Soul” at age 15.
Jesse sings “When You Wish Upon A Star” on the Disney Mania 3 CD.
Jesse’s favorite kind of outfit to wear is a simple t-shirt and jeans.
Jesse’s song “Get Your Shine On” is in the movie, Fat Albert.
Jesse co-wrote his songs “Get Your Shine On,” “She’s No You,” “That Was Then,” and “What’s Your Name.”
Jesse has a crush on Lori Loughlin, who played Ava on Summerland and played Becky on Full House. He said it on April 16th’s Teen Nick.
While on TRL, Jesse admitted that he has a huge crush on Marcia Cross from Desperate Housewives.
Jesse’s first overseas trip was to Australia.
Jesse’s most influential person in his career is David Canary.
For alone time, Jesse prefers his room to have the stereo on.
Jesse’s pet peeve is nail filing.
Jesse says he has a crush on pop superstar Jojo, but says he probably wouldn’t date her because she is so young. She is currently 14.
Jesse loves Japanese food. Also, his favorite dessert is tiramisu. He likes fruit candy, including watermelon laffy taffy and Starburst. He also likes to drink Red Bull.
Jesse finally admitted his middle name is Arthur in J-14 magazine.
Jesse is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 metres) tall.
Jesse sold one million copies of “Beautiful Soul”, which means it went platinum.
Jesse’s biggest fear are car accidents.
Jesse’s baseball positions were pitcher and shortstop.
Jesse’s high school mascot were Panthers.
Jesse’s favorite song on his 1st album is Get Your Shine On.
Jesse’s favorite actresses are Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie.
Jesse’s favorite actors are Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro.
Favorite Movies: The Sixth Sense, Grease, and American History X. His favorite comedy is Ace Ventura, Pet Detective.
Jesse’s favorite books are ‘Death Be Not Proud’, by John Guther and ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ by, John Steinbeck.
Jesse plans on going to UCLA or USC for college.
Jesse auditioned for Haley Joel Osment’s role in The Sixth Sense and even got a callback! Unfortunately, he didn’t get the role. He doesn’t hold grudges though; he still lists the movie as one of his all-time favorites!
Jesse shoe size is a 9.
Jesse is right handed.
Jesse picks hats over visors.
Jesse has a calico cat named Oliver.
Despite his career, Jesse has attended a local public school his whole life. He recently returned to hometown, Ardsley N.Y. to graduate from high school, on June 28, 2005.
Jesse performs a song on Disney Channel called “Good Life” for the Disney Channel Original Movie: Stuck in the Suburbs. The song is also a bonus track on his “Beautiful Soul” album.
Both of Jesse’s parents are performers. At one time, they had their own doo-wop group. Both of his grandparents sometimes go on tour with him. His sister, Lea, is also a preformer, but doesn’t want to make a career out of it. His brother, Timmy doesn’t follow the family plan.
Jesse sings ‘Second Star to the Right’ from Peter Pan on the Disney Mania 2 CD.
Jesse was in the band, Dreamstreet, with Matt Ballinger, Christopher Trousdale, Frankie J. Galasso, and Greg Raposo.
Jesse has a solo music career run by Jumpahead Productions, which was started by his managers, Sherry Kondor, and his mother, Ginger McCartney.