Jason Priestley (born August 28, 1969), actor, was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is best known for his role on the television series Beverly Hills 90210 as the virtuous Brandon Walsh. He also appeared on the short-lived television series Sister Kate (1989). He received good reviews for his work in Love and Death on Long Island (1997), in which he played a teen idol. In 2004 he became a series regular on Tru Calling, and in 2006 joined the series Love Monkey. He produced the video The Old Apartment for the Barenaked Ladies.
His hobbies include race car driving. He has provided commentary and interviews of racers for ABC's television coverage of Indy racing. In 1999 he participated in the first Gumball 3000 rally, driving a Lotus Esprit V-8. In August 2002, he was seriously injured during a practice run at the Kentucky Speedway when his automobile crashed into a wall at nearly 180 miles per hour. He was fortunate to make a quick and full recovery. He was nursed back to health by his then-girlfriend Naomi Lowde whom he married in May 2005.