Jason Weaver Net Worth 2024: Biography, Age, Film, Award & More

Actor and singer Jason Weaver is from the United States. The WB sitcom Smart Guy, in which he played Marcus Henderson, is his most well-known work. In the 1994 movie The Lion King, Weaver provided the singing voice of young Simba. He is also well-known for appearing on the popular song One Call Away from 2004. Jason Weaver’s net worth as of 2023 is around $7 million.

Full NameJason Michael Weaver
BirthdayJuly 18, 1979, & 44 Yr Old
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois
ProfessionActor, Singer
Net Worth$7 million

Early Life

Robert Lincoln and Marilyn “Kitty” Haywood welcomed a baby named Jason Weaver into the world in July 1979 in Chicago, Illinois. His mother has played a significant role in the female singing group Kitty & the Hayoods from Chicago. He graduated from Thornwood High School with a diploma.

In 1990, Weaver made his acting debut in the lead role of Brewster Place, an ABC drama series. He played Franklin Cotter in the historical drama film The Long Walk Home the same year. In the 1992 television miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream, he played the young Michael Jackson. After that, he played Jerome Turrell, the lead character, in the ABC sitcom Thea.

Jason carried on with his acting career by making appearances in further TV shows like Smart Guy, Scruff, Let’s Stay Together, and Black-ish. Jason is well known for providing the singing voice of Young Simba in the 1994 animated musical drama The Lion King. In the same vein, he has made appearances in several films, including Freedom Song, Drumline, The Ladykillers, ATL, Love For Sale, Jada, Lottery Ticket, and Dysfunctional Friends. He most recently acted in the 2021 film AM Radio as Willie the Silly DJ.

Weaver is presently starring in the drama TV series The Chi as Rashaad “Shaad” Marshall. He is a singer and recording artist in addition to being an actor. In June 1995, he released his debut record, Love Ambition, via Motown Records. In 2003, Jason and the hip-hop performer Chingy worked together on the song One Call Away. The smash hit peaked in the United States’ Top 5 hit songs.

In October 2019, Jason took part in a Vlad TV interview. He claimed in an interview that Disney gave him a massive $2 million cheque in exchange for providing the singing voice of Young Simba. But at the time, his mother did not like the concept of her kid getting a single flat wage. His mother was wise enough to foresee Disney’s long-term financial success. When this happened, Weaver was a teenager. He chose royalties as opposed to a one-time settlement sum after his mother’s involvement.

Weaver ultimately earned a much smaller sum than the $2 million first cheque Disney had offered. He recalls receiving a first cheque for about $100,000 upfront along with a portion of the royalties. Weaver appeared appreciative of his mother as he ultimately earned far more than Disney’s initial offer.

Personal Life

Myra Weaver is the spouse of Jason Weaver. He has a son named Jaylen Zylus with his wife. Sources claim that before getting married, he dated his future wife, Myra, for a considerable amount of time. In 2001, they welcomed their son Jayson into the world.

Jason Weaver’s Net Worth

As of 2024, Jason Weaver’s net worth is predicted to be around $7 million. For his role as a Young Simba in the 1994 film The Lion King, which he shared with Laura Williams, he won a Young Artist Award in 1993. The Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Voiceover – TV or Movie category of the Young Artist Award went to him as well. According to reports, Weaver continues to get payments as royalties for his contribution to the film The Lion King. In actuality, his overall profits exceeded Disney’s first $2 million offer.



  • 1995: Love Ambition
  • 1996: Stay with Me (EP)
  • 1996: Stay with Me (second unreleased album)


  • “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (1992)
  • “Love Ambition (Call on Me)” (1995)
  • “I Can’t Stand the Pain” (1995)
  • “Stay with Me” (1996)
  • One Call Away” (Chingy featuring J-Weav) (2004)



1990The Long Walk HomeFranklin Cotter
The Kid Who Loved ChristmasErnieTV movie
1994The Lion KingYoung Simba (singing voice)
Summertime SwitchFast Freddie EganTV movie
2000Freedom SongIsaac HawkinsTV movie
2004The LadykillersWeemack Funthes
2008Love For SaleVince
2010Grown ManHimselfTV movie
Lottery TicketRay Ray
2011He’s Mine Not YoursKent
2012Dysfunctional FriendsGary
Note to SelfJay Lewis
2013Hope for LoveRicky
When a Woman’s Fed UpTroy
Marry Me for ChristmasFranklinTV movie
What Would You Do for LoveTroyTV movie
2014Wal-Bob’sKeith Harrington
2016Merry Ex-MasPerryTV movie
2017Another Man Will
BlacKoreaMark SeniorShort
2021AM RadioWillie the Silly DJ


1990Brewster PlaceMatthew ThomasMain cast
1992The Jacksons: An American DreamMichael Jackson (aged 9–14)Episode: “Part I & II”
1993–94TheaJerome TurrellMain cast
1995Soul TrainHimselfEpisode: “Aaron Neville/Silk/Jason Weaver”
1996Sister, SisterNicky/DarnellEpisode: “Summer Bummer” & “Boy from the Hood”
1997–99Smart GuyMarcus HendersonMain cast
2011–14The LeBronsCondor (voice)Main cast
2014Let’s Stay TogetherCurtisRecurring cast: season 4
2015Black-ishTa-TaEpisode: “Chop Shop”
2016Nubbin & FriendsOllie the Squirrel (voice)Episode: “The Letter “A”
2018UnsungHimselfEpisode: “The Boys”
2020BoomerangBarberEpisode: “Reversal of a Dog”
2021We Stay LookingMilesEpisode: “Red Flavored Drink”
2021-22The ChiRashaad “Shaad” MarshallRecurring cast: season 4, main cast: season 5
2023SistasBrianRecurring cast: season 6

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryTitle of workResult
1993Young Artist AwardOutstanding Young Performers Starring in a Mini-SeriesThe Jacksons: An American Dream (Shared with Alex Burrall)Won
1994Young Artist AwardOutstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television SeriesThea (Shared with Brenden JeffersonAdam Jeffries, and Brandy Norwood)Nominated
1995Young Artist AwardBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Voiceover – TV or MovieThe Lion KingWon


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