Where is Jason Landau Today? His Age, Height, Spouse, Net worth

Jason Landau

The retired actor Jason Landau was born on 12th April 1977, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is known both for his showbiz career, and for being the spouse of actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson. Virtually nothing is known of Jason’s early years, family, or education, as he’s never given a solo interview. We can confirm, though, that he has a brother named Marc who features regularly on his Instagram profile.

Jason’s acting career began in 2002, with a recurring role in “American Dreams”. Two years later, he followed up with his portrayal of Louis Parnouf in the drama-fantasy indie movie “Subway Café”, which was written and directed by Josh Monkarsh, and in the same year, he guest-starred in an episode of “Will & Grace”, and played a cigarette smoker in the short “Old Tricks”.

Seven years later, Jason played Jeff in “Sunset Junction, a Personal Musical”, his last role to date. In 2014, the actor tied the knot with Cheyenne, and apparently retired from showbiz. However, his most important job is that of devoted father to the couple’s fraternal twins, Willow and Ethan, to whom they became parents in October 2016.

Ethan and Willow are clearly Jason’s pride and joy, as his Instagram profile is full of photos of the youngsters. The former actor proudly describes himself on the social media platform as a husband, father, and businessman, although there are no available details regarding what exactly his business is.

In October 2022, Jason mourned the loss of his ‘second father’, Dr. Stephen Shapiro. According to the “Old Tricks” star, Stephen was a family friend of the Landaus from the late 1980s, and became his father-in-law when Jason began dating his daughter, Rachael. At 17 years old, Jason came out of the closet while dating Rachael, and received unconditional support from Stephen.

‘Both Donna [Steve’s wife] and Steve have always loved me and when it came time to marrying the love of my life, there was no other home than theirs for this to happen,’ Jason wrote. He also thanked the deceased doctor for his love, wisdom and concern, and described him as a model father and husband. ‘I love you and will miss you forever!’ he added.

In the same month, Jason suffered another devastating blow with the death of A-list actor and friend Leslie Jordan, who became a beloved public figure thanks to his performances in “Will and Grace” and “Call Me Kat”. Jason and Leslie met through Cheyenne, and according to the Californian, Leslie developed an incredibly close bond with Ethan and Willow, treating them as if they were his own.

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Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson was born on 12th July 1975 in Spokane, Washington State. Despite being a late bloomer in Hollywood, the actor’s reputation on Broadway, in film and on TV, along with his musical career – which includes studio recordings and dozens of concerts – precedes him.

After making a name for himself in the Seattle theatre circuit, Cheyenne moved to Manhattan, and was an understudy in “Aida” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. Next, he played Matthew in “Altar Boyz”, performing at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in front of hundreds.

The actor’s first leading Broadway role in “All Shook Up” earned him a Theatre World Award in the Outstanding Broadway Debut category. His other plays include “Damn Yankees”, “Finian’s Rainbow”, and “The Heart of the Matter”. He was also nominated for Drama Desk awards for his performance in “Xanadu”. Cheyenne performed his most recent play, “Into the Woods”, in 2022.

The Washington native has also appeared in many successful films, such as “United 93”, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006; in the same year, Cheyenne and his co-stars earned a Best Ensemble Cast award at the Boston Society of Film Critics ceremony.

As for leading roles, Cheyenne won thousands of new fans with his portrayal of Christoph in the indie rom-com “Mutual Friends”. But that’s not all: apart from guest-starring in “Glee” and “30 Rock”, Cheyenne was a regular cast member in the anthology series “American Horror Story” from seasons five to eight.

Meanwhile, Cheyenne has sold out two Carnegie Hall shows in 2010 and 2011: “The Power of Two” and “Music of the Mad Men”. He is also known for his cabaret performances, has contributed vocals to many Broadway cast albums, and released three pop albums. His 2012 singles, “Before You” and “Drive”, drummed up an enormous amount of publicity for his album “I’m Blue, Skies”.

Cheyenne’s third studio project, “Renaissance”, was released in 2016, and expanded from his “Music of the Mad Men” concert. Since then, he’s played Hades in the Disney Channel series Descendants 3”, co-starring opposite Booboo Stewart and Kenny Ortega.

Unlike Jason, Cheyenne’s personal life is public knowledge. Born in Deaconess Hospital to David and Sherri Jackson, the Broadway star’s name was given to him by his father and inspired by the Western series “Cheyenne”. Cheyenne and his two older, one younger siblings, were raised in the rural area of Oldtown, Idaho, which lies near the Washington State border.

David, a Vietnam veteran, didn’t have much of a creative influence on his children during their childhoods. Sherri, however, taught Cheyenne and his siblings to sing, and introduced them to the works of Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and others. During Cheyenne’s teenage years, the Jackson family moved to Spokane, a stark difference from their rural home in Idaho that had no running water or other modern-day comforts.

According to Cheyenne, he always knew he wanted to work on Broadway. ‘I thought, “Oh, that’s what I’ll do with my life.” Just a matter of getting all the pieces in place,’ he revealed in an interview. While doing theater work on the side, Cheyenne had a day job as an advertising executive at a popular magazine.

In 2001, Cheyenne began taking his acting prospects more seriously and moved to New York City. Just a few years later, he was part of Hollywood’s crème de la crème, and took the world by storm after coming out in a March 2008 cover shoot for The Advocate magazine. His career highlights include being named as Entertainer of the Year, and becoming an international ambassador for the Foundation for AIDS Research.

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