Cody Linley Biography

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Cody Linley Biography

Post  Jade on Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:54 pm

Cody Martin Linley (born November 20, 1989) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the film Hoot and his recurring role as Jake Ryan in the television series Hannah Montana.
Cody was brought up in Lewisville, Texas, attending Degan Elementary School, Huffines Middle School, and Lewisville High School, where he will graduate from in a May 2008 ceremony. Linley's parents have been divorced since he was 12 years old. His mother, Catherine Martin, is a therapist and his father, Lou Linley, is a hair dresser and professional golf enthusiast. Linley has four brothers - one biological brother, Jimmy, and three step-brothers named Ben, Scotty, and Jason.

Linley made his acting debut in the 1998 made-for-television film Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack. He subsequently had supporting roles in three films released in 2000: My Dog Skip, Where the Heart Is starred in Walker, Texas Ranger as a young boy affected by divorce and Miss Congeniality. In 2003, Linley had a major role in the independent film When Zachary Beaver Came to Town and appeared in the big-budget Cheaper by the Dozen.

While in the 5th grade, attending Degan Elementary School, he auditioned for the role of Harry Potter, the news reached the school and the staff was sad that he didn't receive a role in the film.

More recently, Linley appeared on Disney Channel in Hannah Montana as Jake Ryan, a teen actor which he had to leave after the episode People Who Use People, but it has been confirmed by Miley Cyrus that the episodes with Jake have been filmed and there are some kissing scenes between Miley and Jake. He returned in Hannah Montana for a 2 part episode called "Achy Jakey Heart" where he and Miley Cyrus shared many kisses. He also appeared in That's So Raven, in the episode Five Finger Discount.

Linley appeared during the world premiere of The Cheetah Girls 2, while conversing alongside hit Disney Channel celebrity, Brenda Song, opening the film with their comments. When Brenda introduced him, she said "Hannah Montana Star" which arose rumors that he may receive a permanent/main role on the show.

Cody has also guest starred on Thats So Raven as Darrell (Darrell and the cool crew)

In the children's film Hoot, which opened on May 5, 2006, Linley played Mullet Fingers and co-starred with Logan Lerman and Brie Larson, three youngstahs who try to save a local population of endangered owls from a disturbing threat in Florida. The movie is an adaptation of the children's book by Carl Hiaasen.

He is in Pittsburgh filming The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It with Emily Osment from Hannah Montana.[citation needed]

He announced in March 2007 that either a cameo, small role, or major role are trying to be worked into The Cheetah Girls 3 for him.

He will be featured on the cover, inside the main article, and on a mini-poster of the July 2007 edition of Pop Star Magazine.

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