Cody Martin Linley is an American actor and singer. He played a recurring role as Jake Ryan in the television series Hannah Montana, and was a contestant on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars, in which he was partnered with Julianne Hough and finished fourth.
Was born and raised in Lewisville, Texas and currently lives in California.
He plays the guitar, and his first song he ever learned was "Smoke on the Water".
His mother is acting coach Cathryn Sullivan.
He is of English, with small amounts of German, Irish, and Scottish, ancestry.
Younger brother of late actor Chad Linley who had been a 1990s child actor.
Name Cody Linley
Real Name Cody Martin Linley
Nationality United States
Profession Singer, Rapper, Dancer, Film Actor
Origin United States
Cody Linley debuted as a child actor in the 1994 film 'Still Holding On: The Legend Of Cadillac Jack'. Cody Linley had a supporting role in his first feature film, 'My Dog Skip', alongside Diane Lane and Kevin Bacon when he was eight years old. Following this, he starred in four films, which include 'Where The Heart Is?', 'Miss Congeniality', and 'Cheaper By The Dozen'.
Cody Linley appeared in an independent film titled 'When Zachary Beaver Came To Town', and the movie 'Cheaper By The Dozen'. He portrayed a live-action rendition of Arnold to help promote the film 'Hey Arnold! The Movie'.
He had many successful film roles, including 'Hannah Montana,' and 'The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It', but his most notable film role was when he played Mullet Fingers in the film 'Hoot' in 2006.
Cody Linley had a recurring role in the TV series 'Hannah Montana'. He appeared on ten episodes, where he played the character of Jake Ryan, the boyfriend of Miley Cyrus. In 2008, Linley was one of the hosts of Disney games.
Cody Linley appeared as a contestant in season seven of the 'Dancing With The Stars' pro dancer competition. Among the contestants of that season, Linley was the youngest contestant. Even today, he is still the youngest male star to ever compete in a professional dancer competition. In the earlier stage, he paired briefly with Edyta Sliwinska. Edyta and her partner Jeffrey Ross were eliminated earlier in weeks seven and eight of the competition in the season itself. However, Śliwińska came back to the show following the hospitalization of Julianne Hough, Linley's partner on the show. Hough came back in week nine. Linley and his partner, Julianne Hough, reached the final four but were voted out from the show on November 18, 2008.
Cody Linley appeared in the eighth season of the show. 'Dancing With The Stars', again in May 2009, he participated as Afton DelGrosso's partner since the final three pro dancers were required to teach a star from the preceding season.
In September 2010, Linley debuted his first single, 'Breath', featuring Capo, and his first debut album came out in 2012.
Cody Linley's other projects include 'The Playroom' and 'My Dog The Champion'. He also played the title personality in Hoovey Linley and appeared in the mirthful fan phenom 'Sharknado' in its final two years.
Linley got invited to the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'. Cody starred as a guest on shows such as 'Melissa & Joey', 'That So Raven' (where he played Darryl and appeared in an episode), 'Walker', and 'Texas Ranger'.
Cody Linley, the famous star, is perhaps recognized mainly for portraying Jack Ryan's character in the popular Disney Channel TV series called 'Hannah Montana'. He played the boyfriend of Miley Cyrus in that series. Aside from this, Linley received widespread recognition for competing in ' Dancing With The Stars' by partnering with Julianne Hough.
Nominated for a 2008 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special for The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It.