Date of Birth
20 December 1989, Lewisville, Texas, USA
Cody Martin Linley
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Cody Linley is perhaps best known for his role as Jake Ryan (Miley Cyrus's boyfriend) on Disney Channel's hit TV series Hannah Montana. Cody also danced his way to the "Final Four" on the seventh season of ABC's Dancing With The Stars with partner Julianne Hough, and subsequently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Cody has guest starred on ABC Family's Melissa & Joey, Disney Channel's That's So Raven, and CBS's Walker, Texas Ranger.
When he was just eight years old, Cody acted in his first feature film, the coming of age drama My Dog Skip with Diane Lane and Kevin Bacon. He would go on to star in a variety of roles that evoked an endearing charm which quickly become his trademark. Among his many feature film credits are Cheaper By The Dozen, Miss Congeniality, Where The Heart Is and Hoot playing opposite Brie Larson and Logan Lerman.
Cody's recent projects have included The Playroom, My Dog the Champion, and as the title character in Hoovey. Cody has also starred in the hilarious fan phenom Sharknado appearing in the last two years of the SyFy Channel's action-comedy franchise.
Cody has been a faculty member at Cathryn Sullivan's Acting studio in Dallas Texas for over a decade, where such talent as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Cody himself began their training . He continues to give back to his profession by inspiring the future generation of actors through his service as both a teacher and mentor to young Hollywood hopefuls.
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.