Drew Van Acker

Inside Biography

Drew Van Acker is an American actor and a model. He is best recognized for his role as Jason DiLaurentis on ABC Family's teen drama, Pretty Little Liars. He also starred in numerous television series like Castle, Greek, Tower Prep, and Devious Maids.

Early Life And Education Of Drew Van Acker

Drew Van Acker was born on April 2, 1986, in New York, the U.S. Later Drew alongside his parents and two siblings shifted to many places including Omaha. They eventually settled in Medford, New Jersey, where he spent most of his cherishable childhood days. 

Drew was determined to become an astronaut when he was a child. Van Acker was highly interested in martial arts and played soccer when he was a kid, thus possessing his athletic body.

Acker sporadically played basketball, lacrosse and wrestled a lot. From childhood Drew was imaginative and creative and loved watching movies. Drew developed a fondness for the big screen and wanted to be involved in acting.

Drew attended the Shawnee High School, where he commenced acting in his high school drama cla s ses. Drew’s beloved production in high school was The Lion King where he played Simba.

Since Drew was so good at soccer, he received a scholarship to Towson University in Maryland where he acquired plentiful theater cla s ses for the reason that he had concluded to fully focus on acting.

At the meantime, Acker was studying business. In the due course, he decided to pursue his dream of acting and finally moved to New York City and then to Los Angeles for the same purpose.

Drew Van Acker's Professional Career

Drew Van Acker struggled a lot to make it through in modeling. Acker’s athletic body a s sisted a lot in the process. Famous photographer, Bruce Weber was looking for a model to fit “Abercrombie and Fitch” and found Drew. 

Acker then happened to emerge on many Abercrombie catalogs and campaigns counting A and F “Return to Paradise” magazine. Van Acker proudly modeled for “International Jock”, “American Eagle”, and “Fantasticmag”.

Drew’s shirtless pictures showing his abs gathered a lot of attention from both girls and boys and thus the rumors about him being gay appeared on track. After finishing with B-1 modeling in New York, he left for LA to establish himself as an actor.

Later on, Drew signed a contract with Sheppard Smith Management. And later he started working with William Morris\ Endeavor Agency. However, Acker’s big break came while he posed for the front cover of Genre magazine.

Acker made his first appearance on television playing the role of Donny Kendall on ABC’s Castle. Later on, Drew comes into sight in The WB.com’s The Lake for about 12 episodes as the character Ryan Welling.

Drew appeared as a Parker in an episode of ABC Family’s Greek. Drew was slowly emerging in the entertainment arena with his character Ian Archer in the 2010 American television series, Tower Prep.

Whilst Drew was in Vancouver for Tower Prep’s filming, executive producer Glen Morgan who happened to be a friend of a producer working in Pretty Little Liars saw and appreciated Drew’s act.

A short while after that, Van Acker substituted Parker Bagley in the American teen drama mystery-thriller television series Pretty Little Liars as the serious character Jason DiLaurentis from 2011-16. He shared the screen alongside Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, and Ian Harding

Drew then appeared in a minor role in the action drama war film, Fortress. The movie was turned out to be a huge success commercially. On March 9th, 2012, it was announced that Drew would be joining the cast of the American television comedy-drama series; Devious Maids.

Drew would be one of the main cast as character Remi Delatour in that series. Drew Van Acker was recently involved in an indie film titled "Camouflage". In 2017, he was cast in the Training Day. The following year,  he featured in Love Thy Keeper and Spy Intervention

Drew Van Acker' Net Worth And Body Measurement  

Drew Van Acker's net worth is believed to be more than $1 million. He has earned a huge amount of money from his acting career. As per some online sources, the actor has appeared in many movies and television shows in his career.

He has appeared in the movie, Fortress, which was a box office hit grossing $10 million worldwide on a budget of less than $400,000. He has worked in other movies; Camouflage, Love Thy Keeper, and Spy Intervention.

He has worked in the many tv series including Training Day, Devious Maids, Pretty Little Liars, and Tower Prep. He has appeared in an episode of tv series such as Greek, Castle, The Lake, and Pretty Dirty Secrets.

Drew Van Acker stands at the height of 6' (1.83 m). Acker is active on social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram. He has a huge number of fan followers on both of his social accounts as well as has numerous fansites.

Drew Van Acker's Personal Life, Married, And Wife  

PLL star Drew Van Acker is yet to be married and is also not dating anyone at present. Drew in an interview revealed that he had his first kiss at the age of 14. He was previously was in a relationship with his girlfriend Markie Adams, as her man, she is an actress too. The couple started dating in 2015 and after a few months of the affair, they parted ways.

There are also rumors that Acker is dating Troian Bellisario, but neither he nor Troian has confirmed the rumor. 

Drew has drawn a huge fan following due to his roles in Pretty Little Liars, Devious Maids, and Tower Prep. Drew’s hot body and excellent acting abilities, which are a perfect combination.

He has bagged many roles in T.V. series and movies along with magazine cover shoots. Drew is at times questioned about his sexuality due to his gorgeous and sleek body. Acker is lucky to have both female and male fans.

by monika, 05 Oct, 2014

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