Jason James Richter Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Jan 30, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Aug 25, 2022
Edited by Dolly Chhatwani
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The famous boy from the movie 'Free Willy' aka Jason James Richter, was born in January 1980.
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About Jason James Richter

Jason James Richter was born in Medford, Oregon, the United States of America, on January 29, 1980.

Jason James Richter was born and raised in Oregon. At the age of three, he was chosen by a Japanese casting agency which landed him in a television commercial as a child actor.

It was in 1983 when his family moved to Hawaii, where his acting career would begin. The advertisement worked for him in miraculous ways because he was spotted by the makers and casting director of the movie 'Free Willy'. The son of Gregory Lynn Richter and Sandy Richter was only 13 years old when he made his debut in 'Free Willy'.

His best role to date is Jesse from the Free Willy movie series, where he plays the role of a young orphan boy. In addition to being an American actor, Jason James Richter is a music composer as well. He is now residing in California, United States.

Jason James Richter Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jason James Richter’s net worth?

The net worth of Jason James Richter is $1-5 million. His net worth changed not only because of his career as an actor, but later, he also played bass and guitar like a professional.

How much does Jason James Richter earn per year?

Earning information other than the net worth of Jason James Richter is not available. However, it is a fact that acting is the primary source of his net worth.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jason James Richter?

Jason James Richter is 5′ 9″ (175.2 cm) tall.

How old is Jason James Richter?

Jason James Richter was born in Medford on January 29, 1980, which means he will be turning 42 years old in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Born in Medford, Oregon, Jason James Richter was a child of Greg Richter and Sandy Richter Little. His father, Greg Richter, worked for the US Army, while his mother, Sandy Richter, belonged to the acting community. When Jason Richter was three years old, his family moved to Hawaii, where he was spotted by a casting agency. Later, Jason and his family moved to San Diego, California. There is no information regarding his school life.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jason James Richter dating?

Jason James Richter is currently single. There are no records of his relationship with anyone.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In 1993, he made his debut with 'Free Willy' by Simon Wincer, where he plays the role of an orphan child. He played the same role in the sequels 'Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home' in 1995 and 'Free Willy 3: The Rescue' in 1997. The actor appeared in the music video titled 'Childhood' in 1995.

Apart from the Free Willy franchise, the American actor has appeared in many films like 'Tekken', 'Cops And Robbersons', 'Laserhawk', High And Outside', 'Last Ranpage', 'The Little Things, and 'Last Call'. The actor made his television debut with 'Movie Magic' in 1995 and since then has appeared in many TV shows like ' The Client', 'Rugarts', 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch', 'Bones', 'Mega Movie Magic', and 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.'

What awards has Jason James Richter won?

In his journey as an actor until now, Jason James Richter has had four nominations and won six awards. In 1994 at the Young Artist Awards, Jason James Richter won the Young Artist Award in the category of Best Youth Actor Leading Role In A Motion Picture Drama for his debut role in 'Free Willy'. In the Yes! Let's Make A Movie Film Festival he won the Laurel Award for the Best Feature Film 'Vicious'.

In 2017 during the Nevada International Film Festival, US, he won the Grand Jury Award for the Best Nevada Film 'Driver' where he played the role of Alexander Hutchins. In the Genre Celebration Festival, he won the Festival Award for the Best Drama Feature 'Driver'and was nominated for 'Infidelity'. At the Atlantic City Cinefest, he won two awards. The first one was in the year 2017 when he won the Festival Prize for the Best Dramatic Feature 'Driver'. The second award was in 2019 for the Best Feature Film 'Infidelity', where he won the Festival Prize again.

Other Interesting Jason James Richter Facts And Trivia

  • Jason is a non-vegetarian.
  • Born in January, Jason's zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • Recently, Jason James Richter joined the band Fermata as a bass player.
  • Jason is the guitar player for the band Blue Root, which is popular in Los Angeles.
  • Jason James Richter appeared in a music video in 2018 titled 'Pink Honey'.

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