Jason Maurice Weaver was born on July 18, 1979, in Chicago. His mother, Kitty Haywood, was a studio singer who encouraged and helped promote the development of Jason's singing and acting abilities.
Jason's first big break in the entertainment business was when he got an opportunity to appear in a Coca-Cola commercial, singing and acting. His talent and energy propelled him into many other roles. Weaver got his break in acting as a boy named Ernie in the movie, "The Kid Who Loved Christmas". By the age of 12, Jason had appeared in two other projects: "The Long Walk Home", a film by Whoopi Goldberg and "Brewster's Place", a television series produced by Oprah Winfrey. He got the opportunity of a life time in 1992 with a chance to star in "The Jacksons: An American Dream" portraying the young Michael Jackson. Jason's outstanding performance won him a Young Artist Award.
The exposure from "The Jacksons" also landed Jason more major roles. He was the singing voice of Young Simba in the Disney movie "The Lion King" which earned him another Young Artist Award. Jason then went on to play Jerome Terrell in the short lived TV series "Thea", and later a starring role in an ABC movie of the week, "Summertime Switch" in which he played two completely different characters who are identical strangers and, needless to say, they switch places for the summer. In 1995, Jason's first album "Love Ambition" was released on Motown Records.