Drew Van Acker, born in 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, is an American actor and model, best known for his roles as Ian Archer in the Cartoon Network live-action series “Tower Prep” and as Jason DiLaurentis on “Pretty Little Liars “.
Drew Van Acker moved a lot as a child before settling in Medford, New Jersey at the age of 10. He began acting in high school drama classes, where he also played on his school’s soccer and lacrosse teams. His soccer abilities lead him to receive a soccer scholarship to Towson University in Maryland.
While attending Towson, Van Acker took a number of theater courses in order to re-focus on acting. He then made the decision to move to New York City, followed by a move to Los Angeles.
Van Acker’s acting credits include Castle and ABC Family’s “Greek” as well co-starring in the WB.com webisode series “The Lake”. In 2010, Van Acker began starring as Ian Archer in the Cartoon Network live-action series “Tower Prep”. In June 2011, he joined the cast of “Pretty Little Liars” for the second season to replace Parker Bagley who played Jason DiLaurentis during the first season.
Aside from acting, Van Acker also models. His credits include gracing the front cover of “Genre” magazine, as well as campaigns for “International Jock”, “A&F”, “American Eagle, and “fantasticmag”, among others.