Jason Stackhouse

played by Ryan Kwanten

Jason Stackhouse, the charming and handsome brother of Sookie...

Character Bio

Jason Stackhouse, the charming and handsome brother of Sookie, is a local sheriff deputy with a history of failed relationshops. He's left behind his womanizing ways in search of a more meaningful life.


Ryan Kwanten can be seen starring alongside Academy Award winner Anna Paquin in the HBO series 'True Blood,' from creator Alan Ball ('Six Feet Under'). Based on the book series 'Southern Vampire' by Charlaine Harris, the show follows the world of vampires, who are able to co-exist with humans by drinking a Japanese-manufactured synthetic blood. Ryan's additional television credits include the role of Jay Robertson in the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. series 'Summerland,' which ran for two seasons. He was also a lead in the ESPN original movie 'The Junction Boys.'

Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Ryan lent his voice to Zach Snyder's, 'The Legend of the Guardians', which is based on the popular children's books series. He spent his hiatus from 'True Blood' working on two feature films. In 'Red Hill,' a modern day revenge Western, Ryan plays a young police officer who must survive his first day's duty in a small country town. He recently wrapped production on 'Griff the Invisible.' His other feature film credits include 'Don't Fade Away,' 'Flicka', the title role in 'American Brown,' which received the Audience Award for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival, 'Liquid Bridge,' nominated for Best Picture at the Australian Film Festival and the newly released 'Dead Silence' directed by James Wan (writer/director of Saw).

A native of Australia, Ryan began his acting career while attending Sydney University, where he earned a degree in business. He starred in numerous feature films and television shows and gained international notoriety when he joined the cast of the long-running popular Australian series 'Home and Away.' A published writer, Ryan is currently working on a new book.

An accomplished athlete, Ryan qualified for the world Biathlon in Sweden in 2006 and Italy 2007 after winning the LA Biathlon series two years running. He is a qualified yoga instructor and spends his free time bike riding, surfing and has a passion for completing triathlons.

Ryan currently resides in Los Angeles.

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