Jason  Dottley

career highlights

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Jason Dottley is a television and stage actor, 5-Time Top 40 Billboard singer, director, producer, activist and writer.

n 2003, Dottley made his professional acting debut in a production of Terrance McNally's “Lisbon Traviata” at the Actor’s Lab in Hollywood, CA. His performance was reviewed "Letter-perfect" by the LA Times.

But it wasn't until 2008 that the world would be introduced to Jason Dottley. 

In 2008, in his  starring role as “Ty Williamson” in Sordid Lives: The Series, from IMG Global and Viacom. Sordid Lives The Series aired in 16 countries around the world with Dottley starring with icons Rue McClanahan and Olivia Newton-John, and TV stars Caroline Rhea, Beth Grant, Leslie Jordan and Margaret Cho. Dottley also appeared in and produced the national tour of the stage production of Sordid Lives.

 

In an industry dominated by major label players, Jason Dottley has released 5 consecutive Top 40 Billboard records, 3 of those Top 25 Billboard, 1 Top 20 (US) and additionally  aTop 20 and Top 10 (UK) hit singles. All records combined, Dottley has spent over 44 weeks on U.S. Billboard's Charts. His summer of 2017 radio hit "Summertime" spent five weeks in the Top 100 Pop Radio charts (Neilsen/BDS).   Hit previous record “Cocaine and Whiskey” allowed Dottley to set a World Record for the most expensive collection of rare exotic luxury cars in one music video, valued between $15M and $20M.

 

Dottley is also an award-winning theatre producer. In 2010, Dottley produced "Yellow" at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, CA, for which he won the most prestigious West Coast theatre award, the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle "Best World Premiere Play" Award. He has produced and starred in major national tours with icons Rue McClanahan, Delta Burke, Caroline Rhea and Georgette Jones. Dottley has produced Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in the Del Shores play "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife". He has also had the honor of producing and starring in the Delta Burke and Leslie Jordan headlined Southern Baptist Sissies/Sordid Lives National Tour. The tour placed at #105 on Billboard's Concert Boxscore Chart grossing over $150,000 in four shows over two days in Dallas.

 

Dottley also produced Del Shores’ first two national stand up tours: "Del Shores: The Storyteller" and "Del Shores: My Sordid Life” both its stage and filmed versions, now streaming version. 

 

In 2015, Dottley began a multi-city tour for his first full length one-man comedy show "Life on the gAy-List". The show was named comedy "Pick of the Week" in the Boston Globe and “Best Bet” in the Dallas Voice.  In April of 2021, he rewrote the show and it is currently running weekly at Incanto in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, before touring the United States later this year - dates to be announced. 

 

Dottley is proudly a member of 2008's Out 100 List.  His relevancy has only grown, for every week of 2017 Dottley has ranked 1 of the 275 most influential LGBTQI people on social media. 

 

Dottley is a member of both professional performing artist’s organizations SAG-AFTRA and ASCAP.