Actor Jason Priestley has signed a contract to write a memoir. A spring 2014 publishing date has been scheduled for the autobiography.
Priestley famously played Brandon Walsh from 1990 to 1998 on the original version of Beverly Hills, 902010, which was a major TV hit at the time. He spent another two years behind the camera as director and executive producer until the iconic teen drama was canceled in 2000. Since then he has amassed many acting and directing credits. He is currently starring as the title character in the Canadian sitcom Call Me Fitz.
In 90210’s heyday, the Canadian-born actor starred opposite Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, among others, in the ensemble cast.
The actor is receiving a six-figure advance from HarperCollins to write the book and dish about what went on behind the scenes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Priestley will share new revelations about his time on the hit Fox show, which aired for 10 seasons, including his complicated relationship with series creator Aaron Spelling and the rift that developed between the two after the show ended.”
In a statement, Priestley — who became an American citizen in 2007 — said that “Although I’ve only been on the planet for 44 years, I’ve lived a lot in that time. I hope my story will enlighten, entertain, and inspire those who read it.” Priestley actually turns 44 later this month.
Of the upcoming Jason Priestley tell-all, HarperCollins executive director Nancy Hancock said that “This memoir will offer his fans rare insight into the real Jason. It will be a must-have for every 90210 fan on the planet, and a must-read for those wanting to know more about Jason’s real life then and today.
The actor will also reportedly discuss his short stint in jail for drunken driving in 2000 and a race car crash in 2002 in which he was critically injured but fortunately made a full recovery.
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