Hi, Reddit! I’m Jason Priestley, director, producer, and actor from TV shows including Call Me Fitz, Tru Calling, Medium, My Name is Earl, and of course, Beverly Hills, 90210.

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I’m excited to answer your questions (at 4 PM ET), so please: Ask me anything!

Proof: https://twitter.com/Jason_Priestley/status/463104862343802880

Edit: I have to go, but thanks so much to everyone for participating! That was fun!

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judokitten26 karma

fuck, marry, kill: Jennie Garth, Shannon Doherty, and Tiffini Amber Thiesson.

JasonPriestley10 karma

Hahaha! What a beautiful set up!

judokitten4 karma

Can't blame a girl for trying.

JasonPriestley4 karma

Girl! Didn't see that coming!

judokitten3 karma

I know right?....so will you answer it now?

JasonPriestley5 karma

Nope... too high a price for that one... sorry

savyleigh20 karma

Just wanted to say I was married to you in every game of house I played as a child. I even had a notebook with your face on it. Thanks for being so awesome!!

Edit: Don't tell my husband ;)

JasonPriestley11 karma

LOL!

JasonPriestley12 karma

Hi guys.. I'm here... Here we go...

Fastidiousfast12 karma

Why did you decide to write a memoir at this point in your life?

JasonPriestley16 karma

Just felt like the right time... seemed like I had accomplished all of the goals I had set for myself lying in the hospital in Indianapolis. I was back on TV, on a hit show seen in 195 countries... I had just won the Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo TV Festival... I had married my girlfriend, we had two beautiful children... I had climbed back out of the hole I had found myself in... it was time to tell that story...

soapandfoam11 karma

Did you ever get lit up before taping an episode of 90210?

JasonPriestley8 karma

Haha! Not me brother!

letitgoelsa11 karma

Thanks, Jason, for doing this. Pay no attention to the voting going on right now, btw. What's your favorite food? Movie? Book?

JasonPriestley6 karma

Wow... OK, Food, Vietnamese... Movie, Citizen Kane... Book, Six Bad Things... no wait, Lullabye...

garycool10 karma

Answer the weed question.

JasonPriestley6 karma

What weed question??

judokitten10 karma

marijuana affects short term memory you guys.

JasonPriestley10 karma

Yes it does... I am from British Columbia...

NorbitGorbit8 karma

As a Canadian do you feel an automatic secret kinship with other Canadian actors? What can Canada do to keep their talent from emigrating?

JasonPriestley6 karma

It's not so secret! Us Canadians always seem to find each other! I don't think Canada can do anything to stop talent from leaving... it's just another "brain drain"...

NorbitGorbit3 karma

Cronenberg got tax advantages to make his first movies in Canada; is there nothing like that left?

JasonPriestley2 karma

There are still lots of tax advantages... and soft money... but the big money is in the US... Gotta go there if you really want to hit it out of the park...

Rrrrobertttt8 karma

Hey, you know you have a lot of gay fans, right? Well, you do. Please accept more roles that involve you shirtless. Thank you!!! P.S. Saw you on Hot in Cleveland you were hilarious!!!

JasonPriestley3 karma

Well thanks Rrrrrrobertttt! I certainly shall!

pigtickler8 karma

Any advice for a pig tickler?

JasonPriestley11 karma

Buddy, I don't even know what that is...

seismicor6 karma

Jason, would you like to join Ian Ziering in Sharknado 3?

JasonPriestley6 karma

Absolutely! Call my agent!

67454086 karma

Why did you decide to stop professional racing?

JasonPriestley8 karma

Well in a lot of ways the decision was made for me... I have kids now and, as much as I love racing, I'd rather spend my weekends with them... not to mention, It's a young mans game... certainly at the level I was competing at... I may get back to it at some point... just not now...

meowcat1876 karma

Hi Mr. Priestly sir. Do you get as bored at work as I am right now?

Also, 90210 is cool.

JasonPriestley5 karma

Yes I do!

HCInternational6 karma

What do you think Brandon Walsh would be doing with his life in 2014?

JasonPriestley11 karma

Lobbyist

darthjude6 karma

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JasonPriestley9 karma

That's tough... I think the work I've done with the Nature Conservancy Canada... They do great work... and with the Water Keepers Alliance...

RawShock5 karma

I'm asking for a friend who can't make it in this afternoon, but we wanted to know what Nova Scotia winery you'd invested in, and just ask you if there's anything you'd like to tell folks in general about it. Thanks Jason. My wife & I love your work on Call Me Fitz, and really have to catch up to S03, S04, and anything else as it continues :)

JasonPriestley5 karma

I don't have an investment in any winery in Nova Scotia... I'm one of the share holders and I sit on the Board of Directors of the Black Hills Estate in British Columbia...

seismicor5 karma

Hi, Jason. What was the decision factor in taking a role in Joe Dante's episode of Masters of Horror? Are you a fan of horror genre?

JasonPriestley4 karma

The decision was made by the fact that Joe Dante was directing and Elliot Gould was the co-star... I believe I said yes before I even read the script...

Fastidiousfast4 karma

Enjoyed you on Tru Calling. Do you enjoy playing baddies?

JasonPriestley3 karma

I do like playing bad guys... especially baddies like Jack... he was a complicated guy... and I really liked the interplay with he and Tru in that show... shame when that one got the axe...

robinsky14 karma

What is your favourite thing you have done in the entertainment industry?

JasonPriestley4 karma

Wow... that's a tough one... Call Me Fitz, Tombstone, Love an Death on Long Island, Coldblooded...

mrslipple4 karma

No question but Coldblooded is one of my favorite movies from the 90's.

JasonPriestley5 karma

Thanks! You are one of the few who have seen it!!

username1564 karma

Was Shannon Doherty really that much of a bitch in real life? Also,do you find it hard getting acting gigs nowadays?

JasonPriestley11 karma

No she wasn't... I had a lot of good times with Shannen... You know the tabloids blow everything way out of proportion, and they certainly did with Shannen... And no, I don't find it hard to find gigs at all these days... you can check out my resume at imdb.com

inkabinka233 karma

Love the documentary you made. Anymore on the horizon. ?

JasonPriestley5 karma

I'm actually heading up to Churchill Manitoba next November to shoot a documentary on the Polar Bears...

bydemons3 karma

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JasonPriestley2 karma

That's cool... thanks for sharing that... glad we could help...

yarrpirates3 karma

Are you annoyed that Jaden Smith stole your trademark eyebrow frown?

JasonPriestley32 karma

Didn't even notice that but I am pissed that Beiber has stolen my trademark look over the top of the sunglasses... 'member that? From the opening credits of 90210? He's stealing my move!

HBOSINEMAX3 karma

What is the one project you regret most in your career?

JasonPriestley6 karma

Buddy too many of those to list...

shivan212 karma

Hi Jason, which of your projects do you value most?

JasonPriestley2 karma

I think the projects I direct... directing is the hardest job on the set, and you spend the most time on every project, so you value them the most...

bangtango2 karma

Hi Jason. Hope it's a great day in NY today. Call Me Fitz is one of my favorite shows and just wanted to know if this is the most fun you have had with a character?

JasonPriestley4 karma

Bar none... that character was a blast to play... we had so much fun making that show... there were no rules... no one telling us "no"... we got to just keep pushing the limits of acceptable behavior... I really loved making that show...

Lindey911 karma

Hi Jason, I loved Cas & Dylan. Do you have any advice on getting Canadian independent productions off the ground? I'm part of a project about a once glorious chef now reduced to being a judge on a horrible cooking competition, and we're looking to start production in the fall.

JasonPriestley2 karma

Is it a 10/10 production?

HCInternational1 karma

Did you ever take any props/mementos from the Peach Pit?

JasonPriestley5 karma

As I left the show one season before the end, I didn't get the chance to take anything from any of the sets...

seismicor1 karma

Was there an occasion that you told the screenwriters of Beverly Hills that you didn't like the direction the series was taking? Did they listen to your ideas? Would they?

JasonPriestley3 karma

Yes I did have input into the storylines of the show in the later years... when I was producing and executive producing the show, the writers would listen to my ideas and incorporate them sometimes... sometimes not...

shivan211 karma

Are you/were you as exemplary in your real life as Brandon in BH was?

JasonPriestley3 karma

Haha! No I certainly wasn't... I don't think anyone was...

BrewerGeo1 karma

What is your best (or worst) diva story regarding some of your fellow actors. I'm sure you have many to tell!

JasonPriestley5 karma

I think it's the Misha Barton story I put in my book... that's why it's in there... I couldn't believe it was actually happening...

jerryricebag1 karma

your the freaking man Jasson!!!!! hows luke doing do you still hang and chill

JasonPriestley2 karma

Yes we do...

buddyboy1 karma

What has been your favorite project to work on? Acting or otherwise.

JasonPriestley1 karma

Call Me Fitz!

I_am_again0 karma

Carney's or Pinks?

JasonPriestley1 karma

Carney's

CrownTownLibrarian0 karma

How horrible was Dan Wheldon's accident for you?

JasonPriestley2 karma

Dan was a very well liked guy in the paddock around Indycar... and a very talented driver... I always hate to see another driver lose his life... it's never easy...

Pregnant_Ladyboy0 karma

I just want to say that your appearance on Saturday Night Live around the height of your popularity was one of the best I've ever seen.

JasonPriestley2 karma

Thank you... Hosting SNL was one of the highlights of my career...

meowcat187-1 karma

I will forever remember the 90210 episode where Scott Scanlon shoots himself. Do you dream about it at all?

JasonPriestley3 karma

I can't actually say that I do...

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JasonPriestley2 karma

No I don't... and I don't...