American actor Drew Van Acker is best known for his television shows, most notably ABC’s Pretty Little Liars, where he played the role of Jason DiLaurentis, the coquettish older brother of Alison DiLaurentis. Read on for more facts about Van Acker.
Drew Van Acker Age/Bio
Acker was born on April 2, 1986, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Medford, New Jersey. Van attended Shawnee High School. Acting seems to run in Aker’s family, because just like him, two of his siblings started acting in high school. In addition to acting, Acker showed his athletic side by playing in the national lacrosse and soccer team.
Acker’s soccer skills were sufficient to secure him a soccer scholarship to Towson University in Maryland. In Townson, Acker honed his acting skills by attending theatre courses. Although he had aspired to become an astronaut since childhood, fate had other plans for Acker, who moved to New York after college to pursue an active acting career. He then moved to Los Angeles.
Acker’s professional acting career began in 2009 when he had a small role on TV shows; Castle and Greek and also became a leader on the web series The Lake. The following year, Acker was cast as Ian Archer in Town Rep, where he starred in 13 episodes.
Drew got his big break with ABC’s Pretty Little Liars, where he played the recurring role of Jason DiLaurentis for a total of 35 episodes. In 2012 he made his film debut in the direct-to-video movie Fortress. Acker’s other films include Camouflage (2014), Love Thy Keeper, and Spy Intervention. From 2013 to 2015 Van played the role of Remi Delatour in Devious Maids. He played the role of detective Tommy Campbell on CBS Police Drama Day, which premiered in 2017.
Drew Van Acker Modelling Career
There are several modeling shots of Acker scattered all over the Internet, mainly those of him modeling for male briefs. However, it is not clear when Acker’s modeling career began. It seems to be something he does on the side, as his biggest moneymaker remains his acting career.
Drew Van Acker Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, Dating
Van Acker’s character in Pretty Little Liars has captivated many women from Aria Montgomery to CeCe Drake to Ashley Marin. In real life, however, Acker seems less of a playboy. To answer the question about his sexuality: Drew Van Acker is not gay!
He has been associated with two women; actresses Troian Bellisario and Markie Adams. His relationship with the former was never confirmed. In addition, Bellisario made the alliance with Patrick J. Adams in 2016; suit fans know him better than Mike Ross.
On the other hand, the relationship between Acker and Markie Adams is SO REAL. The duo became bonded in 2014 when they began posting several photos of themselves on social media, most notably on Instagram, which is BuzzFeed Van’s preferred social media platform.
Since then, the pair have remained strong, as can be seen from the cute photos of themselves that they will continue to post for the delight of fans.
Markie Adams’ breakthrough in Hollywood is yet to come. But while she’s at it, she’s been featured in lesser-known movies like In The Dark (2013), Wingman Inc. (2015), The Morning After (2015), and Dutch Hollow. Like his Bae Van, Markie has a fondness for astrology.
Judging by the photos, the two know how to have fun, and fans can’t help but wish their long-term relationship would stay that way. Whether Adams would be the one Van would take to be his wife will only become clear over time. Cross your fingers…
Drew Van Acker Fun Facts
His typical order at the bar is Whiskey or Beer.
He prefers Rihanna to Beyonce.
“Ridiculous” and “Dude” are among our overused words.
A lover of astrology, he has the wallpaper of the milky way galaxy on his computer.
He is a huge fan of the comedy sitcom Modern Family and he can’t stop himself from laughing every time he watches Saving Silverman.
Height: 6 feet (1.83 m)