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  • Trivia

    • Jesse is ranked #81 in AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25".

    • Acting Career/Theater:
      -Jesse auditioned for Haley Joel Osment's role in The Sixth Sense and even got a callback! Unfortunately, he didn't get the role. He doesn't hold grudges though; he still lists the movie as one of his all-time favorites!
      -Jesse plays a young Peyton Manning for an NFL commercial. He is also in a Sunny Delight and an anti-smoking commercial.
      -In 2001, Jesse was released from his three-year gig as "J.R. Chandler" on the popular ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children. Five years later, in 2006, Jesse returned to All My Children as a guest star playing himself and shared scenes with Jacob Young, the actor who subsequently took over Jesse's role of "J.R.
      -In August 2006, Jesse appeared in an ABC Family Special: Schooled. The special was a prank that involved tricking a group of almost 9th graders into thinking that they had to take a series of scrutinous exams to enter into high school. At the event Jesse revealed that he was never a very good test-taker & that he used to have tons of test-anxiety.
      -Jesse plays the voice of Roxas in the video game "Kingdom Hearts II".
      -Jesse has starred in several plays with his family, in Ardsley, New York: The King and I, A Christmas Carole, and Oliver!

    • Family/Relationships:
      -Jesse has two siblings, both younger: brother Timmy, and sister Lea. His parents' names are Ginger and Scot.
      -Both of Jesse's parents are performers. At one time, they had their own doo-wop group. Both of his grandparents sometimes go on tour with him. His sister, Lea, is also a preformer, but doesn't want to make a career out of it. His brother, Timmy doesn't follow the family plan.
      -Jesse's Walmart ad, "Home For the Holidays," was filmed at his actual home, and features several members of his family, including his mom, Ginger, sister Lea, and brother Timmy.
      -Jesse has a calico cat named Oliver.
      -Jesse's former girlfriend Katie Cassidy, the daughter of David Cassidy played a love interest in his music video "She's No You".

    • School:
      -Despite his career, Jesse has attended a local public school his whole life. He recently returned to hometown, Ardsley N.Y. to graduate from high school, on June 28, 2005.
      -Jesse's high school mascot were Panthers
      -Jesse's baseball positions were pitcher and shortstop.

    • -Jesse shoe size is a 9.
      -Jesse is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 metres) tall. -Jesse is a natural brunette
      -Jesse finally admitted his middle name is Arthur in J-14 magazine.
      -He changed his blonde hair to the color brown for the movie Keith which was released in 2007.
      -Jesse has two middle names, Abraham and Arthur.

    • Favorites:

      - Album: Jame's Taylor's Greatest Hits CD
      - Place: Italy
      - Artists: James Taylor, Gavin DeGraw, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Maroon 5, James Taylor, Ray Charles and Akon
      - Candy: Sour Patch candy
      - Dog breed: Siberian Husky
      - Inspirations: David Canary, Will Smith and Justin Timberlake
      - Animal: Giraffes
      - Outfit: simple t-shirt and jeans
      - Songs from his albums: "Get Your Shine On" and "Invincible"
      - Actresses: Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie
      - Actors: Will Smith, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon and Robert DeNiro
      - Movies: The Sixth Sense, Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, Grease, and American History X - Books: 'Death Be Not Proud' by John Guther and 'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck

    • Song writing & performances:
      -Jesse McCartney helped compose Leona Lewis' hit single "Bleeding Love."
      -Jesse wrote and performed an exclusive song, "We Can Go Anywhere" for his new movie Keith which released in Spring of 2007.
      -Jesse's song "I'll Try" which appears on the DisneyMania 6 CD is originally from the movie Peter Pan II.
      -When Jesse sat down to write the track, "She's No You", he was on a caffeine buzz, so he wrote a fast-paced beat for the song.
      -Jesse co-wrote his songs "Get Your Shine On," "She's No You," "That Was Then," and "What's Your Name."
      -Jesse performs a song on Disney Channel called "Good Life" for the Disney Channel Original Movie: Stuck in the Suburbs. The song is also a bonus track on his "Beautiful Soul" album.
      -Jesse's song "Get Your Shine On" is in the movie, Fat Albert.
      -Jesse sings "When You Wish Upon A Star" on the Disney Mania 3 CD.
      -Jesse sings 'Second Star to the Right' from Peter Pan on the Disney Mania 2 CD.

    • He is actually a Born Again Christian.

    • Nicknames
      -In an interview about his short-lived WB drama, Summerland, Jesse revealed that his so called nickname "Orange Boy" is a fake. The nickname was actually made up & released to the press as a joke by one of Jesse's buddies. Jesse reveals: "No one's ever called me Orange Boy for real."
      -Greg Raposo gave Jesse the nickname, JMac.

    • Fears/Pet Peeves:
      -At the opening of the new Monster's Inc. ride at Disney World, Jesse revealed on a survey that he's afraid of clowns.
      -Jesse is scared of bugs
      -Jesse's biggest fear is car accidents.
      -Jesse's pet peeve is nail filing.

    • -Jesse collects rings and necklaces which come from special people and fans.
      -Jesse wears briefs (white only) and boxers (all colors).
      -Jesse picks hats over visors.
      -Jesse likes getting his hair cut.

    • Recording Career/Awards:
      -Jesse was nominated for Breakthrough Artist for an AMA award.
      -Jesse started recording "Beautiful Soul" at age 15
      -Jesse's management run his official MySpace account, which can be found under his name.
      -Jesse introduced the performances of Bow Wow, Ciara and Omarion at the AMAs.
      -Jesse sold one million copies of "Beautiful Soul", which means it went platinum.
      -Jesse was in the band, Dreamstreet, with Matt Ballinger, Christopher Trousdale, Frankie J. Galasso, and Greg Raposo.
      -Jesse has a solo music career run by Jumpahead Productions, which was started by his managers, Sherry Kondor, and his mother, Ginger McCartney.

    • Crushes:
      -Jesse has said that he was totally starstruck when he met Mischa Barton and Eva Longoria at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards.
      -Jesse was thrilled to meet tennis star Anna Kournikova at the National Tennis Center in Queens, NY. "It was a dream come true for me... She's just so beautiful in every way. And she's got such style and class," he said.
      -Jesse has a crush on Lori Loughlin, who played Ava on Summerland and played Becky on Full House. He said it on April 16th's Teen Nick.
      -While on TRL, Jesse admitted that he has a huge crush on Marcia Cross from Desperate Housewives.
      -Jesse says he has a crush on pop superstar Jojo, but says he probably wouldn't date her because she is so young.

    • -When Jesse has breakfast, he likes to have either scrambled eggs or pumpkin pie.
      -For alone time, Jesse prefers his room to have the stereo on.
      -Jesse loves Japanese food. Also, his favorite dessert is tiramisu. He likes fruit candy, including watermelon laffy taffy and Starburst. He also likes to drink Red Bull.

    • Jesse can fall asleep anywhere. He once fell asleep on the set of Summerland, earning him the nickname "Doubleshot". He says, "I have a hard time waking up. No alarm clock works! It sounds childish, but I seriously have my manager, my mom, or a buddy of mine wake me up if I have to be somewhere. It's a serious issue! I've been very late for some serious gigs because of it!"

    • Jesse can play the saxaphone.

    • Jesse's first overseas trip was to Australia where he filmed the music video for his song "Because You Live".

  • Quotes

    • Jesse: It's very flattering to be considered a heartthrob. I'm trying not to let it go to my head.

    • Jesse: I have the best family in the world.

    • Jesse: (On "Harry Potter") I haven't read any of the books, but I've seen a couple of the films. I got a chance to meet Emma Watson, who is growing up. And she's cute man. She's so cute, she's got the little accent. She's a cutie.

    • Career Related Quotes:
      Jesse: I'm giving them all that I have, and if that's not enough, then sorry, I'm out of the game. I'll do my own thing--I'll make movies, I'll direct, I'll go to college. I'll do this as long as I can and as successfully as I can with a lot of joy and pride.

      Jesse: I'd love to play a role like Leonardo [DiCaprio] in Basketball Diaries, probably one of his greatest pieces. I'd love to do a really dramatic role.

    • Jesse: (On his "She's No You" video shoot) We shot in SoHo, so it was a really cool vibe. The video took place at night, so we started shooting at 6:00 p.m. and shot all night. I was nocturnal for three days.

    • Jesse: (On his most embarrassing moment) I was on tour with Dream Street, and I had on these really heavy pants with drawstrings. I would always tie them really tight and do a last check before the lights came up. But once, the string broke, and my pants went straight to my ankles. I was standing on stage in front of a whole crowd in my underwear.

    • Jesse: In Taiwan the fans were very kind... Everything I said, they listened to. They were really interested. They wanted to understand what I was saying. But they also sat down at the concert. You'll never see that here in America.

    • Jesse: I am not a big magic fan at all. I don't believe in tarot cards or any of that stuff. It's all myth!

    • Jesse: There's something romantic about ferris wheels.

    • Jesse: Every time I fly in an airplane, I get sick. It kind of freaks me out.

    • Jesse: It's hard to get over a back stabbing friend, but you have to talk about it and confront the person.

    • Jesse: I don't wanna say I have a temper...but I do! I kind of sulk and sit there when I'm bitter. I won't show you, but you can see it. Probably if you bring me Godiva chocolate, I'll be your friend again.

    • Jesse: I had a kissing scene on the first episode of Summerland... I thought it would be weird, but it wasn't too bad... Doing it on your own is nerve-racking enough.

    • Jesse: Yes, I am a normal teenager...just one that works in the professional world.

    • Jesse McCartney: I used to have six left feet. Now I only have one and a half left feet.

    • Jesse McCartney: I love a girl that can make me laugh. I am not really a laugh-at-things type of guy and I don't smile and laugh all the time... But if a girl can make me laugh... I'm in love!!!!

    • Jesse McCartney: Music is my way of getting away from everything. It means a lot to me.

    • Jesse McCartney: I like to smile when its natural. I'm not mad or anything. That's my style.

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