McCartney was born on April 9, 1987.
already received two Emmy nominations, two Young Artist Awards
and a nomination for a Soap Opera Digest Award for his acting.
He was also a member of the singing group known as the Sugar Beats
prior to being a member of the platinum-selling pop group Dream
Street. Their debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Independent
Album Charts and soared to platinum sales. Dream Street's songs
have been featured on the soundtracks for Pokemon 2000 and The
Little Vampire. Prior to Dream Street, McCartney was the lead
singer in Sugar Beats, with whom he recorded four albums. As a
solo recording artist, Jesse's current hit single "Beautiful
Soul" is rising up the charts. His recently released album
of the same name is establishing him as an accomplished singer-songwriter
and rising music star.
Louis in the national touring company of the revival of The King
& I in 1997. He has played Adam Chandler, Jr. on the soap,
All My Children, since 1998. Since 1998, he has sung with the
group, Sugar Beats. He can be heard on their 1998 CD, How Sweet
It Is; on their 1999 CD, Wild Thing; and on their 2000 CD, Car
In 1999 he joined another
singing group called Dream Street. It scored a platinum album
with their self-titled debut before spinning off the careers of
Chris Trousdale and McCartney himself, who started contributing
music to kid-friendly films like Cinderella Story ("The Best
Day of My Life"), Stuck in the Suburbs ("Good Life"),
and Ella Enchanted, for which he performed a version of Elton
John's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Anne Hathaway,
the film's star.
He was nominated for
Daytime Emmy Awards in both 2001 and 2002 for Best Performance
by a Young Actor in a Television Series, as well as for a Soap
Opera Digest Award. He won the Young Artist Award for his role
in the series in 2001 and 2002. Additional television appearances
include a guest-starring role in Law & Order and performances
with Sugar Beats and Dream Street on Good Morning America, The
Rosie O'Donnell Show and Maury, McCartney has also been featured
in many commercials both as an on-screen and voiceover actor.
lives with his family in New York but will relocate to Los Angeles
for the filming of the series. In his free time, he enjoys skiing
(on both snow and water) and playing baseball for his high school
team. He recently took up surfing for his role in Summerland and
has been taking courses in photography. McCartney is planning
on going to college and hopes to attend the University of California,
Los Angeles, or New York University
to acting in 2004 with a role on the WB teen drama Summerland.
He also finished up work on his first solo full-length. "Beautiful
Soul" was the album's title track and lead single, and pointed
to its smooth blend of pop-rock sensibilities punched up with
soulful inflections and danceable beats. Beautiful Soul was issued
September 28, 2004 by Hollywood Records.