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Drew Van Acker is an American actor best known for his role Ian Archer on the Cartoon Network teen action series Tower Prep and for his role Jason Dilaurentis on the ABC family drama Pretty Little Liar.


Drew Van Acker was born on 2 April 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but lived in Medford, New Jersey. Drew was interested in sports and acting at an early age. He played for his school football team and the lacrosse teams which lead to a football scholarship to Towson University. While studying at University he took theatre acting courses.


Drew Acker made his TV debut in 2009 on the TV series Castle. Also in 2009 he had a recurring on the Warner Bros online web series The Lake. Drew in 2010 was cast as a lead character on the Cartoon Network teen action series Tower Prep as Ian Archer a young teenager trapped in a boarding school dedicated to find a way to escape with his friends.


Drew in 2011 was cast as a recurring character on the ABC family teen drama Pretty Little Liar replacing the previous actor Parker Bagley. Drew portrayed Jason Dilaurentis the elder brother of the murdered girl Alison DiLaurentis who worried he might have been responsible for his sister death since he has no memory of the night she died. In 2013 Drew was cast as a main character on the Lifetime mystery drama Devious Maids as Remi Delatour a teenager with drug addiction who fall for his maid Valentina.


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Character Name

Role Type

Date

Tower Prep

Ian Archer

Main Cast

2010-10-16

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Movie Credit

2009 Greek as Parker (1 episode)

2009 The Lake as Ryan (12 episodes)

2009 Castle as Donny (1 episode)

2010 Tower Prep as Ian Archer (13 episodes)