Cody Linley is an American actor and singer. He first appeared in the 1998 film Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack. He then guest-starred in Walker, Texas Ranger. He later appeared in the films My Dog Skip and Miss Congeniality. In the 2000s, he had performances in the movies Where the Heart Is, Beyond the Prairie 2: The True Story of Laura Wilder, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Cheaper by the Dozen, Echoes of Innocence, Rebound, and Hoot. Between 2006 and 2010, he played the recurring character of Jake Ryan in Hannah Montana. In 2008, he competed in Dancing With The Stars. His latest role was as Matthew Shepard in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.