J.Son Dinant

Infobox actor
name = J.Son Dinant



imagesize = 200px
caption = J.Son at HBO Comedy Festival 2007
birthdate = birth date and age|1981|07|31
location = Syracuse, New York, USA flagicon|New York flagicon|USA
spouse = Single
birthname = Jason B Dinant
occupation = comedian, actor
yearsactive = 2000 – present
children = None

Jason "J.Son" Dinant (born July 31, 1981) is an American comedian, actor and Reality TV personality best known for his appearances on "FEAR" on MTV and "Inked" on A&E.

Early life

Dinant is the son of Bruce and Cheryl Dinant. He grew up in Baldwinsville, New York a suburb of Syracuse, New York. He nearly died at birth; his lung collapsed and his heart stopped. [cite web
url = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH6MGKljRQg
title = SURVIVOR - Inked - Tattoo story
accessdate = 2007-12-19
]

He attended CW Baker High School and graduated in 1999.cite web
url = http://myspace.com/jsondinant
title = MySpace J.Son Dinant
accessdate = 2007-12-19
]

Vegas

Dinant moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1999 to attended the University of Las Vegas, NV for a dual major in Political Science and Theatre/Performing Arts. While attending UNLV he went on an audition for the MTV reality show FEAR. He made it onto the episode entitled "Duggan Bros. Cement Factory," but he was disqualified from the 5,000$ reward when he completed a dare incorrectly.cite web
url = http://orwellproject.com/2005/02/28/i-know-a-reality-star-coming-soon/
title = I Know a reality star - coming soon
accessdate = 2007-12-19
]

In December 2001 Dinant moved back to New York to be closer to his family. Dinant returned to Las Vegas in June 2004 where he got a job with the production company of the Celine Dion show.

Dinant started his comedy career with his first show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino (formerly the Aladdin Hotel & Casino) on December 27, 2005. The show called The Laugh Corner of Comedy was created by Dinant and was the collaboration of several comedians. The show included stand up, "Saturday Night Live"-style skits and improv. He hosted a weekly show by the same name at a smaller venue in Las Vegas.

"Las Vegas Weekly"

Dinant has been featured in the "Las Vegas Weekly" magazine several times in the past two years including: CineVegas Film Festival issue, Beautiful Person Issue and Comedy Issue. In 2006 he was named "Las Vegan Most in Need of a Reality Show" The magazine wrote "We're not sure if local writer/actor/comedian Dinant (who's shortened his first name to J.Son for some reason) is actually in need of a reality show, since, according to his website, he's already made appearances on such programs as "Inked", "Caesars 24/7" and MTV's "Fear"." [cite web
url = http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/content/fileadmin/oldsite/2006/03/16/feature.html
title = Reader's Choice
accessdate = 2007-12-19
]

New York

In December 2001 Dinant returned to New York. In New York he began writing theatrical plays and created the "Got Theater?" Project, a charitable theater company. [cite web
url = http://www.talentbox.com/articles/acting/jd/index2.htm
title = Talentbox - Jason Dinant
accessdate = 2007-12-19
] The Project raised money for various charities, including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Children's Miracle Network and several others. The creation of this company earned Dinant the Jefferson Award for outstanding community and public service in 2004. [cite web
url = http://www.syracuse.ny.us/mayorDocs/2/Jefferson%20Awards%20Day.pdf
title = Jefferson Awards
accessdate = 2007-12-19
]

Comedy

Dinant's comedy is a mix of MC/Host, StandUp, improv, parody, political and celebrity humor.

Dinant was named a "Hot 12 Comedian" by the World Comedy Network. [cite web
url = http://www.backstageservices.com/comedy-db/comedianview43663.php?key=971
title = World Comedy Network
accessdate = 2007-12-20
]

Dinant's comic mentor Carole Montgomery (from TV's "Funniest Mom in America") gave him the nickname "The New Funny!" for his use of several comedy styles all in one. [cite web
url = http://comedysoapbox.com/comedianstemplate.cfm?RequestTimeout=5000&comedianID=2762
title = Comedy SoapBox
accessdate = 2007-12-20
]

Dinant is known for doing impressions of celebrities including: Paris Hilton,
Kanye West [cite web
url = http://www.blogtv.com/Shows/9377/YeZwbGFvYeXt&pos=ancr
title = Kanye West on Jdot - spoof
accessdate = 2007-12-19
]
Britney Spears [cite web
url = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qo6C64qe9U
title = VMA Britney Spears - Gimme More - spoof
accessdate = 2007-12-19
] and George W. Bush.

Dinant has been seen on MTV, A&E, TV Guide Network, WB-TV, PBS and several local stations.

Dinant lists his comic inspirations as: Arte Johnson, Minnie Pearl, George Carlin, David Brenner [cite web
url = http://comedysoapbox.com/comedianstemplate.cfm?RequestTimeout=5000&comedianID=2762
title = Comedy SoapBox
accessdate = 2007-12-20
]

Dinant's latest project is his celebrity blog in which he uses his comedy characters to report news and gossip.

Fear

Dinant was a cast member of the hit reality show MTV's Fear in 2001. He appeared on the Duggan Brothers Cement Factory episode as well as the Faces of Fear cast special and Inside:FEAR the DVD.
Dinant wrote about his appearance on "MTV's Fear" in his column "I Know a Reality Star!" on OrwellProject.com.

Politics

From the time Dinant was in first grade and telling people to vote for Michael Dukakis he had a love for american politics. At a very young age he stated "I'm going to be President someday".cite web
url = http://www.OnTheZList.com
title = Funny man J.Son
accessdate = 2007-12-19
]

He has worked on the presidential campaigns of Al Gore and John Kerry.


During the 2008 US Presidential Campaign Dinant created a series of videos that earned him the name "Hillary Clinton Boy!" In one of the videos Dinant remixes the theme song to the TV show The Jeffersons to promote Hillary Clinton. cite web
url = http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2008/04/bville_native_shows_love_for_p.html
title = Syracuse.com
accessdate = 2008-04-30
]
Dinant supports John McCain for president. On September 5, 2008 Dinant created a video entitled "I'm Gay and I Love John McCain!" which made it on air on CNN. Fredricka Whitfield said of Dinant, "So, I think he wanted to get a little bit more attention for what he was not wearing than what he said." This comment referd to his Naked Boy News.cite web
url = http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0809/05/cnr.07.html
title = CNN.com
accessdate = 2008-09-06
]

TV

Dinant has appeared on the following TV shows:Fear (MTV)Faces of Fear (MTV)Caesars 24/7 (A&E)Real World Vegas: Reunited (MTV)Inked (A&E)Open Call: The Next Will & Grace (TV Guide Network)Choose or Loose (MTV)One Tree Hill (WB) [cite web
url = http://gottheater.tripod.com/jsonsreality/id13.html
title = Official J.Son Dinant
accessdate = 2008-03-01
]

From Summer 2007 to Spring 2008 Dinant hosted a live web TV show on the Blog TV network entitled the J Dot Report [cite web
url = http://TheNewFunny.com
title = Blog TV Page
accessdate = 2008-03-08
]

On May 21, 2008 Dinant launched Naked Boy News. Naked Boy News is an online TV show where Dinant talks about celebrity gossip and political news. The tag line for the show is: "If it's worth doing... Do It Naked!" [cite web
url = http://www.NakedBoyNews.com
title = Naked Boy News
accessdate = 2008-05-25
]

From October 3rd to 5th, 2008 CNN used a video by Dinant on their VP debate coverage. In the video Dinant gives his opinion of Sarah Palin and her "shout out" during the debate, aksing if Tina Fey actually showed up. [cite web
url = http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-104822
title = CNN's iReport
accessdate = 2008-10-05
]

OJ Simpson Trial

Dinant became part of the OJ Simpson trial in Las Vegas by accident on Wednesday September 10, 2008. While putting together a video about what people thought of the OJ Simpson trial he accidentally approached two ladies who were potential jurors. The two jurors reported this to the judge and an investigation was launched. Dinant set up a meeting with court officials to explain what happened. This became something of a media event, with reporters nationwide talking about the incident. [cite web
url = http://www.lvrj.com/news/28232404.html
title = Las Vegas RJ1
accessdate = 2008-09-12
] [cite web
url = http://www.kxnt.com/pages/2949466.php?
title = KXNT
accessdate = 2008-09-12
] [cite web
url = http://www.lvrj.com/news/28279354.html
title = Las Vegas RJ2
accessdate = 2008-09-12
]

References

External links

* [http://www.OnTheZList.com Dinant's Official Site]
* [http://www.HillaryClintonBoy.com Dinant as Hillary Clinton Boy!]
* [http://www.blogtv.com/People/JSon Dinant's Blog TV Live Show]


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