Jilon  VanOver

 


Jilon VanOver is a Southern California native who has spent much of his life explaining how to pronounce his name...(Jih-lone)

When Jilon was in 3rd grade, he began studying jazz saxophone.  By the 4th grade, Jilon was playing with the jazz band at the junior high school.  In his 9th grade year, a taste for football developed, which eventually earned Jilon an athletic scholarship to Murray State University in Kentucky. It was there that Jilon began studying acting.  Struck by the bug, Jilon nearly dropped out after his junior year to move to Hollywood, but decided to stay and get his degree in Theatre Arts and Advertising.  Upon graduation, Jilon made his move.

 

Over the past 10 years, Jilon has appeared in several plays, a dozen TV shows and over 20 feature films. His most recent characters have included the eager, love-hungry bounty hunter Ransom Bray in The History Channel’s award winning mini-series "Hatfields and McCoys.” As super agent Ray Harris in “Strawberry Summer,” the elusive movie star, Bobby Savage, in the acclaimed digital series “Chasing the Hill,” and as Amish farmer, Lucas Holst, in the Lifetime movie, "An Amish Murder," opposite Neve Campbell. You can catch Jilon currently as recurring super hero favorite, Tecton, on Disney XD’s new hit comedy Mighty Med.


Jilon is based in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.  In addition to being a dedicated husband and father, Jilon is a dynamic, chameleon-like actor whose passion and layers shine through in his work.