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Jake Ryan

General Information
Gender: Male
Color: Father is Greek and Mother is from Russia
Eye Color: Light Green
Birthday: April 3, 1990 (age 20)
Height: 5'10
Aliases: Milo
Family & Friends
Friends: Miley Stewart
Lilly Truscott
Oliver Oken
Traci Van Horn
Enemies: Jesse
Other Information
Interests: Himself, Acting
Education: Has not gone to school before
Series Information
First seen: New Kid in School
Last seen: It's The End Of Jake As We Know It
Portrayer: Cody Linley

Leslie "Jake" Ryan (born April 3, 1990) is a famous actor, who is capable of attracting many girls' attention due to his fame. However, when Miley is the only girl at Seaview Middle School who is not interested in him and his fame, he decides to chase after her instead.

Relationship With Miley

Jake is one of Miley's love interests. They share an off and on relationship. He was a new kid in Miley's middle school. He initially annoyed Miley with his self centered attitude, but along the way they start developing crushes for each other.

The two tried to make each other jealous by dating other people, which didn't work out too well. Jake kissed Miley, but on the same day, he left for Romania. He wasn't seen again until the second season, where he continually tried to get Miley to take him back by sending her various gifts such as muffins and flowers.

On live television he confessed that he was in love with her and shortly after, the two reconciled. They tried to date and Miley even told Jake of her "Hannah secret". However, Jake's celebrity attitude annoyed Miley and the two broke up. In the third season, Miley tried to stop Jake from marrying Traci, only to find out that she'd been "Gotcha'd". Miley went so far as to kiss Jake to prove that she didn't feel anything for him.

However, Miley and Jake both showed signs of enjoying it. They start secretly dating once again in He Could Be The One. They eventually tell Miley's father of their relationship, but even when he accepts it, their relationship faces another hardship as Miley crushes on her fellow guitarist. At the end of the episode, Miley realizes she loves Jake more and reaffirms her relationship with him. In 'It's the End of Jake as We Know It,' it turns out that Jake was cheating on Miley after a bandmate/friend of Oliver's took a picture of Jake with another girl. Oliver told Lilly about it, but they at first decided to keep it a secret from Miley, not wanting to hurt her feelings, but she eventually finds out that Jake's cheating on her. At first, Miley's mad at them for not telling her, but she forgives them and gets back at Jake for cheating on her (as well as breaking up with him for good) and tells him good-bye (as in she never wants to hear from or see him again). As he leaves, he does seem somewhat remorseful, but understands that he has destroyed his relationship and his career. He is last seen making a half-hearted attempt to console Miley by mentioning that his clothes were stolen so he has to fly back home in his elf costume (after he leaves, it is revealed that Robby was the one who stole them as revenge for his mistreatment of Miley).

Miley later mentions him in "Been Here All Along", stating, "Now that I'm not with Jake anymore, nothing's stopping me and Jesse from being together."



  • His name is identical to Michael Schoeffling's character's name from the John Hughes film "Sixteen Candles".
  • Jake is the only protagonist in the series to become an antagonist and not be redeemed.
  • He appears in all four seasons, although he has progressively fewer appearances with each season.
  • Jake is the third character that found out about Miley's secret. (Lily being the first and Oliver the second)