Connor Jessup

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Connor Jessup - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Connor Jessup is an American actor, director, and writer. He rose to prominence after starring as Ben Manson in science-fiction and action Falling Skies (2011) and Locke & Key (2020) series.

Aside from television series, he also has starred in multiple feature films, such as the critically acclaimed Blackbird (2012) and Closet Monster (2015).


He started acting at the age of eleven as a child actor in the TV series The Jon Dore Television Show. From then on, he appeared in a number of feature movies and TV series.

He had his first major role in the third season of the TV series The Saddle Club in 2008. Three years later, he was cast in the TV series Falling Skies.

His performance in the series earned him two Saturn Award nominations for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Series.

Other TV series he starred in include Locke & Key (2020), American Crime (2016), Falling Skies: The Enemy Within (2014), and King (2011).

Besides TV series, he had also worked in movies like Blackbird (2012), Closet Monster (2015), Little Coffins (2014), Night Flight (2019), Strange But True (2019), and so on.

Speaking of movies, he has movies of his own where he was credited as the director and the writer such as Amy George (2011), I Don’t Hurt Anymore! (2010), and Lira’s Forest (2017).

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  • Real Name: Connor William Jessup
  • Stage Name: Connor Jessup
  • Also Known as: –
  • Nickname: Connor
  • Birthday: June 23, 1994
  • Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Professions: Actor, Writer, Director
  • Education:
  • Hobbies: Photography, fishing, traveling
  • Facebook: Connor Jessup Official
  • Twitter: @connorjessup
  • Instagram: @connorwjessup
  • TikTok:
  • YouTube:

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 74 Kg (163 lbs)
  • Blood Type:
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Body Measurements: 42-28-35 (Bust -42, Waist -28, and Hips -35 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)


  • Father: Bill Jessup
  • Mother: Brenda Thurston
  • Brother: Liam Jessup
  • Sister:

Boyfriend & Dating History

Miles Heizer

Connor revealed his relationship with Miles, the 13 Reasons Why series star, in 2020. According to him, they had been dating for 18 months.

In an interview, he stated that “One of the sparks at the beginning of the fuse [for coming out], was that I fell in love. When you’re happy, you want to be happy publicly.”

Unfortunately, their relationship seems to have ended in early 2023. In an essay that Connor wrote for MUBI, he noted how his “first real relationship had just ended with a wimper.”

No further information about their separation, such as the reason why they chose to, was disclosed to the public.

Net Worth

According to multiple online sources, his net worth is estimated to sit anywhere between $1 million and $5 million. His primary sources of income is his acting works.


  • Connor is friends with author Alice Oseman and fellow actors who played in the TV series Heartstopper (2022), Joe Locke, Sebastian Croft, and Kit Connor.
  • He is gay and admitted it in 2019.
  • Connor realized that he was gay when she was thirteen years old.
  • His boyfriend, Miles Heizer, is also an actor.
  • He is interested in working behind the screen.
  • Connor was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, but later moved to the United States of America because of his work.
  • His natural hair color is dark ginger.
  • He loves independent cinema.
  • His natural eye color is brown.
  • Connor has dogs as pets.
  • He supports and is very vocal about LGBTQ+ causes.
  • Connor likes reading.
  • He often carries her camera and smartphone everywhere to capture beautiful moments.
  • Connor likes watching East Asian cinema, especially one from Japan.
  • Some of his favorite directors are Edward Yang, Yasujiro Ozu, Hayao Miyazaki, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, and Isao Takahata.
  • His ideal type is…
  • His net worth is around $14 million.

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  • The Archivists (2020), as the producer
  • Night Flight (2019), as the director and the writer
  • 30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing (2019), as the director and the producer
  • White Lie (2019), as Owen
  • Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019), as…
  • Strange But True (2019), as Ronnie
  • A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2018), as the director
  • Lira’s Forest (2017), as the director, the producer, and the writer
  • Boy (2015), as the director, the producer, and the writer
  • Crazy House (2015), as Beckett
  • Closet Monster (2015), as Oscar Madly
  • Fragments (2015), as Alex
  • Falling Skies the Game (2014), as Ben Mason
  • What Doesn’t Kill You (2014), as Marshall
  • Little Coffins (2014), as the director, the producer, and the writer
  • Falling Skies: The Skitter Evolution (2013), as self
  • Skating to New York (2013), as Casey Demas
  • Falling Skies: 2nd Watch (2012), as self
  • Blackbird (2012), as Sean Randall
  • Amy George (2011), as the executive producer
  • I Don’t Hurt Anymore! (2010), as the director, the executive producer, and the writer

TV Series

  • Locke & Key (Netflix | 2020), as Tyler Locke
  • American Crime (ABC | 2016), as Taylor Blaine
  • Falling Skies: The Enemy Within (TNT | 2014), as Ben Mason
  • Falling Skies (TNT | 2011), as Ben Mason
  • King (Showcase | 2011), as Ben Moser
  • The Saddle Club (YTV | 2008), as Simon Atherton and the writer
  • The Jon Dore Television Show (Comedy Network | 2007), as Bat Throwing Kid

TV Shows

  • Canada’s Drag Race (Crave | 2021), as a guest
  • Sidewalks Entertainment (KCRT-TV | 2021), as a guest
  • Made in Hollywood (Syndication | 2020), as a guest
  • IMDb on the Scene – Interviews (YouTube | 2020), as a guest
  • Entertainment Tonight Canada (YouTube | 2020), as a guest
  • The Filmmakers (PBS | 2017), as a panelist
  • American Crime: Season Three Premiere Screening & Conversation (ABC | 2017), as a guest


  • 2016 FilmOut San Diego Awards Outstanding Emerging Talent Closet Monster
  • 2014 Bel Air Film Festival Awards Lead Actor Blackbird


  • 2019 Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor of the Decade American Crime
  • 2017 GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Awards We’re Wilde About You! Rising Star of the Year Connor Jessup
  • 2016 Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year
  • 2016 Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor American Crime
  • 2014 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Falling Skies
  • 2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Supporting Young Actor) Falling Skies


“I started acting when I was 11 so it’s been a decade and a half now. I was always interested in drama and film when I was younger, and I had friends of friends of friends who were in commercial production so I enlisted my Mom to help me get an agent.”

“I was the one doing the pushing, and I feel very lucky to have parents who are encouraging but who leave the ultimate decision – to be a part of this industry – to me.”

“I’m not sure what makes a good actor and what doesn’t. Acting is a lot of hard work. There’s a lot of ground work involved in finding continuity in your character, finding a flow to the role, researching the emotional setting…”

“I’ve never felt followed by a character. The reality of shooting something is so mechanical; you shoot in many little pieces, you shoot out of order, a hundred people are standing around you. You’ve got a 10 hour, 12 hour workday and spend about 40 minutes at most actually shooting.”

“I insisted to myself that I was straight for many years while I was young so I have enough experience in knowing that vocabulary. “

“In many ways gay people are great studies of straight behavior, because we’ve tried so hard to understand. I would trust a gay man to describe a straight mans behavior better than I would trust a straight man.”

“Coming out is a process, which is a phrase that gets thrown around, but only started to mean something to me recently because I came out many years ago in my private life.”

“I had a lot of ideas when I was younger, which is partially connected to sexuality and partially other aspects of my personality, about certain levels of seriousness. I wanted to be taken seriously, and I think it’s also a symptom of being a child actor and growing up around professionals and adults.”

“To me directing and writing is a way of better understanding myself. I find that most of the time what I’m fighting against is the temptation to go through life automatically. Writing and directing is a way of resisting that or forcing myself to resist automatic living.”

“I have a lot of insecurities as an actor, which requires a lot of energy to combat while I’m working, that I don’t think I’d have that energy to give while directing.”

“I would like to do things that are different from what I’ve done before. I would like to be pushed to do things that I don’t think I can do.”

“I’m always most comfortable playing characters who are fragile, vulnerable and unsure. It’d be a good healthy challenge for me to play someone who’s really, really confident. I don’t feel like I think that’s at all a tool I have control over; confidence.” 

Connor Jessup is a keen actor who has a lot of talents. Not only is he good at on-screen acting, but he also has a knack for working behind the screen, such as writing and directing.