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Actor Jason Priestley 90210 Legacy

Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jason Priestly has accepted his role in the popular teen drama will always be his most famous, despite insisting the show was just “one stop along the way”.

The actor played Brandon Walsh for nine years in the hugely successful high school series, which ran for 10 seasons and made him a global star alongside Shannen Doherty and Tori Spelling.

However, Priestley admits he still can’t understand why that character remains his most famous, especially as the show was panned by critics.
He tells The Sydney Daily Telegraph, “That was one nine-year chunk of my life and of my career – I had a pretty successful career before that, and I’ve had a pretty successful career after that. It was one stop along the way.

“It was the predecessor for a lot of these younger-skewed shows that are on TV now. And we got lambasted by every critic. It was a critical disaster, but for some reason it resonated with a lot of people.
“The thing with playing an iconic character like Brandon Walsh is if people always remember me for that, that’s fine. It’s nothing I can get upset about.”

Jason Priestley Directs Luke Perry In "Goodnight For Justice" 1/29 On Hallmark Movie Channel

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“90210” alum Luke Perry (“A Fine Step,” “A Gunfighter’s Pledge”) and Jason Priestley (“Call Me Fitz,” “Expecting A Miracle”) reunite in the making of the Hallmark Movie Channel Original Film, “Goodnight For Justice,” which is slated to premiere on the network, Saturday, January 29 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Luke Perry is Executive Producer and lead star of the film whose character Judge John Goodnight, a Circuit Judge, renders justice with a perfect persuasion of eloquence and deadly aim. Jason Priestley reunites with his friend of many years to direct the film, whose main character, Judge Goodnight was created by Perry.

In a stagecoach, a young boy creates an eidetic memory of his childhood, each sight and sound of all the days of his life recalled with stunning accuracy: Waiting outside a General Store; a candy barrel filled with peppermints; his mother and father, defeated, but still proud, hold hands as they talk about giving up the hardscrabble land they tried to call home and the excitement of new beginnings back East; an eloquent Circuit Judge, Aldous Shaw, and his elegantly-dressed wife offer solace to the Goodnight family; the judge’s six-gun and rich leather holster gleam in the sun; the slow hum of good conversation mixed with hoofbeats; out of nowhere, noise, confusion, a brilliant flash; six masked outlaws surround the coach; gunfire explodes without cessation; horses flail; Judge Shaw is felled by a pearl-handled knife; carriage overturns with deadly force; bullets fly; all are lost, except the boy and the Judge’s wife who will become his surrogate mother.

The boy who hid in weeds to save his own life is now a man who walks with grandeur and purpose. He is, a Circuit Judge, hell-bent on justice.

“Goodnight for Justice” is an Entertainment One Production in association with Randolph Films. John Morayniss, Ira Pincus and Luke Perry are Executive Producers. Producer is Randy Cheveldave and Supervising Producer is Tashi Bieler. Jason Priestley directs from a script by Neal and Tippi Dobrofsky.