Actor, Film actor
Who is Jason Ruta?
Ruta first came to prominence as a participant in the second season of U8TV: The Lofters. The show followed the lives of eight Canadians living and working in a fully wired loft TV studio, producing and hosting shows. Unlike season one's Mathieu Chantelois, who was openly gay from the very beginning of his time on the show, Ruta came out as gay during his time in the loft. He hosted the Gemini-nominated magazine series So Gay TV for U8TV and PrideVision, but later left The Lofters after being voted out by viewers.
Ruta later returned to television in 2007, joining E! Canada as co-host, with fellow U8TV alumna Arisa Cox, of E! News Weekend. The show was cancelled in 2009 when E! Canada's original incarnation was shut down after Canwest Media filed for bankruptcy.