From the ages of 11 to 13, McCartney simultaneously acted on ABC's "All My Children," which earned him two Daytime Emmy Award nominations and recorded with the group Dream Street, whose debut album went gold.
Jesse released his first solo album, "Beautiful Soul," in 2004 which went platinum, selling over 1.8 million copies. He also co-wrote the smash hit "Bleeding Love" for singer Leona Lewis which was a #1 hit in 34 countries, the only song in over a decade to achieve this status. The song won ASCAP’s song of the year and was nominated for a Grammy Award. His single, "Leavin’," landed him a #1 spot on the charts and was Top 40 Radio's most played song of 2008. "How Do You Sleep" followed in 2009, also charting in the top 10.
McCartney’s film credits include the teen cult classic "Keith," which won five international film festival awards, followed by "Beware The Gonzo" and "Chernobyl Diaries."
McCartney has voiced numerous animated characters for films, video games, and television series including all three "Alvin and the Chipmunks" films, "Horton Hears a Who," "Kingdom Hearts" and "Young Justice."
Besides appearing on television in the role of "J.R." Chandler on All My Children for 3 seasons, McCartney later co-starred in the hit series "Summerland" with Lori Loughlin, the highest rated show on the WB Network during its 2 year run, and recently guest starred on "Greek," "Law & Order SVU" and "CSI: Las Vegas."