He was temporarily paired with Edyta Śliwińska, who had been eliminated earlier in the season with her partner Jeffrey Ross, for Weeks 7 and 8 of the competition.
Śliwińska was brought back after Linley's partner on the show, Julianne Hough, who is a two-time champion (with Apollo Anton Ohno and Hélio Castroneves), was hospitalized with endometriosis and had her appendix removed.
Subsequently, he had supporting roles in four films released in 2000: My Dog Skip, Where the Heart Is, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Miss Congeniality.
In 2003, Linley had a major role in the independent film When Zachary Beaver Came to Town and appeared in the movie Cheaper by the Dozen.
He has also appeared in the movie Where the Heart Is alongside Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd where he played Ashley Judd's oldest son Brownie Coop.Some of Hollywood’s hottest young stars are posing for the brand's “OPen Campus” campaign, including 90210 star Anna Lynne Mc Cord, One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush, Solange Knowles, Joel Madden, The Hills' Brody Jenner and Cody Linley.Sophia Bush, Brody Jenner, Anna Lynne Mc Cord, Solange Knowles, Joel Madden and Cody Linley appear in ads for clothing company Op's "Summer of Music" campaign.The youngest - and, quite possibly, cutest - contestant in the history of Dancing with the Stars was voted off the show last night.But Hannah Montana star Cody Linley can hold his adorable head high after a fourth place finish. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role as Jake Ryan in the television series Hannah Montana and for being a contestant on the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars. He was eliminated in the semifinals, finishing fourth.