Most recently, Linley appeared in ten episodes of Hannah Montana as Jake Ryan. Linley was a contestant on Season 7 of Dancing With The Stars. Śliwińska was brought back after Linley's partner on the show, Julianne Hough, was hospitalized. Linley, however, was voted off the show on November 18, 2008.He is 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, in which he was partnered with Julianne Hough and finished fourth.Linley made his acting debut in the 1998 made-for-television film Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack.Cody also says the characters he has played are “very much a part of him,” so what you see is what you get. “One funny memory happened behind the scenes when Miley and I would have a kissing scene.
He also played a live-action version of Arnold for a commercial for Hey Arnold! Other film roles include Hannah Montana, The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, Rebound, and his biggest film role, Hoot (2006), with Logan Lerman and Brie Larson.He also had a role in an episode of That's So Raven as Daryl in the Episode Five Finger Discount the Boy who was friends with Corey Baxter [Kyle Massey] that tricked Corey into stealing a Monkey Key Chain. 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.