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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameJason Michael Gedroic
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jason Gedrick was born on February 7, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jason Michael Gedroic. He is an actor and director, known for Backdraft (1991), Iron Eagle (1986) and Promised Land (1987). He was previously married to Dana Lavas.

Spouse (1)

Dana Lavas (1989 - 1997) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (12)

Has a brother Joel and a sister Dawne.
3 sons: Jian (1991), Garrett (b. 1994) and latest addition Ty (b. 1995).
Enrolled as a business major at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, to appease his parents. But after his freshman year, he quit to concentrate on acting full time and moved to Hollywood. Since he hadn't yet been diagnosed with dyslexia he found his first year of college extremely different and had help from his then girlfriend to get through one year of college.
Plays basketball.
Graduated from Gordon Technical High School in 1982.
He was born in Cook County Hospital. He spent his early years in northwest suburban Mount Prospect, before moving to the Uptown neighborhood.
He suffers from dyslexia.
His last name is pronounced GED-rik.
His parents divorced when he was young, and his older brother and sister went to live with his father. He was raised by his mom in Chicago.
Rehearsing a play called "Lungfish" in L.A., due to open May 25th 2005. [May 2005]
Was born in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.
"Gedroic" is a Polish surname. Jason's parents are both of Polish descent.

Personal Quotes (4)

Maybe the real reason I'm a performer is because I'm the youngest of three kids. Maybe it was a way to get attention. And ultimately, as I look back on it now, I'm kind of curious. Maybe that's it. As an actor, I can investigate and analyze many different ways of living, the psychology of different people. I really don't want to get too pedantic here, but I just truly enjoy exploring other lives. That's always been fun for me.
I don't know if I'm king, but I'm definitely the court jester of critically acclaimed canceled TV series. But what are you going to do? I try to have a sense of humor about it, because there's no rhyme or reason sometimes why a show succeeds or doesn't. It's just the nature of the business. Luckily, I've been able to keep getting great roles and I continue to somehow survive through it all.
Sure, I think everyone fantasizes about being bad, and the baddest thing you can be is in the mob. I do, too, sometimes. And I think even women wish they were going out with the guy from the mob 'cause he's cool and has money and is scary. But I think the idea of converting him into a choirboy is the true appeal.
You want to know the truth? I'm one of the most juvenile people I know. Truly, I am stuck in like a 12 year old state. I mean, I'm goofy. If I had to describe myself, that's the only way I can put it. And the people who know me, even the people who just know me a little bit, they couldn't deny that I'm just a goofy guy.

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