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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 December 1973Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birth NameJason Nathaniel Behr
Nickname Jay
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jason Nathaniel Behr was born on December 30, 1973 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Patricia Ann (Steiner) and David Paul Behr. His ancestry includes Swiss-German, German, Austrian, Irish, English, and Danish. Jason began acting at the age of five, appearing in a number of theatrical productions, commercials, voice overs and modeling. Jason continued to perform throughout his school years. At the age of nineteen, following his graduation from Richfield Senior High School, Jason moved out to Los Angeles. Shortly after his arrival, Jason began a series of guest roles on popular television shows such as Step by Step (1991), JAG (1995), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), 7th Heaven (1996) and Dawson's Creek (1998). In 1998, Jason made his film debut in the film Pleasantville (1998), starring Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire and William H. Macy. This role was followed up by another role in the indie film Rites of Passage (1999), opposite James Remar and Dean Stockwell, where Jason garnered praised for his portrayal of a young homosexual male. Jason was cast in his first leading role on the television series Roswell (1999) playing "Max Evans". The show ran from 1999 to 2002. In 2001, Jason appeared alongside Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench in The Shipping News (2001). The role earned him a Movieline Award for Standout performance. Jason continued to appear in indie films such as Happily Even After (2004), an independent film which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. More indie films followed, including Happily Even After (2004), Shooting Livien (2005), Man of God (2005), Senseless (2008) and The Tattooist (2007). In 2005, Jason starred opposite former "Buffy" star Sarah Michelle Gellar in the supernatural thriller The Grudge (2004). Most recently, Jason finished two unaired pilots for the Fox and NBC networks, respectively. He completed another indie film, 'The Last International Playboy", which played at both the Slamdance and Gen Art film festivals and was released in select theaters on July 12, 2009.

Jason married actress KaDee Strickland in 2006. The couple have a son, Atticus.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dbmmgurl

Spouse (1)

KaDee Strickland (10 November 2006 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Competed in the Celebrity Pro-Am Classics Tour.
Siblings include older brother Johnny Behr, younger brothers Aaron Behr and Andrew Behr, and younger half-sister, Alisa Behr.
Owns an Akita dog, named Ronin.
Was voted "Most Destined for Fame" by his graduating class.
Graduated from Richfield High School class of 1992.
Owned a brown-spotted Dalmatian named Joplin.
Jason's paternal grandfather, Emil Alphonse Behr, was the son of Swiss immigrants, of Swiss-German descent. Jason's other ancestry is German, Austrian, Irish, English, Danish, 1/64th Spanish, and more distant Dutch and French. Through his English line, Jason's family has lived in the United States since the 1600s.
Good friends with Katherine Heigl.
Favorite childhood book is "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.
Grew up in several different cities outside of Minnesota, including Arizona, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Speaks Japanese.

Personal Quotes (5)

"If I could be in any band, I think it would have to be The Beatles. That would have been a lot of fun".
It's the Peter Pan in me, I don't think I'll ever grow up. - on playing a teen
It would be presumptuous of me to tell you that we are the only intelligent life form that ever existed. I thought my high school principal was an alien - he was so bland. - on alien encounters
"Christopher Reeve will always be Superman in my mind".
I think if I could be any superhero, it'd probably be my mom...but I don't think I'd look too good in high heels, so it's not gonna happen.

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