|Born||in Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Jason Robert Pace|
Mini Bio (1)
Jason earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Education/Child Development at Wagner College. A veteran New York actor, he was seen in over 100 commercials and various recurring roles on television shows such as Kate & Allie, As the World turns and One Life to Live. After his graduation, Jason moved to Los Angeles in 1998.
While in Los Angeles, Jason continued his on camera success while also becoming one of the leading voice over artists for film and television. In 2001, UPN decided to branch out to a larger demographic viewing audience and cast Jason to help expand their network. Jason had the good fortune of being cast as the first Caucasian lead actor on the hit UPN sitcom "Girlfriends." He was cast as the quick-witted, handsome, plastic surgeon, Dr. Todd Garrett. He played the love interest and later husband of actress Jill Marie Jones' character. From 2001-2006, the comedy/drama of this bi-racial, bi-religious and child bearing couple brought the highest ratings to this popular show. During his time on the show, "Girlfriends" was the #1 show watched by all women 18-42 and was seen by over 9 million viewers per episode.
As a way to give back to the community, Jason founded Children's Playhouse Theater, A Performing Arts School & Camp for Children in the summer of 2001. There he has had the enjoyment of co-writing and directing over 40 productions. CPT's curriculum has benefited over 3,000 students in the Los Angeles community. It's goal is to help support the voice of children and to ensure that all children of the LA community experience the benefits of the performing arts.
In 2008, Jason began incorporating his passion for Psychology & Acting to create "The Psychology of Acting" workshop series. The workshops are based in Jungian & Depth Psychology. He has been asked to teach these workshops throughout Los Angeles and New York and has most recently taught them at Disney as part of their Diversity Program as well as Yale University in their Summer Film Institute.
In 2004, Jason married and soon became a father of three beautiful children. He has recently returned to the industry after a 4 year hiatus raising his family.
Upon his return, he quickly continued his success and In May of 2011, Jason finished filming the lead in filmmaker Shane Stanleys', (Disneys "Gridiron Gang","A Sight for Sore Eyes"), new serio-comedy "My Trip to the Darkside" due out in 2011. Both Jason and the film won high honors at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival bringing home the Gold Jury Prize for Best Picture. The director & actor tandem teamed up again to film the sequel "My Trip Back to the Darkside" due out in 2013. He also continues to be one of the leading voice over artist in Los Angeles with roles in "Happy Feet Two", "Infamous" and various radio spots for "7-11", "KMart" and "Robbins Brothers".
Jason has recently been cast in the upcoming Dana Klein Pilot "My Friends With Better Lives" for CBS Network. There he plays Jimmy Bennina, friend to James Van Der beeks character Will Stokes & opposite Kevin Connolly, Brooklyn Decker, Majandra Delfino & Zoe Lister Jones.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
|Ossi Pace||(10 June 2004 - present) (3 children)|