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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 April 1977Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Birth NameJarod Scott Spradling
Nickname J-Rod
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Jarod discovered his passion for acting during his high school years, performing on stage both academically and semi-professionally throughout the Midwest. After high school, Jarod decided to pursue his passion for acting at Ohio University's School of Theater, studying fervently alongside such fellow alumni as Piper Perabo, Brandy Burre, and Scott Terry of the band Red Wanting Blue. During the four years he was earning his B.A., Jarod performed in a record 13 productions, almost unheard of as an undergrad student. Jarod's heroes had always been of the big screen, and with his new-found craft and finely-honed talents, he moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue a career in acting. Not long after arriving, Jarod attracted the attention of director Jonathan Lawrence, who cast him in the feature film, The Family Mancuso. In "Mancuso", Jarod played the buffoonish best friend, Benny, and the film garnered official selection at The Big Bear Lake Film Festival. With the success of "Mancuso", Jarod began to book such television shows as " Providence", "That 80s Show" and "The O.C." Soon after, Jarod met director Gerald Nott, with whom he often collaborates, including on the cult horror hit, The Quick and The Undead. Additionally, Jarod frequently works with up-and-coming directors Sila Agavale and Joshua D. Smith, most notably as Detective Greg Brennen in the action film, RUSH....

- IMDb Mini Biography By: SASpradMHS

Spouse (1)

Jill Kocalis (9 May 2009 - present)

Trivia (8)

Attended and graduated from Ohio University alongside fellow alumni Piper Perabo, Brandy Burre, Steve Cirbus, and Matt Palka.
Although the majority of his scenes in The Quick and the Undead (2006) were cut, it was Jarod's work as the Cannibal in Gerald Nott's "Kill All Cannibals" that initially got 'Undead' funded.
Avid hockey fan.
Studied Russian in college and can even speak a little.
Worked as a manager at Gold's Gym Hollywood while pursuing acting work.
In order to make the "sidekick" role of Benny more believable in The Family Mancuso (2001), Jarod followed fellow actor David Guzzone around both on and off set during filming, including every meal break, and also insisting they carpool together everyday.
Portraying Jamie, in Jason Robert Brown's critically acclaimed "The Last 5 Years," at The Repertory East Playhouse. [March 2007]
Los Angeles, CA: Directing Wendy Kesselman's adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank at The Repertory East Playhouse. [March 2011]

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