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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 August 1969Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameRalph Jason Benjamin
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jason Benjamin is an award-winning American actor and stuntman. He grew up in the Cumberland Mountains of East Tennessee. His youth was spent participating in competitive sports like baseball, football, and Karate. When he was age 13, his grandfather took him to see the musical Hello Dolly. He was immediately captivated by what he saw on stage. It was during his junior year of high school that he first took the stage himself, appearing in various school theater productions.

He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served four years in the Navy and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1991. He then served seven years in the Tennessee and Alabama Army National Guard. His finished his service in the National Guard as a member of the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Alabama.

After his release from active duty in the Navy, Jason spent seven years as a police officer. Much of that time was spent working as an undercover narcotics officer and member of the SWAT team. In 1998 Jason transferred from the police department to the fire department. He rose to the rank of captain in less than nine years.

Over the last two and a half decades, Jason has traveled the world participating in adventure sports like scuba diving, backpacking, rappelling, rock climbing, and kayaking. He had a promising career as a professional wrestler during the 1990's until he broke his leg while practicing for an upcoming match.

With his combined military and emergency services experience and his background in Karate, boxing and professional wrestling, Jason has worked steadily as an actor, stuntman, fight choreographer, producer and technical advisor for Police, Fire, EMS, and Military tactics.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Sasha Renee Hall (24 July 2004 - present)

Trivia (12)

Was voted "Best Looking" his senior year of high school by his classmates.
Was named "The Face Of Milwaukee Tools" after being hired to appear in a video showcasing the company's new V18 Lithium Ion cordless tool lineup.
Is a huge fan of Mixed Martial Arts competitions.
Began studying Martial Arts in high school.
Finished at least second place or higher in every Martial Arts tournament he entered.
Brother of Brooks Benjamin.
Was considered for the role of Officer Kelso in the film Asylum (2008).
Is an avid backpacker.
Has studied under Karen Carlson and Alan Dysert.
Is a full-time Captain with the Oak Ridge Fire Department in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
In Georgia filming the sequel to the 2008 film, 'Quarantine'. [June 2010]
Currently writing another screenplay with his brother, Brooks Benjamin, and Curt Willis. [November 2008]

Personal Quotes (3)

I have always been the type that would try anything if it interested me. As a result, I have been a lot of places and done a lot of different things. If I were to make a list of all the things I've done in my life, you would think I was making it up.
(On how being a pro wrestler helped him as an actor) Actually, I have been acting since I was about 16 years old. That was one of the reasons that I did so well in the wrestling business. However, the skills I learned as a wrestler have helped me get many jobs choreographing fight scenes for movies and plays all across the U.S.
I believe in Karma. Whatever you do will always come back to you.

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