Jason Gedrick is a handsome American film actor and director who started from the humble platform of being a movie extra to becoming a force to be reckoned with in and around the entertainment industry today. He is best known in Hollywood and beyond for his impressive interpretation of the character Neil Avedon in TV series Murder One which gained airtime between 1995-1996.
Jason Gedrick’s Biography
Jason Gedrick, whose birthdate is February 7, 1965, was born as Jason Michael Gedroic in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His parents whose names are unavailable are of Polish descent, he was raised in Mount Prospect, northwest of downtown Chicago but his family later moved out from that area and went to another neighborhood in the upper part of town. He is the third of three siblings with Joel Gedroic and Dawne Gedroic, being his older brother and sister respectively. His parents ended their marriage and went their separate ways when he was just eight years old and his older siblings went to stay with his father while he lived with his mother.
He attended Gordon Technical High School and was known to be a prominent member of the school’s basketball team. He graduated from high school in 1982 and proceeded to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa to study business even though that was not his first love. He realized he had a passion for the screen and wanted to study in relation to that field but his parents objected and insisted he studies a professional course, To pacify them, he applied to study business.
However, after scraping through freshman year, he decided he had had enough and dropped out of school to pursue his dreams full-time. He changed his surname to “Gedrick” and moved to Hollywood in pursuit of a career in acting. Jason Gedrick holds the American nationality and his ethnicity is white.
Career Beginning and Filmology
Jason began his acting career as a movie extra in the 1983 films Bad Boys and Risky Business. From there, he moved up to starring in proper movie roles some of which include The Heavenly Kid (1985), Iron Eagle (1986), Iron Eagle II (1988), Murder One (1995-1996), Strange Frequency 2 and The Partners (2003), Hidden Places (2006), Desperate Housewives (2006 -2007), Beauty & the Beast (2015), Shooter (2016), and so many others.
Having given decades of his life to Hollywood, appearing in movie after movie from blockbusters to thrillers to cult classics, it is expected that his net worth must have grown in relation to his decades of service to the industry. At the moment, Jason Gedrick’s annual salary cannot be estimated and put at a particular figure, but the talented actor has a net worth of $1.5 million.
Married Life – Wife and Children
The talented and versatile actor has dated a couple of stars in the entertainment industry which is not to be seen as strange considering his charm and handsome looks. On the other hand, the issue with his relationships is the way most of them ended. Of particular note would be his affairs with American actresses, Daphne Zuniga (1986 – 1987) and Tracy Scoggins (1988), both of which did not end so well.
However, Jason finally settled with Dana Lavas in 1989. Their relationship was the talk of the industry as their love for each other was so passionate it could be felt. But as passionate as they were about each other, their marriage could only last eight years before heading for the iceberg. They got divorced in 1997 but no one said exactly what went wrong. Jason and Dana had three children together, all boys. The boys were named Garrett, Ty, and Jian. Since his divorce from his wife, He is not known to have been with any other girlfriend, partner or even wife. He shares his time between work and his boys as he tries to make sure they don’t feel his absence as he felt in his early life being a product of divorced parents himself.
Quick Facts About Jason Gedrick
Name: Jason Michael Gedroic
Nickname: Jason Gedrick
Profession: Actor, Movie director
Birth Date: February 7, 1965
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Siblings: Joel Gedroic and Dawne Gedroic
Marital Status: Divorced
Spouse: Dana Lavas (div. 1997)
Children: 3 (Garrett Gedrick, Ty Gedrick, and Jian Gedrick)
Height: 5′ 11½” (1.82 m)
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Annual Salary: N/A
Net Worth: $1.5 million