Jaason Simmons

Actor
This hunky blond Australian actor came to the USA in 1991 to pursue an acting career. Jaason Simmons was born in Tasmania, the island province of Australia that was also the birthplace of Simmons' idol, Errol Flynn ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1970 in Hobart, Tasmania, AU

Filmography

Actor (12)

The Devil's Tattoo 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sharknado 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Cowgirl 2006 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Bloody Mary 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baywatch: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pass 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch 1991 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

The Teen Idol (Actor)

The Sea Wolf 1996 (Movie)

Humphrey Van Weyden (Actor)

MTV's Spring Break '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise 1993 (Movie)

Logan (Actor)

Bloody Mary (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

This hunky blond Australian actor came to the USA in 1991 to pursue an acting career. Jaason Simmons was born in Tasmania, the island province of Australia that was also the birthplace of Simmons' idol, Errol Flynn. After studying and struggling in California for two years, the actor ironically received his first break on a visit home. Simmons made his professional acting debut in the Aussie series "Paradise Beach" and quickly achieved heartthrob status. This initial success led to his being cast in the independent film "Page 73" (c. 1993). By 1994, Simmons was back in the USA, where he won the role of the rugged, cocky lifeguard Logan Fowler on "Baywatch". The character was introduced to add conflict; Simmons' Logan was a seasoned veteran who was relegated to rookie status in America and as such often clashed with his fellow lifeguards. The actor reprised the role for "Baywatch: The Movie, Forbidden Paradise" (1994), which was made to capitalize on the worldwide success of the series. In Gregg Araki's nihilistic take on teenage life in So-Cal "Nowhere" (1997), Simmons partly spoofed his image by playing an unnamed teen idol, whose looks and charisma belied a darker side.

Milestones

1997

Spoofed his image as The Teen Idol in Gregg Araki's "Nowhere"

1994

Appeared in "Baywatch The Movie: Forbidden Paradise"

1993

Returned to Australia for a visit; landed role on the TV series "Paradise Beach"

1991

Moved to Los Angeles

Co-starred as Logan Fowler on the syndicated series "Baywatch"

Made first feature film, the Australian independent "Page 73"

Raised in Hobart, Tasmania

Bonus Trivia

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On his role in "Nowhere", Simmons told GENRE (May 1997): "Some people said I was playing too close to myself. But the people who watch 'Baywatch'. like 8- to 14-year-old girls, won't be seeing this movie anyway."

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