Jason Gedrick

Actor
After breaking into the business as an extra on films like "Risky Business" (1983) and "Bad Boys" (1983), versatile actor Jason Gedrick went on to play everything from cops to gangsters and everything in between on ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

How To Get Away With Murder 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jesus, Mary and Joey 2014 (Movie)

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Skating to New York 2014 (Movie)

Doug Demas (Actor)

The Sinatra Club 2014 (Movie)

Sal Polosi (Actor)

War Flowers 2014 (Movie)

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The Wishing Tree 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Dexter 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grimm 2012 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

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Luck 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Necessary Roughness 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2009 (Tv Show)

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Lie to Me 2009 (Tv Show)

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Desperate Housewives 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Lincoln Heights 2007 (Tv Show)

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Supernatural 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2006 (Tv Show)

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Windfall 2006 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2005 (Tv Show)

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LAX 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Rapid Fire 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Boomtown 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

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North Shore 2004 (Tv Show)

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Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

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One Eyed Kings 2003 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Strange Frequency 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Ally McBeal 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Birdland 1993 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Murder One 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Summer Catch 2001 (Movie)

Mike Dunne (Actor)

The Beast 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Falcone 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Ken Follett's The Third Twin 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Mario Puzo's The Last Don II 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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EZ Streets 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Mario Puzo's The Last Don 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Force 1994 (Movie)

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Class of '96 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Crossing the Bridge 1992 (Movie)

Tim Reese (Actor)

Backdraft 1991 (Movie)

Tim Krizminski (Actor)

Queens Logic 1991 (Movie)

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Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Martinez (Actor)

Rooftops 1989 (Movie)

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Still Life 1989 (Movie)

Peter Sherwood (Actor)

Promised Land 1988 (Movie)

Hancock (Actor)

Stacking 1987 (Movie)

Cary Connaloe (Actor)

Iron Eagle 1986 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

The Heavenly Kid 1985 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Winners Take All 1985 (Movie)

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Massive Retaliation 1984 (Movie)

Eric Briscoe (Actor)

Dare to Love (TV Show)

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Depth Charge (TV Show)

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Hidden Places (TV Show)

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Kings of South Beach (TV Show)

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Power 98 (TV Show)

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Sand Serpents (TV Show)

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Silent Cradle (TV Show)

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The Christmas Choir (TV Show)

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Wisegal (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After breaking into the business as an extra on films like "Risky Business" (1983) and "Bad Boys" (1983), versatile actor Jason Gedrick went on to play everything from cops to gangsters and everything in between on numerous television shows, many of which failed to survive their first season. In fact, the most consistent theme of his career was his tendency to appear on shows that performed well with critics, but were unable to attract big ratings. Prior to his string of bad luck on the small screen, Gedrick starred opposite Louis Gossett, Jr. in "Iron Eagle" (1986), and soon found himself in films make by some of the biggest directors of the day, including Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and Ron Howard's "Backdraft" (1991). Turning to television, Gedrick began his string of regular roles in critically hailed, but short-lived dramas. Among the notables were "Sweet Justice" (NBC, 1994-95), "Murder One" (ABC, 1995-96) and "EZ Streets" (1996-97), the latter of which remained influential for its intricate plotting and noir style. He did enjoy successful recurring and guest starring roles on hit shows like "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-02) and "Desperate Housewives" (ABC, 2004- ), while maintaining a steady presence on numerous made-for-television movies. Not one to have trouble finding work, Gedrick landed a spot in the cast of "Luck" (HBO, 2010- ), a promising series from executive producer David Milch that finally gave him the opportunity to break his streak of unsuccessful shows.

Relationships

Garrett Gedrick

Son
Born in May 1994; mother, Dana Lavas

Jian Gedrick

Son
Born c. 1991; mother, Dana Lavas

Joel Gedrick

Brother

Dawne Gedrick

Sister

Dana Lavas

Wife
Married in 1989 Divorced in 1997

EDUCATION

Drake University

Des Moines , Iowa
dropped out

studied acting with Peggy Feury

Milestones

2012

Played a gambler on HBO's horse-racing drama "Luck" opposite Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Farina

2011

Guest starred on "Necessary Roughness" (USA Network) opposite Callie Thorne

2007

Landed recurring role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Lynette Scavo's (Felicity Huffman) love interest

2006

Cast on NBC's short-lived series "Windfall"

2002

Landed role on NBC drama "Boomtown"

2001

Returned to series work as a serious-minded reporter on the ABC summer series "The Beast"

2000

Starred on CBS crime drama "Falcone" as an FBI agent who goes undercover in the mob

1996

Co-starred with Ken Olin and Joe Pantoliano on CBS drama series "EZ Streets"

1995

Cast as regular on ABC drama series "Murder One"

1994

Appeared regularly on "Sweet Justice" (NBC) as reporter Bailey Conners

1993

TV debut as series regular on Fox drama "Class of '96"

1991

Appeared in Ron Howard directed "Backdraft"

1989

Cast in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War drama "Born on the Fourth of July"

1989

Broadway debut, replacing Eric Stoltz in "Our Town" opposite Helen Hunt

1986

Landed breakthrough role opposite Louis Gossett Jr. in action feature "Iron Eagle"

1985

First leading role in features, "The Heavenly Kid"

1984

Feature acting debut, "Massive Retaliation"

1983

First film appearance, as an extra in "Bad Boys"

Born and raised in Chicago, IL

Bonus Trivia

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Gedrick was dyslexic.

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"To run the risk of sounding like I am some young, brooding actor, I relate to his hostility. I don't act out to the degree that I would break an animal's neck with my bare hands. But I can relate to that type of anger. I have feelings like that daily." – Gedrick on his "Murder One" character Neil Avedon to TV Guide, Sept. 30, 1995

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