Jason Patric

Actor, Writer
Hailed for his intense characterizations in hard-edged independent films "After Dark, My Sweet" (1990) and "Rush" (1991), Jason Patric's best screen performances were little-seen outside of film festival and critics' ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1966 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (30)

Cavemen 2014 (Movie)

Jack Bartlett (Actor)

The Confines 2014 (Movie)

Cooper (Actor)

The Outsider 2014 (Movie)

Detective Klein (Actor)

The Prince 2014 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Keyhole 2012 (Movie)

Ulysses Pick (Actor)

The Losers 2010 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Downloading Nancy 2009 (Movie)

Louis Farley (Actor)

My Sister's Keeper 2009 (Movie)

Brian Fitzgerald (Actor)

Entourage 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Expired 2008 (Movie)

Jay Caswell (Actor)

In the Valley of Elah 2007 (Movie)

Lt. Kirklander (Actor)

Walker Payne 2005 (Movie)

Walker Payne (Actor)

The Alamo 2004 (Movie)

Jim Bowie (Actor)

Back in the U.S. 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Narc 2002 (Movie)

Nick Tellis (Actor)

Incognito 1998 (Movie)

Harry Donovan (Actor)

Your Friends & Neighbors 1998 (Movie)

Cary (Actor)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Sleepers 1996 (Movie)

Shakes (Actor)

The Journey of August King 1995 (Movie)

August King (Actor)

Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 (Movie)

Lieutenant Charles Gatewood (Actor)

Rush 1991 (Movie)

Jim Raynor (Actor)

After Dark, My Sweet 1990 (Movie)

Collie (Actor)

Denial 1990 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound 1990 (Movie)

Lord Byron (Actor)

Teach 109 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beast 1988 (Movie)

Koverchenko (Actor)

The Lost Boys 1987 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Solarbabies 1986 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Toughlove (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Your Friends & Neighbors 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (1)

That Championship Season 1982 (Movie)

(Production Assistant)

Biography

Hailed for his intense characterizations in hard-edged independent films "After Dark, My Sweet" (1990) and "Rush" (1991), Jason Patric's best screen performances were little-seen outside of film festival and critics' circles, while his occasional forays into big-budget movies were met with widespread disappointment. In his twenties, the sexy, brooding Patric was pegged as the "next big thing" in films like "Solarbabies" (1986) and "The Lost Boys" (1987), as well as made a bit of a tabloid splash in 1991 by running off with America's Sweetheart, Julia Roberts, after she broke off her engagement to his close friend, Kiefer Sutherland. When it came to his craft, however, there was no mistaking his intensity and sense of purpose as he began pursuing more character-driven dramas. Like his contemporary, Sean Penn, Patric showed a penchant for downplaying his good looks and showbiz lineage in favor of an enigmatic reclusiveness and dedicated artist's lifestyle. Perhaps because of this - aided, no doubt, by his participation in the massive critical and commercial flop that was "Speed 2: Cruise Control" (1997) - Patric's initial buzz never materialized into the string of critical acclaim Penn would go on to enjoy, despite efforts to limit his big-budget appearances in favor of more serious historical pictures like "Geronimo" (1993) and "The Alamo" (2004), or the controversial "Sleepers" (1996). Though he occasionally surfaced over the next decade to give noted performances in indie films "Your Friends and Neighbors" (1998) and "Expired" (2007), he never seemed interested in fulfilling the expectations of his promising start.

Relationships

Gus

Son
Born December 2009 through artificial insemination; mother, Danielle Schreiber In November 2012, Patric filed legal docs in family court for 50/50 custody

Sherilyn Fenn Actor

Companion
Began dating 1990 Split 1991

Jackie Gleason Actor

Grandfather
Born Feb. 26, 1969; maternal grandfather; played Ralph Kramden on the sitcom "The Honeymooners" from 1955-56 Died June 24, 1987

Jennifer Jason Leigh Actor

Companion
Co-starred in "Rush" (1991) Began dating 1993 Split 1994

Jason Miller Actor

Father
Born April 22, 1939; Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "That Championship Season" (1972); earned an Academy Award nomination for playing Father Karras in "The Exorcist" (1973) Died May 13, 2001

Jordan Miller

Brother
Born c. 1968

Jennifer Miller

Sister
Born c. 1964

Joshua John Miller Actor

Half-Brother
Born Dec. 26, 1974 to Jason Miller and Susan Bernard

Linda G. Miller Actor

Mother
Born Sept. 16, 1942; daughter of comedian Jackie Gleason; starred in "An Unmarried Woman" (1978)

Julia Roberts Actor

Companion
Began dating 1991 Traveled to Ireland together after Roberts broke her engagement with Kiefer Sutherland just days before they wed Split 1992

Danielle Schreiber

Companion
Dated on-and-off for more than a decade Broke up early 2009 Reconciled and had a son December 2012 Split again May 2012

Christy Turlington Actor

Companion
Dated in the mid 1990s Split in 1999

Robin Wright Actor

Companion
Began dating 1989 Split 1990

EDUCATION

Don Bosco Preparatory High School

Ramsey , New Jersey

Saint Monica Catholic High School

Santa Monica , California

Milestones

2011

Joined all-star cast for Broadway revival of "That Championship Season"

2010

Cast as Max in the adaptation of the comic book series "The Losers"

2009

Appeared in indie film "Downloading Nancy"

2009

Co-starred in Nick Cassavetes' film adaptation of Jodi Picoult's novel "My Sister's Keeper"

2007

Co-starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones in Paul Haggis' "In the Valley of Elah"

2007

Cast opposite Ron Livingston in Neil LaBute's play "In a Dark Dark House" at the Lucille Lortel Theater

2004

Cast as Jim Bowie in "The Alamo" opposite Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton

2003

Made Broadway debut opposite Ashley Judd in a production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

2002

Received rave reviews for his performance as an undercover narcotics officer in "Narc"

1998

Producing debut, Neil LaBute's "Your Friends and Neighbors"; also co-starred

1997

Played opposite Sandra Bullock in "Speed 2: Cruise Control"

1996

Co-starred with Brad Pitt in Barry Levinson's feature adaptation of Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel "Sleepers"

1993

Co-starred in "Geronimo: An American Legend"

1991

Starred opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh as undercover narcotics officers in "Rush"

1990

Earned rave reviews for playing an ex-boxer in "After Dark, My Sweet"

1987

Made leading role debut in "The Lost Boys"

1986

Made film debut in "Solarbabies"

1985

Made TV acting debut in ABC movie "Toughlove"

1982

First film job was a production assistant on "That Championship Season" (credited as Jason Miller)

1982

Moved with family to California at age 16

Founded Fleece Productions

Appeared on stage in such productions as "Beirut" (at the Matrix Theatre) and "Outta Gas on Lover's Leap"

While in junior in high school, worked for a summer with Vermont's Champlain Shakespeare Festival

Dropped surname Miller when he began acting career reportedly to avoid charges of nepotism

Bonus Trivia

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"I hate doing interviews and stuff like that," he admits. "I also hate people who say they hate doing interviews. It's all self-promotion. Five percent is the movie and the rest is people selling themselves, in their living rooms, smiling, with their personal life." – Patric to Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 24, 1993

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"Growing up, I was always called Jason Patric, especially when I was bad. It's also mildly Oedipal. You have to kill the parents in order to become yourself." – from Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 24, 1993

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"You're supposed to grab the brass ring, which I was supposed to do and when you don't and you don't say why, there's a reaction to that. [People are] suspicious because our culture supports the idea that everything is about fame and money now. But it's not about being famous for famous' sake." – Patric to the Daily News, Aug. 12, 1998

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"I'm normal. Well, I wouldn't say normal. I love to travel. It's more important for me to go to a ballgame than to be on a magazine cover. I don't bemoan fame, but for it's own sake, it's absolutely pointless." – Patric quoted in USA Today, Aug. 18, 1998

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"I want the mystery around me to make the characters that much more pronounced. If I have a certain laugh you'd never heard before, I'd rather you hear it in character than on 'The Tonight Show.'" – Patric to Interview magazine, December/January 2003

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In 2004, Patric was arrested on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest in Austin, TX, and was involved in a physical confrontation with the arresting officer. Patric claimed the charges were false and that the officer assaulted him. The prosecuting attorney's office later dropped the charges.

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