Jason Gedrick is a handsome American movie actor and director who went from a humble platform of being a movie extra to a force to be reckoned within and around the entertainment industry today. In Hollywood and beyond, he is best known for his impressive interpretation of the character of Neil Avedon in the TV series Murder One, which gained airtime between 1995-1996.
Jason Gedrick’s Biography
Jason Gedrick, whose date of birth is February 7, 1965, was born Jason Michael Gedroic at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, whose names are not available, are of Polish descent. He grew up in Mount Prospect, northwest of downtown Chicago, but his family later moved away from that area and moved to another neighborhood in the upper part of the city. He is the third of three siblings with Joel Gedroic and Dawne Gedroic, who are his older brother and sister, respectively. His parents ended their marriage and went separate ways when he was just eight years old, and his older siblings moved in with his father while he lived with his mother.
He attended Gordon Technical High School and was known as a prominent member of the school’s basketball team. He graduated from high school in 1982 and went to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa to study economics, although this was not his first love. He realized that he had a passion for the silver screen and wanted to study in this field, but his parents refused and insisted that he take a professional course.
After the first year of study, however, he decided that he had had enough and dropped out of school to pursue his dreams full time. He changed his last name to “Gedrick” and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. Jason Gedrick has American citizenship and his ethnicity is white.
Career Beginning and Filmology
Jason began his acting career as a film extra in the 1983 films Bad Boys and Risky Business. From then on he rose to stardom in real film 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 spent decades of his life in Hollywood, appearing in films ranging from blockbusters to thrillers to cult classics, it is expected that his net worth must have grown in proportion to his decades of service to the industry. At the moment, Jason Gedrick’s annual salary cannot be estimated or put into numbers, but the talented actor has net assets of $1.5 million.
Married Life – Wife and Children
The talented and versatile actor has dated several stars of the entertainment industry, which is not to be considered strange considering his charm and attractive appearance. On the other hand, his relationships are about how most of them ended. Of particular note are 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 down with Dana Lavas in 1989. Their relationship was on everyone’s lips in the industry as their love for each other was so passionate that you could feel it. But as passionate as they were for each other, their marriage could only last eight years before they hit the iceberg. They 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, it is not known that he was with another girlfriend, partner, or even wife. He divides his time between work and his boys as he tries to ensure that they do not experience his absence as a product of divorced parents, as he himself felt in his early life.
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
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Spouse: Dana Lavas (div. 1997)
- Children: 3 (Garrett Gedrick, Ty Gedrick, and Jian Gedrick)
- Height: 5′ 11½” (1.82 m)
- Weight: N/A
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Brown
- Annual Salary: N/A
- Net Worth: $1.5 million