• Jason Gedrick is an American actor best known for his roles in the film “Iron Eagle” and the TV series “Murder One”
• He is of Polish ancestry and is the third and youngest child of his parents
• After high school, he moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting
• His net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million
• He was married to Dana Lavas from 1989 to 1997 and they have three sons together



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1965
SpouseDana Lavas
FactEnrolled as a business major at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, to appease his parents. But after his freshman year, he quit to concentrate on acting full time and moved to Hollywood. Since he hadn't yet been diagnosed with dyslexia he found his first year of college extremely different and had help from his then girlfriend to get through one year of college.


Who is Jason Gedrick?

Born Jason Michael Gedroic on the 7th February 1965 in Chicago, Illinois USA, as Jason Gedrick he is an actor, perhaps still best known to the world as Doug Masters in the action film “Iron Eagle” (1986), and as Neil Avedon in the TV crime-drama series “Murder One” (1995-1996), among many other roles he has secured so far in his career.

What is Jason Gedrick Doing Now?

In recent years, Jason has focused on television roles, but has made an exception by securing lead roles in the films “Bella’s Story”, and “Act of Desperation” – although in post-production, both films are yet to receive a release date. Hopefully it will be soon, since Jason hasn’t appeared on film since the role of Doug Demas in the sports drama “Skating to New York”, which was released in 2013.

Jason Gedrick Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education

Of Polish ancestry, Jason is the third and youngest child of his parents, with Joel and Dawne as his older siblings. Unfortunately, the names of his parents have been omitted from his bio, but it is known that they divorced when Jason was only eight years old, and he moved in with his mother, while his older siblings went to live with their father. He went to Gordon Technical High School, from which he matriculated in 1982, upon which he enrolled at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, but after only a year decided that college wasn’t for him, and moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. His parents were the instruments in his education, as he enrolled in business studies instead of acting, which he adored. Nevertheless, he eventually fulfilled his dreams, and became a professional actor.

Career Beginnings

Almost immediately after moving to Hollywood, Jason secured his first role, though only an extra in the film “Bad Boys”, a thriller directed by Rick Rosenthal and starring Sean Penn, Reni Santoni and Jim Moody. However, it didn’t take long for Jason to start landing larger and popular roles, such as Lenny Barnes in the romantic comedy film “The Heavenly Kid” in 1985, co-starring Lewis Smith and Jane Kaczmarek.

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“Iron Eagle” and Rise to Prominence

Jason’s next role was as Dough Masters in the war action film “Iron Eagle” in 1986, co-starring Louis Gossett Jr. and David Suchet – his performance received praise, and made him extremely popular. He continued quite successfully until the end of the decade, featuring in such successful projects as the drama film “Promised Land” in 1987, with Jason in the lead role next to Kiefer Sutherland and Meg Ryan, and he also appeared in the war-drama film “Born on the Fourth of July”, a biopic about Ron Kovic, the Vietnam War veteran, starring Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry and Caroline Kava. The film won two Academy Awards and multiple other prestigious awards to make it even more successful. Jason continued his career quite successfully too, reaching prominence in the mid- ‘90s with roles in several television series. He was Bailey Connors in “Sweet Justice” from 1994 to 1995 and then from 1995 to 1996 he portrayed Neil Avedon in the TV series “Murder One”, which is one of his most prominent roles.

Continual Success

With the start of the new millennium, Jason continued with recurring roles in TV series, including “Falcone” (2000), “The Beast” (2001), and “Boomtown” (2002-2003). Nothing changed for Jason as his primary focus were television series, but over the years he became one of many actors who lost themselves in so many roles, failing to secure a long-time engagement. He emerged in 2015 with the role of serial killer Raynard Waits in the TV series “Bosch”, and the same year was Liam Cullen in the TV fantasy drama series “Beauty & The Beast”, while from 2016 to 2017 he portrayed Mark Hickman in the TV series “Major Crimes”. Most recently, he was cast as Sheriff Stone Geary in the TV mystery-drama series “Trouble Creek” (2017), for which he earned an IOWF Award nomination in the category of Best Actor.

Jason Gedrick’s Net Worth

Since launching his career, Jason has appeared in over 80 film and TV titles, some of which made him extremely popular, with the most successful including the film “Iron Eagle”, and a string of TV series in the ‘90s and more recently. So, have you ever wondered how rich Jason Gedrick is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Gedrick’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million. Quite decent don’t you think?

Do You Know About Jason’s Personal Life, Affairs, Plastic Surgery, Marriage, ex-wife Dana Lavas, Children?

When it comes to Jason’s personal life, he has been quite open about ups and downs that happen to him behind the camera; he was married to Dana Lavas from 1989 to 1997, during which time the two welcomed three sons, Jian, Garrett, and Ty. Since then, Jason has remained single, focused on his career and sons. Rumor has it that Jason at some point of his life underwent plastic surgery which didn’t go as planned, but that has remained just a rumor to which he has never responded.

Internet Presence

Jason isn’t much of a fan of social media platforms, though he has an active Twitter account on which he has over 4,000 followers. He has used this social media platform to promote his career and most recently has announced that “Age of Desperation” has entered post-production, while he has also shared views on his political aspirations, among many other posts. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this popular actor, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official page. He isn’t active on Facebook or Instagram, but perhaps he will opens accounts on these networks too.

General Info

Full NameJason Gedrick
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1965
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor
EducationDrake University, DePaul College Prep
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseDana Lavas
ChildrenTy Gedrick, Garrett Gedrick, Jian Gedrick
SiblingsDawne Gedrick, Joel Gedrick

Accomplishments

MoviesIron Eagle, The Heavenly Kid, Backdraft, Summer Catch, Wisegal, Crossing the Bridge, Hidden Places, Kings of South Beach, Born on the Fourth of July, The Christmas Choir, Promised Land, War Flowers, Sinatra Club, The Zoo Gang, Shannon's Rainbow, Sand Serpents, One Eyed King, Rooftops, Depth Charge, ...
TV ShowsDexter, Murder One, Boomtown, EZ Streets, The Last Don II, Class of '96, Windfall, Sweet Justice, Falcone, Luck, The Last Don, The Beast

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Quotes

#Quote
1You want to know the truth? I'm one of the most juvenile people I know. Truly, I am stuck in like a 12 year old state. I mean, I'm goofy. If I had to describe myself, that's the only way I can put it. And the people who know me, even the people who just know me a little bit, they couldn't deny that I'm just a goofy guy.
2Sure, I think everyone fantasizes about being bad, and the baddest thing you can be is in the mob. I do, too, sometimes. And I think even women wish they were going out with the guy from the mob 'cause he's cool and has money and is scary. But I think the idea of converting him into a choirboy is the true appeal.
3I don't know if I'm king, but I'm definitely the court jester of critically acclaimed canceled TV series. But what are you going to do? I try to have a sense of humor about it, because there's no rhyme or reason sometimes why a show succeeds or doesn't. It's just the nature of the business. Luckily, I've been able to keep getting great roles and I continue to somehow survive through it all.
4Maybe the real reason I'm a performer is because I'm the youngest of three kids. Maybe it was a way to get attention. And ultimately, as I look back on it now, I'm kind of curious. Maybe that's it. As an actor, I can investigate and analyze many different ways of living, the psychology of different people. I really don't want to get too pedantic here, but I just truly enjoy exploring other lives. That's always been fun for me.

Facts

#Fact
1"Gedroic" is a Polish surname. Jason's parents are both of Polish descent.
2Was born in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.
3Rehearsing a play called "Lungfish" in L.A., due to open May 25th 2005. [May 2005]
4His parents divorced when he was young, and his older brother and sister went to live with his father. He was raised by his mom in Chicago.
5His last name is pronounced GED-rik.
6He suffers from dyslexia.
7He was born in Cook County Hospital. He spent his early years in northwest suburban Mount Prospect, before moving to the Uptown neighborhood.
8Graduated from Gordon Technical High School in 1982.
9Plays basketball.
10Enrolled as a business major at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, to appease his parents. But after his freshman year, he quit to concentrate on acting full time and moved to Hollywood. Since he hadn't yet been diagnosed with dyslexia he found his first year of college extremely different and had help from his then girlfriend to get through one year of college.
113 sons: Jian (1991), Garrett (b. 1994) and latest addition Ty (b. 1995).
12Has a brother Joel and a sister Dawne.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trouble Creek2017TV Series post-productionSheriff Stone Geary
Bella's Story2016post-productionDanny
Major Crimes2016TV SeriesMark Hickman
The Turn2016rumored
Beauty and the Beast2015TV SeriesLiam Cullen
Justified2015TV SeriesRichard
Bosch2015TV SeriesRaynard Waits
How to Get Away with Murder2014TV SeriesGabriel Shaw
Skating to New York2013Doug Demas
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012TV SeriesFBI Agent Cantwell
Dexter2012TV SeriesGeorge Novikov
The Wishing Tree2012TV MovieProfessor Farnsworth
Grimm2012TV SeriesCraig Wendell Ferren
Georgia2012TV SeriesGanesh
The Shooting Star Salesman2012ShortBusinessman
Luck2011-2012TV SeriesJerry
War Flowers2012Louis McIntire
Necessary Roughness2011TV SeriesJ.D. Aldridge
Sinatra Club2010Sal
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesJohn Parks
Sand Serpents2009TV MovieRichard Stanley
Shannon's Rainbow2009Eric Parker
Cold Case2009TV SeriesU.S. Marshal Tom Parker
The Christmas Choir2008TV MoviePeter Brockman
Depth Charge2008TV MovieRaymond 'Doc' Ellers
Desperate Housewives2007-2008TV SeriesRick Coletti
Wisegal2008TV MovieFrank Russo
Kings of South Beach2007TV MovieChris Troiano
Lincoln Heights2007TV SeriesJoey Mulaney
Rapid Fire2006TV MovieTony
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesJesse Sutton
Supernatural2006TV SeriesDet. Peter Sheridan
Windfall2006TV SeriesCameron Walsh
Hidden Places2006TV MovieGabe Harper
Crossing Jordan2005TV SeriesEli Graham
Jesus, Mary and Joey2005Tony Cappucino
LAX2004-2005TV SeriesGavin
S.O.S. 182005TV SeriesTom Turcotte
North Shore2004TV SeriesDr. Clayton Kellogg
Boomtown2002-2003TV SeriesOfficer Tom Turcotte
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster2003TV MovieAndrew Luster
The Partners2003TV MovieEddie
Strange Frequency 22003TV MovieVince Brava (segment "Soul Man")
Philly2002TV SeriesChris Maguire
The Outer Limits2002TV SeriesCaptain Kelvin Parkhurst
Strange Frequency2001TV Series
One Eyed King2001Dennis Reilly
Summer Catch2001Mike Dunne
The Beast2001TV SeriesReese McFadden
Falcone2000TV SeriesJoe Falcone Joseph D. Pistone
Ally McBeal1999TV SeriesJoel
Arli$$1999TV SeriesJustin Sturgess
The Last Don II1998TV Mini-SeriesCross De Lena
Gentlemen Like Chris1998ShortAmanda's Boyfriend Jacques Derrida
Silent Cradle1997Jay Mitchell
The Last Don1997TV Mini-SeriesCross De Lena
The Third Twin1997TV MovieSteve Logan / other twins
EZ Streets1996-1997TV SeriesDanny Rooney / Danny Riley
Power 981996Jon Price
Murder One1995-1996TV SeriesNeil Avedon
Dare to Love1995TV MoviePatrick
Sweet Justice1994-1995TV SeriesBailey Connors
Heaven Help Us1994TV SeriesSinger
The Force1994VideoCal Warner
Birdland1994TV SeriesNick
Class of '961993TV SeriesDavid Morrisey
Crossing the Bridge1992Tim Reese
In Living Color1992TV Series
Backdraft1991Tim Krizminski
Still Life: The Fine Art of Murder1990Peter Sherwood
Born on the Fourth of July1989Martinez - Vietnam
The Hitchhiker1989TV SeriesTommy
Rooftops1989T
Iron Eagle II1988Doug Masters (uncredited)
Promised Land1987Davey Hancock
American Playhouse1987TV SeriesGary Connaloe
Iron Eagle1986Doug Masters
The Heavenly Kid1985Lenny Barnes
The Zoo Gang1985Hardin
Massive Retaliation1984Eric Briscoe
Risky Business1983Extra at Party (uncredited)
Bad Boys1983Inmate (uncredited)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bosch2015TV Series performer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Falcone2000TV Series executive consultant

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Witnessing Headlines2008Documentary thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marie2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Shooting Gallery2012TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'At the Sinatra Club'2011Video shortHimself
Make or Break TV2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Backdraft: Bringing Together the Team2006Video documentary shortHimself
Backdraft: Creating the Villain - The Fire2006Video documentary shortHimself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2000TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood: Wild in the Streets1999Video documentaryHimself - Party footage
The Daily Show1997-1998TV SeriesHimself
Crook & Chase1997TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies2007TV MovieRick Coletti

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2004Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a TV Movie or MiniseriesA Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesEZ Streets (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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