Jason Patric Wiki Bio

American actor Jason Patric was born in New York City, USA, on 17 June 1966, making his zodiac sign Gemini. He has 58 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing the lead character Michael in the 1987 horror comedy movie “The Lost Boys”, which also starred Corey Haim and Dianne Wiest, and was directed by Joel Schumacher. It follows two brothers who’ve moved into a small town and have discovered that vampires live there; the movie won three of its eight award nominations.

Jason’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Dreamer”, “Murder at Hollow Creek” and “A Circus Story & A Love Song”, as well as for the series “The Detective”.

Education and early life

Jason was raised in New York City alongside his half-brother Joshua John Miller, by their late American father Jason Miller who was a successful actor and playwright, and who won a Pulitzer Prize for his playwriting, and Jason’s mother Linda Mae Miller, who’s a popular actress; Joshua’s also a successful actor, and has 29 acting credits, while he’s won three of his 12 award nominations.

The family eventually moved to Upper Saddle River, New Jersey where Jason attended Cavallini Middle School prior to progressing to Don Bosco Preparatory High School; he then moved to Santa Monica, California with his family, and enrolled at Santa Monica Catholic High School.

Jason matriculated in 1984,  and then chose acting over enrolling at college.

Roles in movies

Jason’s debut film role was playing Gary Charters in the 1985 drama “Toughlove”, and the remainder of the decade saw him appear in the 1986 action adventure “Solarbabies”, the 1988 war adventure “The Beast of War”, and the 1989 science fiction “Teach 109”.

In 1991, he portrayed the main character, Jim Raynor in the popular crime action “Rush”, which also starred Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sam Elliott, and was directed by Lili Fini Zanuck. It follows two police officers from Texas as they’re trying to catch a major drug dealer; the movie won one of its six award nominations.

Some of Jason’s following roles were in the 1993 historical western “Geronimo: An American Legend”, the 1995 drama “The Journey of August King”, and the 1996 crime thriller “Sleepers”.

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The year 2002 saw him star as Nick Tellis in the hit crime mystery “Narc”, which also starred Ray Liotta and Chi McBride, and which Joe Carnahan wrote and directed. It follows a former undercover narcotics officer as he’s helping the police on the case of a murdered policeman, and the movie won one of its nine award nominations.

What also marked the 2000s for Jason was portraying James Bowie in the 2004 historical war drama “The Alamo”, which starred Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Quaid, and was written and directed by John Lee Hancock. It follows the 1836 standoff between the Tejano and Texan men on one side, and the Mexican dictator Santa Anna’s forces on the other; the movie was nominated for only a single award. Some of Jason’s notable performances in the remainder of the decade were in the 2006 drama “Walker Payne”, the 2007 romantic comedy “Expired”, and the 2009 family drama “My Sister’s Keeper”.

The year 2013 saw him play Jack Bartlett in the comedy “Cavemen”, which starred Camilla Belle and Skylar Astin, and was written and directed by Herschel Faber. It follows four men who are living together; one of them is a romantic wannabe screenwriter, while the three others are only after sex.

Some of Jason’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2022 thriller “MK Ultra”, the 2023 action thriller “Shrapnel”, and the 2023 action horror comedy “Till Death Do Us Part”.

Roles in TV series

Jason’s appeared in only two TV series. He played a supporting character in the 2008 episode “Pie” of the critically acclaimed comedy “Entourage”, which starred Kevin Connolly and Adrian Grenier, and was created by Doug Elli. It follows the life of famous actor Vince Chase, the series aired from 2004 through 2011, and won 14 of its 120 award nominations.

In 2016, he portrayed Dr. Theo Yedlin in 10 episodes of the mystery science fiction “Wayward Pines”, which starred Toby Jones and Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and was created by Chad Hodge. It follows a Secret Service agent as he’s investigating the case of two missing federal agents in Wayward Pines, Idaho; the series won one of its 12 award nominations.

Other credits

Jason produced the 1998 romantic comedy movie “Your Friends and Neighbors”.

He received special thanks for the 1998 historical war drama “The Thin Red Line”, and the 2003 short documentary movie “Narc: Shooting Up”.

Some of his most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Access Daily”, “Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum”, and “Ty & That Guy”.

Awards and nominations

Jason’s won three of his eight award nominations: a 1994 Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award for Theatrical Motion Picture, for “Geronimo: An American Legend”, a 1998 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in “Your Friends and Neighbors”, and a 2007 Stockholm Film Festival Award for Best Actor, for “Expired”.

Love life and wife

Unlike what many people believe to be true, Jason hasn’t married, but was once in a long-term relationship which lasted for 10 years. He and non-celebrity American Danielle Schreiber were in an on-and-off relationship from 2002 through 2012, and had a son born via in vitro fertilization. After Jason and Danielle split in 2012, she didn’t allow him to see their son, claiming that Jason had agreed to only be a sperm donor and not be involved in the boy’s upbringing.

Patric sued his former girlfriend for paternal rights as soon as they split, but lost in the trial court; after a two-year legal battle, Jason was recognized as the boy’s father in 2014, and was made his legal guardian.

Prior to meeting Danielle, Jason dated famous American actress Julia Roberts in 1991.

There are no other women whom he’s perhaps been with, that we know about; Jason seems to be unattached as of August 2023, hasn’t married, and has a son with former girlfriend Danielle Schreiber.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Jason was invited to star as Jesus in Mel Gibson’s 2004 drama movie “The Passion of the Christ”, but declined; the role went to Jim Caviezel, and the movie won 30 of its 54 award nominations, including three Oscar nominations.

He was also invited to star as Mitch McDeere in the 1993 mystery thriller movie “The Firm”; the role went to Tom Cruise after Jason had rejected it, and the movie won three of its 10 award nominations, including two Oscar nominations.

Jason loves animals, and owns a Vietnamese potbellied pig, Fergus.

He dislikes social media networks, and doesn’t have an Instagram account.

One of Jason’s favorite actors is Michael Clarke Duncan, and some of his favorite movies include “The Green Mile”, “The Whole Nine Yards” and “Planet of the Apes”.

Appearance and net worth

Jason’s age is 57. He has blue eyes and brown hair, weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall.

Jason’s net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million, as of August 2023.

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