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Also Known As: Jason Michael Gedroic Died:
Born: February 7, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 Sand Serpents (2009)
3.
 Wisegal (2008)
4.
 Depth Charge (2008)
5.
6.
 Hidden Places (2006)
8.
 Summer Catch (2001) Mike Dunne
9.
 Silent Cradle (1997) Jay Mitchell
10.
 Power 98 (1996) John Price
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Born and raised in Chicago, IL
1983:
First film appearance, as an extra in "Bad Boys"
1984:
Feature acting debut, "Massive Retaliation"
1985:
First leading role in features, "The Heavenly Kid"
1986:
Landed breakthrough role opposite Louis Gossett Jr. in action feature "Iron Eagle"
1989:
Broadway debut, replacing Eric Stoltz in "Our Town" opposite Helen Hunt
1989:
Cast in Oliver Stone's Vietnam War drama "Born on the Fourth of July"
1991:
Appeared in Ron Howard directed "Backdraft"
1993:
TV debut as series regular on Fox drama "Class of '96"
1994:
Appeared regularly on "Sweet Justice" (NBC) as reporter Bailey Conners
1995:
Cast as regular on ABC drama series "Murder One"
1996:
Co-starred with Ken Olin and Joe Pantoliano on CBS drama series "EZ Streets"
2000:
Starred on CBS crime drama "Falcone" as an FBI agent who goes undercover in the mob
2001:
Returned to series work as a serious-minded reporter on the ABC summer series "The Beast"
2002:
Landed role on NBC drama "Boomtown"
2006:
Cast on NBC's short-lived series "Windfall"
2007:
Landed recurring role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Lynette Scavo's (Felicity Huffman) love interest
2011:
Guest starred on "Necessary Roughness" (USA Network) opposite Callie Thorne
2012:
Played a gambler on HBO's horse-racing drama "Luck" opposite Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Farina
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Education

Drake University: Des Moines , Iowa -

Notes

Gedrick is dyslexic.

"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 in TV GUIDE, September 30, 1995.

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brother:
Joel Gedrick.
sister:
Dawne Gedrick.
son:
Jea'n Gedrick. Born c. 1991.
son:
Garret Reed Gedrick. Born in May 1994.
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