-Jason Gedrick is an American actor known for roles in "Dexter" and "Desperate Housewives".
-He has two older siblings and is of part-Polish descent.
-He starred in films such as "Bad Boys", "Risky Business", "Promised Land", and "Born on the Fourth of July".
-He had a brief relationship with Tracy Scoggins and was married to Dana Lavas with whom he has three sons.
-His net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million.
Known for movies
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Date Of Birth||February 7, 1965|
|Fact||His 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.|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Early life and Education
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal Life
- 5 Net Worth
- 6 Physical characteristics
- 7 General Info
- 8 Family
- 9 Accomplishments
- 10 Social profile links
- 11 Quotes
- 12 Facts
- 13 Pictures
- 14 Movies
- 15 Awards
If you love spending time watching TV series, then you must’ve seen this actor’s face at least once. Jason Gedrick is known for appearing in several notable titles, including “Dexter” and “Desperate Housewives”. Do you know this actor’s real name, or how many kids he has?
Early life and Education
Jason Michael Gedroic was born on 7 February 1965, in Chicago, Illinois USA, in Cook County Hospital, of part-Polish descent. He has two older siblings, a brother named Joel Gedroic and a sister Dawne Gedroic.
The family spent their early years in Mount Prospect suburbs, but he moved to the Uptown neighborhood sometime later after his parents divorced, and he was left in the custody of his mother, while his siblings remained with their father.
Gedrick attended the Roman Catholic Gordon Technical High School in Chicago, matriculating in 1982. Afterward, he enrolled at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and studied business as this was his parent’s wish. However, as he had undiagnosed dyslexia, he found it very hard to concentrate, and completed his freshman year only with the help of his then-girlfriend.
However, he dropped out soon after, and moved to Hollywood, California to focus on his acting career. And where he Anglicized his surname to Gedrick.
Gedrick acted in a few feature films in the early 1980s, such as “Bad Boys” and “Risky Business”, but his appearances were minor. It was in 1985 when he finally had a few more noticeable roles in the movies “The Zoo Gang”, “The Heavenly Kid” and “Iron Eagle”. In 1987, he starred as Hancock in Michael Hoffman’s drama film “Promised Land”, opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Meg Ryan.
— Jason Gedrick (@gee_dunk) April 8, 2018
In 1989 he appeared in a few notable films, including “Rooftops” in which he starred, “Deadly Nightmares” starring Page Fletcher and Nicholas Campbell, as well as “Born on the Fourth of July”, opposite Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin and Raymond J. Barry.
In 1993, he starred in the TV drama series “Class of ‘96”, but the show was canceled after the first season. A year later, he became a part of the main cast of “Sweet Justice”, a TV drama series starring Melissa Gilbert, about a young attorney who decides to change her lifestyle. Gedrick portrayed Bailey Connors, and remained in the show for two seasons.
Jason was cast as Neil Avedon in the TV crime series “Murder One” in 1995, and remained in the show for 29 episodes until 1996, when he then landed the role of Danny Rooney on “EZ Streets”. The series wasn’t long-lasting, ending after the first season, despite being praised by both critics and the audience.
In 1997, he portrayed Jay Mitchell in Paul Ziller’s crime film “Silent Cradle”, and the same year appeared in the TV film “The Third Twin”, then portrayed Cross De Lena in the TV mini-series “The Last Don”, as well as in its sequel “The Last Don II”. In 1999 he made a few guest appearances in TV series, such as “Arli$$” and “Ally McBeal”.
Gedrick co-starred in TV crime series “Falcone” in 2000, alongside Amy Carlson and Sonny Marinelli. The following year he appeared in the short-lived series “The Beast”, created by Kario Salem, then opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jessica Biel in the comedy film “Summer Catch”, and in “One Eyed Kind” and “Strange Frequency”. In 2002, he was the notable character Officer Tom Turcotte in the first season of the series “Boomtown”, and reprised that role in an episode of the second season of “S.O.S. 18”.
In 2003, he starred as Andrew Luster, the heir to the rich family, and a convicted rapist, in the TV film “A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster”. In the following years, he appeared in several TV series, such as “North Shore”, “Lax” and “Crossing Jordan”.
In 2005, he portrayed Tony Cappuccino in “Jesus, Mary, and Joey”, and in 2006 he co-starred in “Windfall”, a TV series about friends who deal with problems after achieving instant wealth. He also appeared in the famous fantasy series “Supernatural”, in an episode called “The Usual Suspects”, as well as in the episode “The Night We Met” from another well-known series, “Ghost Whisperer”.
Gedrick is perhaps most recognized for his portrayal of Rick Coletti, a former drug addict and love interest of Felicity Huffman’s character in TV series “Desperate Housewives”, appearing in the third and fourth seasons of the show.
In 2009, he appeared in Frank E. Johnson’s family film “Shannon’s Rainbow”, and starred in the TV film “Sand Serpents”. Two years later, he joined Dustin Hoffman and Dennis Farina in David Milch’s drama series “Luck”. In 2012, Gedrick landed another prominent role, this time as George Novikov in “Dexter”, remaining in the show for just one season, but growing his fan base by thousands.
He was a guest character in several other TV series, such as “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, “How to Get Away with Murder”, “Criminal Minds” and “Justified”. In 2015 he had significant roles in two series, “Bosch” and “Beauty and the Beast”, and the following year landed the role of Mark Hickman in “Major Crimes”, remaining in the series for two seasons.
In 2017, he portrayed Sheriff Charles ‘Stone’ Geary in five episodes of “Trouble Creek”, and the following year co-starred in the drama film “Bella’s Story”, and portrayed Grillo in “Acts of Desperation”, a thriller about a police officer enraged that his wife is having an affair.
Most recently, in 2019 he was a guest character, Frank Hardy, in an episode of “Lethal Weapon”.
In 1986, Gedrick was dating fellow actress Daphne Zuniga, who is best known for her work on “Spaceballs”, “The Sure Thing” and “Melrose Place”, however. this relationship didn’t last long.
Daphne Zuniga and Jason Gedrick at Le Dome Restaurant – Feb. 13, 1986.
The following year, he had a brief relationship with Tracy Scoggins, an actress known for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, “Crusade” and “Borrowed Moments”.
Gedrick married Dana Lavas, in 1989, and the couple has three sons, Garret Reed, Jian and Ty Gedrick, born in 1991, ‘94 and ‘95 respectively. They divorced in 1997, and since then Jason hasn’t disclosed details of any other relationship.
He prefers keeping most of his life private, so not much is known about his everyday life. He isn’t active on any social media accounts.
Jason Gedrick is a consistent actor, in constant demand, who has made appearances in several world-wide known titles. His net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million as of mid-2020; however, there is no disclosed information about any of his assets, such as real estate or cars.
Gedrick is known for his sharp facial features, black hair and brown eyes. He is 5ft 10ins (1.80m) tall with athletic built; there is no information about his weight or any other vital statistics.
|Full Name||Jason Gedrick|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Date Of Birth||February 7, 1965|
|Education||Drake University, DePaul College Prep|
|Children||Ty Gedrick, Garrett Gedrick, Jian Gedrick|
|Siblings||Dawne Gedrick, Joel Gedrick|
|Movies||Iron 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 Shows||Dexter, Murder One, Boomtown, EZ Streets, The Last Don II, Class of '96, Windfall, Sweet Justice, Falcone, Luck, The Last Don, The Beast|
|1||You 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.|
|2||Sure, 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.|
|3||I 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.|
|4||Maybe 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.|
|1||"Gedroic" is a Polish surname. Jason's parents are both of Polish descent.|
|2||Was born in Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.|
|3||Rehearsing a play called "Lungfish" in L.A., due to open May 25th 2005. [May 2005]|
|4||His 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.|
|5||His last name is pronounced GED-rik.|
|6||He suffers from dyslexia.|
|7||He was born in Cook County Hospital. He spent his early years in northwest suburban Mount Prospect, before moving to the Uptown neighborhood.|
|8||Graduated from Gordon Technical High School in 1982.|
|10||Enrolled 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.|
|11||3 sons: Jian (1991), Garrett (b. 1994) and latest addition Ty (b. 1995).|
|12||Has a brother Joel and a sister Dawne.|
|Trouble Creek||2017||TV Series post-production||Sheriff Stone Geary|
|Major Crimes||2016||TV Series||Mark Hickman|
|Beauty and the Beast||2015||TV Series||Liam Cullen|
|Bosch||2015||TV Series||Raynard Waits|
|How to Get Away with Murder||2014||TV Series||Gabriel Shaw|
|Skating to New York||2013||Doug Demas|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||2012||TV Series||FBI Agent Cantwell|
|Dexter||2012||TV Series||George Novikov|
|The Wishing Tree||2012||TV Movie||Professor Farnsworth|
|Grimm||2012||TV Series||Craig Wendell Ferren|
|The Shooting Star Salesman||2012||Short||Businessman|
|War Flowers||2012||Louis McIntire|
|Necessary Roughness||2011||TV Series||J.D. Aldridge|
|Lie to Me||2009||TV Series||John Parks|
|Sand Serpents||2009||TV Movie||Richard Stanley|
|Shannon's Rainbow||2009||Eric Parker|
|Cold Case||2009||TV Series||U.S. Marshal Tom Parker|
|The Christmas Choir||2008||TV Movie||Peter Brockman|
|Depth Charge||2008||TV Movie||Raymond 'Doc' Ellers|
|Desperate Housewives||2007-2008||TV Series||Rick Coletti|
|Wisegal||2008||TV Movie||Frank Russo|
|Kings of South Beach||2007||TV Movie||Chris Troiano|
|Lincoln Heights||2007||TV Series||Joey Mulaney|
|Rapid Fire||2006||TV Movie||Tony|
|Ghost Whisperer||2006||TV Series||Jesse Sutton|
|Supernatural||2006||TV Series||Det. Peter Sheridan|
|Windfall||2006||TV Series||Cameron Walsh|
|Hidden Places||2006||TV Movie||Gabe Harper|
|Crossing Jordan||2005||TV Series||Eli Graham|
|Jesus, Mary and Joey||2005||Tony Cappucino|
|S.O.S. 18||2005||TV Series||Tom Turcotte|
|North Shore||2004||TV Series||Dr. Clayton Kellogg|
|Boomtown||2002-2003||TV Series||Officer Tom Turcotte|
|A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster||2003||TV Movie||Andrew Luster|
|The Partners||2003||TV Movie||Eddie|
|Strange Frequency 2||2003||TV Movie||Vince Brava (segment "Soul Man")|
|Philly||2002||TV Series||Chris Maguire|
|The Outer Limits||2002||TV Series||Captain Kelvin Parkhurst|
|Strange Frequency||2001||TV Series|
|One Eyed King||2001||Dennis Reilly|
|Summer Catch||2001||Mike Dunne|
|The Beast||2001||TV Series||Reese McFadden|
|Falcone||2000||TV Series||Joe Falcone Joseph D. Pistone|
|Ally McBeal||1999||TV Series||Joel|
|Arli$$||1999||TV Series||Justin Sturgess|
|The Last Don II||1998||TV Mini-Series||Cross De Lena|
|Gentlemen Like Chris||1998||Short||Amanda's Boyfriend Jacques Derrida|
|Silent Cradle||1997||Jay Mitchell|
|The Last Don||1997||TV Mini-Series||Cross De Lena|
|The Third Twin||1997||TV Movie||Steve Logan / other twins|
|EZ Streets||1996-1997||TV Series||Danny Rooney / Danny Riley|
|Power 98||1996||Jon Price|
|Murder One||1995-1996||TV Series||Neil Avedon|
|Dare to Love||1995||TV Movie||Patrick|
|Sweet Justice||1994-1995||TV Series||Bailey Connors|
|Heaven Help Us||1994||TV Series||Singer|
|The Force||1994||Video||Cal Warner|
|Class of '96||1993||TV Series||David Morrisey|
|Crossing the Bridge||1992||Tim Reese|
|In Living Color||1992||TV Series|
|Still Life: The Fine Art of Murder||1990||Peter Sherwood|
|Born on the Fourth of July||1989||Martinez - Vietnam|
|The Hitchhiker||1989||TV Series||Tommy|
|Iron Eagle II||1988||Doug Masters (uncredited)|
|Promised Land||1987||Davey Hancock|
|American Playhouse||1987||TV Series||Gary Connaloe|
|Iron Eagle||1986||Doug Masters|
|The Heavenly Kid||1985||Lenny Barnes|
|The Zoo Gang||1985||Hardin|
|Massive Retaliation||1984||Eric Briscoe|
|Risky Business||1983||Extra at Party (uncredited)|
|Bad Boys||1983||Inmate (uncredited)|
|Bosch||2015||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Falcone||2000||TV Series executive consultant|
|Witnessing Headlines||2008||Documentary thanks|
|Marie||2012||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Shooting Gallery||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|The Making of 'At the Sinatra Club'||2011||Video short||Himself|
|Make or Break TV||2008||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Backdraft: Bringing Together the Team||2006||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Backdraft: Creating the Villain - The Fire||2006||Video documentary short||Himself|
|The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments||2004||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||2000||TV Series||Himself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1997-2000||TV Series||Himself|
|Hollywood: Wild in the Streets||1999||Video documentary||Himself - Party footage|
|The Daily Show||1997-1998||TV Series||Himself|
|Crook & Chase||1997||TV Series||Himself|
|The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards||1996||TV Special||Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series|
|Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies||2007||TV Movie||Rick Coletti|
|2004||Prism Award||Prism Awards||Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries||A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)|
|1997||Q Award||Viewers for Quality Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series||EZ Streets (1996)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia