-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

Short Info

Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1965
SpouseDana Lavas
FactHis 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.


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.

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”.

Jason Gedrick

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”.

Personal Life

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.

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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.

Net Worth

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.

Physical characteristics

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.

General Info

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


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


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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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.


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.




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
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)


Bosch2015TV Series performer - 1 episode


Falcone2000TV Series executive consultant


Witnessing Headlines2008Documentary thanks


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

Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies2007TV MovieRick Coletti


Nominated Awards

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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