Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Jason moved to New York where he began his now 30 year long career in the film industry. While studying as an actor at The Lee Strasberg Institute and Herbert Berkoff Studios, Manhattan would offer him the fundamental seeds of his passions regarding motion pictures, as well as provide him with the circumstances that would eventually become his script “Soul Remains” The tag line for the semi-autobiographical screenplay says it all. “…one needle and one devastating virus claimed seven friends and the love of my life.
I often wonder why I am still here…” Eventually Jason made his way to Los Angeles. With his extensive theatrical training, New York perspective, and uniquely edgy humor he has prospered for several years doing numerous guest starring roles on various primetime programs, movies of the week, and feature films such as “Mastermind” & “Timecop”. He parlayed those early roles into a 5 year stint on the hour long drama “The Commish”, followed by the lead role on Fox’s half-hour comedy “Likely Suspects”. Years to follow he has had recurring roles on both “Beggars & Choosers”, “Stargate SG-1”, “Breaking News.” and “Just Cause.” As well as other credits such as DC’s “Legends Of Tomorrow”, “IZombi”, “Salvation” and “Arrow.”
In addition to his television work, he has had the opportunity to share screen time with the likes of Al Pacino, Stanley Tucci, Brenda Fricker, Emily Watson, Patrick Stewart, Bridget Fonda and Daryl Hannah to name a few. He supplements his workload with voice-over’s in commercials and has had a series regular voice on
the animated show “Yakkity Yak.”
As his resume as an actor continued to grow, Jason found it a natural progression to venture to the other side of the camera. As a producer he helped to realize friend Michael DeLuise’s vision in “Prey Of Innocence” and soon after conceived the story that would become “Stag” starring Ben Gazzara, Mario Van Peebles and Andrew McCarthy.
Jason spent the last year starring in a variety of TV and film productions. He filmed “Shades Of Black” in Toronto with Lara Flynn Boyle and Jason Priestly. This CTV movie of the week tells the story of the rise and fall of newspaper baron Conrad Black. It was Jason’s first opportunity to portray a real living character, David Radler, Black’s recently indicted right hand man.
Currently Jason is working as Det Nagata on “Altered Carbon”.