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Jason Gedrick, full name Jason Michael Gedroic, is an American television actor who has also starred in many films in supporting roles. He is most well known for his role in the popular television series Murder One and later Boomtown. He also played an important character in the film Iron Eagle. He had a small role in the sequel of Iron Eagle, but it was not credited. Jason Gedrick featured in the 7th Season of Showtime blockbuster drama series Dexter where he plays the manager of a club in Miami.
Jason has always been an ardent actor. He never differentiated between roles in regards to significance or how much popularity he would attain by essaying those roles. He started his career as an extra and has been in several commercially successful films such as Bad Boys and Risky Business. He has worked with acclaimed director Michael Hoffman in Promised Land and has played supporting characters in many films including The Heavenly Kid, Backdraft, Born on the Fourth of July and Crossing the Bridge.
Jason Gedrick has toggled between film and television, alternative between lead or pivotal roles in television to playing supporting characters in major motion picture productions. His television series Class of 96 and Sweet Justice are among the more well known ones.
While Jason Gedrick has not been one of the more popular television and film actors of his generation or of his time, the characters he has played over the last two decades have attained cult status. Murder One was one of the most highly rated television series in the 1990s. Steven Bochco had cast Gedrick in the series that not only made Jason a popular actor, but also helped garner acclaim for the likes of Daniel Benzali, Mary McCormack, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson and Dylan Baker.
Most television series where Jason played a lead or a supporting role were taken off air in the second season due to actors playing pivotal roles walking out of the contracts and some series did not get commissioned for second or more seasons owing to poor ratings or because of the change in the networks’ and broadcasters’ policies.
Two of the best works of Jason Gedrick are a film, The Force, where he starred along with Kim Delaney and Yasmine Bleeth and a made for TV movie, The Third Twin, which was based on a bestselling thriller novel written by Ken Follett.
Showtime’s series “Dexter” is about a serial killer with a conscience. In the first season, we see Dexter, played by Michael C. Hall, as a child when his father discovers Dexter’s proclivity of killing people. Dexter’s father, played by James Remar, is a Miami-Dade Metro cop. Viewers have their minds twisted when Dexter’s father does not punish Dexter for his desire … Read More »