Jason Gedrick

Jason Michael Gedrick (born February 7, 1965) is an American actor best known for his work on the television series Murder One and Boomtown, and the motion picture Iron Eagle as Doug.

Jason Gedrick
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Gedrick in February 2010
Born
Jason Michael Gedroic

(1965-02-07) February 7, 1965 (age 55)
OccupationActor
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)
Dana Lavas
(m. 1989; div. 1997)
Children3

Early lifeEdit

Jason Michael Gedroic was born in Chicago, Illinois and is of Polish descent. He changed his surname to the homonymous "Gedrick" and began his career as an extra in films such as Bad Boys (1983) and Risky Business (1983).

After roles in The Heavenly Kid (1985), Iron Eagle (1986), and Promised Land (1987) with director Michael Hoffman, Iron Eagle II (1988 in an uncredited role for the first few minutes of the movie), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), the cult classic Rooftops (1989), Backdraft (1991), and Crossing the Bridge (1992), Gedrick appeared in television series such as Class of '96 (1993) and Sweet Justice (1994).

In 1994, Gedrick starred in the film The Force with Yasmine Bleeth and Kim Delaney. He starred in the first season of Steven Bochco's 1995 television series Murder One, which followed the trial of Gedrick's character, bad-boy actor Neil Avedon, alleged to have murdered a 15-year-old girl. Due to struggling ratings, he was among several cast members removed from the show and replaced by Anthony LaPaglia. His next major project was the three-hour TV film The Third Twin (1997), a thriller based on the best-selling 1996 novel by the British writer Ken Follett; in it, Gedrick plays a university employee accused of rape, whose friend later discovers he has a twin—and actually several more twins cloned by an evil millionaire university donor and biomedical technology CEO.

Gedrick next took roles in television series such as EZ Streets (1996), Falcone (2000), and The Beast (2001), none of which were major successes. In 1999, he guest starred on Ally McBeal as the "hot car wash guy". He also appeared in Mario Puzo's 1997 miniseries, The Last Don, and in its sequel, The Last Don II. Gedrick returned to television screens as Tom Turcotte in 2002's Boomtown. The series, which also starred Donnie Wahlberg and Neal McDonough, was a moderate success, but ratings plummeted – particularly after the second season altered the show’s format, and Boomtown was cancelled.

In 2003, Gedrick played Andrew Luster, the infamous rapist in a Lifetime movie based on his trial, A Date with Darkness. Gedrick was part of the cast of the 2006 NBC television series Windfall, also starring Luke Perry and Gedrick's former Boomtown alumnus, Lana Parrilla. In 2007, Gedrick again starred alongside Donnie Wahlberg in the A&E original movie Kings of South Beach. He was also the new love interest at Scavo's Pizzeria in Desperate Housewives in seasons 3 and 4, on ABC. In 2009, he appeared in Lie to Me.

In 2011, he appeared in Necessary Roughness as Dr. J. D. Aldridge, a former graduate school professor and possible love interest for series lead Callie Thorne.[1] He starred in the 2006 movie Hidden Places alongside Sydney Penney and Shirley Jones.

Gedrick was a member of the cast of the HBO series Luck, which ran for one season in 2012. Gedrick appears in a multi-episode arc playing the manager of a Miami-area gentlemen’s club that becomes linked to a high-profile murder case in season 7 of Dexter. Beginning in November 2012, Gedrick starred as Evan Farnsworth, a struggling professor at a prestigious Maine boarding school, in the Hallmark film The Wishing Tree.

In late 2012, Gedrick appeared on an episode of NBC's Grimm. In 2015, he had a season-long arc as serial killer Raynard Waits in the Amazon Prime original television series Bosch, along with a recurring role as Liam in The CW's 2012 series Beauty & the Beast. In 2016, Gedrick starred as estranged Det. Mark Hickman, Lt. Mike Tao's ex-partner, on Major Crimes.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1983 Bad Boys Inmate (uncredited)
1984 Massive Retaliation Eric Briscoe
1985 The Zoo Gang Hardin
The Heavenly Kid Lenny Barnes
1986 Iron Eagle Doug Masters
1987 Promised Land Davey Hancock
1988 Iron Eagle II Doug Masters (uncredited)
1989 Rooftops T
Born on the Fourth of July Pvt. Martinez
1990 Still Life: The Fine Art of Murder Peter Sherwood
1991 Backdraft Tim Krizminski
1992 Crossing the Bridge Tim Reese
1993 Class of '96 David Morrisey 17 episodes
1994–95 Sweet Justice Bailey Connors 22 episodes
1995 Dare to Love Patrick
1995–96 Murder One Neil Avedon 23 episodes
1996 Power 98 John Price
1996–97 EZ Streets Danny Rooney 12 episodes
1997 The Last Don Cross De Lena
Silent Cradle Jay Mitchell
The Third Twin Steve Logan/Other Twins
2000 Falcone Joseph D. Pistone/"Joe Falcone" 9 episodes
2001 The Outer Limits Capitaine Parkerst TV film
Summer Catch Mike Dunne
One Eyed King Dennis Reilly
2002–03 Boomtown Officer Tom Turcotte 24 episodes
2003 Strange Frequency 2 Vince Brava TV film
The Partners Eddie TV film
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster Andrew Luster TV film
2006 Hidden Places Gabe Harper TV film
Jesus, Mary and Joey Tony Cappucino
Supernatural Det. Peter Sheridan Episode: "The Usual Suspects"
Windfall Cameron Walsh 13 episodes
Rapid Fire Tony TV film
2006-07 Desperate Housewives Rick Coletti Season 3 and 4
2008 Wisegal Frank Russo TV film
Depth Charge Raymond "Doc" Ellers TV film
The Christmas Choir Peter Brockman TV film
2009 Shannon's Rainbow Eric
Sand Serpents Richard Stanley TV film
2010 Sinatra Club Sal
2011–12 Luck Jerry 9 episodes
2012 Dexter George Novikov 10 episodes
War Flowers Louis McIntire
The Wishing Tree Professor Evan Farnsworth TV film
2014 Skating to New York Doug Demas
How to Get Away with Murder Gabriel Shaw Episode: "Smile, or Go to Jail"
2015 Bosch Raynard Waits 8 episodes
Justified Richard Episode: "The Promise"
Beauty & the Beast Liam 5 episodes
2016 Shooter Officer Timmons 2 episodes
2016–17 Major Crimes Det. Mark Hickman 6 episodes
2019 Lethal Weapon Frank Hardy 1 episode
Acts of Desperation Alan Grillo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Masters, Meg (August 3, 2011). "Exclusive: Necessary Roughness Doc Scores a Date With Housewives Homewrecker". TVLine. Retrieved August 3, 2011.

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