Jason Patric (born John Anthony Miller III; June 17, 1966) is an American film, television and stage actor. He is known for his roles in films such as The Lost Boys (1987), Rush (1991), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Sleepers (1996), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Narc (2002), The Alamo (2004), My Sister's Keeper (2009), and The Losers (2010). His father was actor/playwright Jason Miller, and his maternal grandfather was actor Jackie Gleason.

Jason Patric
Patric in 2024
John Anthony Miller III

(1966-06-17) June 17, 1966 (age 58)
New York City, U.S.
Years active1985–present
PartnerDanielle Schreiber (2002–2012)

Early life


Born in New York City in the borough of Queens, Patric is the eldest son and middle child of Academy Award–nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Jason Miller (born John Anthony Miller Jr.) and actress Linda Miller (born Linda Mae Gleason), and his maternal grandfather was actor/comedian Jackie Gleason. He has an older sister, Jennifer, and a younger brother, Jordan (deceased), and his half-brother is actor Joshua John Miller. His ancestry is mostly Irish, with some German.[1]

Growing up in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, he attended schools such as Cavallini Middle School and the all-boys Catholic school Salesian Roman Catholic Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Ramsey, New Jersey). In California, he attended Saint Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica, California).[1]



After graduation, he was cast in the television drama Toughlove with Bruce Dern. The following year, Patric was cast in Solarbabies alongside Peter DeLuise, Jami Gertz, Lukas Haas, James LeGros and Adrian Pasdar. Within a couple years, Patric would reunite with Gertz in The Lost Boys and After Dark, My Sweet with Dern. He co-starred with George Dzundza and Stephen Baldwin in The Beast.

In 1987, Patric had his breakout role as teenage vampire Michael Emerson in Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys.[2] The film was a critical and commercial success[3] and Patric's look in the film drew comparisons to The Doors' lead vocalist Jim Morrison,[4] and he was considered to portray the singer in the 1991 biographical film The Doors, directed by Oliver Stone, which later went to Val Kilmer.[5][6]

In 1993, he starred alongside Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall as 1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood in the movie Geronimo: An American Legend.[7] His scenes in The Thin Red Line were cut before the film's release. He turned down the lead role in The Firm (1993), which went to Tom Cruise. He garnered excellent reviews for his performances as undercover narcotics officers in Rush (1991) and Narc (2002).

In 2005, Patric appeared on Broadway as "Brick" in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opposite Ashley Judd, Ned Beatty and esteemed character actress Margo Martindale.[8] He next appeared on Broadway opposite Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland and Jim Gaffigan in a revival of his father Jason Miller's play, That Championship Season, which began previews on February 9, 2011, and closed on May 29, 2011. The play (written by Jason Miller) debuted in 1972, and won, among other awards, the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award.[9]

In 2012, he began filming the Civil War film, Copperhead, but several weeks into the shoot, he was removed from the project by the director, Ronald F. Maxwell for "refusing to take instructions". His replacement was Billy Campbell.[10]

Personal life


Patric began dating actress Julia Roberts days after she canceled her wedding to Patric's The Lost Boys co-star and best friend,[11] Kiefer Sutherland, in June 1991.[12][13] Patric had been invited to the wedding but was later uninvited by Sutherland as the date grew closer.[12] According to Roberts, the wedding had been canceled long before "days before the wedding" as the press claimed at the time,[14] and that it was a mutual decision.[15] On June 14, 1991, the day of what was supposed to be Roberts and Sutherland's wedding, Sutherland moved out of Roberts' Hollywood Hills house and Roberts traveled to Ireland with Patric.[12] In July 1991, Patric turned down a role that was originally set to be played by Sutherland in the western film Renegades, in which he would co-star with Roberts, but the project fell apart following the cancellation of Roberts and Sutherland's wedding.[12][16] Patric and Roberts broke up in 1992.[17] After over a decade without speaking to each other, Patric and Sutherland reconciled in the mid-2000s,[17] and then co-starred on Broadway in a revival of Jason Miller's play That Championship Season in 2011, and they have been close friends ever since.[17][18]

Patric then dated Danielle Schreiber off-and-on for approximately ten years. During the relationship, they conceived a son through in vitro fertilization. They separated in May 2012. Schreiber's attorneys argued that Patric was merely a sperm donor, as Schreiber and Patric had not married and the conception of the child was by artificial means; therefore, they argued that Patric had no custody rights. Patric sued for parental rights to the child, but lost the case at the trial court level.[19] Following his loss in trial court, Patric lobbied the California legislature to give parental rights to sperm donors.[20] The Court of Appeal of California, however, ruled that the California Family Code did not preclude Patric from establishing that he was presumed a parent based on his post-birth conduct.[21] In late 2014, he was legally recognized as the father of his son.[22] This decision was upheld on appeal.[23]




Year Film Role Notes
1986 Solarbabies Jason
1987 The Lost Boys Michael Emerson
1988 The Beast Konstantin Koverchenko
1990 Denial Michael
After Dark, My Sweet Kevin "Kid" Collins
Frankenstein Unbound Lord Byron
1991 Rush Detective Jim Raynor
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend 1st Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood
1995 The Journey of August King August King
1996 Sleepers Lorenzo "Shakes" Carcaterra
1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control Officer Alex Shaw
Incognito Harry Donovan
1998 Your Friends & Neighbors Cary Also producer
2002 Narc Detective Nick Tellis
Three Days of Rain Extra Uncredited
2004 The Alamo Colonel Jim Bowie
2006 Walker Payne Walker Payne
2007 Expired Jay Caswell
Shortcut to Happiness Ray Uncredited
In the Valley of Elah Lieutenant Kirklander
2008 Downloading Nancy Louis Farley
2009 My Sister's Keeper Brian Fitzgerald
2010 The Losers Max
Quality Time Father Short film
2011 Keyhole Ulysses Pick
2013 The Outsider Detective Klein
Cavemen Jack Bartlett
2014 Rise of the Lonestar Ranger Kip Duane
The Prince Paul
2016 The Abandoned Dennis Cooper/Mr. Streak
Home Invasion Mike
Lost & Found Trent Walton
2017 The Yellow Birds Captain Anderson
Gangster Land Detective Reed
2018 Big Kill The Preacher
2020 The Vanished Sheriff Baker
Runt Coach Wilkes
Becoming Kevin Lee
2021 Burning at Both Ends Andre Eerikäinen
2022 Nightshade Randy Bell
MK Ultra Galvin Morgan
2023 Shrapnel Sean Beckwith
2024 Terrifier 3 TBA [24]
TBA Armored TBA


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Toughlove Gary Charters Television film
1990 Teach 109 Teach 109 Short film
1994 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Jason Patric/Blind Melon"
2005 Night Live: The Best of David Spade Kevin Television special
2008 Entourage Himself Episode: "Pie"
2011 Tilda Andrew Brown Unaired pilot
2016 Wayward Pines Dr. Theo Yedlin Main cast (season 2)
2018 The Girl in the Bathtub A. Charles Peruto Jr. Television film

Awards and nominations

Year Award / Festival Category Work Result Ref.
1994 Western Heritage Awards Wrangler Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture Geronimo: An American Legend (shared w/cast and crew) Won [25][26]
1998 Golden Raspberry Award Worst Screen Couple Speed 2: Cruise Control
(shared w/Sandra Bullock)
Nominated [27]
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Your Friends & Neighbors Won [28]
1999 Online Film Critics Society Awards Nominated [29]
Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Motion Picture Nominated [28]
2003 Prism Awards Best Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film Narc Nominated [30]
2007 Stockholm International Film Festival Best Actor Expired Won [31]


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