Peter Edward Ostling (born July 22, 1944), known professionally as Peter Jason, is an American character actor. He has appeared in over one hundred television shows and eighty films. He played Con Stapleton in the HBO drama series Deadwood.
Jason in November 2006
Peter Edward Ostling
July 22, 1944
Eileen Jason (m. 1979)
Jason has appeared in twelve Walter Hill films, seven John Carpenter films, and over 100 commercials and plays. He played the voice of Dizzy Wallin in Gears of War 2 and its sequel Gears of War 3. He is also credited for voicing Sergeant Dornan in Fallout 2.
Jason appeared in the Eddie Murphy film 48 Hrs. as the Cowboy Bartender. Murphy's character harasses him at the bar Torchy's. In 1990 Jason played Henry Beechwood in the horror-comedy Arachnophobia, the first film released by Hollywood Pictures and directed by Frank Marshall.
Born in Hollywood, Jason grew up in Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High and Newport Harbor High School. After graduating, he attended Orange Coast College and studied drama at Carnegie Mellon University.