• Jason Gedrick is an American director and actor, born in 1965 in Chicago, Illinois
• His parents are of Polish descent and his mother raised him single-handedly in Chicago
• He attended Gordon Technical High School and Drake University but dropped out to pursue a career in acting
• Jason's career began with roles as an extra and eventually lead to starring roles in movies such as "Iron Eagle" and TV shows such as "Murder One" and "Major Crimes"
• His net worth is estimated to be at least $1.5million, as of late 2019

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Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1965
SpouseDana Lavas
FactHas a brother Joel and a sister Dawne.

Who is Jason Gedrick?

Jason Gedrick is an American director and actor, who is probably still best known for his role as Neil Avedon in “Murder One”, a 1995-1996 TV show, as well as Doug Masters in the 1986 hit action movie “Iron Eagle”.

Jason Gedrick Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background

He was born as Jason Michael Gedroic under the Aquarius Zodiac sign on 7 February 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, so is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He has two siblings, a younger sister named Dawne, and an elder brother named Joel. Jason later changed his surname to Gedrick, a Polish name – both his parents have Polish descent.

Jason’s parents divorced when he was still very young and his siblings went with their dad while he remained with his mother, who raised him single-handedly in their hometown, Chicago.

Regarding Jason’s education, he matriculated from Gordon Technical High School in 1982,  where he was also an ardent basketball player. He joined Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa as a Business major.

However, he encountered numerous problems during his first year in college due to dyslexia. His then girlfriend helped him get through his first year in college, but still Jason didn’t continue with his college education, and instead dropped out to pursue his passion for acting, relocating to Hollywood.

Jason Gedrick Professional Career and Rise to Stardom

Jason started his acting career by appearing as an extra in movies such as “Risky Business” and “Bad Boys”,

both released in 1983. At the time, he was just a teenager, but his determination soon saw him graduate to speaking roles, starting with the comedy “Heavenly Kid” in 1985. Jason’s big break came in 1986 when he was cast in the role of Doug Masters in “Iron Eagle”, an American-Canadian action movie. Due to his hard work in this role, his performance was received extremely well by the audience.

Jason is extremely hardworking, and due to his improving acting skills, he began getting other acting offers from noted producers and directors. In 1987, Jason got a chance to star as Davey in the movie “Promised Land”, and the following year, he appeared in the movie “Iron Eagle II”.

He also landed a lead role in the dance and crime drama movie “Rooftops” the following year, steadily making a name for himself in the film industry. In the 1990s, Jason turned to the small screen, where he was cast in roles of either a criminal or a cop due to his ruggedly handsome ‘working-class’ looks.

Jason Gedrick

Between 1994 and 1995, he starred as Bailey Connors in 22 episodes of the television show “Sweet Justice”, then his popularity increased in 1995 with the role of Neil Avedon in the television series “Murder One”, a critically acclaimed series that ran for just one season. Jason continued to appear on the small screen by starring in “Windfall”, another short-lived series, and has also made guest appearances in popular shows such as “Desperate Housewives” and “Ally McBeal”. Between 2002 and 2003, he appeared in “Boomtown” as Officer Tom Turcotte, a role that gave him more fame as a seasoned actor.

Over the years, he’s appeared in numerous films such as “Hidden Places”, “Depth Charge”, “Rapid Fire”, and “Sand Serpents”. In 2015, he starred as Liam in “Beauty & the Beast”, and the following year he played the role of Det. Mark Hickman in “Major Crimes”. His latest appearances include the “Criminal Minds” series in 2018, and episode of “Lethal Weapon”, and “Acts of Desperation”, both in 2019.

Jason Gedrick Personal Life, Marriage, Divorce, and Children

Regarding his dating life, Jason has been involved with two actresses, and married once. His first known girlfriend was Daphne Zuniga, an actress he dated between 1986 to 1987. Later, he dated another actress, Tracy Scoggins in 1988, however, this relationship didn’t last long either.

Jason is a divorced man – he married Dana Lavas in 1989, in an intimate ceremony, and two years later welcomed their first baby, a boy, into this world and named him Jian. They were also blessed with two more boys, Garrett born in 1994, and Ty born in 1995. However, their union didn’t stand the test of time, as they filed for divorce in 1997, including for 50-50 custody of their children. This was to ensure that their children weren’t affected by their decision to divorce and go on their separate ways.

Since the divorce, Jason hasn’t remarried, nor apparently been involved in any other romantic relationship,. He seems to be enjoying being a father by spending quality time with his children. The fact that Jason married Dana disputes any gay rumors about him.

Jason Gedrick Net Worth

Jason’s had a quite successful acting career, which means that he’s managed to accumulate a good amount of wealth. Although he hasn’t disclosed his annual or monthly income, reputable sources estimate Jason Gedrick’s net worth to be over $1.5 million, as of mid-2024.

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General Info

Full NameJason Gedrick
Net Worth$1.5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1965
Height1.8 m
EducationDrake University, DePaul College Prep


SpouseDana Lavas
ChildrenTy Gedrick, Garrett Gedrick, Jian Gedrick
SiblingsDawne Gedrick, Joel Gedrick


MoviesIron Eagle, The Heavenly Kid, Backdraft, Summer Catch, Wisegal, Crossing the Bridge, Hidden Places, Kings of South Beach, Born on the Fourth of July, The Christmas Choir, Promised Land, War Flowers, Sinatra Club, The Zoo Gang, Shannon's Rainbow, Sand Serpents, One Eyed King, Rooftops, Depth Charge, ...
TV ShowsDexter, Murder One, Boomtown, EZ Streets, The Last Don II, Class of '96, Windfall, Sweet Justice, Falcone, Luck, The Last Don, The Beast

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