Jason Gedrick is an American actor, well known for his role in the classic film Iron Eagle and the television series such as Boomtown, Murder One, and Beauty and the Beast. The handsome actor has had tough relationship issues in the past but has continued to shine his career doing what he does best. Read on to find out about his early life, net worth, and relationship.
Jason Gedrick early life details
Jason Gedrick was born on February 7, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois as Jason Michael Gedroic. He later changed his surname to sound-alike ‘Gedrick’ in the path of pursuing his career in acting. He is of Polish ancestry.
Jason spent most of his childhood in the suburbs. He grew up in Mount Prospect, northwest of downtown Chicago until they moved to the Uptown neighborhood. His parents divorced when he was just eight years old. Jason was raised by his mother while his brother, Joel, and sister, Dawne went on to live with his father.
Jason had enrolled at Drake University, Iowa to study business major acceding his parent’s demands. But he dropped out after his freshman year and moved to Hollywood to pursue his career in acting.
Jason Gedrick blockbuster career and his net worth in 2018
Jason Gedrick started his career in 1983 as a background actor in the films like Bad Boys and Risky Business. A year later, he appeared in Massive Retaliation in a larger role. The role earned him more opportunities to star in the films like Heavenly Kid, Iron Eagle, Promised Land, Rooftops, and Backdraft.
After making it to the big screen, it did not take Jason much longer to make his breakthrough in television series. Starting from Class of 96’, he later went on to appear in the series like The Last Don, A Date with Darkness, Desperate Housewives, and Luck. Gedrick also appeared in the multi-episode arc of season 7 of American crime drama, Dexter. Recently, he was seen in television series like Beauty and the Beast, Shooter, and Major Crime.
Jason has devoted decades of his life to the Hollywood. From cult classics to modern crime thrillers, Jason has made his contributions to the entertainment industry from a very young age. With loads of movies and television series in his resume, as of 2018, the 52-year-old actor has a total net worth of 1.5 million.
Jason Gedrick shares three children with ex-wife Dana Lavas
Jason Gedrick has been the darling amongst the female followers since the start of his career. The handsome actor was seen dating a couple of celebrities back in the 80s. He dated American actresses, Daphne Zuniga (1986) and Tracy Scoggins (1988). However, his relationship did not work well with both his girlfriends and shortly ended in tragedy.
Moving on, in 1989, Jason tied the knot with his then-girlfriend, Dana Lavas. The couple had a blissful married life and shared three sons, Jian, Garrett and Ty Gedrick. Despite the passionate marriage, Jason and his wife separated after eight years in 1997 without disclosing any reason to separation. The couples divorced with 50-50 custody of their boys.
As a child of a divorced parents himself, Jason knew it was going to be tough for his children. So, even after years of divorce, he now makes the most out of the moments when it comes to his children. Since separating with his wife, Jason has not opened up about his relationship and seems committed to his boys and his career only.