Birthplace: Queens, New York, U.S.
Jason Patric (born June 17, 1966) is an American film, television and stage actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Lost Boys, Rush, Sleepers, Geronimo: An American Legend, Your Friends & Neighbors, Narc, The Losers and Speed 2: Cruise Control. His father was actor/playwright Jason Miller and his maternal grandfather was actor Jackie Gleason.
Patric was born in Queens, New York, and is the son 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). His maternal grandfather was actor/comedian Jackie Gleason. His half-brother is actor Joshua John Miller. His ancestry is mostly Irish, with some German.
Growing up in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, he attended Catholic schools such as Cavallini Middle School and the all-boys Salesian Roman Catholic Don Bosco Preparatory High School (Ramsey, New Jersey). In California, he attended Saint Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica, California). He appeared in high school productions of Dracula and Grease.
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 few 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.
His scenes in The Thin Red Line were cut before the film's release. He appeared in the Alec Baldwin film The Devil and Daniel Webster, which was shot in 2001, and released in late 2007 as Shortcut to Happiness, but turned down the lead role in The Firm (1993), which went to Tom Cruise. He garnered excellent reviews for his performance as an undercover narcotics officer in Narc (2002).
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.
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 "failing to take direction". His replacement was Billy Campbell.
Patric began dating actress Julia Roberts days after she canceled her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland in June 1991. Patric dated Danielle Schreiber off and on for approximately 10 years. During the relationship they conceived a son through in vitro fertilization. Patric and Schreiber separated in May 2012. Schieber's attorneys argued that, under California law, Patric was a sperm donor as Schreiber and Patric had not married and the conception of the child was by artificial means, and therefore Patric has no custody rights to the son. Patric is currently pursuing changes to the law that bars his parental rights. He then sued for parental rights over the child, but lost the case at the trial court level. The Court of Appeal of California, however, also ruled that the CA Family Code did not preclude him from establishing that he was presumed a parent based on his post birth conduct.
His case was sent back down to the trial court level and in late 2014 he was recognized legally as the father of his son, the court granting him parental rights. Following his initial loss in trial court, he lobbied the California legislature to give parental rights to sperm donors.
|1987||The Lost Boys||Michael Emerson|
|1988||The Beast||Konstantin Koverchenko|
|After Dark, My Sweet||Kevin 'Kid' Collins|
|Frankenstein Unbound||Lord George Gordon Byron|
|1993||Geronimo: An American Legend||Charles B. Gatewood|
|1995||The Journey of August King||August King|
|1996||Sleepers||Lorenzo 'Shakes' Carcaterra|
|1997||Speed 2: Cruise Control||Officer Alex Shaw|
|1998||Your Friends & Neighbors||Cary|
|Three Days of Rain|
|2003||Shortcut to Happiness||Ray|
|2004||The Alamo||Col. James Bowie|
|2006||Walker Payne||Walker Payne|
|In the Valley of Elah||Lt. Kirklander|
|2008||Downloading Nancy||Louis Farley|
|2009||My Sister's Keeper||Brian Fitzgerald|
|2013||The Outsider||Detective Klein|
|2014||Rise of the Lonestar Ranger||Kip Duane|
|2017||The Yellow Birds||Capt. Anderson|
|1990||Teach 109||Teach 109||TV Short film|
|1994||Saturday Night Live||Host||Episode: Jason Patric/Blind Melon|
|2005||Night Live: The Best of David Spade||Kevin||TV-special|
|2016||Wayward Pines||Dr. Theo Yedlin||TV series|
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
Online Film Critics Society Awards
Golden Raspberry Award
Stockholm International Film Festival
Western Heritage Awards
Jason Patric supports the following charitable cause: Smoking & Smoking-Related Illnesses.