Jason Gedrick got his first acting break in his native Chicago when the film “Bad Boys,” starring Sean Penn, was filmed on location there in 1983. Then a high school student, he landed a role as an extra and Penn's encouragement inspired him to study acting in earnest.
He soon landed leading roles in several films, including “Iron Eagle,” “Stacking” and “Heavenly Kid.” He co-starred with Meg Ryan and Kiefer Sutherland in “Promised Land” and in Ron Howard's “Backdraft,” as well as “Crossing the Bridge.” He simultaneously pursued stage work, starring on Broadway in Our Town with Don Ameche and Helen Hunt, as well as in the Off Broadway production of Mrs. Dally Has a Lover with Judith Ivey. His most recent foray on the stage was a production of Wrongturn at Lungfish, directed by Garry Marshall.
Gedrick went on to star in such critically acclaimed series as Stephen Bochco's “Murder One,” “EZ Streets” created by Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, “Falcone” and NBC’s “Boomtown.” He has also recurred on hit shows such as “Ally McBeal” and “Desperate Housewives” and starred in the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Hidden Places” and “The Christmas Choir.”
He is currently co-starring in Showtime’s hit series “Dexter” and recently starred alongside Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Dennis Farina and Kevin Dunn in the HBO drama series “Luck.” Created by David Milch with director/producer Michael Mann, Gedrick played a degenerate gambler within the world of thoroughbred horse racing.