Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jason Patric

Jason Patric (born June 17, 1966) is an American film, television and stage actor. He may be best-known for his roles in the films The Lost Boys, Sleepers, Your Friends & Neighbors, Narc, The Losers and Speed 2: Cruise Control. His father is the actor/playwright Jason Miller. Patric is the maternal grandson of Jackie Gleason. Patric was born as Jason Patric Miller in Queens, New York, the son of the late Academy Award-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jason Miller (born John Anthony Miller) and Linda Gleason, daughter of actor/comedian Jackie Gleason. His half-brother is actor Joshua John Miller. Patric is of Irish descent. Growing up in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, he attended the all-boys Salesian Roman Catholic Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, and Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California. He appeared in high school productions of Dracula and Grease. His high school drama classmates included Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher and Kristin Vinton, daughter of singer Bobby Vinton. After graduation, he was cast in the television drama Toughlove alongside Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie, Dedee Pfeiffer and Lee Remick. The following year, Patric was cast in Solarbabies alongside Peter DeLuise, Jami Gertz, Lukas Haas, James LeGros and Adrian Pasdar, but the film was not successful. Within a few years, Patric would reunite with Gertz and Dern for The Lost Boys and After Dark, My Sweet, respectively. He would go on shortly afterwards to co-star with George Dzundza and Stephen Baldwin in The Beast. In 1993, he starred alongside Wes Studi and Matt Damon as 1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood in the movie Geronimo: An American Legend. His scenes in The Thin Red Line were cut before the film's release.

He also 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. He turned down the lead role in The Firm (1993), and the part went instead to Tom Cruise; He garnered excellent reviews for his performance as an undercover narcotics officer in 2002's Narc. In 2005, Patric appeared on Broadway as "Brick" in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which also starred Ashley Judd, Ned Beatty and Margo Martindale. On November 2, 2010, it was announced that he will next appear on Broadway opposite Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland and Jim Gaffigan in That Championship Season which will open in March 2011. That play (written by Jason Patric's father, Jason Miller) first debuted in 1972, and it won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony award. Jason Patric began dating actress Julia Roberts days after she canceled her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland in June 1991. They dated for two years. Patric then dated supermodel Christy Turlington (1994-2000). They had an on-and-off relationship for six years and kept a low-profile, rarely being seen together in public. Christy eventually ended the relationship when she met her future husband, actor/director Edward Burns at a Hamptons party in the Fall of 2000.In 2004, Patric was arrested on charges of public intoxication and resisting arrest in Austin, Texas, and was involved in a physical confrontation with the arresting officer. Patric claimed the charges were false and that the officer assaulted him. The prosecuting attorney's office later dropped the charges, which included assault on a police officer. He subsequently sued the arresting officer for violating his civil rights, but the federal jury ruled in the officer's favor.

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Jason Patric in his young pose

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Jason Patric and Cameron Diaz

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