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Jason Patric

Jason Patric at the 2004 Savannah Film Festival
Born John Anthony Miller, Jr.
June 17, 1966 (1966-06-17) (age 43)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present

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 and The Alamo.


Early Life

Jason Patric was born as John Anthony Miller, Jr. in Queens, New York, the son of the Academy Award-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jason Miller (né John Anthony Miller), and Linda Gleason, daughter of actor/comedian Jackie Gleason. He is of Irish extraction on both sides. His half-brother is actor Joshua John Miller.

He attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School, an all-boys Salesian Roman Catholic 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 also turned down the role of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004), which went to Jim Caviezel. He garnered excellent reviews for his performance as an undercover narcotics officer in 2002's Narc.[citation needed]

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.[1]

Personal life

Jason Patric began dating actress Julia Roberts days after she canceled her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland in June 1991.[2] They dated for two years. Patric then dated supermodel Christy Turlington from 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.[3]


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. [4]


Year Film Role Other notes
1986 Solarbabies Jason Alternative title: Solar Warriors
1987 The Lost Boys Michael Emerson
1988 The Beast Koverchenko Alternative title: The Beast of War
1990 Denial Michael Alternative title: Loon
After Dark, My Sweet Kevin 'Kid' Collins
Frankenstein Unbound Lord George Gordon Byron
1991 Rush Jim Raynor
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend 1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood
1995 The Journey of August King August King
1996 Sleepers Lorenzo 'Shakes' Carcaterra
1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control Officer Alex Shaw
Incognito Harry Donovan
1998 Your Friends & Neighbors Cary
2002 Narc Nick Tellis
Three Days of Rain
2004 The Alamo Col. James Bowie
2006 Walker Payne Walker Payne
2007 Shortcut to Happiness Ray Alternative title: The Devil and Daniel Webster
Expired Jay
In the Valley of Elah Lt. Kirklander
2008 Downloading Nancy Louis
2009 My Sister's Keeper Brian Fitzgerald
2010 The Losers Max post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Toughlove Gary Charters TV-Movie
1990 Teach 109 Teach 109 TV Short film
1994 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: Jason Patric/Blind Melon
2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade Kevin TV-special
2008 "Entourage" Jason Patric Episode: 9

Awards and nominations

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

  • 1998: Won, "Best Supporting Actor" - Your Friends & Neighbors

Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • 1999: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor" - Your Friends & Neighbors

PRISM Awards

  • 2003: Nominated, "Best Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film" - Narc

Golden Raspberry Award

  • 1998: Nominated, "Worst Screen Couple" - Speed 2: Cruise Control (shared w/Sandra Bullock)

Satellite Award

  • 1999: Nominated, "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Motion Picture" - Your Friends & Neighbors

Stockholm International Film Festival

  • 2007: Won, "Best Actor" - Expired

Western Heritage Awards

  • 1994: Won, "Best Theatrical Motion Picture" - Geronimo: An American Legend
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