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Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 17, 1966
FactAttended Don Bosco Prep, a prestigious all-boys school in northern New Jersey.
PaymentsEarned $1,500,000 from Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)


Jason Patric was born on June 17, 1966 in Queens, New York, the son of actors Jason Miller and Linda Patric. His parents divorced when he was two years old, and he was raised by his mother in Manhattan. He attended the High School of Performing Arts and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1988 with a degree in English.

Patric began his acting career with a small role in the film The Lost Boys (1987). He went on to star in a number of films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including Rush (1991), Sleepers (1996), Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), and Narc (2002). He also had a recurring role on the television series Law & Order (1997-2002).

In recent years, Patric has starred in the films The Losers (2010), The Expendables 3 (2014), and Black Mass (2015). He also had a lead role in the television series Wayward Pines (2015-2016).

Patric has been nominated for several awards throughout his career, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Rush (1991) and a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Drama for Wayward Pines (2016).

As of 2020, Jason Patric’s net worth is $8 million. He has earned his wealth through his successful career as an actor.

General Info

Full NameJason Patric
Date Of BirthJune 17, 1966
Height1.78 m
ProfessionActor
EducationDon Bosco Preparatory High School, Saint Monica Catholic High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

ChildrenGus Patric
ParentsLinda Miller, Jason Miller
SiblingsJoshua John Miller, Jennifer Miller, Jordan Miller

Accomplishments

NominationsSatellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama
MoviesThe Lost Boys, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Prince, Narc, My Sister's Keeper, The Losers, Your Friends & Neighbors, Geronimo: An American Legend, Sleepers, Solarbabies, In the Valley of Elah, After Dark, My Sweet, The Abandoned, The Alamo, Downloading Nancy, Rush, The Outsider, The Journey of August...
TV ShowsWayward Pines, Binky

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Salary

TitleSalary
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)$4,500,000
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)$1,500,000

Quotes

#Quote
1(2011, on Jackie Gleason) I didn't grow up with him. It's just one of those things. I never talked about my dad growing up and I never talked about my grandfather growing up, certainly as a young actor because I wanted no nepotism, whatsoever. I just didn't want a paragraph written about me that had nothing to do with who I was; it was just genetic circumstance. I only saw him a handful of times in my life. He's had as much effect on me as he's had on you. He has nothing to do with me or my bloodline; I'm not a thoroughbred or purebred dog or something. Really, it has no bearing whatsoever but really it looks good in US magazine. He was just more of a hermit.
2(2011, on fame) I'm not addicted to it like 99 percent of every actor in Hollywood, even our 65-year-old so-called legends are so addicted to remaining stars that they're in the kind of movies that would not be toilet paper in their classics. I don't have to name them.
3(2011, on the rumors that he turned down The Firm (1993)) I turned down some incarnation of "The Firm" years ago, but that would make it seem like I turned down the big hit movie. No, the movie's a hit because Tom Cruise is in it. The shitty script that I got was not going to be a hit with me in it. Trust me.
4(2011) Before I did Narc (2002), I hadn't worked in three years. I just didn't find things I wanted to do. I had just produced Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), which was exhausting and good, and I didn't find anything worth working on for three years. That's suicide in this business because you have to remain in the forefront of people's minds and certainly on-screen, but I didn't care about that. Early, the movies I was interested in, people's work is what propelled their career. That has changed vastly, immeasurably. It started to change when I started and now it absolutely makes no sense of difference, whatsoever. Doesn't matter if you have talent. Doesn't matter what you've done before and, frankly, the people with a lot of talent don't give a shit if they make crappy movies for money because it's actually more respected than their better movies.
5I made three movies in one year, I think 1995, and I was unhappy with all of them. Sleepers (1996), Incognito (1997) and Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997). I didn't like making them or the end product. "Sleepers" was a little bloated and removed. When I got it, it didn't have a lot of people attached. Ultimately, when we were filming it, I didn't buy the story, either. Incognito, they fired the director. Before "Speed 2", I had been offered a lot of action movies. They're all sequels, in my opinion. I did "Speed 2" because I was told it was foolproof. Jan de Bont's first two movies had made a billion dollars. It had a billion dollars. They wanted me for some form of acting that I was not able to do. I wanted to make it sexy. I like Sandy [Sandra Bullock], but I think she was in a different world.
6Growing up, I was always called Jason Patric, especially when I was bad. It's also mildly Oedipal. You have to kill the parents in order to become yourself. - on why he dropped his last name
7It's a joke. These young guys - they become famous for having filthy mouths, bad habits, saying really unique things like, 'I like to drink, smoke and have sex.' Oh really? Shouldn't you get back to the frat house? - on Hollywood
8"We all want to be loved. If we can't find love in a relationship we try to find it in our work. No matter how many times you get burned or how many of your relationships go sour, no one's ever going to give up on relationships," - On love.
9"I knew dating (Roberts) would be trouble. I just didn't know how much of an impact it would have on my privacy. Because I'm such a private person, what happened was the ultimate nightmare. I had worked for the first six years of my career to be as anonymous as possible and, in the space of a few weeks, I was one of the most public people in the world just because I was dating a famous person who liked to be in the press and who courted the press." - On dating Julia Roberts.
10"I wanted to skim into the global marketplace so that I could make small movies like Your Friends & Neighbors (1998). There was enough hype around Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) that I was able to get the funding for Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)" - On why he did Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997).
11"My grandfather was a very talented man but he was never part of my emotional life so I refuse to make him part of my professional life." -On his grandfather, Jackie Gleason.
12"I'm 32. When I look back on my career, I like that I was so brazen in my 20s. I only wish there had been more of those kinds of hard-edged scripts available to me." - On his career (1998).
13"He's so secure in himself that he's not afraid to reveal anything about himself. As a rule, guys don't talk to other people about their real feelings. That's what's makes the sauna scene in Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) so shocking." - On his controversial film character.
14"I'm willing to take less money and fourth billing and do interesting roles. I hate putting Limitations on myself. I don't set out to sell popcorn or make money for the major studios. What I'd like is for my work to have meaning." - On his career choices (1987).

Facts

#Fact
1Attended Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California.
2Played on Broadway the role of Brick in Tennessee Williams's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with Ned Beatty as Big Daddy (2003).
3He is of Irish, and smaller amounts of German, English, Scottish, and Dutch, ancestry.
4Is very good friends with Laura Dern.
5Downed shots of Tabasco sauce between takes of his death scene in The Alamo (2004) to make it as realistic as possible.
6Attended Don Bosco Prep, a prestigious all-boys school in northern New Jersey.
7Turned down the role of Jesus in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004).
8Ex-stepson of actress Sue Bernard.
9Turned down the lead role of Mitch Mcdeere in The Firm (1993), the role then went to Tom Cruise.
10When his best friend Kiefer Sutherland broke off his engagement with Julia Roberts in the early '90s, Julia ran off to Europe with Jason, and the two were eventually a couple.
11His mother's name is Linda Miller, sister's name is Jennifer, brother's name is Jordan and half-brother's name is Joshua John Miller, who is an actor and author.
12His first film job was as a production assistant in the 1982 film version of That Championship Season (1982).
13Owns a 90lb. Vietnamese potbellied pig named Fergus.
14Son of actor-playwright Jason Miller and actress Linda Miller.
15Grandson of legendary actor Jackie Gleason, and of his wife, dancer Genevieve Halford.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Denial1990Michael
The Beast of War1988Konstantin Koverchenko
The Lost Boys1987Michael
Solarbabies1986Jason
Toughlove1985TV MovieGary Charters
Burning at Both Endspost-productionAndre
The Yellow Birds2017Captain Anderson
Wayward Pines2016TV SeriesDr. Theo Yedlin
Lost & Found2016/IIITrent Walton
Home Invasion2016VideoMike
The Weight of Blood and Bones2015ShortKip Duane
The Abandoned2015Cooper
The Outsider2014Detective Klein
The Prince2014/IPaul
Ten X Ten2014TV Mini-SeriesMan 40s
Cavemen2013Jack Bartlett
Last Call2012/IXShortBrad
Tilda2011TV MovieAndrew Brown
Keyhole2011Ulysses Pick
Quality Time2010/IShortFather
The Losers2010/IMax
My Sister's Keeper2009Brian Fitzgerald
Downloading Nancy2008Louis Farley
In the Valley of Elah2007Lt. Kirklander
Expired2007Jay Caswell
Walker Payne2006Walker Payne
The Alamo2004James Bowie
Shortcut to Happiness2003Ray (uncredited)
Three Days of Rain2002uncredited
Narc2002Nick Tellis
Your Friends & Neighbors1998Cary
Incognito1997Harry Donovan
Speed 2: Cruise Control1997Officer Alex Shaw
Sleepers1996Shakes
The Journey of August King1995August King
Geronimo: An American Legend1993Lt. Charles Gatewood
Rush1991Jim Raynor
Teach 1091990TV ShortTeach 109
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound1990Lord Byron
After Dark, My Sweet1990Kevin 'kid' Collins

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Your Friends & Neighbors1998producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Narc: Shooting Up2003Video documentary short special thanks
The Thin Red Line1998thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Hannity2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2013TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Entourage2008TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade2005TV SpecialKevin
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Return of the Legend: The Making of 'The Alamo'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Noin2003Himself
Narc: Making the Deal2003Video documentary shortHimself / Nick Tellis
Narc: Shooting Up2003Video documentary shortHimself / Nick Tellis
Charlie Rose1998-2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E! News Live2002TV SeriesHimself
Filming 'Rush'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Back in the U.S.2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool2001DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1998TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Speed 2: Cruise Control'1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look1997TV Series documentary shortHimself
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Luke Perry

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Irak-Afganistán, la guerra llega al cine2008TV Movie documentaryLt. Kirklander
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2007Best ActorStockholm Film FestivalExpired (2007)
1998Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorYour Friends & Neighbors (1998)
1994Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureGeronimo: An American Legend (1993)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2003Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Theatrical Feature FilmNarc (2002)
1999OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorYour Friends & Neighbors (1998)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, DramaYour Friends & Neighbors (1998)
1998Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleSpeed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
1991CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorAfter Dark, My Sweet (1990)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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