Jason Gedrick

An American actor best known for his work on the television series Murder One and Boomtown, as well as the motion picture Iron Eagle. Gedrick began his career as an extra in films such as Bad Boys (1983) and Risky Business (1983). After roles in The Heavenly Kid (1985), Iron Eagle (1986), Promised Land (1987) with director Michael Hoffman, Iron Eagle II (1988 in an uncredited role for the first few minutes of the movie), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Backdraft (1991), and Crossing the Bridge (1992), Gedrick appeared in television series such as Class of '96 (1993) and Sweet Justice (1994). In 1994, Gedrick starred in the film The Force with Yasmine Bleeth and Kim Delaney. Gedrick's big break was in Steven Bochco's innovative 1995 series Murder One. The series followed the trial of Gedrick's character, bad-boy actor Neil Avedon, alleged to have murdered a 15-year-old girl. The series, which also starred talent such as Daniel Benzali, Patricia Clarkson, Mary McCormack, Dylan Baker and Stanley Tucci was a runaway success. Due to this, a second season was commissioned. Due to network concerns, the new season featured several small cases rather than one big one. Anthony LaPaglia stepped in to replace the cast such as Benzali, Tucci and Gedrick, who had left, and the series was canceled midway through its second season. Gedrick's next major project was the three-hour TV movie The Third Twin, a 1997 thriller based on the best-selling 1996 novel by British writer Ken ...

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Bad Boys (1983)

Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a rite of passage and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Reni Santoni  •  Jim Moody  •  Eric Gurry

Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a rite of passage and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Reni Santoni  •  Jim Moody  •  Eric Gurry

Crossing the Bridge (1992)

A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Cheryl Pollak

A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Cheryl Pollak

Risky Business (1983)

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Brickman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Richard Masur

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Brickman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Richard Masur

The Heavenly Kid (1985)

After dying in a car crash, Bobby Fantana is forced to pay for his misdeeds by becoming someone's guardian angel. He reluctantly agrees to watch over awkward high schooler Lenny Barnes, teaching him how to be cool and confident. As Bobby teaches Lenny, the two form ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cary Medoway
CAST:  Lewis Smith  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Jane Kaczmarek  •  Richard Mulligan

After dying in a car crash, Bobby Fantana is forced to pay for his misdeeds by becoming someone's guardian angel. He reluctantly agrees to watch over awkward high schooler Lenny Barnes, teaching him how to be cool and confident. As Bobby teaches Lenny, the two form ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cary Medoway
CAST:  Lewis Smith  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Jane Kaczmarek  •  Richard Mulligan

Iron Eagle (1986)

When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Tim Thomerson  •  Larry B. Scott

When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Tim Thomerson  •  Larry B. Scott

Backdraft (1991)

SuspensefulAction-packedFast pacedGripping

Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Robert De Niro  •  Donald Sutherland  •  William Baldwin

Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Robert De Niro  •  Donald Sutherland  •  William Baldwin

Promised Land (1988)

Three recent high school grads - star athlete Hancock, his cheerleader girlfriend, Mary, and the awkward Senator - aim to leave their small town behind and realize big dreams, but their idealistic plans collide with life's harsh realities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Tracy Pollan  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Meg Ryan

Three recent high school grads - star athlete Hancock, his cheerleader girlfriend, Mary, and the awkward Senator - aim to leave their small town behind and realize big dreams, but their idealistic plans collide with life's harsh realities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Tracy Pollan  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Meg Ryan

The Force (1994)

When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, his soul enters into the body of a young officer to seek revenge for his murder. However, when the spirit takes over, the officer is unaware of what is going on and most think he is in need of a psychiatrist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rosman
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Kim Delaney  •  Gary Hudson  •  Jarrett Lennon

When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, his soul enters into the body of a young officer to seek revenge for his murder. However, when the spirit takes over, the officer is unaware of what is going on and most think he is in need of a psychiatrist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rosman
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Kim Delaney  •  Gary Hudson  •  Jarrett Lennon

One Eyed King (2001)

Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Moresco
CAST:  William Baldwin  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Armand Assante  •  Connie Britton

Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Moresco
CAST:  William Baldwin  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Armand Assante  •  Connie Britton

War Flowers (2012)

North Carolina 1863, the Civil War is raging. In this inspired story of tragedy and love we follow the lives of Melody, a precocious seven-year old, and her young mother Sarah as they struggle on their farm to survive during the Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Serge Rodnunsky
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Tom Berenger  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Jordan Brun

North Carolina 1863, the Civil War is raging. In this inspired story of tragedy and love we follow the lives of Melody, a precocious seven-year old, and her young mother Sarah as they struggle on their farm to survive during the Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Serge Rodnunsky
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Tom Berenger  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Jordan Brun

At the Sinatra Club (2010)

Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where Gotti's crew hangs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Quattrochi
CAST:  Danny Nucci  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Mark Belasco  •  Ellen Hollman

Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where Gotti's crew hangs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Quattrochi
CAST:  Danny Nucci  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Mark Belasco  •  Ellen Hollman

Still Life (1990)

The alleys of downtown Manhattan become a modern killing field when corpses begin turning up, disfigured and gruesomely posed to appear as pieces of art.In the frightening climate of the "Art Killer", Peter Sherwood, a struggling musician, is hired to compose for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Campbell
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Jessica Steen  •  Stephen Shellen  •  Gary Farmer

The alleys of downtown Manhattan become a modern killing field when corpses begin turning up, disfigured and gruesomely posed to appear as pieces of art.In the frightening climate of the "Art Killer", Peter Sherwood, a struggling musician, is hired to compose for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graeme Campbell
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Jessica Steen  •  Stephen Shellen  •  Gary Farmer

Dare to Love (1995)

A mentally fragile woman is pushed over the edge by the death of her brother, to whom she was inordinately close.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Josie Bissett  •  Jason Gedrick  •  James B. Sikking  •  Terry Loughlin

A mentally fragile woman is pushed over the edge by the death of her brother, to whom she was inordinately close.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Josie Bissett  •  Jason Gedrick  •  James B. Sikking  •  Terry Loughlin

The Christmas Choir (2008)

A chance encounter with a homeless man named Bob inspires a workaholic accountant to start a choir at a homeless shelter, allowing him to find a purpose to his life and discover the power of music, while providing the choir members with a chance at a new, better life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Svatek
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Tyrone Benskin  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Marianne Farley

A chance encounter with a homeless man named Bob inspires a workaholic accountant to start a choir at a homeless shelter, allowing him to find a purpose to his life and discover the power of music, while providing the choir members with a chance at a new, better life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Svatek
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Tyrone Benskin  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Marianne Farley

Depth Charge (2008)

Jason Gedrick and Eric Roberts lead the cast of this thriller about a submarine captain who attempts to hold Washington, D.C. hostage for a billion dollars, and the heroic doctor who struggles to thwart the plan before the situation escalates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence O'Hara
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Eric Roberts  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Barry Bostwick

Jason Gedrick and Eric Roberts lead the cast of this thriller about a submarine captain who attempts to hold Washington, D.C. hostage for a billion dollars, and the heroic doctor who struggles to thwart the plan before the situation escalates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence O'Hara
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Eric Roberts  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Barry Bostwick

Sand Serpents (2009)

Jason Gedrick and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big worms prove to be an ally of sorts by doing better against the Taliban than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Renfroe
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Tamara Hope  •  Elias Toufexis  •  Sebastian Knapp

Jason Gedrick and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert. But it ain't the Taliban that's worrying them, it's these giant refugees from Tremors. In fact the big worms prove to be an ally of sorts by doing better against the Taliban than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Renfroe
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Tamara Hope  •  Elias Toufexis  •  Sebastian Knapp

The Zoo Gang (1985)

A former boxer known as Old Leather Face opens a nightclub called the Zoo, which does not do a good business. A group of homeless teenagers want to rent the place and start what they hope will be a profitable business, but a gang threatens to shut it down. Old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pen Densham  •  John Watson
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Eric Gurry  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Tiffany Helm

A former boxer known as Old Leather Face opens a nightclub called the Zoo, which does not do a good business. A group of homeless teenagers want to rent the place and start what they hope will be a profitable business, but a gang threatens to shut it down. Old ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pen Densham  •  John Watson
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Eric Gurry  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Tiffany Helm

Power 98 (1996)

A controversial talk show host becomes involved in the murder of a beautiful woman in a war for ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaime Hellman
CAST:  Eric Roberts  •  Lisa Thornhill  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Jack Betts

A controversial talk show host becomes involved in the murder of a beautiful woman in a war for ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaime Hellman
CAST:  Eric Roberts  •  Lisa Thornhill  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Jack Betts

Silent Cradle (1997)

A woman has a miscarriage. After her grief becomes bearable, she attempts to adopt a baby, but discovers evidence that her baby might not have been dead when it was removed from her stomach. If so, who took the baby, why and where?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Ziller
CAST:  Lorraine Bracco  •  Margot Kidder  •  Jason Gedrick  •  John Heard

A woman has a miscarriage. After her grief becomes bearable, she attempts to adopt a baby, but discovers evidence that her baby might not have been dead when it was removed from her stomach. If so, who took the baby, why and where?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Ziller
CAST:  Lorraine Bracco  •  Margot Kidder  •  Jason Gedrick  •  John Heard

Strange Frequency 2 (2003)

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DIRECTION:  Jeff Woolnough  •  Neill Fearnley  •  Kevin Inch
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Roger Daltrey  •  James Marsters  •  Patsy Kensit

Strange Frequency 2  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Woolnough  •  Neill Fearnley  •  Kevin Inch
CAST:  Jason Gedrick  •  Roger Daltrey  •  James Marsters  •  Patsy Kensit
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