Jason Beghe

Jason Beghe (born March 12, 1960) is an American film and television actor and critic of Scientology. As a young man he attended the Collegiate School in New York City, where he became best friends with John F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Duchovny. Beghe is married and lives in Los Angeles, California. Beghe starred in the 1988 George A. Romero film Monkey Shines: An Experiment In Fear, playing a quadriplegic in a performance that was positively received. He appeared as a police officer in the film Thelma & Louise, and played Demi Moore's love interest in G.I. Jane. Beghe starred opposite Moira Kelly in the television series To Have & to Hold, and has had recurring roles on Picket Fences, Melrose Place, Chicago Hope, American Dreams and Cane, as well as parts on numerous other television programs. He began taking Scientology courses in 1994, and later appeared in a Church of Scientology advertising campaign and in promotional videos. According to Beghe, Church of Scientology head David Miscavige referred to him as "the poster boy for Scientology". Beghe left Scientology in 2007 and began publicly speaking out about his experiences within the church in April 2008. An on camera interview with Beghe about his experiences in Scientology conducted by Xenu TV founder and journalist Mark Bunker was published to the video site YouTube and later Vimeo. Marina Hyde of The Guardian newspaper called Beghe a Scientology celebrity whistleblower for his actions.

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G.I. Jane (1997)

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Jason Beghe

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Jason Beghe

Home Alone 4 (2002)

Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two movies, partners up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Daniel
CAST:  French Stewart  •  Erick Avari  •  Mike Weinberg  •  Barbara Babcock

Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two movies, partners up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Daniel
CAST:  French Stewart  •  Erick Avari  •  Mike Weinberg  •  Barbara Babcock

One Missed Call (2008)

Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Valette
CAST:  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Edward Burns  •  Ana Claudia Talancón  •  Ray Wise

Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Valette
CAST:  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Edward Burns  •  Ana Claudia Talancón  •  Ray Wise

The X Files (1998)

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Martin Landau  •  Mitch Pileggi

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Gillian Anderson  •  Martin Landau  •  Mitch Pileggi

Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Christian Slater  •  Victoria Abril  •  Harrison Ford

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Christian Slater  •  Victoria Abril  •  Harrison Ford

Monkey Shines (1988)

A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jason Beghe  •  John Pankow  •  Kate McNeil  •  Joyce Van Patten

A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jason Beghe  •  John Pankow  •  Kate McNeil  •  Joyce Van Patten

Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998)

A neglectful mother overhears her husband on the telephone at their workplace talking with their babysitter. She discovers they are having an affair and are going to have a baby. She concocts an evil plan to win back her husband and remove the girl and baby. Two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Klenhard
CAST:  Jason Beghe  •  Barbara Tyson  •  Jeffrey Noah  •  Lalainia Lindbjerg

A neglectful mother overhears her husband on the telephone at their workplace talking with their babysitter. She discovers they are having an affair and are going to have a baby. She concocts an evil plan to win back her husband and remove the girl and baby. Two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Klenhard
CAST:  Jason Beghe  •  Barbara Tyson  •  Jeffrey Noah  •  Lalainia Lindbjerg

Cab to Canada (1998)

Fact-based story about a Pasadena cab driver who picks up what he believes is a routine fare, an elderly woman on her way to a funeral. However, the wealthy woman is soon is insisting that the cabbie drive her on a cross-country trip that ends up entailing 3100 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Maureen O'Hara  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Jason Beghe  •  Catherine Bell

Fact-based story about a Pasadena cab driver who picks up what he believes is a routine fare, an elderly woman on her way to a funeral. However, the wealthy woman is soon is insisting that the cabbie drive her on a cross-country trip that ends up entailing 3100 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Maureen O'Hara  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Jason Beghe  •  Catherine Bell

Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989)

A hockey player of friend of Ken Malansky's is accused of murdering a team owner. Perry takes the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  Alexandra Paul  •  William R. Moses

A hockey player of friend of Ken Malansky's is accused of murdering a team owner. Perry takes the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  Alexandra Paul  •  William R. Moses

Man Against the Mob: The Chinatown Murders (1989)

Honest cop in corrupt 1940s Los Angeles fights against gangsters who are kidnapping and selling women into prostitution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  George Peppard  •  Richard Bradford  •  Charles Haid  •  Ursula Andress

Honest cop in corrupt 1940s Los Angeles fights against gangsters who are kidnapping and selling women into prostitution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  George Peppard  •  Richard Bradford  •  Charles Haid  •  Ursula Andress

Johnny Ryan (1990)

An honest, hard-working cop has to go up against the mob in 1949 New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert L. Collins
CAST:  Clancy Brown  •  Bruce Abbott  •  Teri Austin  •  Eugene A. Clark

An honest, hard-working cop has to go up against the mob in 1949 New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert L. Collins
CAST:  Clancy Brown  •  Bruce Abbott  •  Teri Austin  •  Eugene A. Clark

The Operation (1990)

Duplicity reigns supreme as a doctor in a messy, emotional divorce from his wife who is also his partner in a medical clinic is suddenly slapped with a $7 million malpractice suit by a patient who claims he performed an unnecessary hysterectomy on her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas J. Wright
CAST:  Joe Penny  •  Lisa Hartman  •  Jason Beghe  •  Kathleen Quinlan

Duplicity reigns supreme as a doctor in a messy, emotional divorce from his wife who is also his partner in a medical clinic is suddenly slapped with a $7 million malpractice suit by a patient who claims he performed an unnecessary hysterectomy on her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas J. Wright
CAST:  Joe Penny  •  Lisa Hartman  •  Jason Beghe  •  Kathleen Quinlan

Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)

The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Putch
CAST:  Samantha Mathis  •  Jason Beghe  •  Esai Morales  •  Patrick Fabian

The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Putch
CAST:  Samantha Mathis  •  Jason Beghe  •  Esai Morales  •  Patrick Fabian

Phantom (2013)

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Robinson
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  David Duchovny  •  Lance Henriksen  •  William Fichtner

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Robinson
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  David Duchovny  •  Lance Henriksen  •  William Fichtner

X-Men: First Class (2011)

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Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Rose Byrne  •  January Jones

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Rose Byrne  •  January Jones

The Next Three Days (2010)

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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of murdering her boss. Her husband John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. When the strain of being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Brian Dennehy  •  RZA  •  Moran Atias

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of murdering her boss. Her husband John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. When the strain of being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Haggis
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Brian Dennehy  •  RZA  •  Moran Atias

Three Blind Mice (2001)

A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Brian Dennehy  •  Debrah Farentino  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Rosalind Chao

A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Brian Dennehy  •  Debrah Farentino  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Rosalind Chao

Full Eclipse (1993)

The LA police department have a special team of officers with a talent for reducing big-time crime. The team leader has an excellent track record for crime reduction in other big cities, but his methods are unconventional, and so is he - he's a werewolf.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Hickox
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Patsy Kensit  •  Bruce Payne  •  Tony Denison

The LA police department have a special team of officers with a talent for reducing big-time crime. The team leader has an excellent track record for crime reduction in other big cities, but his methods are unconventional, and so is he - he's a werewolf.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Hickox
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Patsy Kensit  •  Bruce Payne  •  Tony Denison

Compromising Positions (1985)

An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Perry
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Judith Ivey

An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Perry
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Judith Ivey

Thelma & Louise (1991)

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Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Geena Davis  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Brad Pitt

Whilst on a short weekend getaway, Louise shoots a man who had tried to rape Thelma. Due to the incriminating circumstances, they make a run for it and thus a cross country chase ensues for the two fugitives. Along the way, both women rediscover the strength of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Geena Davis  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Brad Pitt
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