Jason Patric Biography
Jason Patric is an American film, television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles in the films The Lost Boys.
He has been in Rush, Sleepers, Geronimo: An American Legend, Your Friends & Neighbors, Narc, The Losers, The Alamo and Speed 2: Cruise Control. His father was actor/playwright Jason Miller and his maternal grandfather was actor Jackie Gleason.
Jason Patric Age
Born on June 17, 1966, Jason is aged 52 years as of 2018.
Jason Patric Net Worth
The American film stage actor has a net worth of $3 million dollars.
Jason Patric Wife/Son
In June 1991, Patric and actress Julia Roberts began dating. It was days after she canceled her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland. Patric off and on dated Danielle Schreiber for approximately 10 years. During the relationship they conceived a son through in vitro fertilization. In May 2012, Patric and Schreiber separated. Schreiber’s attorneys argued that, under California law, Patric was a sperm donor as Schreiber and Patric had not married.
The conception of the child was by artificial means and therefore Patric has no custody rights to the son. Patric has been pursuing changes to the law that bars his parental rights. Patric then sued for parental rights over the child, but lost the case at the trial court level.
The Court of Appeal of California, however, also ruled that the California Family Code did not preclude him from establishing that he was presumed a parent based on his post birth conduct. The case was sent back down to the trial court level and in late 2014 he was recognized legally as the father of his son with the court granting him parental rights. Following his initial loss in trial court, he lobbied the California legislature to give parental rights to sperm donors.
Jason Patric Early Life/Education
Jason was born in Queens, New York. His father was late Academy Award-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jason Miller and mother actress Linda Miller, his maternal grandfather was actor/comedian Jackie Gleason. His half-brother is actor Joshua John Miller. His ancestry is mostly Irish, with some German.
He was raised in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. He attended schools such as Cavallini Middle School and the all-boys Catholic school Salesian Roman Catholic Don Bosco Preparatory High School Ramsey, New Jersey. He attended Saint Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica, California) in California. He was cast in high school productions of Dracula and Grease.
Jason Patric Career/Movies
He was cast in the television drama Toughlove with Bruce Dern after graduation. Patric in the following year was cast in Solarbabies alongside Peter DeLuise, Jami Gertz, Lukas Haas, James LeGros and Adrian Pasdar. Patric would reunite with Gertz in The Lost Boys and After Dark within a few years My Sweet with Dern. He co-starred with George Dzundza and Stephen Baldwin in The Beast.
He starred alongside Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall as 1st Lt in 1993. 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 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, but turned down the lead role in The Firm of 1993, which went to Tom Cruise. He garnered excellent reviews for his performance as an undercover narcotics officer in Narc of 2002.
Patric appeared on Broadway as “Brick” in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opposite Ashley Judd, Ned Beatty and character actress Margo Martindale in 2005. He next appeared on Broadway opposite Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland and Jim Gaffigan in a revival of his father Jason Miller’s play, That Championship Season, which began previews on February 9, 2011 and closed on May 29, 2011. The play (written by Jason Miller) debuted in 1972 and won, among other awards, the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award.
He began filming the Civil War film in 2012, Copperhead, but several weeks into the shoot, he was removed from the project by the director, Ronald F. Maxwell for “failing to take direction”. His replacement was Billy Campbell.