Jason Patric

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Jason Patric
Born (1966-06-17) June 17, 1966 (age 48)
Queens, New York, U.S.A
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Partner(s) Danielle Schreiber (2002-2012)
Parent(s) Jason Miller
Linda Mae Gleason
Relatives Jackie Gleason (grandfather)

Jason Patric (born June 17, 1966) is an American film, television and stage actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Lost Boys, Rush, Sleepers, Your Friends & Neighbors, Narc, The Losers and Speed 2: Cruise Control. His father was actor/playwright Jason Miller. Patric's maternal grandfather is Jackie Gleason.

Early life[edit]

Patric was born as John Anthony Miller III[1] in Queens, New York. He is the son of Academy Award-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jason Miller (born John Anthony Miller, Jr.) and Linda Mae Gleason, daughter of actor/comedian Jackie Gleason.[2] His half-brother is actor Joshua John Miller. His ancestry is mostly Irish, with some German.

Growing up in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, he attended the all-boys Salesian Roman Catholic Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey, and Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California.[2] He appeared in high school productions of Dracula and Grease.


After graduation, he was cast in the television drama Toughlove with Bruce Dern. The following year, Patric was cast in Solarbabies alongside Peter DeLuise, Jami Gertz, Lukas Haas, James LeGros and Adrian Pasdar. Within a few years, Patric would reunite with Gertz in The Lost Boys and After Dark, My Sweet with Dern. He co-starred with George Dzundza and Stephen Baldwin in The Beast.

In 1993, he starred alongside Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall as 1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood in the movie Geronimo: An American Legend.[3]

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 (1993), which went to Tom Cruise. Patric garnered excellent reviews for his performance as an undercover narcotics officer in Narc (2002).

In 2005, Patric appeared on Broadway as "Brick" in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, opposite starred Ashley Judd, Ned Beatty and Margo Martindale.[4]

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.[5] The play (written by Jason Miller) debuted in 1972, and won, among other awards, the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award.

In 2012, he began filming the Civil War film, 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.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Patric was romantically involved with 'Denial' co-star, Robin Wright before he began dating actress Julia Roberts days after she canceled her wedding to Kiefer Sutherland in June 1991.[7] They dated for two years, after which he dated former co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh (1993–94). From 1994–2000 he was in a relationship with supermodel Christy Turlington.


Patric is currently subject to a domestic violence restraining order requested by his ex-girlfriend Danielle Schreiber.[8] According to court papers, Patric was physically and verbally abusive, making anti-semitic remarks, and hitting Schreiber with a phone.

Patric dated Schreiber off and on for approximately 10 years. During the relationship they conceived a son through in vitro fertilization. Patric and Schreiber separated in May 2012. Schieber's attorneys argued that, under California law, Patric was a sperm donor as Schreiber and Patric had not married and the conception of the child was by artificial means, and therefore Patric has no custody rights to the son. Patric [9] is currently pursuing changes to the law that bars his parental rights. He then sued for parental rights over the child, but lost the court case. Following his loss in court, he lobbied the California legislature to give parental rights to sperm donors, an activity he is involved with as of August 2013.[10]



Year Film Role 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 1991
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend 1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood[3]
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
2011 Keyhole Ulysses Pick
2011 Tilda Andrew Brown
2013 The Outsider Detective Klein
2013 Cavemen Jack Bartlett
2014 The Confines Cooper
2014 Rise of the Lonestar Ranger Kip Duane Alternative title: The Last Duane
2014 Prince, TheThe Prince Paul


Year Film Role Notes
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 Night Live: The Best of David Spade Kevin TV-special
2008 Entourage Himself Episode: Pie
2012 Powers Christian Walker Pilot

Awards and nominations[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Jason Patric- Biography". Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. ^ a b Feldberg, Robert. "Jason Patric stars in his father's hit play, 'That Championship Season'", The Record (Bergen County), February 13, 2011. Accessed February 22, 2011. "The money from That Championship Season enabled the family, which included Patric's brother and sister, to move to Upper Saddle River and a five-bedroom house on a large piece of land.... Patric (his given name is Jason Patric Miller Jr.)[dubious ] attended Cavallini Middle School, and then Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey."
  3. ^ a b "Geronimo' Co-star Keeps A Low Profile". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Amateur Night in Dixie: Cat Proves It Has Nine Lives"
  5. ^ "Cox, Gaffigan, Noth, Patric & Sutherland to Star in THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON". 
  6. ^ O'Connell, Sean (6 June 2012). "Billy Campbell Replaces Jason Patric On Civil War-Era Copperhead". Cinema Blend (online). Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Dargis, Manohla. "Movies: AboutJason Patric". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Staff, TMZ (May 29, 2014). "'Jason Patric's Baby Mama: He Called me "Jew C**T & Jew Lawyer and Beat Me With a Phone"". TMZ. 
  9. ^ Larkin, Mike (Nov 28, 2012). "'Sperm donor' Jason Patric tries to get legal access to see his son with ex... but law may stop him". Daily Mail. 
  10. ^ Rosenhall, Laurel (Aug 14, 2013). "California Assembly panel holds sperm donor bill sought by actor Jason Patric". Sacramento Bee. 

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