April 7, 1964
New York City, New York, USA
|Occupation||Actor, television director|
|Spouse(s)||Maddie Corman (m. 1998)|
Alexander was born Jason Alexander in New York City, the only son of actress Jane Alexander and her first husband Robert, founder and former director of The Living Stage. After attending New York University, he began his professional career as the stage manager of a 1983 Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, in which he also played a small role. He also appeared on stage in I'm Not Rappaport, Six Degrees of Separation and the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins, in which he portrayed Lee Harvey Oswald. His screen roles include "City of Hope", "Love and a .45', Matewan, Eight Men Out, Crocodile Dundee II and Clueless.
In the early 1990s, Alexander studied at the American Film Institute, where he became interested in direction. His television credits include 32 episodes of Law & Order (on which his stepfather, Edwin Sherin served as an executive producer) and 18 episodes of Rescue Me, in addition to Xena: Warrior Princess, Arli$$, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Third Watch, House M.D., Prison Break, Golden Boy, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret and the pilots for Burn Notice, Warehouse 13, Royal Pains, Edgar Floats, and Three Inches. Alexander was recently elected Second Vice-President of the DGA.
He and wife, actress Maddie Corman, have three children.
Child pornography charges
Alexander was arrested on July 29, 2015 for downloading and file sharing of child pornography. He has been charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, facing a maximum of seven years in state prison. The arrest of Alexander came after an investigation in which police downloaded child pornography from an IP address belonging to the director on July 24. In January 2016, Alexander pleaded guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child.
- Alex Stedman. "Jace Alexander Arrested: ‘Law & Order’ Director Found With Child Porn". Variety. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
- Patten, Dominic. "Hollywood TV Director Jace Alexander Arrested On Child Porn Charges". Deadline. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
- "'Law & Order' director pleads guilty to child porn charges". Mail Online. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
- Jace Alexander at the Internet Movie Database
- Jace Alexander at the Internet Broadway Database
- Jace Alexander at AllMovie
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