In 1998, he wrote Diplomatic Act (ISBN 0-671-87788-7) with William H. Keith, Jr., a science fiction novel wherein the lead character, an actor in a science fiction show, is kidnapped by aliens who think he is the character from the program. The book is similar in tone and story to Galaxy Quest, which was released one year later.
Jurasik was born in Queens, New York, the third of four children. He lives with his wife and son in Wilmington, North Carolina and teaches acting for the camera in the Theatre Department and the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He attended the University of New Hampshire where he appeared in several plays.