The Hollywood actor Jason Behr ventured into show business at a very young age and finally achieved fame in the late 1990s with his portrayal of the main character in the sci-fi series Roswell. His performance in the series earned him much critical acclaim, including two nominations for the Saturn and Teen Choice Awards. He has also starred in several films, including the 2004 horror movie The Grudge, which became a box office hit. In the late 2000s, he starred in several indie films and also had a recurring role in the crime series Breakout Kings. The Roswell star seems to have taken a break, however, as he has not been seen in films or television shows in recent years.
Jason Behr – Biography
This Hollywood star was born in 1973, on the 30th day of December, as Jason Nathaniel Behr. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Patricia Ann Steiner and David Behr. After his parents divorced, he moved with his mother to Richfield, Minnesota, where he attended St. Richard’s Catholic Elementary. He also attended Richfield Senior High School. He has an older brother named Johnny and 2 younger brothers, Aaron and Andrew. He also has a younger half-sister named Alisa Behr.
Behr’s acting talent first came to light when he attended a school play at the age of 5. When he was 8 years old, he began to appear in theater productions and commercials. As a child, he also worked as a dubbing artist and model and performed repeatedly throughout his school days. At the age of 19, he met the talent manager Marvin Dauer, who encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, and as expected, his career took a big leap after he moved to LA.
Movies And TV Shows
Jason Behr received his first regular TV role in the comedy series Sherman Oaks (1995-97), which ran for 2 seasons. He had a supporting role in the television movie Alien Nation: Millennium (1996) and in 1997 he had guest roles in several television series including Pacific Blue, JAG, The Profiler, 7th Heaven, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also regularly played the role of Dempsey Easton in the very short-lived primetime soap Push (1998). Also in 1998, he was given the recurring role of Chris Wolfe in the second season of the teen series Dawson’s Creek (1998-99).
His greatest television role was in the sci-fi television series Roswell (1999-2002). His portrayal of the main character Max Evans during the series’ three seasons earned him several award nominations. He was nominated for the Choice TV Actor Award in the 2000 and 2001 editions of the Teen Choice Awards. The talented actor was nominated for the Best Genre TV Actor Award at the 2000 Saturn Awards and was also nominated for the Best Actor on Television Award at the 2001 Saturn Awards.
While his credits continued to shoot up on the small screen, Jason Behr also recorded some credits on the big screen. He made his feature film debut in the highly acclaimed comedy film Pleasantville (1998), in which he appeared alongside Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. His next role was in the thriller Rites of Passage (1999), followed by an award-winning performance as Dennis Buggit in The Shipping News (2001) alongside Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett, and Judi Dench. His performance in The Shipping News earned him the Award for Standout Performance at the 2002 Young Hollywood Awards.
The talented actor impersonated the main character, Doug McCarthy, in the highly successful horror movie The Grudge (2004), starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. He also starred in Man of God (2005) and was the lead actor in the horror-action movie Skinwalkers (2007). He also starred in D-War (2007), The Tattooist (2007), The Last International Playboy (2008), and Senseless (2008).
Despite his brilliant performance in the Roswell series, Jason Behr’s television career took a nosedive in the mid-2000s. He starred in several TV pilots, but none of them saw the light of day. His breakthrough finally came in the early 2010s when he was cast in the crime series Breakout Kings (2012), starring the returning Damien Fontleroy.
Who Is Jason Behr’s Wife?
Jason Behr has been married to actress KaDee Strickland for over a decade. The duo met in 2004 when they played together in the film The Grudge. They quickly became friends and eventually began dating when the filming was over. After being together for about 2 years, the couple entered into marriage on November 10, 2006. Their wedding ceremony, which took place in Ojai, California, had elements of Japanese culture, due to the couple’s common interest in Japan. Behr and his wife welcomed their first child, a son named Atticus, in October 2013.