Hollywood actor Jason Behr ventured into show business at a young age and rose to fame in the late ’90s for his portrayal of the lead character in the sci-fi series Roswell. His performance on the show earned him much critical acclaim, including two Saturn and Teen Choice Award nominations. He also played lead roles in several films, including the 2004 horror film The Grudge That was a box office hit. He starred in several indie films in the late 2000s and also had a recurring role on the crime series Breakout Kings The Roswell Star seems to have gone on hiatus as he hasn’t appeared in any movies or TV shows in recent years.
Jason Behr – biography
This Hollywood star was born Jason Nathaniel Behrin 1973 on the 30th day of December. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Patricia Ann Steiner and David Behr. After his parents divorced, he moved with his mother to Richfield, Minnesota, where he attended St. Richards Catholic Elementary School. He also attended Richfield Senior High School. He has an older brother named Johnny and two 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 took part in a school play at the age of 5. By the time he was 8 years old he had started acting in theater productions and commercials. He did voiceovers and modeling as a child and continued performing throughout his high school years. At the age of 19 he met talent manager Marvin Dauer who encouraged him to move to Los Angeles and as expected his career took a big leap to LA.
Movies and TV Shows
Jason Behr landed his first regular TV role in the comedy series Sherman Oaks (1995-97) which lasted 2 seasons. He had a minor role in the made-for-television film Alien Nation: Millennium (1996) and in 1997 made guest appearances on various television series including Pacific Blue , JAG , The Profiler , 7th Heaven and Buffy the Vampire Slayer He also had a regular role as Dempsey Easton on the very short-lived primetime soap opera Press (1998). Also in 1998, he landed the recurring role of Chris Wolfe on the second season of the teen series Dawson’s Creek(1998-99).
His major television role was in the sci-fi television series Roswell (1999-2002). His portrayal of lead character Max Evans during The 3 Seasons Show earned him multiple nominations. He was nominated for a Choice TV Actor Award at the 2000 and 2001 Teen Choice Awards. The talented actor was nominated for the Best Genre TV Actor Award at the 2000 Saturn Awards and for the Best Actor on Television Award at the 2001 Saturn Awards.
As his small screen credits continued to increase, Jason Behr picked up some large screen credits as well. He made his feature film debut in the critically acclaimed comedy Pleasantville (1998), starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. His next role was in the thriller film Rites of the 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 at the 2002 Young Hollywood Awards.
The talented actor portrayed lead character Doug McCarthy in the highly successful horror film Grudges (2004), starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. He also appeared in Man of God (2005) and was the lead actor in the horror action film Skinwalker (2007). He also had leading roles in D-War (2007), The Tattoo Artist (2007), The Last International Playboy (2008) and Pointless (2008).
Despite his brilliant performance on the series Roswell , Jason Behr’s television career took a nosedive, beginning in the mid-2000s. He was 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) with the recurring character 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 while they were starring in the film The Grudge They became fast friends and eventually started dating when filming wrapped. The couple began dating on November 10, 2006 after being around 2 years old. The wedding ceremony, held in Ojai, California, had elements of Japanese culture due to the couple’s mutual interest in Japan. Behr and his wife welcomed their first child, a son named Atticus, in October 2013.