Birth Name: Jason Gedrick
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born on Feb. 7, 1965 in Chicago, IL, Gedrick was attending Gordon Technical High School when he landed extra work on "Bad Boys" (1983), where star Sean Penn encouraged him to pursue an acting career. But in order to appease his parents, Gedrick instead enrolled at Des Moines' Drake University, where he majored in business. Soon after, however, he dropped out due to suffering from an undiagnosed case of dyslexia, which led to following Penn's advice after all. In short order, he won roles in teen fare like "The Heavenly Kid" (1985) and "The Zoo Gang" (1985), while scoring the lead in "Iron Eagle" (1986), an Air Force action-drama that was overshadowed by the high-flying "Top Gun" (1986). B...
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