In 1988, Gedrick starred as a washed-out basketball player-turned-police officer opposite Meg Ryan and Kiefer Sutherland in Promised Land, and went on to play small roles in Born on the Fourth of July and Backdraft.
Between film roles, Gedrick kept busy with stage work, starring with Helen Hunt and Don Ameche in a Broadway production of Our Town, as well as an off-Broadway production of Mrs. Though Gedrick was less successful on the big screen during the mid-'90s, the actor was praised for his television work.
Though Jason Gedrick is primarily a supporting actor, his first role was relatively impressive for a newbie; in 1983, he appeared as an extra in the cast of Bad Boys with Sean Penn, who encouraged Gedrick, then a Chicago high-school student, to further pursue acting.
Penn's advice paid off fairly quickly, considering that by 1985, Gedrick had landed leading roles in Iron Eagle, The Zoo Gang, and The Heavenly Kid.
He was also the new love interest at Scavo's Pizzeria in Desperate Housewives in seasons 3 and 4 on ABC. Gedrick appears in a multi-episode arc playing the manager of a Miami-area gentlemen’s club that becomes linked to a high-profile murder case in season 7 of Dexter.
Beginning in November 2012, Gedrick starred as Evan Farnsworth, a struggling professor at a prestigious Maine boarding school, in the Hallmark film The Wishing Tree.
Gedrick could also be seen in NBC's Boomtown (2002) and the made-for-cable drama A Date With Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster.Jason Michael Gedroic was born in Chicago, Illinois and is of Polish descent.He changed his surname to the homonymous "Gedrick" and began his career as an extra in films such as Bad Boys (1983) and Risky Business (1983).While Jason’s was a child his parents divorced and his brother and sister moved to their father.He was raised by his mother in Chicago, the United States.