Jason Cook

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Jason Cook

Born

9/13/1980, Somerdale, New Jersey, USA

Birth Name

Jason John Cook

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Jason John Cook
  • Jason Cook on General Hospital.
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Soon after being born, Jason and his family moved to California. There he developed an interest in music and began studying the piano. In high school he began to play piano at weddings and only became interested in acting after serving as an emergency replacement in his school's…more

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  • Trivia

    • Among the attendees for Jason's first screening of his debut directorial film Social Security Guard were former Days Of Our Lives stars, Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Peter Reckell (Bo), Farah Fath (Mimi), Kyle Brandt (Philip), James Reynolds (Abe), John Aniston (Victor) and Darin Brooks (Max).

    • Jason has formed a production company with three others called 'Spirit Films'. Their first priority is filming a script written by Jason called School Spirit.

    • Jason made his directorial debut in the short film Social Security Guard, starring former DOOL cast-mate John Ingle (Mickey). The film focuses on an elderly gentleman not quite ready to retire, and is based on the heroic real-life adventures of Jason's grandparents.

    • Jason narrowly missed out being the face of the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter ad campaign. General Hospital's Greg Vaughan got the part instead.

    • In July 2006 it was announced that Jason had decided to leave Days of our Lives at the end of the year. The role of Shawn will be recast, with Brandon Beemer taking on the role.

    • First job was playing the piano for weddings and receptions.

    • Played Dimitrius in the Civic Arts Shakespeare Summer Festival production of A Midsummer's Night Dream.

    • Resides in Westlake, CA.

    • Parents' names are Bill and Joanne Cook.

    • Was a contestant on an episode of The Weakest Link where the cast played for their favorite charity.

    • Has brown eyes and brown hair.

    • Has been featured in the Men of Days Calendar since his debut on Days of our Lives.

    • Recently, he was arrested for public intoxication and drug possession in Iowa.

      Update: Later, the County Attorney dropped all charges due to a clerical error - the police forgot to notarize the ticket filled against him, thus making it invalid.

    • Enjoys rock climbing and one of his climbing trips was featured on SoapCenter.

    • Played for the celebrity basketball team, Hollywood Knights.

    • Has participated in the Days/Passions charity baseball game.

    • Appeared on Wheel of Fortune during Soap City Celebrity Week.

    • Jason knew at a young age that he wanted to sing. He was putting on shows for his family when he was just two years old.

    • Is interested in debate and first at the California Community College Forensics Association Speach Competition.

    • Favorite authors are Michael Crichton and Ken Follet.

    • In 2001, Jason was awarded the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor.

    • Is a member of an improv comedy sketch troupe that he formed with friends.

    • Enjoys reading and working on his screenplay.

    • Has three siblings, Michael, Janean, and Michelle.

  • Quotes

    • James Reynolds (on Jason's directorial debut, Social Security Guard): I was very impressed. He had a great cast - and as a theatre director myself, I know that the first thing you look for is a great cast.

    • Kristian Alfonso (on Jason leaving Days Of Our Lives): I'm so proud of Jason. I know I'm not his mother, but I feel like I am! I miss him already. It's heartbreaking that I'm not going to be able to look into those beautiful eyes of his any more.

    • Matthew Ashford (on Jason's directorial debut, Social Security Guard): I was very pleased by what Jason did. It shows there is a lot of creativity in Daytime.

    • Kristian Alfonso (on Jason, who played her son on DOOL): Jason brought many facets to the character, which made it enjoyable for me to work with him. I expect great things from him in the future.

    • Jason (on inviting former DOOL co-stars to his directorial debut, Social Security Guard): These people have been my family for seven years. I saw them more than my real family. To get their support really meant a lot.

    • Jason (on his directorial debut, Social Security Guard): It's a love story about an 80-year-old man who is based on my grandfather. The story is about how you can be a hero to your wife, even after she has passed away.

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