With a career spanning more than 25 years, Jason Marsden has been affectionately referred to as “that guy from that show.” The seasoned actor has worked in film and television with the best and the brightest, including Ridley Scott (White Squall), Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal), James Woods (Shark), Billy Crystal (Mr. Saturday Night), Jim Carrey (Fun with Dick and Jane), and countless others. With more than 150 credits to his name, Jason Marsden has definitely made a dent in the entertainment industry.
Originally from Warwick, Rhode Island, Jason and his parents relocated to California when he was 11 years old. After just a few weeks of his new after-school activity-scene study and commercial training-the charismatic Jason was instantly signed by an agency and saturated with auditions for film, television, voice-over, commercials, and more.
After turns on General Hospital, Webster, and Murphy Brown, Jason was cast as Eddie Munster in the revamped Munsters Today, which ran for three seasons in syndication. From there he appeared on Tales from the Crypt, Anything But Love, and Star Trek: The Next Generation before landing his second series regular role as Dash X in the series Eerie, Indiana. His character actor appeal soon caught the attention of Billy Crystal, who cast him as a younger version of himself in the film Mister Saturday Night.
For the next few years, Jason co-starred in numerous television shows, including Baywatch, Blossom, Deep Space Nine. He starred in two more sit-coms after that. Almost Home with Britney Murphy, and Tom, starring Tom Arnold. He was soon asked to recur on Full House, as D.J.’s rich boyfriend, Nelson. His “teen-heartthrob” status earned him another recurring gig for two years on the popular TGIF series Boy Meets World. Shortly after, he joined the cast of Step by Step (starring Suzanne Somers and Patrick Duffy) for their final two seasons.
The silver screen soon called to Jason and, at age twenty, he was offered a role appearing opposite Jeff Bridges in White Squall. On a production that spanned eight countries, he shared the screen with contemporaries Scott Wolf, Jeremy Sisto, Ryan Phillippe, and Balthazar Getty. Upon returning to the states, Jason propelled himself into more network television, appearing in episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show, Ally McBeal, Bram and Alice, Even Stevens, Just Shoot Me!, and Shark. It was his unforgettable guest starring role as Kim (the “pocket gay”) on Will & Grace, however, that earned him a place alongside Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, and Harry Connick, Jr.
Somehow, amongst all of his on-camera work, Jason has also managed to amass over 100 credits behind the mic. He has lent his voice to some of animation’s most beloved characters in cartoon series, feature films, radio programs, and more. Jason has played a wide range of roles-from the main character in the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away to the son of one of Disney’s favorite dogs in A Goofy Movie. He voice the role of Haku from one of Miyazaki’s hit movies Spirited Away. At present, he is wrapping the first season of Hasbro’s GI Joe: Renegades for the HUB network, Fairly Odd Parents for Nickelodeon, and The Garfield Show on Cartoon Network. If you’re a video game fan, you’ve probably heard Jason in such epic games as Fallout New Vegas, Knights of the Old Republic, and the title role in Tak and the Power of Juju.
Jason is also a proud member of the Directors Guild of America. Having helmed the season finale of Nickelodeon’s The Journey of Allen Strange, he has subsequently directed numerous music videos as well as several short films. His latest short film The Author: Part of Locker 13 (starring Krista Allen and Rick Hoffman) earned official selection at Palm Springs Shorts Fest, Phoenix Film Festival, Nashville International Film Festival, and continues touring the ’10-’11 film festival circuit.
Back in the spotlight once again, Jason has recently appeared in several independent films including High Hopes (with David Faustino and Jason Mewes), Pizza Man (starring Frankie Muniz), as well as the much anticipated Blue Like Jazz, based on the famed novel, which just wrapped filming in Nashville, TN. While working on his current projects, Jason is studying the Charles Conrad Method at the Steve Eastin Studio and enjoying the role he was born to play-loving husband to his wife, Christy and awesome dad to his son, Clark Otis.