Jason Behr is a notable American TV and film actor, who has been nominated for a Saturn Award twice for his starring role in the “Roswell” TV series.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Jason Nathaniel Behr was born on 30 December 1973, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, under the Capricorn zodiac sign, which makes him 47 years old as of 2021. He’s of Scottish, Irish, Danish and English descent, and is the second born son in a family of four boys, who were raised by their father David Behr, and mother Patricia A. Behr. His elder brother is Johnny Behr and his two younger brothers are Aaron and Andrew Behr; Jason was also raised alongside his half-sister, Alisa Behr. His parents divorced when he was a child and his mother took him together with his siblings to settle in nearby Richfield, where he began his education.
Behr was enrolled into St. Richards Catholic Elementary, a private grade school, before he joined Richfield Senior High School, where he completed his studies in 1992. Since he was a child, Jason had a knack for acting, and at the age of five he began taking part in numerous school plays which sharpened his skills. By the time he was eight years old, Jason had started modelling for several local department stores, and was also making regular appearances in Stomper Trucks commercials.
Interests and Facts
Behr is a dog lover, who owns various dog breeds including Dalmatian and Akita.
He likes spending his free time outdoors, and enjoys taking his son for bike rides and hikes.
He is also a sports enthusiast who loves basketball – he plays the game to keep fit, and also likes passing time watching basketball tournaments.
Career and Awards
Before he landed his first role in the “Step by Step” TV series in 1994, Jason worked as a model, and had featured in close to 75 commercials. In 1995, he landed the role of Tyler Baker in the “Sherman Oaks” TV series – he appeared in its two seasons before it was cancelled. After this role, Jason made several guest appearances in shows such as “7th Heaven,” “The Profiler,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “JAG.”
Behr was cast in “Push” TV soapie, but it was cancelled after airing a few episodes.
He then landed a recurring role in “Dawson’s Creek,” which follows the life story of two friends who have known each other since they were children, and focuses on how their relationship changes when they join college – it started airing in 1998. While he was working on this show, he went for “Roswell” auditions, and he was assigned a co-starring role. The show is based on Melinda Metz’s book, and it aired on the WB for two seasons before moving to UPN for its last season. Created by Jason Katims, it ran from 1999-2002, and starred Katherine Heigl, Shiri Appleby and Majandra Delfino – it became a commercial success.
After 2000, Jason appeared in several projects, including “The Shipping News” in 2001, alongside Judi Dench and Kevin Spacey, the American-Japanese film “The Grudge”, directed by Takashi Shimizu and aired in 2004, “Shooting Livien” (2005), and “Senseless” in 2008, among others.
In 2007, Jason starred in the “Tattooist” film before landing another role in “Skinwalkers” during the same year. Some of his latest roles are in projects such as “Matador,” “Company Man,” and 2012’s “Breakout Kings” show. In March 2021, it was announced that Jason would be appearing in the final season of “Supergirl” by CW, and that he would be playing the role of a notable Kryptonian who aids Kara when she finds herself in serious trouble that is beyond her control.
Jason has been nominated for several awards for his notable contribution to “Roswell”, such as 2000’s Best Genre TV Actor’s Saturn Awards, Choice TV Actor’s Teen Choice Awards in 2000 and 2001, and Best Actor on Television’s Saturn Award in 2001. He bagged 2002’s Standout Performance by a Young Male Actor Young Hollywood Award for his performance in 2001’s “The Shipping News.”
Jason has been in at least two previous relationships, dating Shiri Appleby and Katherine Heigl, who played a co-starring role in “Roswell.”
As of 2021, Behr is married to KaDee Strickland, known for appearing in the “Private Practice” drama by the ABC.
The duo met in Japan for the first time in 2004, during shooting for “The Grudge”, and after dating for a while, they exchanged their vows on 10 November 2006 in California. During the shooting of “The Grudge,” Behr and KaDee became very obsessed with Japanese culture, and at their wedding they took part in a sake-drinking ceremony that is a common tradition in Japan. The couple has a son, Atticus Behr, born in 2013, and welcomed their twin daughters, Emmeline Victoria and Caroline Matilda, in July 2017.
Unlike many celebrities who like keeping their political opinions a secret, Jason is an outspoken person who is not afraid to express his thoughts about politics – he is a loyal supporter of Joe Biden, and used his social media platforms to encourage his followers to vote for him.
Jason is 6ft (1.83m) tall, weighs approximately 165 lbs (75kgs), and has hazel eyes and dark brown hair.
Jason has worked in the entertainment industry for years now, and has earned his net worth through acting, which is his main source of income. As of 2021, the Minneapolis-born actor’s net worth is close to $2 million according to sources.
Who is Jason Behr’s Wife, KaDee Strickland
Katherine Dee Strickland was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign in Patterson, Georgia, on 14 December 1975, which makes her 45 years old as of 2021. She was born to Susan Strickland, a nurse, and her husband Dee Strickland who was a superintendent, football coach, and a high school principal.
KaDee was very popular as she was growing up, and was a cheerleader in her elementary school, becoming the student council president when she joined high school. The famous actress then enrolled in The University of Arts, located in Philadelphia, from where she graduated with a Fine Arts degree.
Strickland has featured in many films and TV shows since she made her film debut in 1999, including “Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid” (2004), ABC’s “Private Practice,” “The Grudge,” 2007’s “American Gangster” and “The Wedding Bells” during the same year, 2013’s “Bloodline,” and many more. As of 2021, KaDee’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million.