Originally from Warwick, Rhode Island, Jason and his parents relocated to Orange County, California in 1986. Jason was just eleven. Staying with family and trying to make ends meet, it was suggested that Jason enroll in an acting for television and film workshop. This fun distraction turned into the beginning of a most fortunate career in the entertainment industry! After twelve weeks of scene study and commercial training, Jason was sent to an agency in Beverly Hills, who signed him on the spot. He was immediately saturated in auditions for feature films, television, commercials, and animation voice over.
Over twenty years later, Jason has accumulated an impressive resume. Having worked on projects with such talent as Ridley Scott (White Squall), Joe Dante (Eerie Indiana), Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal), James Woods, (Shark) Jim Carrey (Fun With Dick and Jane), and even Goofy, himself! Jason voiced Max, Goofy's son, in the hit feature film A Goofy Movie!
Jason quickly made a name for himself in television, co-starring in numerous sit-coms; Step by Step, Boy Meets World, and Full House to name a few. His first series was playing Little Eddie Munster in the revamped Munsters Today with John Schuck and Lee Meriwether as Herman and Lily. After three seasons, Munsters ended, but Jason continued, quickly becoming known as a character actor with great comedic timing. His many appearances caught the attention of Billy Crystal who cast him as a younger version of his Buddy Young Jr. character in Crystal's feature film, Mr. Saturday Night.
At age twenty, Jason got the job of a lifetime, appearing opposite Jeff Bridges in Ridley Scott's White Squall. Filming took place in over 8 countries in four months and was part of ensemble of talent. It was at the completion of filming Jason returned to the states and joined the cast of Step by Step (starring Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers) for their final two seasons, playing Dana's (Stacy Keanan) dim-witted beau Rich Halke.
In the interim, Jason continued to build his status in voice over. Lending his voice to over 100 animated cartoon series, feature films, video games, toys, and more. Most notably, A Goofy Movie, Fairly Odd Parents, The Garfield Show, GI JOE: Renegades, and Miyazaki's Spirited Away which one the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Jason voiced Haku, the boy who helps Chihiro navigate Miyazaki's mystical world.
Jason absolutely loves working in animation, working with the talented voice over artists that he used to listen to while watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid. Currently, Jason is recording two new top secret shows for the HUB Network as well as several video games.
In front of the camera, behind the mic, Jason, a proud member of the DGA, also directs. He cut his teeth helming the season finale of Nickelodeon's The Journey of Allen Strange in 1995, and has subsequently directed many shorts and music videos.
In 2001, Jason met the woman of his dreams, Christy. The two met via serendipity at a cafe in Studio City. She was in town, from Nashville, TN, visiting her best friend Lisa, who (get this) is married to...James Marsden. (No relation)
Jason encouraged Christy to follow her passion for yoga and the two opened Yoga Blend in Burbank. Jason credits Christy, the studio, and yoga for changing his life.
Though out of the on-camera spotlight, it didnt keep casting directors and friends from bringing Jason in on their theatrical and television projects, including the recent independent films: High Hopes, with Jason playing a deaf-mute opposite David Faustino and Jason Mewes. A cameo in the upcoming Pizza Man, starring Frankie Muniz and the Kickstarter.com sensation Blue Like Jazz, starring True Blood's Marshall Hallman. Jason also just wrapped a starring role in the upcoming live action Web Series: Space Guys in Space, which he also serves as Executive Producer. Look for it, coming to a computer screen near you!
Over twenty years of film, sit-com, animation, directing, Jason's true passion is the entertainment industry and all it's many facets. He intends to continue exploring them all. He has also discovered the role he was born to play...father to his baby boy, Clark Otis Marsden, born Feb 17, 2010!