Date of Birth : Nov 7th 1972
Jason London and his identical twin Jeremy London are both handsome and talented young actors. Though they have shared at least one role, the two could not be on more different career paths. The elder brother by 27 minutes, Jason seeks stardom in cinema, while Jeremy has found success on television playing the moody Griffin on the adolescent-oriented drama Party of Five. Tall, lean, with thick dark hair and sharp blue eyes, Jason typically plays serious boys on the cusp of manhood in dramas. To him, the art of acting is more important than its moneymaking potential and he chooses his roles with care, while Jeremy is very aware that acting can be a lucrative profession.
The London brothers were born in San Diego, CA, but raised in Oklahoma with their little sister Dedra and their mother. When they were young, their mother divorced their father, a construction worker. The London children seldom saw their father, who lived near Oklahoma City. Theirs was an itinerant childhood, as their mother kept moving in search of decent work until she finally settled down in De Soto, a middle-class Dallas suburb. In high school, the London brothers excelled at athletics, drama, and speech; later, along with their sister, they attended drama and modelling school in Dallas. Jason made his acting debut in Robert Mulligan’s The Man in the Moon (1981). Originally, it was Jeremy who wanted the part and so asked Jason to drive him to the open casting call. At the last moment, Jason decided to try out, too. Though Jason got the role, Jeremy was hired as his stunt double. In 1993, Jason appeared in three films, most notably in the cult favorite Dazed and Confused, an ensemble piece that painted a painfully accurate portrait of adolescence in the mid-’70s, in which London played quarterback Randy “Pink” Floyd. Other notable roles include his funny but touching turn as a small town youth who is too naïve to notice that he has fallen in love with a drag queen (John Leguizamo) in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) and the role of a teen who falls victim to a vicious bank robber after a prank goes terribly awry in Fall Time (1995). In addition to feature films, Jason London has also appeared regularly on television in made-for TV movies such as Blood Ties (1991), miniseries like A Matter of Justice (1993), and in guest-starring roles in series like Tales From the Crypt. For a while, Jason temporarily replaced his brother in the role of Nathan on the acclaimed series I’ll Fly Away. In 1992, the entire London family was deeply shaken when their 16-year-old sister Dedra died in an auto accident. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide