Jason Thompson (Actor) - Updated Apr 2024

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Jason Thompson (Actor)


Jason Thompson is a prominent actor from Canada. Jason Thompson is known for playing the role of neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Drake in the American daytime drama “General Hospital” which he joined in December of 2005.

Early Life

Jason Thompson is a US citizen who is currently 47 years old. On the 15th of November 1976, he was born in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

His full name is Jason Craig Thompson and he follows the Christianity religion. According to the astrological chart, she has a birth sign of Scorpio and belongs to the White-Canadian ethnicity.

He has a brother whose name is Mark Thompson who performed a song that he wrote “Sailor Short on the Wind” in character as Patrick Drake during the episode of General Hospital on September 23, 2015.

However, he has not yet disclosed his parent’s names and their professions in front of the media or the general public.

Jason Thompson – Education

Proper details about his academic background have not been public by him. But, he seems to be an educated person and might have earned a degree from a renowned university.

Professional Career

Initially, Jonas Thompson worked at a restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta. Meanwhile was discovered by model scout Kelly Streit of mode models. As a result, Thompson left his home to pursue a career in runway, print, and commercial modeling when he was 18 years old.

One of his most well-known ad campaigns was the three Gap TV commercials he did with director Pedro Romhanyi in 1999: “Everybody in Cords”, “Everybody in Leather”, and “Everybody in Vests”. Though modeling paid the bills and allowed Thompson to travel extensively, he admits that becoming an actor was always a dream of his.

With his dedication and hard work, he started appearing in various roles in television, film, and theatre. He has played the lead in several plays, including; ‘The Academy,’ ‘More Than You,’ and Jakob. Moreover, he appeared in the films Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled and Divide. Thompson has appeared as a guest star on shows such as “Felicity,” “Flipper,” and “Castle.”

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Caption: The poster of the American daytime drama, General Hospital Night Shift (Source: Amazon.com)

Thompson got his breakthrough role in the ABC soap opera “General Hospital.” In December 2005, he joined the series playing the role of Dr. Patrick Drake, a neurosurgeon. He joined the cast of the General Hospital prime-time spin-off “General Hospital: Night Shift” in 2007 while continuing to work on GH.

Moreover, he also played the original GH character Steve Hardy in a flashback for the show’s 52nd anniversary on April 1, 2015. He announced his departure from the series in October 2015.  In the series, he was last seen on January 7, 2016.  Moreover, he was cast as Billy Abbott on “The Young and the Restless” in December 2015, and he first appeared on the show on January 14, 2016.

Jason Thompson – Awards

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Caption: Jason Thompson giving his speech after winning the Daytime Emmy Award (Source: B98.5)

In the year 2020, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work in the series “The Young and the Restless.” Other than this, he has been nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards six times and one Soap Award in France.

Net Worth 2024

Primarily, he earns from his acting profession. Meanwhile, he has been a part of several successful movies and television series. However, he rose to fame for his role as Dr. Patrick Drake in the ABC soap opera “General Hospital.”

As of 2023, this actor’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million while his earnings and salary are still unknown

Relationship Status

On 5th April 2015, Jason Thompson married his long-term relationship girlfriend, Paloma Jonas in the presence of their relatives and close friends. By profession, his wife is a model and a co-founder of Valentine NYC.  With the marriage, the couple is blessed with two children; Bowie Banjo and Rome Coco.

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Caption: Jason Thompson with his wife and their two kids (Source: Daytime Confidential)

To this date, this actor has never been involved in any kind of controversy or rumor. Meanwhile, he is quite concerned about his personal and professional career and has maintained a safe distance from such things.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Jason Thompson posing for a photo (Source: Soap Opera Digest)

This American actor is handsome, tall, and good good-looking guy. However, there are no details available regarding his body measurements such as his height, weight, and many others. Looking at his appearance, he has a pair of light brown eyes with brown hair color.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@myjasonthompson’ there are over 140k followers. Likewise, there are over 118.2k followers on his Twitter page ‘@MyJasonThompson’ and over 4.4k followers on his Facebook page.