Peter Jason

Peter Edward Ostling (born July 22, 1944), known professionally as Peter Jason, is an American character actor. He has appeared in over one hundred television shows and eighty films. He played Con Stapleton in the HBO drama series Deadwood.[2]

Peter Jason
Jason in November 2006
Born
Peter Edward Ostling[1]

(1944-07-22) July 22, 1944
OccupationActor
Years active1967–present
Spouse(s)
Eileen Jason (m. 1979)
Children2

Jason has appeared in twelve Walter Hill films, seven John Carpenter films, and over 100 commercials and plays. He played the voice of Dizzy Wallin in Gears of War 2 and its sequel Gears of War 3. He is also credited for voicing Sergeant Dornan in Fallout 2.[3]

Jason appeared in the Eddie Murphy film 48 Hrs. as the Cowboy Bartender. Murphy's character harasses him at the bar Torchy's. In 1990 Jason played Henry Beechwood in the horror-comedy Arachnophobia, the first film released by Hollywood Pictures and directed by Frank Marshall.

Biography

Born in Hollywood, Jason grew up in Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach. He attended Newport Beach Elementary School, Horace Ensign Junior High and Newport Harbor High School. After graduating, he attended Orange Coast College and studied drama at Carnegie Mellon University.

Filmography

Further reading

  • Voisin, Scott, Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting. BearManor Media, 2009. ISBN 978-1-59393-342-5

References

  1. According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com
  2. "Deadwood - Con Stapleton". HBO. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  3. "Fallout 2 details". Metacritic.com.
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