Jason George is an actor with over 50 guest star and 10 series regular television roles to his credit in primetime television, including his upcoming lead role in the highly anticipated and unnamed “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff. After college friend coaxed him into taking an acting class, George beat out 14,000 hopefuls in a nationwide search and landed his first major acting job on Aaron Spelling’s “Sunset Beach” of which he would be later Emmy-nominated. Seen for the last eight seasons of “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Miranda Bailey’s husband, Dr. Ben Warren, Jason was also a regular on “Mistresses” with Alyssa Milano. George is also known for his work on “Eve” and “Eli Stone” with Victor Garber and Jonny Lee Miller or films such as PLAYING THE FIELD with Gerard Butler. His newest role as a training firefighter in the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff will see Ben Warren once again bettering himself through another career change. A classically trained theater actor, George recently starred in 12 ANGRY MEN at the Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California. The play, with its half-white, half-black cast, won the NAACP Theater Award for Best Production and Jason had the honor of playing Juror #8, the role made famous by Henry Fonda and Jack Lemon in film versions. George played the lead in U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove’s epic drama, THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH.
After receiving a BA from the University of Virginia, Jason went on to get his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Temple University and served on the Board for Temple’s School of Communications and Theater. George serves as a Board Member of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. He is currently the chair of the national union’s Diversity Advisory committee, has been Chair or Co-Chair of the legacy unions’ National or Hollywood EEO Committees and has been part of the unions’ negotiating teams for the last several prime-time television and film contracts where he has been instrumental in helping protect performers and championing diversity. Jason is extremely pleased to put all of this experience to work in COLLABORATIONS WORKSHOP, a weekly workspace he hosts for actors to further their craft and their career.