Jason George, best known for his starring role as 'Dr. Ben' in "Grey's Anatomy,” joins us to discuss his role on the show and Prizeo campaign. He's raising money with Prizeo for a documentary that the non-profit, MASC (Multi-Racial Americans of Southern California) is putting out.
The idea is to get the doc in motion in time for Loving Day on June 12th, the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that made it unconstitutional for states to ban interracial marriage. Prizeo is working with him to auction of prizes like signed "Grey's Anatomy" scripts, t-shirts, and a day in the life of sorts with Jason in order to raise funds.
American actor, model, political activist and philanthropist, Jason George has been heating up the hospital on ABC's massively popular "Grey's Anatomy" for the past five seasons as Dr. Miranda Bailey's (Chandra Wilson) sexy anesthesiologist turned surgeon husband, 'Dr. Ben.' Recently upgraded to series regular and featured on the cover of ESSENCE Magazine, Jason continues to captivate audiences this season with one shocking turn after the next that will leave 'Dr. Ben' making some life changing decisions. Up next, Jason can next be seen starring alongside Halle Berry as her estranged husband in the heart stopping thriller KIDNAP.
Viewers may also recognize Jason from his breakout performance as the sexy and suave 'Dominic' on "ABC's "Mistresses" or from his Emmy nominated role as 'Michael Bourne' on the NBC daytime soap opera "Sunset Beach." Additional TV projects include, "Eve," "Witches of East End," and "Barbershop," among many others. The classically trained theater actor also recently starred in the well-received controversial play, 12 ANGRY MEN, which won the NAACP Theater Award for Best Production.
Born in Virginia, Jason was raised in a military family and originally mapped out a career path in law along with his mentor --- a Virginia Supreme Court Justice. Jason's career path changed after a college friend convinced him to take acting classes where he discovered his true calling on the stage. After receiving a BA from the University of Virginia, Jason went on to get his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Temple University. George landed his first major acting job on Aaron Spelling's "Sunset Beach" after winning a nationwide search out of 14,000 people and received an Emmy nomination for his role.
Outside of his successful television career, Jason is heavily invested in support of his fellow actors by serving on the Frank Nelson Memorial Sick and Benefit Fund as well as the National Boards of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He has been Chair and Co-Chair of the legacy unions' and is currently the chair of the National Union's Diversity Advisory committee.
As if all of that wasn't enough to keep Jason busy, in his free time he devotes his attention to educating and engaging with other artists and youth. He has previously lectured, hosted panels, and has given keynote and commencement speeches for at-risk youth groups, school and universities.
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