Jason Vail actor / photographer
Jason Vail began photography at a very early age. His father put a 35 mm camera into his hands at the age of 10 and after shooting some snaps at a local street fair in Florida, his dad sent several pics to the local newspaper. The paper loved them and used them in that week's edition. His dad supported this new found hobby and years later Jason became the head Jr High and High school year book and newspaper Photographer. He won state and regional awards in SC before graduating. He was then accepted into Savannah College of Art and Design as a Photography major. He spent 3 years in school in the late `980's until he caught the acting bug again and switch to drama. He finished out his undergrad degree at Coastal Carolina University and then went on to get his M.F.A. in acting at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jason has been apart of the acting business for nearly three decades now working in film, T.V., theater, commercials, industrials, voice overs, web and more. He has acted in films Acrimony, An Actor Prepares opposite Jeremy Irons, Boo, A Madea Halloween, Tammy, opposite Melissa McCarthy, Million Dollar Arm opposite Jon Hamm, Killing Reagan and around 60 other films of all shapes and sizes as well as over 50 plays. He has made TV appearances on shows The Have and Have Nots, Six, Powers, Halt and Catch Fire, The Originals, Drop Dead Diva, Being Mary Jane, Sleepy Hollow, Guiding Light, One Life To Live, As The World Turns, Unsolved Mysteries, Your Worst Nightmare and more in his lifetime. He believes fully, that to succeed in the business, you will need the help of others.
Jason is an, "actor for actors," to help give back to the acting community as his teachers and mentors had done for him in his early years. He private coaches actors of all ages for film, television and theater in Atlanta, GA and abroad. His first teaching job was at UNC at the Professional Actor Training Program and PlayMakers Repertory Theater. In 2012 he was invited to be a guest lecturer at Georgia Southern University and was brought in as a teacher adjunct for a semester to teach film/television acting. He currently teaches teens and kids division at Actor Boutique owned by Emmy winning actress Natalia Livingston. He was formally an acting instructor at STUIDO 27 acting school, in Peach Tree City, GA in 2015. He has worked as an assistant casting director for Jessica Fox Casting for the shows Your Worst Nightmare, Swamp Murders, Dead Silent. And he did casting for numerous independent films while in NYC. He's helped actors get placed with top agencies/managers in L.A. and here in Atlanta. He's done corporate and business photo shoots for Scheduling Institute, St. Baldrick's fundraiser event-Fight Kids Cancer,r ACT Tactical Training, IS T - Shirt Printers, Daniel Zimmerman Studio, Verizon, Get Scene (ATL), Hammocks Trading Company, 1920 Tavern, Lipson Dental Group, Mr. Woodstock Realty, Horse Creek Productions, Bombshell Studios and head shots for Spellman College's 2014-15 graduating drama classes here in Atlanta and 2018 Columbus State University, B.F.A. students senior class, Brevard College, NC. Drama Department 2018. His headshots can be found on Agency sites from CA, NY, OHIO, VA, FL, LA, AL, SC, TX, TN, NC and nearly every agency here in GA. Jason has produced, written, directed film projects of all shapes and sizes throughout the years. He is always willing to offer advice when asked - free of charge!
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Jason Vail in CBS movie of the week The Price of Heaven 1996
Jason Vail as the Duke in "Measure for Measure" at The American Shakespeare Center, VA 2005.
JASON VAIL in Tammy opposite Melissa McCarthy 2014.
Jason Vail in History Channel's Six 2017.
Jason Vail in Tyler Perry's The Have and Have Nots 2017.
Jason Vail in the CW's THE ORIGINALS 2014.
JASON VAIL in BET's Being Mary Jane 2014.
JASON VAIL in Lifetime Channel's Drop Dead Diva, 2012.
JASON VAIL in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire 2014.
JASON VAIL in Sony Playstation's POWERS 2016
JASON VAIL in Million Dollar Arm 2014
Jason Vail in As The World Turns 2006
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