Jason Vail actor / photographer
Jason Vail began photography at the age of 10. His father put a 35 mm camera into his hands to shoot some snaps at a local street fair in Florida. They turned out so good the local newspaper published them and thus began Jason's photography career. He later in life became the head Jr. High and High school year book and newspaper photographer in South Carolina. He won state and regional awards before graduating high school. He was then accepted into Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) as a Photography major. He spent the next three years in school in the late 1980's until he caught the acting bug and led him into the acting world. He finished out his undergrad degree in drama at Coastal Carolina University and then went on to get his M.F.A. in acting at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But continued to take pictures throughout the years while pursuing his love for acting.
Jason has been a part 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 instructed the teens and kids division at Actor Boutique owned by Emmy winning actress Natalia Livingston in 2018. 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. He has cast numerous independent films while in NYC and here in GA. He's helped actors get placed into top agencies/management companies in L.A. and here in Atlanta. He has also shot corporate and business shoots for many local and national businesses such as Verizon, The Scheduling Institute, St. Baldrick's fundraiser event-Fight Kids Cancer, ACT Tactical Training, IS T - Shirt Printers, The People Store Talent Agency, Big Picture Casting, Daniel Zimmerman Studio, Get Scene, Hammocks Trading Company, 1920 Tavern, Lipson Dental Group, Dr. Jocelyn Spalding Dentistry, Mr. Woodstock Realty, Apex Valet Trash, Horse Creek Productions, Bombshell Studios, Yard Dogs Ensemble (Rob Mello Studio) and head shots for Spellman College's 2014-15, 2018-19. graduating drama classes here in Atlanta and 2018 Columbus State University, Georgia Southern University Drama Departemnt 2018. B.F.A. students senior class, Brevard College, NC. Drama Department 2018. His headshots can be found on agency sites in CA, NY, OHIO, VA, FL, LA, AL, SC, TX, TN, NC and nearly every agency here in GA. His work is recommended not just here in ATL but also by managers and agents in L.A, and NYC. Jason is always willing to offer advice about the business anytime.
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 as Officer Stewart 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 as Pro Corp Agent in MILLION DOLLAR ARM, 2014.
Jason Vail in AS THE WORLD TURNS, 2006.
Jason Vail as SWAT Sniper in FAITH UNDER FIRE, 2018.
Jason Vail as Franklin in Tyler Perry's ACRIMONY, 2018.