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 six seasons as Dr. Miranda Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) sexy anesthesiologist turned surgeon husband, ‘Dr. Ben,’ and will soon be seen in the highly anticipated Shondaland “Grey’s Anatomy” firefighter spinoff as confirmed this month exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter.

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 iwent on to get his n 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.