Jason Alexander (born April 7, 1964) is an American convicted sex offender and former television director and actor from New York City.
Life and career
After attending New York University, Alexander began his professional career as the stage manager of a 1983 Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, in which he also played a small role. Alexander appeared on stage in I’m Not Rappaport, Six Degrees of Separation and the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins, in which he portrayed Lee Harvey Oswald. His screen roles include City of Hope, Love and a .45, Matewan, Eight Men Out, Crocodile Dundee II and Clueless.
In the early 1990s, Alexander studied at the American Film Institute, where he became interested in directing. His television credits include 32 episodes of Law & Order (on which his stepfather Ed Sherin served as an executive producer) and 18 episodes of Rescue Me, in addition to Xena: Warrior Princess, Arli$$, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Third Watch, House M.D., Prison Break, Golden Boy, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret and the pilots for Burn Notice, Warehouse 13, Royal Pains, Edgar Floats, and Three Inches. Alexander was second vice president of the Directors Guild of America, but resigned only two months later following his arrest on child pornography charges. He was replaced by Brooke Kennedy.
Alexander was born Jason Alexander in New York City, the only son of actress Jane Alexander and her first husband Robert, founder and former director of Living Stage Theatre Company. He is the stepson of director Ed Sherin.
Alexander and his wife, actress Maddie Corman, have three children: a daughter and two sons.
Child pornography charges
Alexander was arrested on July 29, 2015, for the downloading and file sharing of child pornography. The files were found on computers in Alexander’s New York home. The Westchester County D.A. released a statement detailing the nature of the pornography, revealing that examination of his home computers turned up digital files of minors engaged in sexual acts. He was charged with one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, facing a maximum of seven years in state prison. The arrest of Alexander came after an investigation in which police downloaded child pornography from an IP address belonging to the director on July 24. In January 2016, Alexander pleaded guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child. In June 2016, he was sentenced to 10 years’ probation; he must also register as a sex offender in New York.
|1988||Crocodile Dundee II||Rat|
|1988||Eight Men Out||Dickie Kerr|
|1990||High Score||M.K. / M.J.|
|1991||City of Hope||Bobby|
|1992||Mistress||Stuart Stratland Jr.|
|1994||Love and a .45||Creepy Cody|