“I love the creating part of taking on a character. It is fun to BE another person and create what it would be like to be that person.” Jason Dohring
American young actor Jason Dohring is best recognized as Southern Californian affluent kid Logan Echolls on the television series “Veronica Mars” (2004-?), from which he was nominated for an Ivy in 2006. He has appeared as guest star in numerous TV series, including “Baywatch,” “Roswell,” “JAG” and “Judging Amy,” and acted in several TV films. His movie credits include the box office success Deep Impact (1998), Train Quest (2001) and The Deep Below (2007).
Off camera, Dohring has been married to wife Lauren since 2004. He is a second generation member of the Church of Scientology. His identical twin sisters were child stars most notably known as young Christine Ellen ‘Chrissy’ Seaver on the TV series “Growing Pains.”
Childhood and Family:
Jason William Dohring was born on March 30, 1982, in Ohio, to Doug Dohring and Laurie. His father is the chairman of Neopets. The oldest of five, Jason, known by family and close friends as Jay or DJ, has two identical twin sisters, Kirsten and Kelsey, and two identical twin brothers, Robert and Jonathan.
On July 31, 2004, Jay was married to Lauren. They currently reside in Los Angeles. On his free time, Jay likes water skiing, snowboarding, golf and boxing. He is a proficient skier.
Jason Dohring made the entry to show business by starring in television commercials before segueing to numerous small roles on movies and television. In 1994, he made his TV-film bow with a part as Billy in Someone She Knows, a drama about child murder. The following year, he supported Jason Robards and Max Pomeranc on the TV film adaptation of Journey (1995), based on a book by Patricia MacLachlan. He went on to appear in episodes of “Baywatch” (1995) and “Picket Fences” (1996) as well as in a pilot project, “Mr. Rhodes” (1996). He branched out to film two years later with a role as Jason Thurman in the sci-fi film Deep Impact. Helmed by Mimi Leder, the blockbuster hit starred Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman, Téa Leoni and Vanessa Redgrave.
After guest starring on “100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd” (1999) and “Once and Again” (2000) as well as costarring with Krissy Perez on the family made-for-TV film Ready to Run (2000), Dohring had his next feature with Train Quest (2001), an adventure directed by Jeffrey Porter and starring Donnie Biggs and Tanya Garrett. After this project, he found himself making series of guest appearances in such television shows as “Roswell” (2001), “The Parkers” (2001), “JAG” (2002), “Judging Amy” (2004) and “Cold Case” (2004). He also had recurring roles in “Boston Public” (2002-2003), as Ian Bridgeman, and “The Division” (2004). The star of Dominos Pizza, Honda and Pepsi commercials, Dohring resurfaced on the big screen by playing Robby on 2003’s Black Cadillac, which starred Randy Quaid, Shane Johnson and Josh Hammond.
A veteran of TV guest performer, Dohring finally hit the big time when he landed a starring regular role opposite Kristen Bell and Percy Daggs III in the drama series “Veronica Mars” (2004-?). As Logan Echolls, the title character’s biggest rival from Neptune High’s well-liked crowd and the rich best friend of her ex-boyfriend, he received a 2006 Ivy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Dohring recently starred as Will Taylor in the direct-to-video-release The Deep Below (aka. Walking on Water).