Mostly Credited As: Jerry Wasserman
Sometimes Credited As: Jerry Masserman
Date Of Birth: November 02, 1945 (Age 69)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Jerry Wasserman was born on November 2, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew in the suburbs of New York City . After finishing school he began to study engineering, however he then switched, and received his master's degree in English from the University of Chicago. In addition, he earned his doctorate in literature and drama of the 20th Century . By 1972 he came to the University of British Columbia, where he taught Modern English, with a focus on prose literature. At the time he published a series of his own manuscripts, including some about Huxley, Ellison, Wood and Shakespeare. His acting in the eighties also affected his lessons. He usually took only drama courses and developed a lecture on Canadian drama. This was followed by a further 1985 publication called "Modern Canadian Plays," which even today is regarded as one of the main works on the subject and is already in its 4th printing. In the following years, this subject has become his main research topic. He even has his own website about legit work called vancouverplays.com. Beside his passion for theater, whether on himself as an actor or as a lecturer and researcher, he loves the blues. The music helps him to understand better some Afro-American works, for example, from Cornell. Also on this subject Jerry Wasserman holds repeatedly lectures. Acting came to Jerry in a rather random way. In the seventies Jerry moved to Vancouver, when theater was at its highest point. At the time he played in almost every ensemble, and seized the chance to earn a lot of experience. Soon Hollywood also learned something from the theater boom in Canada with Jerry and so he got the chance to appear in film and television work. He played more than 200 main and secondary roles. One of his latest roles for the small screen has been as Dr. Yaeger Scanlan in the CW series "Smallville" .