Jason John Cook was born in Somerdale, New Jersey on September 13, 1980. Shortly after being born, Jason and his family moved to California. There he developed an interest in music and began studying the piano. Throughout high school, Jason was hired as a pianist for weddings and only became interested in acting after serving as an emergency replacement in his school's production of Whodunnit?
. After that, Jason knew he wanted to be an actor. His father knew a theater manager and Jason's acting career began to take form.
His first acting job was a host for the Disney Channel's Project Time
. In 1999, Jason landed the role of Shawn-Douglas Brady on Days of our Lives
and has played that role since. His credits also include The Wizard of Loneliness
and Club Med
In 2005, Jason was arrested for public intoxication and drug possession in Des Moines, Iowa.