Jason Beghe
Actor
Jason Beghe
Jason Beghe is an American film and television actor and critic of Scientology. As a young man he attended the Collegiate School in New York City, where he became best friends with John F. Kennedy, Jr. and David Duchovny. Beghe is married and lives in Los Angeles, California. Beghe starred in the 1988 George A. Romero film Monkey Shines: An Experiment In Fear, playing a quadriplegic in a performance that was positively received.
Biography
Jason Beghe's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
Relationships
View family, career and love interests for Jason Beghe
News
News abour Jason Beghe from around the web
'Chicago PD' Premieres To Mixed Reviews
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"Law & Order" creator Dick Wolf knows a thing or two about crime procedurals. His latest, "Chicago PD," premiered to mixed critical reviews, but that may not hurt it one bit in the ratings. "PD" is a spin-off of "Chicago Fire," which was also met with a tepid critical response, and has grown into a show powerful enough to spawn this spin-off. The good news for Wolf is that some critics are supportive of the new show, which follows an elite intelligence unit of the Chicago Police Department. Jason Beghe originated the role of squad leader Hang Voight on "Fire" before shifting over to his own series, and there are several other character crossovers, and more promised for down the line. Writing for The New York Daily News, David Hinckley called this Wolf's "best-focused" work since the original "L&O." Entertainment Weekly's Samantha Highfill said that it was good for what it is. "If you like procedural cop shows, you will enjoy it," she wrote. "Even if you don’t like procedural ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Review: Sub drama 'Phantom' remains submerged
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
Review: Sub drama 'Phantom' remains submerged Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:12 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2013 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Submarine thrillers such as "Run Silent, Run Deep," ''The Hunt for Red October," ''Crimson Tide" and the classic "Das Boot" have long been a cinematic staple. The tense Cold War-era storyline concerns a final voyage undertaken by veteran Soviet captain Demi (Ed Harris), still physically and emotionally scarred by a previous mission that went awry. In addition to Demi's regular crew, who include his loyal right-hand man Alex (William Fichtner), several "technicians," led by the mysterious Bruni (David Duchovny), are also aboard. The resulting conflict between the vulnerable Demi — he suffers from epilepsy as a result of an injury sustained on his military mishap — and the ruth ...
Article Link:
Seattle Pi article
Sarah Shahi's New TV Gig
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It looks like Sarah Shahi is trading attorneys for firefighters. According to TV Guide, the "Fairly Legal" actress has booked a multi-episode arc on NBC's "Chicago Fire" as Renee, a new love interest for Taylor Kinney's character. There's no word on when her first episode will air, but rumor has it Shahi will be popping up on the series before the end of the year. In addition to "Fairly Legal," Shahi has also appeared on "The L Word," "Life," "Psych" and more. In other casting news... Serinda Swan has joined the "Graceland" cast. The "Breakout Kings" alumna has joined the USA drama as an undercover DEA agent named Paige. [EW] Abhi Sinha is headed to "Terminales." The "Social Network" actor had landed the lead role in the ABC Family pilot as a Harvard grad named Danny who constantly competes with his friend April, played by Italia Ricci. [THR] Monique Gabriela Curnen is "Mentalist"-bound. The "Dark Knight" actress will play Tamsin Wade, an agent working i ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
Who's The Latest Of TV's New 'Mistresses'?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Look who's trading black and white Oscar-winning films for the small screen! According to EW, Penelope Ann Miller has joined the cast of ABC's "Mistresses" as Sam’s (Erik Stocklin) mother, a woman who has no idea her late husband had an affair with another woman, played by Yunjin Kim. Based on the BBC One series of the same name, "Mistresses" centers on four women with turbulent love lives. The series is headed to ABC next summer. In other casting news... Kat Foster is headed to Fox. The "Til Death" vet has landed a series regular role on "Goodwin Games." Foster will replace Felisha Terrell, who was let go after the pilot was ordered to series, in the role of Lucinda. [TVLine] "Californication" star Jason Beghe has been cast in "Chicago Fire." Beghe will recur on the NBC drama as Detective Hank Voight, a dangerous and feared gang unit cop. [THR] Polly Walker has landed a recurring role on "The Mentalist." The "Rome" actress is set to play the fierce, quick ...
Article Link:
Huffington Post article
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' remembers what made original great - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
"Monkey Shines" (1988) -- A monkey trained to assist a quadriplegic (Jason Beghe) begins to respond to her master's underlying rage, turning it against him in an offbeat tale from horrormeister George A. Romero. Genetic engineering gives Caesar (played
Article Link:
Google News article
X-Men Weed Wacker Assault (Recap) - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
Here is the recap: (TMZ) Jason Beghe -- one of the stars of "X-Men: First Class" and a veteran actor -- is under criminal investigation for allegedly attacking a man who was whacking weeds on his property, TMZ has learned. According to the incident
Article Link:
Google News article
X-Men star Jason Beghe under criminal investigation for 'attacking' man after ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
By Daily Mail Reporter X-Men and GIJane star Jason Beghe is under criminal investigation for allegedly attacking a man who was using a strimmer in his garden. According to TMZ, Daniel Montalvo was using the electronic weed trimmer at Beghe's Malibu
Article Link:
Google News article
En skikkelig ektemann! - Aftenbladet.no
Google News - over 5 years
Med: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Beghe. Og når du først har sett oppkvikkerfilmen "Morning glory" kan du unne deg nervesliteren der Russell Crowe spiller en ektemann slik sånne ekte mannskuliniteter skal være. Sjøl om han er en enkel lærer
Article Link:
Google News article
Review – X-Men: First Class (non-spoiler) - Movie City News
Google News - over 5 years
(One casting note: Was Jason Beghe appearing in the movie some kind of finger to Tom Cruise from Bryan Singer?) The only place for Bacon to go was small and relatively subtle in this role. And again, he acquits himself well. But as the reflection of a
Article Link:
Google News article
The Next Three Days - Diregiovani
Google News - almost 6 years
The Next Three Days, regia di Paul Haggis, con Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Brian Dennehy, Jonathan Tucker, RZA, Lennie James, Moran Atias, Sean Huze, Jason Beghe; drammatico/thriller; USA; 2010; C.; dur. 122'
Article Link:
Google News article
Tonight on Castle: 3.23 "Pretty Dead" - TVOvermind
Google News - almost 6 years
Tonight's episode follows the much talked about "To Love and Die in LA", in which Beckett and Castle decided to go rogue and investigate the case on their own in Los Angeles after Kate's former training officer, Mike Royce (Jason Beghe,
Article Link:
Google News article
Nathan Fillion is Bookin' After the Bad Guys in 'The Complete 3rd Season' - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - almost 6 years
This season, Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic are joined by guest stars such as Bess Armstrong, Jason Beghe, A Martinez, Brian Klugman, Mary Page Keller, Ever Carradine, Lance Henriksen, Lyle Lovett, Laura Prepon, Brian Goodman, Ned Bellamy,
Article Link:
Google News article
Actor Michael Fairman's Expulsion From Scientology - Village Voice (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
(Jason Beghe, another character actor who left Scientology in recent years, estimates that he spent about a million dollars during his dozen years in the church.) Ironically, it was only after he had stopped auditing and then ceased all church
Article Link:
Google News article
MOVIE REVIEW | 'THE NEXT THREE DAYS'; An Everyman's Guide to Engineering a Jail Break
NYTimes - over 6 years
One of the strictures of the old Motion Picture Production Code was that ''methods of crime should not be explicitly presented'' and that in particular, ''theft, robbery, safe-cracking, and dynamiting of trains, mines, buildings, etc., should not be detailed in method.'' The censors of the Hays Office did not want motion pictures to become teaching
Article Link:
NYTimes article
TV WEEKEND; The Man in the Empty Suit Takes His Deadly Revenge
NYTimes - about 18 years
Aldrich Ames has been called the worst mole in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency. As played by Timothy Hutton, he is also something of a weasel. But mostly he is a cipher, a colorless bureaucrat, an empty suit who sells out his country and insures the deaths of at least 10 spies (probably far more), all because he is vaguely peeved at
Article Link:
NYTimes article
New TV Season in Review
NYTimes - over 18 years
'To Have and to Hold' CBS, tonight at 9 (Channel 2 in New York) The title may suggest a daytime soap opera, or perhaps a madcap sitcom about a pair of newlyweds who can't keep their hands off each other. But ''To Have and to Hold'' is actually the name of a new dramatic series about a big Boston Irish family of police officers, firefighters and a
Article Link:
NYTimes article
THE NEW SEASON/TELEVISION; THE ANNOTATED LISTINGS
NYTimes - over 18 years
NEW SERIES ABC THE HUGHLEYS -- A successful African-American businessman moves with his family to an all-white suburb and feels out of place with neighbors and with his old inner-city friends. Some treacherous race-based humor, but the star, D. L. Hughley, has lived this material and explored it in his stand-up comedy act, so he may be able to get
Article Link:
NYTimes article
TELEVISION REVIEW;As if You Didn't Know, A Policeman's Lot, etc.
NYTimes - almost 21 years
What does Southern California need most? A prime-time cop show, that's what. Or at least that's what ABC is betting on with "High Incident," a new series from Dreamworks (the new high-powered Spielberg-Katzenberg-Geffen factory). The premiere is tonight. The outlook is cloudy. Only a few years ago, cop shows were in artistic lockup. Now, nothing in
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Review/Film; Identity Crisis: My Monkey, My Self
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: George A. Romero's ''Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear'' has more coincidences than a Sidney Sheldon mini-series, more cliches than a Jackie Collins potboiler, and one thing they don't have - Ella, the killer monkey. A cute little organ-grinder's monkey, Ella dusts furniture, does windows, and has been injected with an experimental serum
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Beghe
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    In September 2010, Beghe took part in a BBC News Panorama documentary, The Secrets of Scientology, in which he spoke about his decision to leave the organization.
    More Details Hide Details He said his time with the organization had cost him "a million dollars" and hinted that the religion was a racket. Beghe also appeared in the 2015 HBO documentary Going Clear, based upon the book of the same name by Lawrence Wright. Beghe's sister, Francesca Beghe, is a singer/songwriter who released a self-titled album in 1991 with SBK Records. His great-grandfather was Charles S. Deneen, a two-term governor of Illinois and one-term U.S. Senator in the early 1900s. He and David Duchovny remain close friends, and he was best man at Duchovny's wedding to actress Téa Leoni. He lives with his family in Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles, California. Beghe was in an automobile accident in 1999. He said, "I was intubated, and I kept pulling this tube out of my throat." This has left him with a voice described as "gravelly".
  • 2009
    Age 48
    Beghe was a guest in May 2009 on the BBC World Service radio program World: Have Your Say, where he discussed his views on what he thought of Scientology when he first joined: "I thought that it was something that was going to deliver miracles, and that it was the most selfless group of people that were totally dedicated to helping mankind, and I wanted to be part of it."
    More Details Hide Details He was also critical of the Scientology organization leadership, including its head David Miscavige: "I think that there are probably things of Scientology that are valuable and that can help people - my main issue is not with Scientology per se, it is with Scientology the organization - it is a corrupt I believe and probably a criminal endeavor, and that has to do with people who are in charge of Scientology mainly David Miscavige "
  • 2008
    Age 47
    In September 2008, Beghe traveled to Europe where he spoke with government officials in Hamburg, Germany about his experiences as a Scientologist.
    More Details Hide Details He had been invited by Germany’s Department of Interior Affairs to speak at a panel organized by Ursula Caberta on Scientology titled: "That is Scientology! Reports from the USA". Beghe suggested that governments put up a warning sign, similar to warnings placed on packs of cigarettes, and the next day a member of Germany's Interior Department told him such a sign was placed outside a Church of Scientology building in Berlin. Beghe said that Scientology hired private investigators to follow him to Europe.
    On May 29, 2008, Beghe attended a protest against the Church of Scientology held outside the Scientology building on East 46th Street in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details He addressed the 50 protesters gathered across the street from the Scientology building, and told them: "What you guys are doing means so much to me, and so much to these people... It just kills me. It makes me want to cry. You don’t know what kind of good you’re doing." He then walked across the street in an attempt to enter the Scientology building, but was prevented from entering by three hired private security guards. He returned to the group of protesters and tried to phone the president of the Church of Scientology of New York, John Carmichael: "I called and asked for John Carmichael and said I was Jason Beghe. Then they hung up."
    On April 28, 2008, Beghe posted online a letter to Church leader David Miscavige, requesting the confidential confessional files that Scientology compiles during Auditing sessions.
    More Details Hide Details In a message posted to the Operation Clambake website, Beghe wrote: "As the Church of Scientology carefully monitors all anti-scientology websites, I am posting the letter here, on xenu.net, to assure that it be received by the C of S." He had previously contacted the President's Office at The Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International who "refused to directly respond" to his request, and a letter to David Miscavige sent through the Church communication system was also refused. Beghe told The Village Voice that these confidential files are also kept on actor Tom Cruise as well as other celebrity Scientologists. "More people have left Scientology than are currently in it. And yet they maintain these files about what people have said to them in private sessions. Why would you want these people to hold onto this stuff?" said Beghe to The Village Voice. Beghe believes that Scientology's practice of disconnection is still in place, and in an interview with Tony Ortega of The Village Voice cited his four-year-old son being kicked out of a Scientology school as an example of disconnection.
    Bunker published a three-minute portion of the three-hour interview to YouTube in mid-April 2008, and in the video Beghe calls Scientology "very dangerous for your spiritual, psychological, mental, emotional health and evolution."
    More Details Hide Details The interview closes with Beghe stating, "I don't have an agenda. I'm just trying to help. I have the luxury of having gotten into Scientology and after having been in it, been out. And that's a perspective that people who are still in and not out do not have." When asked in an interview in The Village Voice if he thought his public criticism of Scientology would hurt his acting career, Beghe joked, "I’m probably not going to be doing any movies for United Artists any time soon." (United Artists was revamped as a joint venture with Scientologist Tom Cruise, his business associate Paula Wagner, who is chief executive of the company, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.) Marina Hyde of The Guardian called Beghe a Scientology celebrity whistleblower. The video was taken down from YouTube on April 17, 2008 but was reposted by multiple other YouTube users shortly thereafter. By April 18, 2008, at least 45 users had reposted the video interview using their own YouTube accounts. Bunker's account was also canceled on April 17, and he believed this was due to copyright issues stemming from clips of The Colbert Report that he had uploaded to YouTube. Although the issues have since been resolved, Bunker initially thought that his account had been banned and the video made inaccessible due to pressure on YouTube staff from the Church of Scientology; claims which were not confirmed or denied by YouTube representative Ricardo Reyes, who referred to YouTube's policy of not commenting on individual videos.
  • 2007
    Age 46
    In 2007, Beghe made the decision to leave Scientology, and began to publicly criticize the Church of Scientology in April 2008.
    More Details Hide Details One of the first people he went to see after leaving Scientology was his friend David Duchovny. Beghe discussed the Xenu space opera with Duchovny, and both found the story to be funny. While active in Scientology, Beghe's relationship with Duchovny suffered, and Duchovny was referred to as a "Suppressive Person", someone believed to be working against the Church of Scientology and not to be associated with. After leaving Scientology, Beghe contacted Andreas Heldal-Lund, founder of Operation Clambake, who convinced him to meet with journalist and Scientology critic Mark Bunker. Heldal-Lund and Bunker went to Beghe's house, where Beghe participated in an interview about his experiences as a Scientologist.
  • 2005
    Age 44
    He appeared in Scientology promotional videos in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview with Fox News, Beghe told Roger Friedman that the head of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, referred to him as "the poster boy for Scientology". He reached the level of OT V within Scientology, and is a trained Auditor. His wife also took Scientology courses and rose to the level of OT V. He estimated he gave the Church of Scientology US$1 million over a 12-year period.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 39
    Beghe married Angie Janu in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1999
    Age 38
    Beghe helped promote a "What is Scientology?" exhibition which was part of a Church of Scientology national television advertising campaign in Britain in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1998
    Age 37
    Beghe co-starred with Moira Kelly in the 1998 CBS television drama series To Have & to Hold, where he played police officer Sean McGrail.
    More Details Hide Details Mike Duffy of The Detroit Free Press wrote: "There is an affectionate romantic sizzle between the ruggedly handsome Beghe ("G.I. Jane") and the dark-haired, unconventionally attractive Kelly ("Little Odessa")." Kinney Littlefield of The Orange County Register said that "Beghe and Kelly have charm." Beghe appeared in acting roles on Numb3rs, CSI: NY, Everwood, Criminal Minds, Veronica Mars and Cane. Beghe portrayed exorcist Ray Purvis in the 2008 horror film One Missed Call. In 2009, Beghe had a guest-starring role on the television show Californication. He played the character novelist Richard Bates, a friend of character Hank Moody (played by David Duchovny). "Bates, played by Jason Beghe, made for an interesting character and the fact that he didn't get as much screen time as some of the other characters is a shame," wrote Danny Gallagher of TV Squad. In October 2009, Beghe was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the filming of the movie The Next Three Days, directed by Paul Haggis. The film was released in 2010 and starred Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe, Brian Dennehy, and Olivia Wilde.
  • 1997
    Age 36
    In a 1997 interview in The Boston Herald, Beghe spoke about his respect for his fellow cast members in Chicago Hope: "I think it's the best cast assembled that I've ever seen.
    More Details Hide Details One for one, they're incredible. And to work with Christine Lahti? I'd drop a lot of things for that. She's so good and smart and dedicated. I've become a better actor just for working with her." He commented on his character on Melrose Place, a closeted military officer who had feelings for Matt, played by Doug Savant: "I thought we should kiss, but it was too much. TV is a very specific medium, and you're naive if you think that everything is just based on artistic decisions. If it prevents them from selling some products, that's a major consideration. But I'm an actor. I'll do whatever it takes."
    He had recurring roles on Picket Fences and Melrose Place, and became a cast member of Chicago Hope in 1997, portraying electrician Danny Blaines opposite romantic interest Dr. Austin played by Christine Lahti.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1991
    Age 30
    In 1991 he played a State Trooper in the film Thelma & Louise (reuniting him with Sarandon, with whom he'd appeared in Compromising Positions), and was Demi Moore's love interest in the 1997 film G.I. Jane.
    More Details Hide Details
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 28
    Beghe played an ice hockey star in the Perry Mason TV film The Case of the All-Star Assassin, an NBC-TV telefeature broadcast November 19, 1989.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1988
    Age 27
    In 1988, he starred in the film Monkey Shines: An Experiment In Fear, directed by George A. Romero.
    More Details Hide Details He portrayed Allan Mann, a law student made quadriplegic when hit by a truck in the opening credits of the film. The Philadelphia Inquirer gave a positive review of Beghe's performance in Monkey Shines: "Acting only with his face and voice, Jason Beghe is terrific at conveying the mounting anger and rage of an active man made passive". David Foil of The Advocate described Beghe's performance as "remarkable simply for meeting the demands of the character".
  • 1985
    Age 24
    Prior to his acting career, Beghe worked as a model in Europe. He had his feature film debut in the 1985 film Compromising Positions, starring Susan Sarandon, and in 1986 had his first recurring role on television on the HBO situation comedy series 1st & Ten.
    More Details Hide Details He starred alongside O. J. Simpson and Sam J. Jones in HBO's sequel to 1st & Ten titled Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back, and John Voorhees of The Seattle Times wrote: "The cast, which includes O.J. Simpson, Sam Jones and newcomer Jason Beghe, is first-rate."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on March 12, 1960.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)