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Jason Thompson
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Born November 20, 1976
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Age 39
Spouse Paloma Jonas (2015-present)
Children Bowie Thompson (b.2016)
Series
General Hospital
Character Patrick Drake
Steve Hardy
Duration 2005-16 (Patrick)
2015 (Steve)
General Hospital: Night Shift
Character Patrick Drake
Duration 2007-08

Jason Craig Thompson is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Dr. Patrick Drake on ABC's soap opera General Hospital.

Career

Thompson was born on November 20, 1976 in Alberta, Canada. At the age of 18, he began a successful carer as a runway, print and commercial model. One of his most well-known advertisement campaigns are a series of Gap commercials he did with director Pedro Romhanyi in 1999.

After modeling for a couple of years, Thompson decided to pursue acting. Thompson has had roles in television series and plays. He had lead roles in plays such as The Academy, More Than You and Jakob. He also had a starring role in the film, Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy and Divide.

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Thompson as Doctor Steve

In 2005, Thompson joined the General Hospital cast as Patrick Drake, son of Dr. Noah Drake and he continues to play that role to this day. In 2007, Thompson had a lead role in the GH spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift.

Thompson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2011 and 2012. Thompson was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Jason portrayed the legendary Dr. Steve Hardy, in a flashback episode in honor of GH's 52th anniversary in 2015.

On October 30, 2015, after many unconfirmed reports, Jason Thompson confirmed on Instagram that after ten years on the show he has decided to leave.[1][2] In November, Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) confirmed that Thompson's last air date will be before Christmas.[3][4]

On November 20, 2015, Thompson confirmed on Instagram that he taped his final scenes.[5][6] He made his final appearance on January 7, 2016.

Personal life

On April 5, 2015, Thompson married his longtime girlfriend, Paloma Jonas, in San Pancho, Mexico.[7] On May 25, 2016, Thompson announced on Instagram that Paloma had given birth to a baby boy, Bowie.[8][9]

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