A native of Donegal, Ireland, Jason's break out role was in the 2013 Irish movie Black Ice. Having being a well known performer for many years in Ireland, Jason Moved in 2009 to Los Angeles where he resides between London and LA. Jason was seen in the lead in Execution TV series in 2012. Jason gained recognition on stage and for the past number of years has worked in Film and TV and has many upcoming projects for the coming years. Jason has just signed on to take the lead in upcoming TV period drama Docklands, which films in London this year.
Actor Jason Matthewson was born in Donegal Ireland on the 16th May 1986 to parents Shaun and Vera Matthewson. He is the eldest of his siblings, with two brothers Shane and Christopher Matthewson making up the family. Jason started his acting career in school plays in his home village of Rathmullan in County Donegal at age of 6, and moved on to take part in local stage productions, which would be held in the local venues.
Jason continued acting in stage productions for the next number of years and took part in acting lessons at school while also building on his acting experience by acting in school plays and musicals. As Jason became more and more comfortable acting on stage it became clear to him that acting was the path he wanted to follow. After completing high school in 2005 Jason moved to Irelands capital city Dublin to study in the famous Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin.
After training in Dublin, Jason moved North to Derry to study at The North West Institute Derry, Northern Ireland. While studying in Derry Jason joined the local production companies in Ireland and the UK where he continued to work in Theatre, TV and Film in both Ireland and the UK, receiving great reviews from local media and press.
In 2009 with plenty of acting experience behind him Jason decided it was time to take the next step to further his acting career and leave Ireland behind. Jason took the decision to move to Hollywood, Los Angeles California to continue his acting career and open up more opportunity. Jason is currently resides between Los Angeles, London and his native Ireland. Since his move to LA Jason has consistently worked in TV and Film. In 2009 Jason landed the supporting role of 'Jose' in Threaten To Kill opposite Massi Fullan (The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek), The lead character of Joe McKelvey in Irish TV mini series Execution (2012) Declan o Riley in Black Ice (2013) opposite Love/Hate's Killian Scott, Ethan in Architect of Chaos (2013) opposite Martin Sheen, Harmonics of Solitude (2013) and a whole host of short films with some of the best up and coming film makers and music video's for the likes of Kasabian. With several film and TV projects coming up for the coming years like Theo in Drama Thriller Lords of Magic (2014), Father Donnelly in Nor The Moon By Night (2014) Andrew in Sci-Fi Thriller Blacklits (2014) Anton in Action/Adventure Thriller Empire In The Sky (2015) and of coarse most recently Rory in Gangland Thriller Control (2014).