Came to town: 2005
Commitment used to be a four letter word for Patrick Drake. But then he fell in love with Robin Scorpio, a fellow doctor, and he changed his ways. You'd think things between them would be easy, right? Think again.
Jason Thompson joined the cast of General Hospital in November 2005 as Dr. Patrick Drake, Noah's arrogant yet brilliant neurosurgeon son. Thompson received a nomination for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2013 as well as consecutive nominations for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2012.
The St. Albert, Albert Canada native left home at the young age of 18 to pursue opportunities in the modeling industry. After 3 years travelling the world as a much sought after international model, Thompson settled in Los Angeles. A respectable career in modeling and commercials – including a well known national commercial for The Gap – allowed Thompson to pay the bills and afford acting classes. He admits that becoming an actor was never far from his thoughts.
Thompson has an impressive resume of theater, film and television roles. His theater credits include lead roles in the plays "The Academy," More than You and Jakob. He also starred in the films Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy and Divide.
His television credits include guest-starring roles on Deep, Felicity, Zoe, MTV Undressed and Flipper. In addition, he portrayed the role of Dr. Drake in the highly-successful primetime spinoff, General Hospital: Night Shift, on SOAPnet.
Thompson is currently passionate about performing and creating his original music and his upcoming project with his producing partner Donnie Eichar – Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. The book, released in October 2013 is currently available from Chronicle Books, and Thompson will executive produce the upcoming feature film regarding the event that occurred in the mountains of Russia in 1959. Thompson and Eichar have spent years researching the rumors, facts and first person accounts of the legendary unsolved mystery.
Thompson currently lives in Los Angeles and loves to play hockey and surf. In addition he co-owns 2 bars and a restaurant in Edmonton, Canada.