Jason John Cook was born September 13, 1980 in Somerdale, New Jersey to Bill Cook and JoAnn. He has two sisters, Michelle and Janean, and a brother, Michael.
When he was very young, his family moved to California. At an early age, Jason began studying the piano. As his musical skills improved, he got jobs performing at occasional weddings. He did not consider acting until high school, when he served as an emergency replacement in Whodunnit. A manager happened to be in the audience that night and later asked Jason if he had professional aspirations to be an actor. Jason attended Westlake High School in Westlake Village, California and graduated in 1998.
In 1999 Jason was cast as Shawn-Douglas Brady on the soap opera Days of our Lives. He was very popular with fans, especially in Shawn’s relationship with Belle Black. In 2006 he departed Days.
Jason turned his attentions to writing and directing films, making the indie film Social Security Guard, starring his current General Hospital” co-star John Ingle.
On April 23, 2008, it was announced that Jason would be returning to Daytime TV on General Hospital as new character Matt Hunter. His first appearance was on June 26, 2008. He left in June, 2012 to continue his love of directing, producing and writing.
Since leaving General Hospital he has been involved with movies such as LifeChange, Genreful, Dark Awakening and State of Bacon among other things.
In May 2015 it was confirmed that Jason was rejoining Days of Our Lives for their 50th anniversary. He’ll start airing in November 2015.