JASON BUTLER HARNER (Gordon Northcott) is a relatively new face to film, having been seen in Universal Pictures’ The Good Shepherd, which starred Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon. He appeared most recently in the HBO miniseries John Adams, opposite Paul Giamatti and in the action film Next, opposite Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore.
Upcoming projects include the independent film New Orleans, Mon Amour, directed by Michael Almareyda and starring Christopher Eccleston, as well as in Tony Scott’s remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, which is based on Morton Freedgood’s thriller novel and stars John Travolta and Denzel Washington.
Harner’s television credits include a number of guest-starring roles including FOX’s much-anticipated J.J. Abrams pilot, Fringe.
The bulk of Harner’s career has been on the stage where New York audiences recognize him as a constant presence on and off-Broadway, most notably in the 2007 American premiere of Tom Stoppard’s nine-hour landmark trilogy The Coast of Utopia, which set a record in receiving seven Tony Awards (the most Tony awards ever received by a play). Harner played Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev alongside such talents as Billy Crudup, Martha Plimpton, Ethan Hawke, and Amy Irving. Fortunate enough to have worked extensively across the country on new material and classical, he has collaborated with award- winning directors and acted intimately with Sally Field, Annette Bening, Alfred Molina, James Cromwell and Amy Ryan, to name a few.
Other theater credits of interest include a controversial interpretation of Hedda Gabler at the New York Theatre Workshop (for which he won an Obie Award); a highly-lauded production of The Glass Menagerie at The Kennedy Center; The Cherry Orchard at the Mark Taper Forum; The Paris Letter at the Roundabout (for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award); the title role in Hamlet (Dallas Theatre Center); the American premiere of Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love; Macbeth at the Public Theater with Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett; and Craig Wright’s emotionally-wrenching examination of infidelity, Orange Flower Water.
Born in a small town, and raised in the suburbs, Harner has lived in New York City for the past 14 years.