Jason Thompson

Birth Name:Jason Thompson
Birth Place: Alberta, Canada


Jason Craig Thompson was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. He was discovered by a modeling agent while working a restaurant in High School. It wasn’t long before he was walking the runways in Europe, and adding print and commercial work to his résumé.

Despite traveling extensively around the world and having steady work, acting was never far from Jason’s thoughts. Thompson decided a move to Los Angeles might help him manifest an acting career and quickly began learning his new chosen trade. Theater work followed.

In 2000, Jason landed the role of Miles on Undressed, Paul on Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane, Jordan on Felicity, and Sam in Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled. It was the role of neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Drake on General Hospital, the son of Dr. Noah Drake played by singer Rick Springfield, that placed Jason Thompson front and center.

Thompson garnered 5 Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Patrick. He added more credits while working in Port Charles such as Hit Factor, Castle, and 90210. In 2007, he did double duty and played the good doctor on the nighttime version of GH, General Hospital: Night Shift.

In 2016, Jason made the move from playing one fan favorite character to another, taking over the role of Billy Abbott at The Young and the Restless. It wasn’t easy. Billy Miller has won over critics and fans alike for his version of the iconic role, but Billy Miller wasn’t selfish with his advice and generosity that he extended to Jason when he took over the role.

Jason has found his groove as Billy Abbott, and won over the fans. When he isn’t navigating troubled waters in Genoa City, Jason is writing and making music. And he is a successful businessman! Thompson own three pubs, Redstar, The Bower and Lock Stock Coffee, with two childhood buddies, Blair Junior McFarlane and Sal Di Maio.

Although he travels to Canada often, Jason resides in Los Angeles with his lovely wife Paloma Jonas and their two children, son Bowie Banjo and daughter Rome Coco.

Fast Facts

  • November 15, 1976 — Birthdate
  • He was discovered by a model scout, Kelly Streit while working at a restaurant in Edmonton.
  • Well-known for three TV Commercials directed by Pedro Romhanyi in 1999: “Everybody in Cords”, “Everybody in Leather” and “Everybody in Vests.”
  • He performed a song that he wrote, “Sailor Short on Wind,” in character as Patrick Drake during the Sept. 23, 2015, episode of General Hospital.
  • On April 1, 2015, General Hospital’s 52nd Anniversary show, Thompson portrayed original character Steve Hardy in a flashback.
  • Name People Magazine’s Sexiest Soap Star in 2007.
  • Has two children with wife Paloma Jonas. Son, Bowie Banjo Thompson, born May 23, 2016 and daughter, Rome Coco Thompson, born September 20, 2017.



  • Paloma Jonas Thompson — Spouse
  • Bowie Banjo Thompson — Son
  • Rome Coco Thompson — Daughter


Jason Thompson was successful in commercials and modeling before transitioning to actor.

Early TV credits include Undressed, Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane, Felicity, Deep Cover, and the 4th installment of horror franchise, Wishmaster.

His big break came in 2005, when he signed up to play Dr. Patrick Drake on General Hospital, the son of fan favorite, Noah Drake, played by singer Rick Springfield.

Thompson moved on in 2016, and took over the role of Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless.

Jason Thompson Photos

Actor (5 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Young and the Restless (TV Show)

10-27-2017 — 2017
10-26-2017 — 2017
10-25-2017 — 2017

Billy Abbott 2017

General Hospital (TV Show)

General Hospital — 2016
General Hospital — 2016
General Hospital — 2016

Dr. Patrick Drake 2016

Castle (TV Show)

Once Upon a Crime — 2012

Noah Curtis 2012

General Hospital: Night Shift (TV Show)

Past and Presence, Part 2 — 2008
Past and Presence, Part 1 — 2008
Truth and Consequences — 2008

Patrick Drake 2008

Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled (Movie)

Sam 2002

Remarks by (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Extra (TV Show)

Extra — 2013


Guest (4 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Talk (TV Show)

The Talk — 2016


The Chew (TV Show)

Thrifty Thursday — 2014
Food: The Final Frontier — 2013

2013 - 2014

The View (TV Show)

The View — 2013
The View — 2007

2007 - 2013

Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk in Paradise — 2006
Soap Talk — 2006


Appearing (3 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Price Is Right (TV Show)

CBS Daytime Special — 2016


Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)

Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)