Jason Connery has appeared in over 30 films, television movies and series combined since his breakthrough role as Robert of Huntington in the UK television series Robin of Sherwood in 1985.
Born the son of Sean Connery and Diane Cilento, Connery grew up in London and Scotland. He attended boarding school at Somerset, where he received a half scholarship for swimming and held the under sixteen free style record for the south of England. Connery's interest in acting developed while studying at the Gordonstoun School for Boys in Scotland. He started the Inter House Players Group - wherein two houses combine to put on one play each term.
Connery also took on directing duties and directed fellow classmate, Prince Edward in Hotel Paradiso. Connery was accepted to The Bristol Old Vic Drama School and one year later was accepted to Perth Repertory Company in Scotland. For six months he did weekly repertory work, acted, and worked as the assistant stage manager, in an effort to earn his Equity card. He worked hard, rehearsing one play by day and performing another by night, learning as much as he could along the way.
His big break came in 1985 when he took on the role of Robert of Huntington in the popular UK television series Robin of Sherwood. The role launched Connery to stardom in England and he remains a cult-favorite with the show's passionate fans. Connery has since had starring roles in feature films including Return of the Thief of Baghdad, Private Moments, Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell, Requiem, Shanghai Noon, Urban Ghost Story, and Macbeth. He has also starred in television movies (Liberty Kids, Merlin, Bullet to Beijing, and The Secret Life of Ian Fleming) and series (Smallville and Shoe Box Zoo.)
In 1996 he was married to actress Mia Sara and they have one son, Dashiell Quinn. The couple divorced in 2002. Connery is most proud of his role as father to Dashiell, whom he refers to as 'the most wonderful person I know.' Connery now resides in Los Angeles and spends every bit of free time with his son.
Connery feels that as an actor he continues to grow because every job is a new and exciting challenge. He credits his mother and father, who inspire him in many ways, for his drive and his ability to survive and persevere in an unpredictable business.
He is also inspired by live theatre - an inspirational journey unique to performance, in one moment, with one audience - that will never be duplicated. Most importantly, it is his son who inspires him to be a loving, nurturing human being and to hold close what is dear in life.
Through affiliations with Coventry University's new filmmaking facility and the Independent Filmmakers Group, Connery is working to educate and support the next generation of filmmakers.
After achieving success as an actor for two decades Connery is busy working behind the cameras as a director with several projects in development for film and television. Jason cut his directing teeth on short films developed for "Short Mondays" a film night on the first Monday of every month in Hollywood where film makers bring their short movies for viewing and Q & A. He then moved on to his feature directorial debut, Pandemic with Ray Wise and Graham McTavish. The film is being sold by Artistview Entertainment. The next project, The Devil's Tomb starring Cuba Gooding Jnr and Ron Perlman, is being released by Sony domestically, and being sold in the foreign Market by Voltage Entertainment. Lionsgate is releasing the film in the UK and Japan.