From a 400-year-old vampire working to keep his identity under wraps, to a charming, manipulative serial killer confounding the doctor assigned to his case, and a portrayal of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, Jason Dohring has brought to life some of the most diverse characters to the big and small screens over the last few years. Dohring was seen in 2014 reprising his starring role as ‘Logan Echolls’ opposite Kristen Bell in Warner Bros’ “Veronica Mars.” The film picks up where the hit television series left off; after ten years Logan finds himself the number one suspect in a murder and he needs Veronica (Bel) to help clear his name and crack the case. “Veronica Mars” recently made theatrical history, becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all time, raising over $5.7 million dollars to make the movie from over 90,000 fans and supporters. In addition to “Veronica Mars,” Dohring recently filmed independent feature “The Squeeze,” opposite Jeremy Sumpter.
Born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in Los Angeles, Dohring got his start in entertainment at a young age. His family made the move to LA when he was four years old. His siblings, identical twin brothers and identical twin sisters all worked steadily and he wanted to follow in their footsteps. By eight years old he was booking print and television jobs and launched his theatrical career at 11 years old. He attended the Young Actor’s Space, where he honed his craft and studied alongside Jessica Biel and Allison Mac. Some of his early credits included guest star roles on: “JAG,” “Boston Public,” “Cold Case,” “Judging Amy” and “Roswell.”
In 2004, Dohring landed the breakout role as ‘Logan Echolls’ on the hit series “Veronica Mars” opposite Kristen Bell. For three seasons he played the emotionally volatile, son of a billionaire who ends up in a relationship with Veronica Mars. Although the role was originally introduced to him as a one-dimensional antagonist, the chemistry between Dohring and Bell was undeniable and producers expanded their characters’ relationship throughout the episodes, leaving the series finale with a question mark: would Logan and Veronica end up together.
In 2007, Dohring received a call from producer Joel Silver for a series regular role in his new series for CBS, “Moonlight.” From 2007-08 Dohring starred as ‘Josef Kostan,’ a 400-year-old, confident yet secretive hedge fund trading vampire. Once “Moonlight” wrapped, Dohring landed series roles in two high profile pilots: “Washingtonienne” produced by Sarah Jessica Parker for HBO and “Body Politic” opposite Minka Kelly, Jay Hernandez and Gabrielle Union for CW. In 2012, Dohring recurred on the CW’s “Ringer,” opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar as ‘Mr. Carpenter,’ a teacher who becomes embroiled and set up in a fraudulent scheme. Additional television credits include: FOX’s “Lie to Me,” STARZ “Party Down,” ABC’s “Motive,” CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” Warner Bros’ “Supernatural,” CBS’ “Rules of Engagement” and CW’s “The Tomorrow People.”
Dohring has also made his mark in film, aside from his starring role in “Veronica Mars,” he was seen in “Deep Impact” for Paramount Pictures and independent features “Black Cadillac” opposite Randy Quaid for First Look International and “Searching for Sonny” FilmBuff, casting him once again opposite Minka Kelly. Dohring has also been active with the prestigious Sundance Director’s Lab, attending twice. Considered the cornerstone of the year-round support the Feature Film Program provides each year, the Directors Lab is held for 3-4 weeks each June at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. A total of eight projects, the vast majority of which have participated in a previous Screenwriters Lab, are invited to participate. Dohring joined a select group of actors and directors, including Sally Field, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robert Redford to work on gritty, multi-dimensional characters including Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh.
When not working, Dohring lives a healthy lifestyle, recently building an organic garden at his home with 36 fruit trees. He loves to ride motorcycles and go golfing. He is also a supporter of CalPAL, the California Police Activities league, where he recently helped raise over twenty thousand dollars for at risk children. Dohring currently lives in the Los Angeles area.