After supporting roles in a handful of small films, Dallas-born actor Lane Garrison gained fame with a role in the first season of Fox's cult series Prison Break. Though his character didn't last very far into the second season, Garrison parlayed his success into a part in the Mark Wahlberg action thriller Shooter, released in the spring of 2007. Garrison's burgeoning film career, however, was set back when the actor pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge stemming from an incident in December 2006. Driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, Garrison plowed his SUV into a tree, killing one of his passengers.
Biography by Matthew Tobey
- Family pastor growing up was Joe Simpson, father of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson; Garrison lived with the Simpson family for a period of time during his teenage years.
- After graduating from high school, headed to Hollywood with just $400 to his name, and took up residence in a $19-a-night motel.
- Has a tattoo on his left shoulder memorializing his parents, Lisa and Lee Garrison, who died in 2000 and 2004, respectively.
- Appeared in the 2007 anti-DUI PSA short film Graduation Day, which was produced by the Troy and Alana Pack Foundation.
- During his prison sentence for vehicular manslaughter (which he began in 2007), he served as a peer mentor to inmates and earned enough good behavior credits to receive an early parole in 2009.