Jason London and his identical twin Jeremy London both made their splash in Hollywood as handsome and talented young actors. Though they have shared at least one role, the two took off on vastly different career paths. The elder brother by 27 minutes, Jason sought stardom in cinema, while Jeremy found success on television playing the moody Griffin on the drama Party of Five.
The London brothers were born in San Diego, CA, but raised in Oklahoma with their little sister Dedra and their mother. When they were young, their mother divorced their father, a construction worker. The London children seldom saw their father, who lived near Oklahoma City. In high school, the London brothers excelled at athletics, drama, and speech; later, along with their sister, they attended drama and modelling school in Dallas. Jason made his acting debut in Robert Mulligan's The Man in the Moon (1981). Originally, it was Jeremy who wanted the part and so asked Jason to drive him to the open casting call. At the last moment, Jason decided to try out, too. Though Jason got the role, Jeremy was hired as his stunt double.
In 1993, Jason appeared in the cult favorite Dazed and Confused, an ensemble piece that painted a painfully accurate portrait of adolescence in the mid-'70s, in which London played quarterback Randy "Pink" Floyd. Other notable roles included his funny but touching turn as a small town youth who is too naïve to notice that he has fallen in love with a drag queen (John Leguizamo) in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995). Over the next several years, London would remain active on screen, appearing in movies like Mixed Signals and Killer Movie, as well as TV shows like Wildfire.