Jason Thompson, renowned for his portrayal of Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless, is celebrating his 47th birthday.
Born as Jason Craig Thompson on November 20, 1976, in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, Thompson’s journey into the entertainment industry took an interesting turn.
At the age of 16, Thompson was discovered by model Kelly Streit while working at a restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta.
This encounter set the stage for his venture into runway, print, and commercial modeling. Despite the success in the modeling industry, Thompson harbored the desire to become an actor.
Leaving home at 18, he dedicated himself to building a career in acting. While modeling provided financial stability and extensive travel opportunities, Thompson remained committed to his acting aspirations.
In the following years, Thompson amassed a variety of television, film, and theatre credits. His breakthrough came with the role of Dr. Patrick Drake on General Hospital, and he later gained recognition for his portrayal of Billy on The Young and the Restless.
Aside from his successful career, Thompson is happily married to his longtime girlfriend, Paloma Jonas. The couple tied the knot in San Pancho, Mexico, on April 5, 2015.
Together, they share two children, Bowie Banjo, born in May 2016, and Rome Coco, born in September 2017.
As Jason Thompson celebrates his birthday, fans can join in the celebration by sending him birthday wishes on Twitter.