The Original Johnny Depp Knock-Off Lands on 'Dexter'

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05.22.12 13 Comments

To be fair, Jason Gedrick’s Iron Eagle movies actually predate the success of Depp’s “21 Jump Street,” but the early 90s were a dark period for Gedrick, who basically lost his career to Johnny Depp the same way Josh Malina lost his to Nick Kroll. Then in 1995 after “Murder One,” the former teen heart throb basically vanished into nearly two decades of occasional and obscure guest TV roles. Last year, David Milch rebooted the guy’s career in “Luck,” and after the cancellation of that show, Gedrick has bounced over to Showtime’s “Dexter.”

In Season 7 of the dark drama, premiering Sept. 30, Gedrick will play the manager of a Miami-area gentlemen’s club that becomes linked to a high-profile murder case.

The news isn’t that exciting, unless Gedrick also ends up the Big Bad, but I don’t think “Dexter” has fallen that far. I’m just glad that Johnny Depp’s co-star in “21 Jump Street,” Richard Grieco — the original Keith Richards knock-off — didn’t land the role.


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