Early Life and Education
Jason was born in Crumpsall, Manchester, and brought up as a Mormon.
He attended South Trafford College for two years beginning in 2001 and studied A-level English, and an access course including psychology, biology, and history though he did not progress onto higher education.
Jason is very private about his personal life. He has been linked to several women including celebrities Jenny Powell, Lulu and comedienne Catherine Tate.
Jason joined the boyband Take That in November 1990 but the band split up in February 1996.
Jason then pursued a career in acting and appeared in the television thriller Killer Net in 1998, and the London stage production of Gob in 1999. He was the lead actor together with Tom Hayes in the play, which was written by Jim Kenworth, and directed by James Martin Charlton.
In 2005, Take That reformed as a four-piece band and released a new greatest hits album, followed in 2006 by their first studio album since 1995, Beautiful World. Jason contributed both songwriting and lead vocals to the album. In 2008, they released another studio album, The Circus. In 2010, the album Progress was released by the band as a five-piece.
Jason appeared in a cameo role in the Channel 4 comedy Shameless which aired in April 2013.