The new website is fabulous! Jason is an extraordinary soul who is talented, humble, and, without a doubt, an actor worth following.
In 2002 my daughter was two– I had reduced my hours as a database designer to spend time with her. I loved my daughter but I needed a technical challenge to stay sane, so I selected web design. Problem with that is you need a topic and I didn’t have one. Fortunately for me, “The Agency” Season 2 was about to air.
A huge fan of “The Agency” (Season 1), I was thrilled at its return. I wasn’t so thrilled that Gil Bellow’s character, Matt Callan, was “out” and a new character, A.B. Stiles, was “in”! Awaiting the catastrophe, I reluctantly watched the Season 2 opener. I intended to give this new character (and actor) one chance – I had no doubt that I wouldn’t watch the show again. I was oh so wrong! I was hooked as a lifetime fan within the first 30 seconds. I loved the new character and I would later find that the new actor was an amazing person.
The next day, I googled “Jason O’Mara” – there wasn’t much information and no site consolidated the information. I had my topic. After publishing, I decided to write Jason a letter inviting him to view the site. I sent it in care of the network – not really expecting it to reach him – definitely not expecting to get a reply!
Jason was the sweetest, most humble (which I wasn’t expecting from a Hollywood actor) person. He was very appreciative of the support. Eventually, he offered to do a Q&A – I was thrilled. The opportunity to interact with Jason in this small way was extraordinary. Unfortunately, life got in the way of fun – I turned my domain and site over to Shellen. A tough decision made easier because I knew Shellen was a great person and was committed to presenting a positive, informative space dedicated to Jason.
Doing the site for Jason was the coolest thing I’ve done technically. I appreciate more than he can imagine his kindness, respect, and humor. I wish I had the words to express what a genuinely nice guy he is – but, honestly, the fact that Jason would include Shellen and I in his new web adventure says more about his character and soul than any words I could write.
I want to thank Jason for always being kind and for giving me the opportunity to remember all of the fun.
I wish Jason and his family the best possible future. And, it my sincerest hope that “Terra Nova” becomes a mega hit that provides Jason with every positive “super star” benefit of his work. (OK – the last part is a bit selfish – I love a great Sci-Fi and Jason being a “super star” means more great shows!)
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