Jason Zimbler

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Jason Zimbler
Born (1977-07-27) July 27, 1977 (age 41)
New York City, New York, United States
EducationBachelor of Business Administration
Graduate degree in Theatre Directing
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame (1998)
OccupationActor, software designer
Years active1984, 1991–1994 (actor), 2011-present (designer)

Jason Zimbler (born July 27, 1977)[1] is an American actor and software designer.

Personal life[edit]

Born in New York City,[1] Zimbler graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1998,[2][3] and has both an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a graduate degree in Theatre Directing.[4] In 1992, Zimbler spoke in front of the United States House of Representatives' United States House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, discussing issues concerning free condom distribution in school and the images of today's heroes.[5]


As of 2011, Zimbler is employed by HBO as a software designer.[3]


Zimbler appeared on The Edge of Night[4] and co-starred in the Nickelodeon television program Clarissa Explains It All from 1991 to 1994 as the character Ferguson W. Darling;[2][6][7] The Portland Mercury's Alison Hallett opined that it is this latter role—as "the world’s brattiest little brother"—for which Zimbler is best known.[8] In 2007, Zimbler joined other past Nickelodeon stars (Danny Cooksey, Michael Maronna, and Marc Summers) in the music video for The XYZ Affair's "All My Friends".[9]


Zimbler played Robert Anderson in the 1989 revival of Shenandoah.[10] Since then he has directed and assisted theatre productions in New York City, including frequent participation with the Impetuous Theater Group. Zimbler received the 2006 Stage Directors and Choreographers Society's Observership for Burleigh Grime$, and was chosen to take part in the 2007 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Director's Lab. Additionally, the director has been an educator and theatre program head at Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp for eight years.[4]

In late 2007, Jason Zimbler and Sam Kusnetz founded the theatre company The Re-Theatre Instrument in Portland, Oregon.[11] Under Zimbler's direction, The Re-Theatre Instrument has re-imagined such classic works as Faust, King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing.[12][13][14]


  1. ^ a b "Jason Zimbler | IBDB: The official source for Broadway information". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  2. ^ a b Bilinski, Brandon; Adam Griffis; Michael Hunley; Kate Sholler (2005-01-21). "TimeOut's Where are they now?". The Tiger. Clemson, South Carolina, US: Clemson University. Archived from the original on 2008-02-03. Retrieved 2008-01-13.
  3. ^ a b Eanet, Lindsay. "Where Are They Now?". Paste. No. 6. Wolfgang's Vault. ISSN 1540-3106. Archived from the original on 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2011-08-05. '90s Nickelodeon Nostalgia Explosion
  4. ^ a b c "Dramatis Personæ". Portland, Oregon, US: The Re-Theatre Instrument. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  5. ^ Lowy, Joan (1992-03-01). "WASHINGTON TUNES IN AS FAMILY PRESSURE GROUPS TURN UP VOLUME ADVOCATES IMPLORING LAWMAKERS TO EASE PLIGHT OF TODAY'S CHILDREN - AND THEY'RE LISTENING". Rocky Mountain News. Denver, Colorado, US: E. W. Scripps Company. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ "Jason Zimbler: Biography". TVGuide.com. TV Guide. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  7. ^ "This know-it-all tells it all on TV". The Washington Times. Washington, D.C., US: News World Communications. 1993-08-14. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  8. ^ Hallett, Alison (2007-12-11). "Fergie Darling". The Portland Mercury. Portland, Oregon, US: Index Publishing. Archived from the original on 2008-12-28. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  9. ^ "NEW XYZ AFFAIR VIDEO - "ALL MY FRIENDS"". Stereogum. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  10. ^ Holden, Stephen (1989-08-09). "Review/Theater; 'Shenandoah' Is Back, but the Era Has Changed". The New York Times. New York City, US: The New York Times Company. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  11. ^ "About". Portland, Oregon, US: The Re-Theatre Instrument. Archived from the original on 2009-02-04. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  12. ^ Waterhouse, Ben. "Performance Listings". Willamette Week. Portland, Oregon, US: City of Roses Newspapers. Archived from the original on 2009-12-26. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  13. ^ Hallett, Alison (2008-11-06). "The King is Dead". The Portland Mercury. Portland, Oregon, US: Index Publishing. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  14. ^ Hallett, Alison (2009-05-28). "Reusing and Recycling". The Portland Mercury. Portland, Oregon, US: Index Publishing. Retrieved 2009-05-29. The Re-Theatre Instrument Revisits Shakespeare with Where's Chaz?

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