Where Is Sasha Jenson? Tracing His Early Years And Career Trajectory

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Sasha Jenson – born January 12, 1964, is 60 years old.

There’s never a guarantee that all young or teenage actors will end up with a grand and enviable acting career when they grow into adulthood. In most cases, fame and success just happen for some, depending on how badly they want it, how much work they are willing to put in, and of course, how talented they are. The right connections to nudge them in the appropriate direction can also serve as a stepping stone to launch a successful career but for some like Sasha Jenson, none of the foregoing is enough.

Sasha Jenson is an actor who came into the limelight following his role in the 1993 hit film Dazed and Confused. Unlike many of his co-stars who have gone ahead to become household names in Hollywood, including Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, and Parker Posey, just to mention a few, Jenson has had a passable acting career. Nonetheless, he has been featured in several other movies and TV shows, albeit in small roles. He is also known for doing stunt work in many of his early roles.

Profile summary of Sasha Jenson
  • Name: Sasha Jenson
  • Date of birth: January 12, 1964
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Place of birth: The United States of America
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: North Hollywood High School
  • Parents: Roy Jenson, Marina Petrova
  • Height: NA
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1986-present
  • Net worth: $300,000
  • Instagram: @sashajenson

Sasha Jenson was raised by film stars

Born on the 12th of January 1964, Sasha Jenson was welcomed into the family of Canadian-American actor and stuntman Roy Jenson and Serbian film actress Marina Petrova. His mother retired from acting following her marriage to his father and dedicated herself to raising Sasha and building up their family. Sasha attended North Hollywood High School alongside Adam Carolla.

Though his parents are not film royalties, their careers in the entertainment industry must have influenced his choices. His mother is remembered for her performances in West German productions of the 1950s and 1960s and one of her popular works is Das Nachtlokal Zum Silbermond. Sasha’s father, on the other hand, passed on in 2007 but before he died, he made several TV appearances in shows like Star Trek, Daniel Boone, and Kung Fu. Roy also served in the United States Navy.

He made his acting debut in 1986 but achieved fame in 1993 on Dazed and Confused

Sasha Jenson’s venture into acting and stunt work must have come naturally for him, considering the fact that this was exactly what he grew up watching his parents do. He appeared in his first film, Free Ride (1986) at age 22 and continued to work in small supporting roles before he landed the role of “Don Dawson” in Richard Linklater’s knowing chronicle of mid-1970s teen life – Dazed and Confused (1993). As “Dazed”‘s Don, Sasha Jenson was an incoming high school senior more concerned with girls, football, and pot than planning for the life ahead of him. Like most of the other cast members, his role got him a whole lot of attention but unlike others who went ahead to become a big deal, Sasha’s acting career seems to have fizzled out before it really started.

This isn’t to say that he was a bad actor or stopped getting roles after Dazed and Confused. His acting gigs after then just appeared to have been made up of small supporting roles both in television and films. This continued until he could not land any more roles.

Some of his other notable projects include “Deadly Stranger”, “Ghoulies II,” “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers”, “The Last Prom” (all in1988), “Deadly Weapon”, “Teen Angel” (both 1989). He featured as ‘Grueller’ in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1992). His television appearances have included small parts in the TV movie “Moving Target” (NBC, 1988) and an “ABC Afterschool Special” installment entitled “Just Tipsy, Honey” (ABC, 1989). He featured in the NYPD Blue episode “Burnin’ Love” (1996) as Johnny Arcotti.

Sasha had a role in Dead Girl (1996), The Adventures of Rug Raymond (2001) where he featured as Rug Raymond, Venice Beach (2001), A Little Crazy (2003), Grind (2003), The Grind (2010), The Dopler Effect (TV Series – 2011) and his last recent movie Trust Me (2013) where he featured as Pat.

Sasha Jenson’s movies and TV shows


  • Free Ride as Boy #1 (1986)
  • Ghoulies II as Teddy (1987)
  • Moving Target as Scott (1988)
  • Deadly Stranger as Jeff (1988)
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers as Brady (1988)
  • Deadly Weapon as Martin (1989)
  • Dream Trap as Alvin Tingsley (1990)
  • A Girl to Kill For as Chuck (1990)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Grueller (1992)
  • The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter as Irate Student (1992)
  • Distant Justice as Desert Scum (1992)
  • Dazed and Confused as Don (1993)
  • Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie (Video Game) as Larry (1995)
  • The Nature of the Beast as Gerald (1995)
  • Bikini College as Alvin Tingsley (1995)
  • Twisted Love as Bo Callahan (1995)
  • Dead Girl as Short Cop (1996)
  • The Adventures of Rug Raymond as Rug Raymond (2001)
  • A Little Crazy as Darryl (2003)
  • Grind as Greg (2003)
  • The Grind as Rick (2010)
  • Trust Me as Pat (2013)

TV series

  • ABC Afterschool Specials as Rick (1989)
  • Monsters as Matthew (1989)
  • Teen Angel as Jason (1989)
  • NYPD Blue as Johnny Arcotti (1996)
  • The Dopler Effect as Agent (2011)

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Where is Sasha Jenson now since his last movie (Trust Me) in 2013?

Since he went missing in action after his role in Trust Me, movie lovers have wondered where the 60-year-old actor is and what he is doing. From all indications, Sasha Jenson hasn’t officially retired from his acting career and that is a simple fact. He has not made any such announcement that concludes he is retiring so we won’t make that decision for him.

Even though he hasn’t been in any film since 2013, we won’t be surprised if he appears in another film in the future. he is hardly present on social media which makes it hard to know what he has been up to lately.

Family life of Sasha Jenson

Despite having spent the greater part of his life in the limelight,  Sasha Jenson has been unusually quiet about his private and family life. In short, it appears to all that he Is neither married nor has a family of his own. But from his social media page (Instagram precisely) where he is somewhat active, he describes himself as a dad, writer, and surfer.

Even though he hasn’t really said much about his family, he appears to be the father of two gorgeous girls who are now all grown. Many of his followers have also praised him for aging backward, teasing him about the fountain of youth he drinks from.

Sasha Jenson appears to be living his best life and enjoying every bit of it. He lost his dad – Roy Jenson to cancer in 2007 when he was aged 80. His mother – Marina Petrova is still very much alive and celebrated her 89th birthday in 2020. Sasha Jenson shared a throwback picture (displayed above) of him as a kid and his mom as a stunner in a two-piece bikini to commemorate her 88th birthday in 2020.

Since Sasha has ‘writer’ in his resume, he might be busy in that department and needed some time off the spotlight. Whatever the case may be, coming back to acting after such a long hiatus might be difficult, especially at his age.

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