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Your First Fake Boyfriend: Jason Behr

I won’t goooo, I won’t sleeeeeep, I can’t breeeeeathe, until we talk about the man who played Max Evans.

Your First Fake Boyfriend: Jason Behr

Welcome back to Your First Fake BF/GF, in which we reach deep into our memories (and the recesses of the Internet) in order to regale you with details of our crushes gone by. Today we’re harkening back to the heyday of The WB—the late 1990s/early 2000s—when alien royalty came with soulful eyes and a taste for Tabasco.

The Basics

- Name: Jason Nathaniel Behr
- Date of Birth: December 30, 1973 (age 42)
- Place of Birth: Minneapolis, MN
- Educational Background: Richfield Senior High School
- Trivia: Was voted "Most Destined for Fame" by his high school graduating class, golfed in the Celebrity Pro-Am Classics Tour, and has one son (with his wife, actress KaDee Strickland) named Atticus.

Where You’ve Seen Him

Although Jason’s been acting since the age of five, when he played a sunflower in a school play (thanks for this gem, Wikipedia!), he hasn’t had many high profile roles in Hollywood. However, you might have seen him on TV, in shows including Push (1998), Dawson’s Creek (1998–99), Roswell (1999–2002) or Breakout Kings (2012), or in movies such as The Grudge (2004), Dragon Wars: D-War (2007) or The Tattooist (2007).

Where You First Fell in Love

Regardless of the fact that Jason was in his mid- to late-20s when he played teenage alien royalty on the painfully underrated Roswell, teenage Mandy C. had nothing but heart eyes for the perpetually brooding, human-loving, Mysterious Loner Dude-ing Max Evans.

From his first admission to Liz Parker that he wasn’t, in fact, from around here:

To hand holding that was swoonier than a kiss:

To kisses that were swoonier than anything:

Max completely stole my heart away, and left a permanent mark while doing so.

Where He’s Been

Sadly, Jason’s been pretty quiet on the Hollywood front since his role in Breakout Kings in 2012, and it doesn’t look like he’s got anything scheduled—at least according to his IMDB page—for the future. (If you were at ATX Fest last year, you might have seen him on stage for the Roswell reunion … which I missed. Yes, I am still kicking myself, and yes, I will likely kick myself for the rest of my life.)

Your Current Relationship Status

Jason hasn’t done a whole lot of high-profile acting, nor have his role choices always been the best (*side eye* to you, Dragon Wars: D-War), but Max Evans will forever have a piece of my heart. And if Jason decided to make a comeback, particularly on a soapy TV drama with a hint of sci-fi, I’d be there in a hot second. We might not still be in a hot and heavy fake relationship, but I declare all interested parties willing to try again.

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Fellow Jason fans, raise your Tabasco high!

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.
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