Jason Gruich hails from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He graduated second in his class from Biloxi High School where he was a baseball standout and was inducted into the Biloxi High Hall of Fame. He went on to attend Millsaps College in Jackson, MS where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with an emphasis in forensic and abnormal psychology. He played collegiate ball until injuries shortened his career.
After graduating, Jason was called to serve the citizens of the community he grew up in and has served as a police officer in the City of Biloxi for 17 years. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant, previously serving as a narcotics K-9 handler for ten years. He supervises field training officers and oversees various aspects of training new recruits. Jason is a highly decorated officer, frequently recognized by his peers, city, and administration and has been awarded numerous medals for exemplary service, including two Distinguished Service Medals. He was named Supervisor of the Year in 2017 by the City of Biloxi.
In 2005, Jason faced additional adversity when Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city. With recovery efforts moving at a snail's pace, it was during this time that Jason became inspired to pursue new goals. He has since completed numerous feature-length screenplays and has been optioned several times over, including a feature-length script sale in 2017. He recently penned the upcoming holiday film Pups Alone: A Christmas Peril, starring Dolph Lundgren, Keith David, and Eric Roberts, slated for a 2020 Lionsgate release. Jason enjoys collaboration with fellow writers, producers, and industry professionals and is open to working in several genres, most notably action-based crime thrillers.
Jason currently resides in Biloxi, MS with his wife, son, and two German Shepherds. He has a ridiculous DVD collection and remains an avid fan of film in all genres.