10 Things You Didn’t Know About Young And The Restless Star Jason Thompson

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8. Restauranteur

Thompson has clearly stayed close to his Canadian roots considering he co-owns three restaurants (along with two of his best friends from childhood). The establishments are The Bower, Redstar, and Lock Stock Coffee, and are all located in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. They clearly are all a great success, as they have been open for about 17 years now.

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7. Modelling Career

Thompson knew from a young age that he was destine for the entertainment business. At 16 he was discovered by a modelling scout while working at an Edmonton restaurant. Two years later, he left his family behind to pursue modelling and was even part of the famous 1999 Gap ads, ‘Everyone in Cords’, ‘Everyone in Vests’, and ‘Everyone in Leather’. While he clearly enjoyed modelling, Thompson always had the idea of diving into the world of acting.