Jason was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Italian
American actress Talia Shire and Jack Schwartzman, who is of
Jewish descent. Jason is part of a family of people involved in
film. Besides his parents, he is also the nephew of Francis Ford
Coppola and cousin of Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola
and Christopher Coppola. Jason Schwartzman is the brother of
actor/musician Robert Carmine (vocalist for the band Rooney),
and is the half brother of cinematographer John Schwartzman. His
cousin is entertainment publicist Eric Schwartzman.
Jason is best known for his role in the films Rushmore, I ♥ Huckabees, and Slackers. Prior to acting, he was the drummer for the band Phantom Planet (best known for their hit single California, the theme song for The OC). Despite leaving the band for an acting career, he still composes music for some films. Jason Schwartzman also appears in the music video for the rock remix of "All About the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy. He also contributed to Ben Lee's 2005 album Awake Is The New Sleep.
Jason can often be seen shopping at Whole Foods in Westwood Village, Los Angeles.
Jason also frequents The Dancing Owl Cafe in Westwood Village, Los Angeles.
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