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25 February 1974
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Jason Specland is a computer programmer, theatrical performer, and father. His wife is the strikingly beautiful, devastatingly intelligent, and mind-bogglingly talented Paula Galloway, a singer in the band “The Icky House Club.” Their son is the strikingly handsome, devastatingly intelligent, and mind-bogglingly cute Benjamin. He doesn’t sing in a band yet, but that’s only because he’s not even four years old. Together, they live in a teeny, tiny apartment in the city of New York, in the borough of Queens, in the neighborhood of Astoria.

As a programmer, Jason writes C# code for the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He has also written Perl, Ruby, Java, Objective-C, unix shell code, and has even tinkered with Mumps. (If you don’t know what Mumps is, consider yourself lucky.) He is currently working in statistically matching healthcare provider identification data.

As a performer, Jason has appeared at the Upright Citizens Brigade in one of their house Harold teams, at the Jekyll and Hyde Club as an mad scientist, and in a Barney the Dinosaur costume at a Florida grocery store. Less seriously, he has performed in and directed Shakespeare for Holla Holla Productions, including “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” In 2004, he won Best Supporting Actor at the “Spotlight On” festival for his performance in Duncan Pflaster’s “Eternity: Time Without End.” After a long absence from the art, he is currently studying improvisation again at the PIT.

He is also currently tired of speaking in the third person.