Jason Thompson is a Canadian actor. He had his career beginnings as a model, appearing on print and television commercials. He then ventured into acting, starting with theater. Soon, he landed guest roles on some television shows, including Felicity, Flipper, and Castle. Thompson gained wider recognition for starring as Dr. Patrick Drake on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. He gained Daytime Emmy nominations for his role here. He left the show in 2016. After this, he began playing the role of Billy Abbott in the soap opera The Young and the Restless. In 2020, he won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.