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Jason Barrett
British actor and martial artist

Jason Barrett

Jason Barrett
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Intro British actor and martial artist
Is Actor
From United Kingdom
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 27 March 1976, London
Age 47 years
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Jason Barrett (born 27 March 1976) is a Jamaican-British actor, script writer, mixed martial artist and criminal, currently serving a  6 1⁄2-year prison sentence.

Acting career

He has had featured roles in hit soaps EastEnders, The Bill and in the feature film The Big I Am to be released in 2010. He also performed on stage, in Angie Le Mar's hit play, The Brothers where he played Kenny Ellis. The Brothers broke box office records at London's Hackney Empire, the show was broadcast on MTV April 2009.

Jason is also the Writer and Director of The Naked Poet, a feature film due for release winter 2012, Starring Petra Letang, Michael Harvey, Kyla Frye, Aml Ameen, Kelle Bryan, Michelle Gayle and Mohammed George.

Mixed martial arts career

To date, he has had 10 fights since his first professional fight in 2005, with a record of 3 wins and 7 losses. His only wins has come from a referee stoppage against Mindaugas Arbocius, a TKO win against Nigel Whitear and a knockout (punch) against Mark Carling. Barrett has fought as a welterweight, fighting mostly for the now defunct Cage Rage and currently for UCMMA.

vs. Alex Reid

For many weeks, Barrett has been calling out Alex Reid, following him to his gym and demanding to take the fight with him, almost fighting him inside the UCMMA cage during an interview between Reid and UCMMA owner Dave O'Donnell, and, in a serious incident, took a megaphone down to a restaurant on Old Compton Street in Soho to interrupt Reid and his girlfriend Chantelle Houghton, who were dining there. After being threatening, Reid's security went outside to ask him to leave Reid alone, but refused to move. This then prompted Reid to walk outside, and ended up with Barrett attacking Reid's security before attempting to go for Alex. After being pulled away from each other, Barrett vowed he would 'follow him everywhere until he signed the contract'. Alex verbally agreed.

Barrett faced Alex Reid in a Middleweight 'Super Title' fight at the UCMMA 22 – Warriors Creed event on 6 August 2011. This was his first fight since his KO win over the debuting Mark Carling and his Middleweight debut.

During the press conference, Barrett apologised for his antics to get the fight with Reid, discouraged anyone from doing them to get their fights, and vowed to knock Reid out. At the end of the conference, Dave O'Donnell asked them both to square up for the media shot with their hands up, Barrett put his hands up as Dave requested and Alex refused, instead standing up close to his face, causing Barrett to push him away for being disrespectful. Alex began walking away, but O'Donnell asked Alex to come back, which he did, and both men squared up again, this time both of them put their hands up. Because of Barrett pushing Reid, Dave O'Donnell vowed to take 10% of Barrett's fight purse for every time he engaged in bad antics like that.

During the weigh-ins the day prior to the fight, both men weighed in at just under the 185 pound mark, being 184 and 183 respectively. For the camera shot of both men squared up to each other, Reid again refused to put his hands up, and this time, it was Alex who took to a dirty antic, kissing Barrett on the lips, which infuriated him and had to be held back by UCMMA officials. Reid was laughing at his reaction, and vowed he would apologise 'after the fight'.

Barrett lost the fight to Reid in the first round due to submission via triangle choke.


In June 2012, in a planned police operation, Barrett was arrested with another man, Kayhan Kiani, after an illegally supplied gun was passed to a man in a car. Weapons were seized in the operation. Barrett was charged with firearms offences. In 2013 he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years and a half years imprisonment.


  • EastEnders as DC Lowe (TV series) (2006)
  • The Brothers as Kenny Ellis (TV series) (2009)
  • The Big I Am as Psycho (2010)
  • The Naked Poet as Lazarus (2012)

Mixed martial arts record

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 3-7 Alex Reid Submission (triangle choke) UCMMA 22: Warrior Creed August 6, 2011 1 02:19 London, UK 'Super Title' fight. Middleweight bout.
Win 3–6 Mark Carling KO (punch) UCMMA 15: Showdown September 18, 2010 1 02:18 England, UK
Loss 2–6 Joe Mac TKO (punches) Cage Rage Contenders 9 April 12, 2008 1 03:38 England, UK
Loss 2–5 Scott Janson TKO (retirement) Cage Rage Contenders 8 February 2, 2008 1 05:00 England, UK
Loss 2–4 Nigel Whitear Submission (armbar) FX3: Fight Night 4 March 10, 2007 1 N/A England, UK
Loss 2–3 Jack Toczydlowski TKO (doctor stoppage) Cage Rage 20 February 10, 2007 1 04:04 London, UK
Win 2–2 Nigel Whitear TKO (punches) Cage Rage Contenders 2 August 20, 2006 2 02:31 England, UK
Loss 1–2 Jeremy Bailey DQ (hair pulling) Cage Rage 16 April 22, 2006 1 04:50 England, UK
Win 1–1 Mindaugas Arbocius TKO (referee stoppage) Cage Rage 15 February 4, 2006 1 01:15 England, UK
Loss 0–1 David Lee Submission (rear naked choke) Cage Rage 12 July 2, 2005 1 04:28 England, UK

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