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Kurt Matthews Dykhuizen (born March 11, 1985 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former child actor who portrayed Jason in the Season 2 episode, The Alphabet Zoo and the third season of Barney & Friends. He returned in Sing and Dance with Barney. He is the second person to play a character named Jason in the Barney franchise after Salim Grant did so for the first three Barney & the Backyard Gang videos.

Personal Life

Kurt was born to David and Beth Dykhuizen and has three siblings: Kyle, Katie and Constance.

He has a rare congenital disorder called Goldenhar's Syndrome and conductive hearing loss, but can hear well with hearing aids.

He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007 with a Bachelor's of Science in Biomedical Science.

Kurt later attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth where he got a Master's Degree in Medical Sciences, receiving a DO in anesthesiology. He worked in Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.[1]

He now lives in Portland, Oregon and works as an Anesthesiologist and Physician at Oregon Anesthesiology Group Pc.

He also dabbles in art, photography and fishing.


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