Jason Faunt grew up in the Chicago suburb of McHenry, Illinois. He attended McHenry High School East Campus. Due to his athletic prowess in high school, he used a partial baseball scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina, where he earned a business degree. He originally was going to become a major-league baseball player after graduating, but moved to Los Angeles instead to pursue an acting career. He is best-known for playing the role of the Red Time Force Ranger in Power Rangers Time Force.
In recent years, he has appeared in TV movies such as 666: Teen Warlock and the film Bad People. He has a TV series, Dystopia, in post-production, and in 2017, he is set to act in the upcoming film The Order along other former Power Rangers actors.