Jason DeBord, co-host and executive producer of That Pop Culture Show, brings years of experience in building brands specializing in pop culture, fandom, and the collecting markets.
Jason currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Julien’s Auctions, helping the company to build on their Hollywood, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Sports, and Contemporary Art categories as well as working to build original single owner events with celebrities, public figures and various pop culture companies.
Jason entered the Hollywood memorabilia art market as a television and movie prop and costume collector about two decades ago. He has been a fan of pop culture and collecting his entire life, growing up in a world of film and television, comic books and animation, and music and rock ‘n’ roll.
It all started when he saw Star Wars in theaters at the age of 4, which kindled his desire in collecting anything and everything from toys and comic books to video games and memorabilia. He has attended San Diego Comic Con every year since 1987, networking with fellow “geeks” and comic book artists and writers. A huge fan of music growing up, Jason also went to his first live concert in 1987 (for Run-DMC and Beastie Boys), which further energized his ongoing love affair and obsession with rock ‘n’ roll and popular music ever since.
In 2007, Jason launched the industry first Original Prop Blog website, which he created to benefit and serve the public interests of the art market by way of publishing articles focusing on news, research, opinion, editorials, and more. He worked to help fellow collectors and endeavored to bring a positive influence to the world of identifying, authenticating, collecting, and archiving rare pop culture artifacts. His work and efforts have been covered in the media by The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, BBC, Daily Mail, The Guardian, Reuters, The Telegraph, Engadget, Antique Week, and more.
A professional photographer, Jason’s work has been showcased as part of the “Rock On…” exhibit at the Fresno Art Museum with legendary rock ‘n’ roll photographers Ethan Russell and Tom Gundelfinger, as well as at solo shows at The Press Club in Monterey and The Kennedy Gallery in Sacramento. In 2012, Jason created the Rock Subculture Journal website, which publishes his own work as a photojournalist with original concert reviews and rock ‘n’ roll photography featuring hundreds of music artists including Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, B.B. King, Morrissey, KISS, Rihanna, Depeche Mode, Billy Idol, No Doubt, Pixies, Jay-Z, New Order, The Cure, and more.
Jason worked as a producer for ABC Studios on Prop Culture, a new docuseries on Disney+. The anthology series revisits popular films and brings new perspective to the props and costumes that made them unique. It features the artisans who created them, the actors who used them, and the collectors and archives that cherish what have become pop culture artifacts. Jason contributed to the development of the series with host and Executive Producer, Dan Lanigan. His responsibilities included research, story development, and the identification of and outreach to the actors, designers, artists, and collectors featured in the series.
Jason has a Master of Fine Arts in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television and a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Sacramento.
With That Pop Culture Show, Jason hopes to bring together all of his experience to create a show that celebrates all of the things he loves about pop culture and the people involved in creating art, with an added focus on the idea of pop culture artifacts and collecting.