Jason Presson (born August 31, 1971) is an American ex-actor, best known for his work in the movie Explorers, with Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix.
His debut came in 1984 with the film The Stone Boy performing with Robert Duvall and Glenn Close. The following year, he was selected to play Darren Woods in Joe Dante's big budget movie, Explorers (1985), with Ethan Hawke and the late River Phoenix. This movie was not a blockbuster, but earned nominations to the three protagonists at the Young Artist Award in the category for best young actor. The winner was his co-star, River Phoenix.