Jason Neil Gillespie is an Australian cricketer who formerly represented Australia at international level, in both Tests and One Day Internationals, and South Australia, Yorkshire and Glamorgan at first-class level.
His primary role is as a right-arm fast-medium bowler, but he is also a competent lower-order batsman.
He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1995.
He made his Test debut against the West Indies at Sydney in 1996 and his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo in the Singer World Series in 1996.
On 29 February 2008, Gillespie announced his retirement from first-class cricket in Australia and then played for a period in the unauthorised Indian Cricket League for the Ahmedabad Rockets.
At the end of the 2008 English domestic season he retired from all first-class cricket.
Jason Gillespie is a descendant on his father's side of the Kamilaroi people of Indigenous Australians, and is the first acknowledged Aboriginal person to become a Test cricketer.
His mother has Greek heritage.
He attended Cabra Dominican College in Adelaide, South Australia. Jason married Anna (née McEvoy) in 2003.
The couple have 2 children, Jackson (born February 2006) and Brandon (born October 2007).