Jonathan Jackson is an actor, author, and musician who became famous primarily for his casting of the role of Lucky Spencer in the ABC television soap opera General Hospital. He also played the role of “Jesse Tuck” in the romantic fantasy movie “Tuck Everlasting”. Moreso happens to be a co-founder of the band Enation, which he formed with his brother, drummer Richard Lee Jackson, who is also an actor. He also played the role of Avery Barkley in the musical drama series CMT in Nashville. Here are more interesting facts.
Jonathan Jackson – Biography, Age
Jonathan Jackson was born on May 11, 1982, in Orlando, Florida, USA. His nationality is American, but as far as the breed is concerned, he has a mixture of English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Scottish, and Scotch-Irish blood. He was born of his mother, Jeanine Jackson, and his father, Rick Jackson. His mother is a businesswoman, while his father is both a family doctor and a country musician.
He spent his early years in Battle Ground, Washington, where he grew up with his brother and sister. There his parents enrolled him in Meadow Glade Elementary School, which he later graduated at the age of 16. He was still a high school student when he began to seriously consider a career as an actor. This passion was intensified after a family visit to Universal Studios Hollywood in 1991. His parents later decided to let him try acting for 6 months, which led him to move to Los Angeles.
Two years after his move to Los Angeles (1993), Jonathan Jackson’s quest for visibility in his professional life began to pay off when he was cast for a leading role in the ABC Soap Opera General Hospital. Interestingly, he won the Soap Opera Digest Awards twice for his role as Lucky Spencer in the show. For the same show, he won the Hollywood Reporter’s Young Star Award three years in a row. In 1994 Jonathan made his film debut in the movie Camp Nowhere. Just one year later he was appointed to the role in the independent film True Rights. Soon after, he wrote and directed the 2000 short film Crystal Clear with his brother Richard. Impressively, the film won the award for the best dramatic short film at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Other films in which he has appeared include Prisoner of Zenda, in which he played Rudy Gatwick/Oliver Gillie, The Legend of the Ruby Silver, in which he was Matt Rainie, and The Deep End of the Ocean, in which he played Vincent Cappadora. He also starred as Max Hanson in the film “Caught in a Purple Haze”. He also starred as Seth Reed in Skeletons in the Closet, Toby in the Irish drama On the Edge, and Randy Stetz in the psychological thriller Insomnia. He also played the role of James Phelps in the dance-musical romantic film Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, which was a precursor to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.
Family – Wife, Kids
Jonathan Jackson has been addicted to it for quite some time. He began dating Canadian actress Lisa Vultaggio in 1999 after meeting her on the set of General Hospital. The marriage was consummated in 2002 when Jonathan was just 20 years old. However, unlike various other celebrity couples, their relationship has not gone through any dramatic problems such as public disputes, scandals, or indications of divorce. The couple gave birth to their first child on June 21, 2003, and named him Caleb Jackson. In July 2005 the couple welcomed their second child named Adora Jackson. In 2010, the couple welcomed another child named Titus Gabriel Jackson.
Apart from his income from acting, Jonathan participates in Republican politics, where he fights for candidates he likes and is sometimes paid to promote them. More than that, as a five-time Emmy Award winner for his role in the soap opera General Hospital, he gets the opportunity to give lectures and training on acting for which he is usually paid. He also receives royalties for the song he wrote and performed for the Nashville music drama. All of this and more is currently estimated by Jonathan Jackson’s estimated net worth of $3 million.
Height And Other Facts
Jonathan Jackson is 1.82 m tall, has a pair of blue eyes and his hair color is brown. There is no exact information about his weight, but other interesting details about him are the fact that he has an amazing voice, loves to write, and is a devout Christian.