Jonathan Jackson is an actor, author and musician whose major exposure to fame came when he was cast as Lucky Spencer in the ABC television soap opera, General Hospital. He also played the role of “Jesse Tuck” in the romantic fantasy film, Tuck Everlasting. Moreso, he happens to be the co-founder of the band called Enation, formed in partnership with his drummer brother, Richard Lee Jackson, who is also an actor. In addition, he played the role of Avery Barkley in the CMT musical drama series, Nashville. Here are more interesting facts.
Jonathan Jackson – Biography, Age
Jonathan Jackson was born on the 11th of May 1982 in Orlando, Florida, USA. His nationality is American but in terms of race, he has a mixture of English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Scottish and Scots-Irish blood. He was born to mother, Jeanine Jackson and father Rick Jackson. His mother is a businesswoman while his father is a family doctor as well as a country musician.
His early years were spent in Battle Ground, Washington, where he was raised with his brother and sister. There, his parents enrolled him into the Meadow Glade Elementary School from where he later graduated at the age of 16. He was still a high school student when he began to give serious thought to acting as a career. This passion was further reinforced following a family visit to Universal Studios Hollywood in the year 1991. His parents later decided to let him try out acting for 6 months, and this led him to move to Los Angeles.
Two years after he moved to Los Angeles (1993), Jonathan Jackson’s pursuit for visibility in his career life started to pay off as he got cast to play a major role in the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. Interestingly, his role as Lucky Spencer on the show won him the Soap Opera Digest Awards twice. For the same show, he won the Hollywood Reporter’s Young Star Award for three years in a row. Jonathan then made his movie debut in the movie Camp Nowhere in 1994. Just a year later, he was called to act in the independent film True Rights. He soon wrote and directed the 2000 short film called, Crystal Clear, with his brother Richard. Impressively, the film won Best Dramatic Short Film at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Other movies where he appeared in include; Prisoner of Zenda where he played Rudy Gatwick/Oliver Gillie, The Legend of the Ruby Silver, where he was Matt Rainie and The Deep End of the Ocean where he played Vincent Cappadora. He also acted in the movie, Trapped in a Purple Haze as Max Hanson. In addition, he starred as Seth Reed in Skeletons in the Closet, Toby in the Irish drama film On the Edge and Randy Stetz in the psychological thriller movie Insomnia. He also played the role of James Phelps in the dance musical romance film, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights which was a prequel to the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing.
Family – Wife, Kids
Jonathan Jackson has been hooked for quite a long time. He began dating Canadian actress, Lisa Vultaggio in 1999 after meeting her on the set of General Hospital. They soon tied the knot in 2002 at a time when Jonathan was just 20 years old. Nevertheless, unlike various other celebrity couples, their relationship hasn’t been through any dramatic issues such as public disputes, scandals or hint of a divorce. The couple gave birth to their first child on the 21st of June 2003 and named him Caleb Jackson. On July 2005, the pair welcomed their second child named, Adora Jackson. In 2010, the couple welcomed yet another child whom they named, Titus Gabriel Jackson.
Apart from his earnings from acting, Jonathan participates in Republican politics where he campaigns for candidates he likes and is sometimes paid to promote. More so, as a five-time Emmy award winner for his role in the soap opera General Hospital, he gets the chance to give talks and training concerning acting for which he usually gets paid. He also gets royalties off the song he wrote and performed for the musical drama Nashville. All these and more currently puts Jonathan Jackson’s estimated net worth at a whopping $3 million.
Height And Other Facts
Jonathan Jackson is 5 feet 6 inches tall, has a pair of blue eyes and his hair colour is brown. There is no exact measurement available with regards to his weight but other interesting details about him include the fact that he has an amazing voice, loves writing and is a devout Christian.