Jonathan Jackson is an actor, writer, and musician, best known for being cast as Lucky Spencer on the ABC television soap opera. General Hospital. He also played the role of “Jesse Tuck” in the romantic fantasy film, Tuck Everlasting. Moreso, he is the co-founder of theThe band called Enation was formed in collaboration with his drummer brother Richard Lee Jackson who is also an actor. He also played the role of Avery Barkley in the CMT musical series 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 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 and his father is a family doctor and country musician.
His early years were spent in Battlefield,Washington, where he grew up with his brother and sister. There, his parents enrolled him in Meadow Glade Elementary School, from where he later graduated at age 16. He was still a high school student when he seriously considered pursuing a career. This passion was fueled by a family visit to Universal Studios Hollywood in 1991. His parents later decided to let him act as an actress for six months and this prompted him to move to Los Angeles.
Two years after moving to Los Angeles (1993), Jonathan Jackson’s quest for visibility in his professional life began to pay off when he landed a lead role on the ABC soap opera. General Hospital Interestingly, his role as Lucky Spencer on the show won him the Soap Opera Digest Awards twice. He won the Hollywood Reporter’s Young Star Award three years in a row for the same show. Jonathan then made his film debut in the film Camp Nowhere , only a year later he was cast in the independent film True Rights. He soon wrote and directed the 2000 short film, Crystal Clear, with his brother Richard. Impressively, the film wonBest Dramatic Short at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Other films he has 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 Ocean’s Deep End where he played Vincent Cappadora. He also acted in the film, Trapped in a Purple Haze as Max Hanson. He has also starred as Seth Reed in Skeletons in the Closet, Toby in Irish drama On the Edge and Randy Stetz in the psychological thriller Insomnia. He also played the role of James Phelps in the dance music romance film, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights which was a prequel to the 1987 film Dirty Dancing.
Family – wife, children
Jonathan Jackson has been hooked for quite a long time. He has been dating Canadian actress Lisa Vultaggio since 1999 after meeting her on the set of General Hospital. They tied the knot in 2002 when Jonathan was only 20 years old. Unlike other celebrity couples, there have been no dramatic issues in their relationship, such as public spats, scandals, or hints of a divorce. The couple gave birth to their first child on June 21, 2003 and named him Caleb Jackson. In July 2005, the two welcomed their second child, Adora Jackson. In 2010, the couple welcomed another child, who they named Titus Gabriel Jackson.
Wealth (income and earnings)
Aside from his acting earnings, Jonathan gets involved in Republican politics, where he champions candidates he likes and sometimes pays to promote. Additionally, as a five-time Emmy nominee for his role on the soap opera General Hospital, he has the opportunity to lecture and teach acting classes, for which he is typically paid. He also receives royalties for the song he wrote and performed for the musical drama Nashville All of this and more currently puts Jonathan Jackson’s 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 color is brown. There is no exact measure of his weight, but other interesting details about him include the fact that he has an amazing voice, loves to write and is a devout Christian.