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Jonathan Jackson began his acting career at the age of 11 and achieved almost instant success. After a few national television commercials, he landed a choice contract role in 1993 as Luke and Laura's son, Lucky Spencer, on ABC's "General Hospital." This role, which he held off and on through 2011, earned him five Daytime Emmy Awards, as well as three additional nominations and four Hollywood Reporter Youngster Awards.
Jaskson's film credits include Disney's "Tuck Everlasting," the independent thriller "Riding the Bullet," based on the Stephen King novel, and "Insomnia," starring Al Pacino. He also starred in "Deep End of the Ocean," the independent feature "True Rights," "The Smiling Suicide Club," "Skeletons in the Closet," "Camp Nowhere," and with Judy Davis in the telefilm "A Little Thing Called Murder."
In addition to acting, Jackson and his brother, Richard Lee Jackson, co-wrote and directed the short film "Crystal Clear," which won three awards in the Brooklyn Film Festival, including Best Dramatic Short, plus a Coen Brothers Award. They also scored the film. Their musical resume continues to grow as their original songs appear in the scores of such movies as "True Rights," "Skeletons in the Closet," "Prisoner of Zenda, Inc." and in other upcoming projects.
Born in Orlando, FL, but raised in Washington State, Jackson now resides in Nashville with his wife, Lisa Jackson, and their three children. He is the frontman for the band Jonathan Jackson + Enation. Together they've released several albums and garnered a Top 10 single on the iTunes Rock Charts. Their upcoming album, "Radio Cinematic" will be released on October 14. He can be followed on Twitter @JonathanJackson.
HOMETOWN Orlando, FL
BIRTHDAY May 11
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