Jonathan Stevens Jackson is an actor, singer, and author from across America. Jonathan Jackson’s first well-known character was Lucky Spencer at the ABC Daytime soap opera at General Hospital, a role he has received five Emmy Awards for.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Jonathan Jackson was born in Orlando, Florida, on 11 May 1982. Jonathan Stevens Jackson is the son of Jeanine, an aspiring ventriloquist, and businesswoman, and Dr. Rick “Ricky Lee” Jackson, a Washington State family doctor, country singer, and candidate for Congress.
Jackson had been raised with his brother Richard Lee Jackson, now an actor and artist, whereas his sister Candice Jackson, now a lawyer and journalist, in Battle Ground, Washington. Jonathan attended Elementary School at Meadow Glade.
In 1991, Jackson’s family took a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood, where both Richard and Jonathan decided to pursue acting. The brothers took acting lessons in nearby Portland, Oregon, before moving part-time to Burbank, California with their mother in 1993. After doing various commercials, within six months Jackson won a role at the ABC Daytime soap opera, General Hospital. While at work, Jackson continued his studies, graduating from high school at the age of 16.
Jackson’s first notable appearance on General Hospital as Lucky Spencer, a part he performed for the first time from 1993 until 1999. Jackson has received several awards for his role as Lucky. Jackson nominated six times, the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Young Actor in a Drama Series, awarded first in 1995 and then in 1998 and 1999, making him the record holder for both the awards and the Younger Actor category.
Jonathan also won the 1995 and 1999 Soap Opera Digest Awards and also nominated in 1996, 1997 and 1999 Young Artist Awards. He received in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999 YoungStar Award from The Hollywood Reporter, and nominated in 2000. Jackson also became a famous “teen heartthrob” among fans, featured in fan magazines like Tiger Beat and attracted lots of fan clubs and web fans. In 1999, people magazine named him one of Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people.
Film Career after 2000
Jackson began his film career in 2000 with True Rights, an independent film, and Stuck in a Purple Haze, an ABC TV movie. Jackson also wrote and directed a short film at the Brooklyn Film Festival with his brother Richard called Crystal Clear. Winner of Best Dramatic Short Film and Coen Brothers Award for Duo Filmmaking.
On September 29, 2009, Jackson was announced to return to General Hospital on October 27 to replay Lucky Spencer’s part. Jackson received his 4th Daytime Emmy and first Outstanding Supporting Actor Award in 2011. It was revealed on 7 November 2011 that Jackson had agreed to leave General Hospital and that his last airdate was on 23 December 2011. His character is not scheduled for recasting or killing off, leaving Jackson’s door open to return with the show in the future.
Jackson received his fifth Daytime Emmy in 2012 as well as his second consecutive award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He took on the part of singer-songwriter Avery Barkley in the Nashville ABC drama in 2012. Jonathan, along with the rest of the cast, sings and plays guitar on the series himself.
Jackson had taken guitar lessons as a boy and taught himself to play the piano. Growing up he had an emerging band with various members of his family. In 2000, the band called “Scarlet Road” and included his brother, uncle, and aunt. By 2002 Jonathan and Richard his brother called their group “Jono and the Rock.”
Certain band members include Richard’s brother Jonathan (drums) and Daniel Sweatt (bass), Luke Galeotti (guitar), and also Michael Galeotti (keyboard). The band released several albums and their single “Feel This” was a top 10 hit on the iTunes National Rock Charts after being featured on One Tree Hill, a CW television drama series. Even included are Enation’s songs on Walking the Bullet, and General Hospital.
As well as performing as singer, guitarist & piano man Jackson and also wrote the song “The Morning of the Rain” featured on episodes 7 and 19 of the first season of Nashville.
Jackson published a poetry book in the Spring of 2012 under the pen name J. S. Jackson, named Book of Madness and also Solace. He addressed his yet-to-be-released book entitled Acting in the Spirit in June 2012. That would explore the link between his Orthodox faith and his career in acting. Jackson published The Mystery of Art: To become an Artist in God’s Image in November 2014.
As of Feb 02′ 2020, Jonathan Jackson’s earnings, net worth was estimated at $3 million whereas the source of income is acting.
Jonathan Jackson at age 20, on 21 June 2002, Jackson married former actress of the General Hospital, Lisa Vultaggio. Jackson told the Chicago Sun-Times, “Some people thought we were a little young to get married, but we didn’t see the need to hesitate. The couple moved to Battle Field, Washington’s hometown to raise their children. We have three children named Adora Jackson with one daughter and two sons named Caleb Jackson and Titus Gabriel Jackson.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Jackson is 5ft 7in (1.72 m) tall whereas he weighs 51 kg. Jackson’s blessed with blue color eyes whereas he has light brown color hair.
Jonathan Stevens Jackson well-maintains his social life and is active in all of the social sites. He has 165k, 148k, and 1.12k subscribers on his Twitter, Instagram, and youtube respectively. Jackson keeps his life updates on these social sites and also has his official website for the fans to access his music.