Jonathan_Jackson_(actor)

Jonathan Jackson (actor)

Jonathan Stevens Jackson (born May 11, 1982) is a triple Daytime Emmy-winning American actor, known as the child actor who played Lucky Spencer, son of supercouple Luke and Laura on the American daytime drama General Hospital (1993-1999). He also played the lead, Jesse Tuck, in the 2002 film Tuck Everlasting.

Biography

Career

Jackson is most famous as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital, a role he played from 1993 to 1999. Jackson has a very close relationship to his onscreen parents, Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, and still calls Geary one of his closest friends to this day. Jackson won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actor for his role as Lucky in 1995, 1998, and 1999.

Jackson has starred the in movies Camp Nowhere, Trapped in a Purple Haze, The Deep End of the Ocean, Tuck Everlasting, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Insomnia, and Stephen King's Riding the Bullet. He made two guest appearances in Boy Meets World during the 1997-98 season.

In addition to acting, Jackson plays guitar and sings in a band with his brother, Richard. The band is called Enation, and they have released a few albums. The previous names of the band were Jono and the Rock, Scarlet River and Scarlet Road. Several of the band's songs were aired on General Hospital, the most memorable being his ballad "Elizabeth". Most recently, a song by Enation titled "Feel This" was prominently featured on the television series One Tree Hill, which stars Enation member Michael Galeotti's wife Bethany Joy Galeotti. He guest-starred on the first season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as Kyle Reese, the father of John Connor. Jackson reprised his role in the second season in the episode "Goodbye To All That."

Personal life

Jackson was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Jeanine, a manager, and Richard Lee Jackson, Sr., a family practitioner and musician. Jackson was raised in Washington. He has two siblings. His older brother, Richard Lee, is also an actor and the drummer in their band, Enation. His older sister, Candice, is a lawyer and a published author. He is also politically active. He campaigned for Mike Huckabee in 2008.

He married former General Hospital actress Lisa Vultaggio on June 21, 2002. They have a son, Caleb, born on June 21, 2003 and a daughter, Adora, born in the summer of 2005. The family splits their time between Washington and Los Angeles.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1994 Camp Nowhere Morris "Mud" Himmel
1999 The Deep End of the Ocean Vincent Cappadora - Age 16
2000 True Rights Charlie Vick
Crystal Clear Eddie
2001 Skeletons in the Closet Seth Reed
On the Edge Toby
2002 Insomnia Randy Stetz
Tuck Everlasting Jesse Tuck
2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights James Phelps
Riding the Bullet Alan Parker
2005 Venom Eric
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993–1999 General Hospital Lucky Spencer
1996 Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. Rudy Gatewick/Oliver Gillis TV-Movie
The Legend of the Ruby Silver Matt Rainie ABC TV-Movie
1998 Boy Meets World Ricky Ferris Episode: Starry Night
Episode: Honesty Night
2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze Max Hanson ABC TV-Movie
2001 Night Visions Devin Episode: If a Tree Falls
2003 The Twilight Zone Martin Episode: Sunrise
2006 A Little Thing Called Murder Kenny Kimes Lifetime Television TV-Movie
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Kyle Reese Episode: Dungeons & Dragons
Episode:Goodbye To All That

Awards & Nominations

Saturn Award

  • 2005: Nominated, Best Performance by a Younger Actor - Riding the Bullet

Brooklyn Film Festival

  • 2000: Won, Coen Brothers Award For Duo Filmmakers - Crystal Clear (shared w/Richard Lee Jackson)
  • 2000: Won, Festival Award: Best Narrative Short - Drama - Crystal Clear (shared w/Richard Lee Jackson)

Daytime Emmy Award

  • 1995: Won, Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series - General Hospital
  • 1996: Nominated, Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series - General Hospital
  • 1997: Nominated, Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series - General Hospital
  • 1998: Won, Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series - General Hospital
  • 1999: Won, Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series - General Hospital
  • 2000: Nominated, Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series - General Hospital

Soap Opera Digest Awards

  • 1995: Won, Outstanding Child Actor - General Hospital
  • 1999: Won, Outstanding Young Lead Actor - General Hospital

Young Artist Award

  • 1996: Nominated, Best Performance in a Daytime Drama - Young Actor - General Hospital
  • 1997: Nominated, Best Performance in a Daytime Drama - Young Actor - General Hospital
  • 1999: Nominated, Best Performance in a Daytime Drama - Young Actor - General Hospital

Young Hollywood Award

  • 2000: Won, Breakthrough Performance - Male - The Deep End of the Ocean

YoungStar Awards

  • 1997: Nominated, Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Made For TV Movie - Prisoner of Zenda, Inc.
  • 1997: Won, Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime TV Program - General Hospital.
  • 1998: Won, Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime TV Program - General Hospital.
  • 1999: Won, Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime TV Program - General Hospital.
  • 1999: Nominated, Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film - The Deep End of the Ocean.
  • 2000: Nominated, Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime TV Program - General Hospital.

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