This actor from Florida has a colorful acting career which all started from a vacation trip. Before getting his big break as an actor, Jackson had his share of career challenges, and even dead ends, which are often tough and discouraging in the entertainment business. But Jackson has been passing the trials with flying colors. Some people wonder how this successful actor from Florida started out his career.
Jonathan Jackson, also called JJ or Jono, grew up in Washington though he was born in Orlando, Florida in May 1982. His parents are Dr. Rick and Jeanine Jackson. Dr. Jackson is also a musician aside from being a family practitioner, while Jeannie is an office manager. He started eyeing an acting career at the early age of 9 when his family spent some time in L.A. and had a trip to the Universal Studios.
Jonathan’s brother, Richard, works with a band, Enation, at the same time that he is also an actor like Jonathan. However, Richard started his acting career earlier than Jonathan did. Jonathan’s first TV appearance was in a Corn Pops ad.
His sister, Candice, is a best selling writer at the same time that she practices her profession, which is being a lawyer.
The actor from Florida later met an actress, Lisa Vultagio, from the soap “General Hospital” where they both starred. They married in June 2002 and had a son, Caleb, and a daughter, Adora.
Lucky Spencer was pivotal to the career life of Jonathan Jackson. Lucky Spenser, or Lucas Spencer, was the character he played in the Emmy Award-winning TV series “General Hospital” from 1993 to 1999. He made a come back in 2010 playing the same role. This acting break came after the Corn Pops commercial. He once assumed the role of a protagonist in the film “Tuck Everlasting” as Jesse Tuck in 2002.
Because of General Hospital, he won 3 Daytime Emmys for acting out Lucky Spenser so well. Later, he started aiming for a movie career. He starred in such films as Trapped in a Purple haze, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Camp Nowhere, The Deep End of the ocean, Riding the Bullet, and Insomnia, to name a few. He had an important part in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and guested in “Boy Meets World.”
This proficient actor from Florida still finds time to do other activities despite his hectic schedule. He loves playing rollerblades, baseball, and basketball. He also plays the guitar. It is said that Jonathan is a vegetarian.