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  • Real name : Jonathan Stevens Jackson
  • Date of birth : 11/05/1982

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Jonathan Jackson (1982)

Jonathan Stevens Jackson

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Jonathan Stevens Jackson is an American actor, best known for playing Lucky Spencer, son of supercouple Luke and Laura on the American daytime drama General Hospital. He also played the protagonist, Jesse Tuck, in the 2002 film Tuck Everlasting.

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 career
Jackson is most famous as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital, a role he played from 1993 to 1999, and again since 2009. He won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actor for his role as Lucky in 1995, 1998, and 1999. In 2011, Jackson won another Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor, for his role as Lucky Spencer on General Hospital.

He starred in such films as Camp Nowhere, Trapped in a Purple Haze, The Deep End of the Ocean, Tuck Everlasting, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Insomnia, and Riding the Bullet. He made a guest appearance in Boy Meets World during the 1997-98 season. In between 2000 - 2002, Jackson tried out for the role of young adult Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars movie, Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He was turned down and moved on to try out for Tuck Everlasting.

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 several albums and had a Top 10 hit on the iTunes national Rock Charts. Most recently, their song, "Feel This", was featured on the television series One Tree Hill.
Jackson had a recurring role as Kyle Reese in the hit Fox TV show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, playing the father of John Connor before the show was cancelled. In 2009, he starred in the feature film thriller Kalamity. It was announced on September 29, 2009 that Jackson would return to General Hospital on October 27 to portray Lucky Spencer. On November 7, 2011, Jackson made the decision to leave General Hospital with his final airdate during the week of December 19, 2011. His character is not planned to be recast, leaving the door open for Jackson to return with the show in the future.

Jackson plays "Thomas" in "The Truth & Life Dramatized audio New Testament Bible", a 22-hour, celebrity-voiced, fully dramatized audio New Testament which uses the RSV-CE translation.

 personal life
Jackson was born in Orlando, Florida, the youngest of three children of Jeanine, an office manager, and Dr. Ricky Lee Jackson, a family practitioner, country musician, and Congressional candidate in the state of Washington. Jackson was raised in Washington. His brother, Richard, is an actor and musician. His sister, Candice, is a lawyer and author.

Politically active, Jonathan campaigned for Mike Huckabee in 2008 and served as part of the "Hollywood A Team" for George W. Bush in his 2000 presidential campaign.

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