JONATHAN JACKSON (Jesse)
was only 9 years old when his family took a vacation in Southern California and
included in their itinerary a visit to Universal Studios. He became so
interested in the whole idea of filmmaking that upon his return home he began
taking acting classes.
When Jonathan was 11
years old, he moved to Los Angeles. He was cast in several commercials and then
was selected from several hundred youngsters to play the role of Lucky Spencer
on ABC-TV's "General Hospital." His first air date was in October
1993. He stayed with the show for five years, working 48 weeks a year. During
that time he was nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger
Leading Actor. He received the Emmy three times: in 1995, 1998 and 1999. In 1999
he also won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Young Lead Actor and the
Young Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime TV Program.
That same year, he was also nominated for a Young Actor Award for his
performance in the motion picture, "Deep End of the Ocean."
Along with his brother
Richard Lee Jackson an actor and musician, Jonathan has written several scripts.
The short film, "Crystal Clear," which they co-wrote and co-directed,
won the Festival Award for Best Narrative Short — Drama at the Brooklyn Film
Festival as well as the Coen Brothers Directors Award for Duo Filmmakers. They
have recently formed a production company.
When not writing,
directing, or acting, both Richard and Jonathan play in their band, Jono and the
Rock. Jonathan is featured on guitar and vocals, and Richard on drums. Playing
mostly rock, they've been seen on the Sunset Strip and have several other
other television credits are "Prisoner of Zenda ,""The Legend of
the Ruby Silver" and "Trapped in a Purple Haze." Other films
include "Skeletons in the Closet," "On the Edge" and
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