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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 appearances scheduled.

Among Jonathan's 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 "Insomnia."

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