|Born||Jonathan Stevens Jackson
May 11, 1982
|Years active||1993 — present|
Jonathan Stevens Jackson (born May 11, 1982) 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.
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 in the movies Camp Nowhere, Trapped in a Purple Haze, The Deep End of the Ocean, Tuck EverlastingDirty 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 between 2000 - 2002, Jackson tried out for the role of young adult Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming new 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 Lee. The band is called Enation, and they have released several albums and had a Top 10 hit on the iTunes national Rock Charts. Jonathan and Richard Lee played under various names before forming Enation, such as 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 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 will star in the feature film thriller Kalamity, alongside Nick Stahl. It was announced on September 29, 2009 that Jackson will return to General Hospital on October 27 to portray Lucky Spencer, a character he originated.
Jackson was born in Orlando, Florida, the son of Jeanine, an office manager, and Dr. Rick Jackson, a family practitioner, musician, and Congressional candidate in the state of Washington. 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 best selling author. He is also politically active. He campaigned for Mike Huckabee in 2008 and served as part of the "Hollywood A Team" for George W. Bush in his 2000 presidential campaign. 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.
|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||Short film|
|2001||Skeletons in the Closet||Seth Reed|
|On the Edge||Toby|
|Tuck Everlasting||Jesse Tuck|
|2004||Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights||James Phelps|
|Riding the Bullet||Alan Parker|
|2009||Kalamity||Stanley Keller||awaiting release|
|1993–1999, 2009–||General Hospital||Lucky Spencer #1||October 1993 - May 1999, October 2009 - present|
|1996||Prisoner of Zenda, Inc.||Rudy Gatewick/Oliver Gillis||TV-Movie|
|The Legend of the Ruby Silver||Matt Rainie||TV-Movie|
|1998||Boy Meets World||Ricky Ferris||Episode: Starry Night
Episode: Honesty Night
|2000||Trapped in a Purple Haze||Max Hanson||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||TV-Movie|
|2008–2009||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Kyle Reese||Episode: Dungeons & Dragons
Episode: Goodbye To All That
Episode: The Good Wound
Episode: Born to Run
Brooklyn Film Festival
Young Hollywood Award