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 full name  Jonathan Stevens Jackson
 birth date  May 11, 1982
 birth location  Orlando, Florida, USA
 hair  light brown
 eyes  bright blue
 height  5'8''
 parents  Rick Jackson - physician, country singer
 Jeanine Jackson
 siblings  Richard Lee Jackson (May 29, 1979 in Redlands, CA) - actor, musician
 Candice E. Jackson (March 9, 1978) - lawyer (owns law firm in LA),
 pets  4 cats named Ragamuffin, Studmuffin, Meow and Misty [as of 2000]
 marital status  married to actress Lisa Vultaggio (June 21, 2002)
 children  1 son, Caleb Nathaniel - born June 21, 2003
 1 daughter, Adora - born July, 2005
both ears are pierced; tattoo (a closer look) on left shoulder (a cross in Hebrew letters) and another (yet unidentified) tattoo on right shoulder (2004); wears a ring that says: I Am My Beloved, My Beloved Is Mine; is a vegetarian
 favorite bands  U2, P.O.D., Delirious?,...
 band  enation (see my band page see also official band website or myspace website)
 instruments  guitar, piano, bass,...various others (see band page)
 awards  see awards page
 trivia  has his own production company with his brother called Nine on the Breaks (a pool  
 reference) - produced Crystal Clear
 official website  www.JonathanJackson.net
 contact  information coming soon / try contact information on enation's website

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was born in Orlando, Florida, as the youngest of three kids; his family moved to Washington state when he was very young. He started pursuing acting at the age of nine after he and his family visited the Universal Studios Hollywood in L.A. for a vacation. His brother, Richard Lee, started acting first and he followed. Soon after, Jonathan landed a Corn Pops commercial. After several national television commercials he landed the coveted role of Luke and Laura Spencer's son "Lucky Spencer" on ABC's General Hospital at the age of 11 – beating out hundreds of hopeful young actors. His first airdate was October 29, 1993. Jonathan’s lauded performance has earned him three Daytime Emmy
® Awards (1995, 1998, and 1999) as well as three additional Daytime Emmy® Nominations (1996, 1997, and 2000). He also received two Soap Opera Digest Awards (1995 and 1999) and four Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Awards (1995, 1997, 1998, and 1999). Jonathan left General Hospital in April 1999 to focus on his blossoming movie career.

Jonathan made his feature film debut starring in the summer comedy, Camp Nowhere (1994) with Christopher Lloyd. His film credits also include the lead role in the ABC television movie The Legend of the Ruby Silver (1996) and the lead role in the Showtime movie The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (1996; video title: Double Play).

In 1999, critics applauded Jonathan's performance in Deep End of the Ocean, in which he co-starred with Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams as their troubled son and for which he won the Hollywood Reporter’s Movieline Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. His role in the ABC movie Trapped in a Purple Haze as a heroin addict had critics and fans alike gushing about his talent. He later joined Treat Williams again for an independent movie called Skeletons in the Closet (2001) which again had critics raving about his intense performance.

Additionally, Jonathan and his brother Richard co-wrote, scored and directed the short film Crystal Clear which won three awards at the Brooklyn Film Festival in 2000 including best dramatic short, the Coen Brothers Award for Duo Filmmakers, and Best Actor for lead actor William Rotunno.

Filmfest savvies also know him from his role in the independent feature True Rights (joining his brother) – a favorite at various film festivals (it won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the "Dances with Films" Festival in LA in 2000) - and from his co-lead role in On The Edge, an Irish movie about suicidal teens in a psychiatric ward, produced by no other than Jonathan’s favorite director Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father). Both movies coincidentally feature another talent of Jonathan – that of adapting perfectly the necessary accent: Strong Southern for True Rights and beautiful Northern Irish for On the Edge.

Jonathan could be seen in 2002 opposite 6 Oscar® Winners: In the May-released Insomnia, featuring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank, playing a violent teen whose girlfriend has been found murdered and he’s the prime suspect. In Disney's Tuck Everlasting – adapted from the children’s book by Natalie Babbitt - he plays opposite Sissy Spacek, William Hurt and Ben Kingsley. He plays the lead role of Jesse Tuck who falls in love with Alexis Bledel’s (Gilmore Girls) character Winnie when she stumbles upon his family’s secret: immortality.

Tony Geary and Genie Francis - his GH onscreen parents - gave Jonathan his first guitar as a present when he started on GH, so Tony and Jonathan could sing and play together. So when Jonathan is not acting he now writes music and performs with his band enation (formerly called Scarlet Road, Scarlet River and Jono & The Rock) which includes his brother Richard on drums. They independently released several albums prior to landing a record deal. Their first official CD titled Identity Theft has been released in late 2004 and can be ordered via their official website.

In April 2002, he announced his engagement to former GH co-star Lisa Vultaggio whom he married on June 21, 2002. The couple met through mutual friends at church. Jonathan and his family are devout Christians. The happy newlyweds announced in January 2003 that they are expecting their first child, a boy, in June! In late June 2003, Lisa and Jonathan announced the birth of their first child - son Caleb Nathaniel - who was born exactly one year after they married. Congratulations!

Jonathan can be seen playing with his band in LA clubs whenever he has the time. He also booked new acting projects: A guest appearance on The Twilight Zone and one of the lead roles (James) in the Miramax produced movie Havana Nights, a movie about Salsa dancing in 1958 Cuba and the sequel/prequel to 1987's hit movie Dirty Dancing. In addition, he will be a part of the independent movie Six Wire Winter, a Western starring Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.

In April 2003, Jono & The Rock released 2 new albums - one LIVE FROM THE ROXY and the other, a compilation of all the soundtrack or inspired-by-a-movie songs, including the beautiful song Irish Eyes. And for the fun of it (actually I was expecting this since they announced Amber & Dan as real members of the band), they changed their band name to enation.

After having finished work on Havana Nights in the summer, Jonathan shot the new Stephen King-based horror / thriller Riding the Bullet in November 2003. The film premiered at the 2004 San Diego Comic Con with Jonathan and director Mick Garris in attendance. Jonathan also continues to appear live with his band which gained a new member in Michael Galeotti, pastor Mike's son.

While fans were wondering that Jonathan wasn't attending his movie's Hollywood premiere in early October 2004, he was already busy working on a new film - Dimension's Venom, produced and written by none other than Scream mastermind Kevin Williamson. Joining him in this voodoo horror movie will be Agnes Bruckner, Method Man and Bijou Phillips - they will play teens running for their lives through a swamp in Louisiana.

Almost simultaneously, both his new websites were launched in time to get the new CD Identity Theft out to the public after having worked on that record for 14 months. After wrapping the movie 2 months later, enation was performing during the halftime show for the Portland TrailBlazers at the Rose Garden - and Jonathan sang the national anthem before the event! In an effort to raise money to help the Tsunami victims, enation joined forces with Cary Judd, John Stephens & Kristy Thirsk and toured the West Coast in April/May 2005 to promote their new CD.

The year 2005 has been a busy year for Jonathan. In July, he became a father again to daughter Adora; in late 2005, he played serial killer and con-man Kenny Kimes jr. in the Lifetime TV movie A Little Thing Called Murder alongside Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Judy Davis; and enation was performing as well.

A "historic" meeting happened on April 29, 2006, when Tony Geary invited all of his onscreen sons to appear alongside him at his first-ever personal appearance. It has been the first time that all 3 "Lucky" performers - Jonathan, Jacob Young and current "Lucky" Greg Vaughan - have been together in the same room! 

In 2006, Jonathan mostly spent his time giving concerts and writing new material for enation's new album which was finally released on Feb. 10, 2007. February was also important because Jonathan landed a role in the high profile project The Dark Is Rising, a movie based on the acclaimed children's book series of the same name by British author Susan Cooper and produced by Walden Media, the company behind the Narnia Chronicles movie. Jonathan joined the cast on Feb. 26 to shoot in Romania until later this year. His co-stars include Christopher Eccleston, Frances Conroy, Ian McShane and Gregory Smith.


© IMDb, Warner Brothers (Insomnia Cast text), Anya
updated February 25, 2007