Josh Jackson

Actor
Joshua Jackson captured the hearts of young television viewers in the late 1990s as the razor-witted, misunderstood "other guy," Pacey Witter, who winds up getting the girl - none other than a young Katie Holmes - on ... Read more »
Born: 06/10/1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Affair 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fringe 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Inescapable 2012 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Lay the Favorite 2012 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

Battle in Seattle 2008 (Movie)

Randall (Actor)

One Week 2008 (Movie)

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Shutter 2008 (Movie)

Benjamin Shaw (Actor)

GasHole 2007 (Movie)

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Americano 2006 (Movie)

Chris McKinley (Actor)

Aurora Borealis 2006 (Movie)

Duncan Shorter (Actor)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Wade Buckley (Actor)

Shadows in the Sun 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Cursed 2005 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

I Love Your Work 2005 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Racing Stripes 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Trenton's Pride (Actor)

Cowboys and Idiots 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek 1997 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Safety of Objects 2003 (Movie)

Paul Gold (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Gossip 2000 (Movie)

Beau Edson (Actor)

The Simpsons 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Skulls 2000 (Movie)

Luke McNamara (Actor)

The WB Radio Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Any Day Now 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cruel Intentions 1999 (Movie)

Blaine Tuttle (Actor)

Dawson's Creek: Behind the Scenes 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Seventeen: The Faces For Fall 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Apt Pupil 1998 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Urban Legend 1998 (Movie)

Damon (Actor)

Ronnie and Julie 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Film Class Guy (Actor)

Champs 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Magic in the Water 1995 (Movie)

Joshua Black (Actor)

Andre 1994 (Movie)

Mark Baker (Actor)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Digger 1992 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

Charlie Conroy (Actor)

Crooked Hearts 1991 (Movie)

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On the Edge of Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Payoff (TV Show)

Actor

Robin of Locksley (TV Show)

Actor

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Joshua Jackson captured the hearts of young television viewers in the late 1990s as the razor-witted, misunderstood "other guy," Pacey Witter, who winds up getting the girl - none other than a young Katie Holmes - on the hit teen soap "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1996-2003). A former child actor who helped give birth to Disney's Mighty Ducks franchise by his appearance in the popular kiddie sports film, his youthful stardom made him a stock player in young-adult angst and horror flicks before he began working his way up to prolific denizen of the indie film world. After exploring both arenas, Jackson returned to series TV in the much ballyhooed science fiction show "Fringe" (Fox, 2008- ). His "It" boy status also secured him one of the most cherished, unofficial accolades in Hollywood: a guest voiceover spot on Fox's long-running cartoon "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ), which Jackson dryly alluded to as the pinnacle of his career. But for most people, Jackson would forever be Pacey Witter, the unexpected breakout star of one of the 1990s biggest cult series, "Dawson's Creek."

Relationships

John Carter

Father
Divorced from Joshua's mother Fiona; also had two sons from his first marriage

Jonathan Carter

Half-Brother

Lyman Carter

Half-Brother

Brittany Daniel Actor

Companion
Appeared together on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB) Dated from late 1999 to 2000 No longer together

Rosario Dawson Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in 2002 No longer together

Katie Holmes Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB) Briefly dated in 1998

Fiona Jackson Actor

Mother
Irish; divorced from John Carter; worked as a casting director on the ABC series "MacGyver" (1985-92)

Aisleagh Jackson Actor

Sister
Born c. 1983

Diane Kruger Actor

Companion
Began dating in June 2006 Briefly split in 2007, but reconciled shortly after

EDUCATION

Completed high school through correspondence courses; received equivalency diploma

Kitsilano High School

Expelled from two different high schools in Vancouver

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones in comedy feature "Lay the Favorite"; film based on memoir by Beth Raymer

2008

Starred in "Shutter," a horror remake directed by Masayuki Ochiai

2008

Co-starred as a fringe science expert on J.J. Abrams produced series "Fringe" (Fox)

2006

Co-starred with Donald Sutherland in family drama "Aurora Borealis"

2006

Co-starred in Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Bobby"

2005

Starred in the Wes Craven thriller "Cursed"

2005

Voiced Sir Trenton’s Pride in the animated feature "Racing Stripes"

2004

Acted in "The Butterfly Effect" opposite Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart

2003

Cast as Glenn Close's son in "The Safety of Objects"; screened at Toronto Film Festival

2002

With James King, played a couple trying to leave Texas for California in "Lone Star State of Mind"

2001

Appeared in "The Laramie Project" for HBO

2000

Starred in the college campus set thriller "Gossip"

1999

Had a small featured role in "Cruel Intentions," a modern retelling of "Les Liaisons dangereuses"

1998

Made TV series debut on popular teen drama "Dawson's Creek" (WB) as Pacey, the title character's best friend; series created by Kevin Williamson

1998

Co-starred in the teen horror flick "Urban Legend"

1998

Appeared in "Apt Pupil" directed by Bryan Singer

1997

Appeared in NBC movie "On the Edge of Innocence" opposite Kellie Martin

1997

Played title role in Showtime movie "Ronnie and Julie," loosely based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

1997

Made cameo appearance as a film student in "Scream 2"; scripted by Kevin Williamson

1996

Appeared on two episodes of the short lived comedy "Champs" (ABC) as Ed Marinaro's art school bound son

1996

Reprised role for a thrid time in "D3: The Mighty Ducks"

1995

Played Mark Harmon's son in the Canadian family film "Magic in the Water"

1994

Acted in George Miller's "Andre"

1994

Reprised the role of Charlie Conroy for "D2: The Mighty Ducks"

1992

Landed part of Charlie Conroy, the coach's (Emilio Estevez) prodigy in "The Mighty Ducks"

1991

Made feature debut in "Crooked Hearts"; cast by mother

1987

Sent out on auditions at age nine by his casting director mom; landed first commercial for British Columbia Tourism

Moved from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, CA following parents' divorce; returned to Vancouver before launching acting career

Starred as Charlie in a Seattle-based musical stage production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

Bonus Trivia

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"I was just an average kid in high school. Now I walk into a video store, and a 7-year-old kid will come up to me and say, 'Hey, it's Charlie!' Which is really nice, you know?" – Jackson to TV Guide, March 7, 1998

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About his audition for the role of a gay teen in "Cruel Intentions," Jackson told The Advocate (March 16, 1999): "It was the most offensive two-snaps-up flaming queen you could imagine. I think [director] Roger [Kumble] was just trying to push me to see how far I would go. And I'll just go and go and go! The only concern I had about the character was not making it a stereotype – something that, to my taste, is a little boring."

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While on location for "Dawson’s Creek" (The WB) in Wilmington, NC, Jackson once saved a drowning girl’s life during filming. The cast and crew presented him with a life preserver to remember it by.

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Jackson was arrested on Nov. 9, 2002 in Raleigh, NC for allegedly grabbing a security guard by the neck at a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game.

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