Quinton Jackson

Actor, Martial artist
As the internationally renowned mixed martial artist, star of Japan's Pride Fighting Championships, and Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) Light-Heavyweight title holder, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was already a beloved ... Read more »
Born: 06/19/1978 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (16)

Bad Guys 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bellator MMA Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Death Warrior 2014 (Movie)

Wolf (Actor)

Never Surrender 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

See Dad Run 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Fire With Fire 2012 (Movie)

Wallace (Actor)

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

B.A. Baracus (Actor)

The Cleveland Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Free Radio 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Midnight Meat Train 2008 (Movie)

Guardian Angel (Actor)

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Pit Fighter 2004 (Movie)

Matador (Actor)

Biography

As the internationally renowned mixed martial artist, star of Japan's Pride Fighting Championships, and Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) Light-Heavyweight title holder, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was already a beloved performer in his particular pursuits when he ventured into the low-budget action world as an actor in films like "Confessions of a Pit Fighter" (2005) and the gore-friendly thriller "The Midnight Meat Train" (2008). He amassed multiple performances with fellow fighter and writer-director Hector Echavarria in movies that included "Never Surrender" (2009) and "Death Warrior" (2009). Out of the ring and into big budget film, Jackson became best known for his role as B.A. Baracus in the high-octane remake of "The A-Team" (2010), opposite Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper. With natural charisma and elevated showmanship, Jackson beat many out for the coveted role, fighting his way to stardom outside the fight arena. As an actor, Jackson maintained the super-human strength and brawn that made him king to legions of extreme fighting fans, but used it to conquer new ones in Hollywood.

EDUCATION

Raleigh-Egypt High School

Memphis , Tennessee
Began wrestling in high school

Milestones

2010

First lead role in a film, playing Sgt. Bosco Baracus in the feature adaptation of the popular 1980s series "The A-Team"

2009

Returned to coach the tenth season of Spike TV's "Ultimate Fighter"

2009

Appeared in the film "Never Surrender"

2007

Was a coach on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter 7"

2006

First TV appearance was in an episode of CBS' "The King of Queens"

2006

Left the Pride organization and signed a multi-fight deal with the World Fighting Alliance; contract was bought out by the UFC later that year

2005

Made his film debut in "Confessions of a Pit Fighter"

2001

Joined Japan's Pride organization

Began training in mixed martial arts after high school

Bonus Trivia

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On July 15, 2008, Jackson was arrested and booked on suspicion of felony reckless driving, and felony hit and run after striking several vehicles. UFC President Dana White claimed that before the detainment, Jackson did not sleep for four days and was not eating, but only energy drinks and became mentally ill from dehydration. According to White, no drugs were found in Jackson's system.

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On Jan. 8, 2009 he pleaded guilty to one felony count of evading a police officer and driving against traffic and one misdemeanor count of driving recklessly as part of a plea agreement. A judge dismissed the charges against Jackson citing that he had successfully completed 200 hours of community service and complied with other terms and conditions.

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