Jonathan Jackson

(Jonathan Stevens Jackson)

Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson
  • Born: May 11, 1982
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Musician (see Enation), Author









Jonathan Stevens Jackson is an American actor, musician (see Enation) and author. His first well known character was Lucky Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, a role that has won him five Emmy Awards. In 2002, he played Jesse Tuck in the film Tuck Everlasting. In 2004 he started the band Enation with his brother, actor and drummer Richard Lee Jackson and friend Daniel Sweatt. From 2012–2018, he portrayed Avery Barkley in the ABC/CMT musical drama series, Nashville.

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I had rather wise men to govern me, even though at times they should be severe, even fools. I care not where they come from, so they be men of sense and experience; let them be taken from the plough, from the mechanick’s bench, or from behind the counter.
When we consider the small inequality of fortune throughout the country, compared with others which we know…that in most of the states the laws primogeniture are gone or going, out of use—that landed property is in general held in small portions, even in the southern states, compared with the manors, parks and royal demesnes of most countries… Equality & Equal Opportunity
A lot of Christians look at Hollywood as the ultimate evil. But what it did for me is it sharpened my ability to love people and appreciate people, no matter where they're at in their lives. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
As I get older, I plan less, and I strategize less about my career and about things because you realize things happen as they're supposed to happen and the way they're supposed to happen.
Being on 'Nashville' and working with some incredible people like T-Bone Burnett and Buddy Miller - so many wonderful, incredible musicians that I've been blessed to play with and observe - that has continued to shape the process of arranging music, writing music. Music, Chants & Rapps
For years, I've thought about a project or a way where I could do acting and music together, and I never really thought that would happen. Then 'Nashville' came along, and it was like a dream come true to marry both of those worlds. Music, Chants & Rapps
God puts certain things in certain people. I'm a restless soul. I'm always searching. I'm always pressing to find what truth is and what life is all about. Truth ;Life ;Religion & God
I like movies, because it's kind of a combination of every art, it's like it's picture, it's story, it's music, it's kind of like a clash and a collide of every art. It's really neat. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I think acting is a gift.
I think acting is a gift. I look at someone like Ben Kingsley, and he's incredibly charismatic, even when he's not acting. He's an incredibly hard worker, and he has a very specific system that he does with his work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I would rather portray the hero if it's a really great film. All my favorite fictional film characters are heroes, such as in 'The Last of the Mohicans' and 'Robin Hood.'
I've always been someone who's believed in truth. I believe truth exists. I don't believe in relativism, a 'your truth, my truth' kind of a thing. However, I also believe that the truth must always be spoken in love - and that grace and truth are found in Jesus Christ. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I've been playing music since I was 12. I love performing live. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
My family took a vacation to Universal Studios when I was really young. Me and my brother Richard - who's also an actor - were both really intrigued by seeing the behind-the-scenes stuff of how films are made. We kind of begged our parents to get into acting. Families, Children & Parenting
That's what rock music is, I think - constantly searching for authenticity, and being as honest as possible. Music, Chants & Rapps
When it comes to chemistry with actors, I always feel chemistry is not something that comes and goes. You either have it or you don't.
Yeah... I like films, I like movies, I like playing different characters and working with different actors and filming in different places. I like movies because it's kind of a combination of every art: it's like, it's picture, it's story, it's music, it's kind of like a clash and a collide of every art. It's really neat. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle