Joshua Carter Jackson
June 11, 1978
|Partner(s)||Diane Kruger (2006–2016)|
Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978)is a Canadian-American actor. He is known for his starring role as Charlie Conway in Mighty Ducks and as Pacey Witter in the teen drama series Dawson's Creek (1998–2003), Peter Bishop in the science fiction series Fringe (2008–2013), Cole Lockhart in the drama series The Affair (2014–2018), Mickey Joseph in the drama miniseries When They See Us (2019), and Bill Richardson in the drama miniseries Little Fires Everywhere (2020).
Jackson's best known films include The Mighty Ducks film series (1992–1996), Cruel Intentions (1999), The Skulls (2000), and Shutter (2008). For his performance in the Canadian independent film One Week (2008), Jackson won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Jackson was born in Vancouver to parents John and Fiona. His mother is a casting director. Jackson's father is from Texas,and his mother is a native of Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland, having immigrated to North America in the late 1960s. He has a younger sister, Aisleagh, and two older half brothers, Jonathan and Lyman. He was raised Catholic.
Jackson lived in California until the age of 8. He moved to Vancouver with his mother and younger sister. He attended Ideal Mini School and later switched to Kitsilano Secondary School. In an interview with The New York Times , Jackson said he was kicked out of high school once because of The Jon Stewart Show : "[The show] played, at least where I grew up, at 1:30 in the morning, so I would stay up at night to watch Jon Stewart, but then I'd be too tired—or too lazy—to go to school in the morning. So I'd just take the first couple of classes off, 'cause I wanted to be fresh when I got there."
Jackson started acting in a small role in the film Crooked Hearts in 1991. The next year, he played the role of Charlie in a musical version of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. At this point, with the help of the play's casting director Laura Kennedy, he joined the William Morris Agency.Soon after, he landed the role of Charlie (#96) in The Mighty Ducks series, playing a young and aspiring hockey player.
Joshua Jackson went on to appear as Pacey Witter on Dawson's Creek , which was created by Kevin Williamson and ran on the WB network from 1998 to 2003, and also starred James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes.While the show was on hiatus, he appeared in several movies including Cruel Intentions (an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses that also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe), The Skulls , The Safety of Objects , The Laramie Project and a short cameo in the remake of Ocean's Eleven in which he appears as himself in a poker scene with Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Holly Marie Combs, among others. In 2000, he also guest-starred in Season 12 of The Simpsons , voicing the character of Jesse Grass, a "hunky environmentalist" and love interest for Lisa Simpson in the episode "Lisa the Tree Hugger". He also was cast as "Beau" in the movie Gossip in 2000 with actors James Marsden, Kate Hudson and Norman Reedus.
Shortly after Dawson's Creek ended in 2003, Jackson played the lead role in films alongside Dennis Hopper ( Americano ), Harvey Keitel ( Shadows in the Sun ), and Donald Sutherland ( Aurora Borealis ). In 2005, Jackson moved to the UK and made his stage debut on the London West End with Patrick Stewart in David Mamet's two-man play, A Life in the Theatre . The play was a critical and popular success, and ran from February to April of that year. Jackson said that he would consider returning to the stage, to try his hand on Broadway. His next film role was in Bobby , directed by Emilio Estevez, Jackson's co-star from The Mighty Ducks . He played a lead role in Shutter , a US remake of a Thai horror film of the same name. He starred and acted as executive producer in the Canadian independent film One Week , which opened on March 6, 2009.
From 2008 to 2013, Jackson played the lead role of Peter Bishop in the science-fiction series Fringe ,created by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The series appeared on the Fox TV network and was the second-highest rated new show of the 2008–2009 season after CBS's The Mentalist . BuddyTV ranked him #9 on its "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2010" list, #19 in 2011 and #14 in 2012.
Jackson was nominated for Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the film One Week .He won the award on April 12, 2010. He held and hosted the satirical Pacey-Con in 2010, directly across the street from the San Diego Comic-Con, sporting a bowling shirt and giving out fan fiction, written by Dawson's Creek fans, to those waiting in the Comic-Con entrance line. Footage of the event was recorded for a video, entitled 'Pacey-Con', which he was filming for Will Ferrell's Funny or Die celebrity humor website. In 2013, Jackson appeared in the IFC film Inescapable with Marisa Tomei and Alexander Siddig. Jackson wrote the first story from the comic book trilogy Beyond the Fringe, titled "Peter and the Machine". Jackson starred in the successful Showtime television show, The Affair , where he played Cole Lockhart, the protagonist husband of the unfaithful Alison Lockhart.
In March 2018, Jackson made his theatrical debut on Broadway, Children of a Lesser God , where he played James Leeds, an unconventional teacher at school for the deaf who gets in a conflicted professional and romantic relationship with a former deaf student, Sarah Norman (Lauren Ridloff). The play ran through May 2018.
In 2019, Jackson starred as defense attorney Mickey Joseph in the Netflix drama miniseries When They See Us .
In 2020, Jackson co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in Hulu's miniseries Little Fires Everywhere based on the novel by Celeste Ng.
Jackson has been cast in the title role in Dr. Death, based on the podcast of the same name.
Jackson was in a relationship with Dawson's Creek co-star Katie Holmes during the first two seasons of the show's run. Holmes claims Jackson was her first love.
He began dating German actress Diane Kruger in 2006. Jackson and Kruger ended their relationship in 2016 after 10 years together.
Jackson began a relationship with actress Jodie Turner-Smith in 2018. They married in December 2019 and have a daughter, born April 2020.
He owns his childhood home in Topanga, California.He previously lived in Wilmington, North Carolina, where Dawson's Creek was filmed; and in New York, where Fringe filmed its first season. In 2009, he moved back to Vancouver to shoot four seasons of the show before the last episode was aired on January 18, 2013.
Jackson is a fan of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.He was arrested on November 9, 2002, at a Carolina Hurricanes hockey game in Raleigh, North Carolina, after a quarrel with a security guard. He was charged with assault, affray, and public intoxication and disruption, having a 0.14 blood alcohol content. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss the assault charge, and Jackson agreed to attend an alcohol education program and perform 24 hours of community service in order to have the remaining charge dropped.
|1991||Crooked Hearts||Tom (11 years)|
|1992||The Mighty Ducks||Charlie Conway|
|1994||D2: The Mighty Ducks||Charlie Conway|
|1995||Magic in the Water||Joshua Black|
|1996||D3: The Mighty Ducks||Charlie Conway|
|1996||Robin of Locksley||John Prince, Jr.|
|1997||Ronnie and Julie||Ronnie|
|1997||Scream 2||Film Class Guy #1|
|1998||The Battery||Michael Papperman||Short film|
|1998||Urban Legend||Damon Brooks|
|1999||Cruel Intentions||Blaine Tuttle|
|1999||Muppets from Space||Pacey Witter||Uncredited cameo|
|2000||The Skulls||Lucas 'Luke' McNamara|
|2001||The Safety of Objects||Paul Gold|
|2002||The Laramie Project||Matt Galloway|
|2002||Lone Star State of Mind||Earl Crest||Alternative title: Cowboys and Idiots|
|2003||I Love Your Work||John Everhart|
|2005||Racing Stripes||Trenton's Pride||Voice role|
|2005||Aurora Borealis||Duncan Shorter|
|2005||The Shadow Dancer||Jeremy Taylor||Alternative title: Shadows in the Sun|
|2007||Battle in Seattle||Randall|
|2008||One Week||Ben Tyler|
|2012||Lay the Favorite||Jeremy|
|1991||Payoff||Young Mac||TV movie|
|1996||Champs||Matt Mazzilli||Episodes: "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" and "For Art's Sake"|
|1996||Robin of Locksley||John Prince, Jr.||TV movie|
|1997||Ronnie & Julie||Ronnie Monroe||TV movie|
|1997||On the Edge of Innocence||Sammy||TV movie|
|1997||The Outer Limits||Devon Taylor||Episode: "Music of the Spheres"|
|1998–2003||Dawson's Creek||Pacey Witter||Main Role: 124 episodes|
|2000||The Simpsons||Jesse Grass||Voice; Episode: "Lisa the Tree Hugger"|
|2006||Capitol Law||Mark Clayton||Unsold CBS TV pilot|
|2008–2013||Fringe||Peter Bishop||96 episodes|
|2014–2018||The Affair||Cole Lockhart||29 episodes|
|2016||Gravity Falls||Additional Voices||Episode: "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls"|
|2016||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Purvis||Episode: "Kimmy Goes to a Hotel!"|
|2016||Years of Living Dangerously||Himself||Episode: "Collapse of the Oceans"|
|2019||When They See Us||Mickey Joseph||Episode: "Part Two"|
|2020||Little Fires Everywhere||Bill Richardson||Miniseries; 7 episodes|
|TBA||Dr. Death||Dr. Christopher Duntsch||Upcoming limited series|
|2005||A Life in The Theatre||John||David Mamet play with Patrick Stewart|
|2016||Smart People||Brian||New play by Lydia R. Diamond at Second Stage Theater|
|2017, 2018||Children of a Lesser God||James Leeds||Berkshire Theatre Festival with Kenny Leon |
|1993||Young Artist Award||Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture||The Mighty Ducks||Nominated|
|1999||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor||Dawson's Creek||Won|
|2000||Teen Choice Award||Choice Liar in a Film||The Skulls||Nominated|
|2000||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor||Dawson's Creek||Won|
|2000||Young Hollywood Award||Male Superstar of Tomorrow||N/A||Won|
|2001||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor||Dawson's Creek||Won|
|2002||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor||Dawson's Creek||Nominated|
|2003||Teen Choice Award||Choice TV Actor||Dawson's Creek||Nominated|
|2005||Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival||Best Actor||Aurora Borealis||Won|
|2006||Hollywood Film Festival||Best Ensemble of the Year||Bobby||Won|
|2006||Satellite Award||Best Actor – Motion Picture||Aurora Borealis||Nominated|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Bobby||Nominated|
|2009||Teen Choice Award||Choice Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Fringe||Nominated|
|2010||Genie Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role||One Week||Won|
|2010||Teen Choice Award||Choice Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Fringe||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Award||Choice Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Fringe||Nominated|
|2012||Teen Choice Award||Choice Actor Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Fringe||Nominated|
|2013||Saturn Awards||Best Actor on Television||Fringe||Nominated|
|2016||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor||The Affair||Nominated|
|2017||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Premium Series Actor||The Affair||Nominated|
|2018||Drama League Awards||Distinguished Performance Award||Children of a Lesser God||Nominated|
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