Jackson, John M. 1950- (John Jacks, John Jackson)

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Jackson, John M. 1950- (John Jacks, John Jackson)


Born June 1, 1950, in Baton Rouge, LA; raised in TX; married; wife's name, Jana; children: Conor (a professional baseball player). Education: Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Avocational Interests: Coaching pony baseball, listening to jazz, swing dancing.


Agent—Craig Wyckoff and Associates, 11350 Ventura Blvd., Suite 100, Studio City, 91604.


Actor. Lyndon Baines Johnson High School, Austin, TX, high school social studies teacher, c. 1975-79; El Camino Real High School, Woodland Hills, CA, high school baseball coach; worked as a horseback guide at the Rocky Mountain National Park; worked as ditch digger, on oil rigs, and in construction. Also known as John Jacks.


Screen Actors Guild.


Film Appearances:

Merle, Back Roads (also known as Love with a Sinner), Warner Bros., 1981.

(As John Jackson) Cal, Local Hero, Warner Bros., 1983.

Kenny's father, The Legend of Billie Jean, TriStar, 1985.

Dr. Lance Boyles, Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills), Samuel Goldwyn, 1986.

Sergeant Starr, The Hitcher, TriStar, 1986.

Hank Mickers, Ginger Ale Afternoon (also known as Gingerale Afternoon), Academy Entertainment/Image Entertainment, 1989.

P. C. Peete, Chinatown Connection, 1990.

Bud Dodge, Career Opportunities (also known as One Wild Night), Universal, 1991.

Peter Arnold, Eve of Destruction, Orion, 1991.

Captain West, A Few Good Men, Columbia, 1992.

Bob Fielder, A Perfect World, Warner Bros., 1993.

Donald Cunningham, The Glimmer Man (also known as Glimmerman), Warner Bros., 1996.

Johnny B. (also known as Eli Ferguson), The Spitfire Grill (also known as The Care of the Spitfire Grill and c/o of the Spitfire Grill), Columbia, 1996.

Gary, Edge City, City Story Pictures, 1998.

Marvin, Homefront (short film), American Film Institute/Bull Creek Films, 2005.

Mr. Jensen, West of Brooklyn, 68 Cent Features, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. King, Morningstar/Eveningstar, CBS, 1986.

Daryl Elias, Wiseguy, CBS, 1987-89.

Rear admiral A. J. (Albert Jethro) Chegwidden, JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), NBC, 1996, CBS, 1996-2004.

FBI deputy director Sam Cullen, Bones (also known as Brennan, Bones—Die Knochenjaegerin, Dr. Csont, and Kondid), Fox, 2005-2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Waiter, Murder in Texas, NBC, 1981.

Detective, Celebrity (also known as Tommy Thompson's "Celebrity"), NBC, 1984.

Dr. Clyde Andrews, Roses Are for the Rich, CBS, 1987.

Arthur J. Walker, Family of Spies (also known as Family of Spies: The Walker Spy Ring, Familia de espioes, and Spie allo specchio), CBS, 1990.

Ernest Twigg, Switched at Birth, NBC, 1991.

Sergeant Patterson, Love, Lies and Murder (also known as Love You To Death), NBC, 1991.

Police chief Michael Corbitt, Deadly Matrimony (also known as Shattered Promises), NBC, 1992.

Hal Deacon, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Boogaloo, The Jericho Mile, ABC, 1979.

Detective Jim Gibbons, Adam, NBC, 1983.

Warden, The Face of Rage, ABC, 1983.

Officer Caskey, License to Kill, CBS, 1984.

Parent, Not My Kid, CBS, 1985.

Police officer, Crime of Innocence, NBC, 1985.

Social worker, Right to Kill?, ABC, 1985.

Detective Porter, Blind Justice, CBS, 1986.

Dick, Kate's Secret, NBC, 1986.

David Marshall, Baby Girl Scott, CBS, 1987.

Detective, Stillwatch, CBS, 1987.

(As John Jackson) Marcus, Eye on the Sparrow, NBC, 1987.

Pete Simms, In Self Defense (also known as Armed Response and Hollow Point), ABC, 1987.

(As John Jackson) Cliff Clifford, The Town Bully (also known as A Friendly, Quiet Little Town), ABC, 1988.

Dr. Paxton, Go toward the Light (also known as Go to the Light and Toward the Light), CBS, 1988.

Grover Scomer, Dead Solid Perfect (also known as Dead Perfect), HBO, 1988.

Lee Steadman, Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988.

Hoyt, Cold Sassy Tree, TNT, 1989.

Joe Blagdon, Traveling Man, HBO, 1989.

Ray Devlin, "Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon" (also known as "Parent Trap IV: Hawaiian Honeymoon"), The Magical World of Disney (also known as The Disney Sunday Movie, Disneyland, Disneylandia, Disney's Wonderful World, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), NBC, 1989.

(As John Jackson) Woodward University coach, When He's Not a Stranger, CBS, 1989.

(As John Jackson) Dr. Walter Stubbs, Sudie and Simpson, Lifetime, 1990.

Evan Curtis, Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (also known as Blind Hate, A Season for Justice: The Morris Dees Story, and Triumph over Hate: The Morris Dees Story), NBC, 1991.

Lieutenant colonel Dennis Nielsen, Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (also known as A Thousand Heroes), ABC, 1992.

Alden Haines, "Private Debts," Showtime 30-Minute Movie, Showtime, 1993.

Joe Hannigan (some sources cite name as Joe Hanningan), A Family Torn Apart (also known as Sudden Fury and Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart), NBC, 1993.

Marcus Brewster, "The American Clock" (also known as "Arthur Miller's ‘The American Clock,’" "A maquina americana," "Die Stunde der Wahrheit," "El reloq americano," "Musta maanantai," and "O fim do sonho americano"), TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1993.

Raymond Reid, Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (also known as The Black Widow: Blanche Taylor Moore Story), NBC, 1993.

Albert Appletree, On Promised Land, Disney Channel, 1994.

Beesly, Dead Man's Revenge (also known as You Only Die Once), USA Network, 1994.

Colonel Butch Blanchard, Roswell (also known as Incident at Roswell and Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up), Showtime, 1994.

(Uncredited) Dale Powell, Without Warning (also known as Tod aus dem All and Utan varning), CBS, 1994.

Wayne Everett, Forgotten Sins (also known as Memory of Evil, Recollected Memory, and Remembering Satan), ABC, 1996.

Also appeared in The Deception.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As John Jackson) Mr. Goodman, "Seguin," American Playhouse, PBS, 1982, intended as part of a series called La Historia.

The National Downhome Blues Festival, PBS, 1986.

Sheriff McMillan, "An American Story" (also known as "After the Glory" and "War in Athens"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Laine Keller, "An Impossible Silence," Beauty and the Beast (also known as A Szepseg es a szoernyeteg, Die Schoene und das Biest, I pentamorfi kai to teras, La bella e la bestia, La bella y la bestia, La belle et la bete, and Skonheden og udyret), CBS, 1987.

Police sergeant, "Birth Day," MacGyver, ABC, 1987.

Sergeant Greenwald (some sources cite role as Decker), "Metamorphic Anthropoidic Prototype over You," Probe, ABC, 1988.

"Trouble," Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1991.

Larry Coe (also known as Bob the chimney sweep), "Burning Down the House," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1992.

Detective Blake, "A Tough Act to Follow," Sisters, NBC, 1995.

Major Chase W. Holbrook, "Where There's Smoke," Party of Five, Fox, 1995.

"Heartburned," The Watcher, UPN, 1995.

Major Chase W. Holbrook, "Leap of Faith," Party of Five, Fox, 1997.

Bad person, "Tribe," Walker, Texas Ranger (also known as Walker), CBS, 1998.

Chief petty officer Burns, "Ghosts of Christmas Past," JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), CBS, 1999.

Rear admiral A. J. (Albert Jethro) Chegwidden, "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown," both episodes of JAG, CBS, 2003, combined to from "Navy NCIS: The Beginning" and served as the pilot for the series Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS.

Miles Jensen, "Voices," Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2005.

Marcus Krill and Tobin Jensen, "Lie to Me," Standoff (also known as Primary), Fox, 2007.

Ambassador Sam Travis, "Patriots and Tyrants," Jericho, CBS, 2008.

Kevin Covington, "The Becoming," Grey's Anatomy (also known as Complications, Procedure, Surgeons, Under the Knife, and Grey's Anatomy—Die jungen Aerzte), ABC, 2008.

Quentin Richards, "Article 32," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2008.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As John Jackson) Daryl Elias, Wiseguy, CBS, 1987.

Harold Bergen, "Elysian Fields," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1989.

Percy, Boy Meets Girl, NBC, 1993.

Big Mike Jackson, The Watcher, UPN, 1995.

Harvey Purvis, Kansas, ABC, 1995.

Charles Pratt, "The Awakening," Dark Skies (also known as Cielo negro, Dark Skies—l'impossible verite, Dark Skies—Oscure presenze, and Dark Skies—Toedliche Bedrohung), NBC, 1996.

Rear admiral A. J. (Albert Jethro) Chegwidden, "Navy NCIS: The Beginning," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, originally broadcast as "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown," both episodes of JAG, CBS, 2003.

(Uncredited) FBI deputy director Sam Cullen, Bones (also known as Brennan, Bones—Die Knochenjaegerin, Dr. Csont, and Kondid), Fox, 2005.

Police officer, "His Visit: Day One," John from Cincinnati, HBO, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Beatty, Fahrenheit 451, Falcon Playhouse, Burbank, CA, 2002.

Coach Don, Rounding Third, The Vineyard Playhouse, Martha's Vineyard, Vineyard Haven, MA, 2005.

Jerry "Greasy" Wapinski, Beyond the 17th Parallel (reading), Ojai Playwrights Conference, Ojai, CA, 2006.

Appeared in other productions, including Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?, The Carney Rod and Gun Club, The Deal, The Figure and Other Short Works, Four Corners, Gingerale Afternoon, Pot Mom, Ringers, and A Voice in the Theatre. Appeared in productions at The National Downhome Blues Festival.

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