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Joshua Jackson

Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek

Photos Joshua Jackson Birth name: Joshua Carter Jackson
Birth date: 1978/06/11 (45 years old)
Birth place : Vancouver, Colombie britannique
Height: 1.88 m

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Biography for Joshua Jackson

Joshua was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, but spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of 11, Josh decided he wanted to pursue acting. Knowing how cruel an acting career could be, his mother, a casting director, took him to his first audition in hopes of discouraging him. Instead, he landed a commercial for Keebler's potato chips.Since then, Josh has had a full career ranging from theater to television.

He moved to California where he will spend the first eight years of his life.

His passion for singing will bring him into the very famous choir of San Francisco Boys.

After his parents' divorce, Joshua returns to Vancouver with his sister and mother, casting director in the MC Gyver series.

Joshua quickly discovers another passion and fascinates himself for the profession of actor. At nine, the young boy turns his first advertisement. His vocation was born. He will be an actor.

His first feature film will be the film "Croooked Hearts" in 1991. Joshua is not very brilliant at the School, he will not have given a diploma in the end of studies.

In addition to his studies, Joshua Jackson will chain small roles.

The film "Les Petits Champions" will be the real start of his career.

In 1998, he participated in the casting of the "Dawson" series and demonstrated all his talent. He won the role of Pacey, one of the main characters.

The global success of the series brings him the recognition of a very large audience. He will then be offered roles in several films such as "Urban Legend" or "Sex intentions".

Today, the talent of Joshua Jackson is recognized by the greatest professionals.

Joshua Jackson is a Canadian actor born June 11, 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is best known for his role as Pacey Witter in the television series Dawson's Creek, who made him a star in the 1990s. Since then, he has played in many films and television series, especially in Fringing and The Affair.

In addition to his acting career, Jackson is also an activist for animal rights and climate change. He was seen on the red carpet with badges for organizations such as Peta and the World Wildlife Fund.

Jackson grew up in Vancouver with his parents, John and Fiona Jackson, and his two older brothers. He started playing theater at the age of 7, and obtained his first professional role in a TV movie at the age of 11. After completing his secondary studies, he moved to Los Angeles to continue his acting career.

Since his role in Dawson's Creek, Jackson has played in many movies and television series, notably in Fringe, The Affair and When They See Use. In addition to his roles on television and in the cinema, he also played on stage in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including in an adaptation of "This is Our Youth" by Kenneth Longan.

Apart from his acting career, Jackson is also an activist for animal rights and climate change. He was seen on the red carpet with badges for organizations such as Peta and the World Wildlife Fund. He is also a fervent defender of the adoption of pets and has himself adopted several dogs over the years.

In summary, Joshua Jackson is a Canadian actor known for his role in the Dawson's Creek television series. He has since played in many films and television series, and is also an activist for animal rights and climate change.


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Title Role
Fletch Won (2009) (pre-production) (rumored) Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher
Shutter (2008) (post-production) Benjamin Shaw
One Week (2008) (post-production)
Battle in Seattle (2007) Randall
Bobby (2006) Wade Buckley
Capitol Law (2006) (TV) Mark Clayton
The Shadow Dancer (2005) Jeremy Taylor
Aurora Borealis (2005) Duncan Shorter
Cursed (2005) Jake
Americano (2005) Chris McKinley
Racing Stripes (2005) (voice) Trenton's Pride
Grey's Anatomy (3 episodes)
I Love Your Work (2003) John
Dawson's Creek Pacey Witter (124 episodes, 1998-2003)
Lone Star State of Mind (2002) Earl Crest
The Laramie Project (2002) Matt Galloway
The Safety of Objects (2001) Paul Gold
The Simpsons Jesse Grass (1 episode, 2000)
Gossip (2000/I) Beau Edson
The Skulls (2000) Lucas Luke McNamara
Cruel Intentions (1999) Blaine Tuttle
Urban Legend (1998) Damon Brooks
Apt Pupil (1998) Joey
The Battery (1998)
Scream 2 (1997) (as Josh Jackson) Film Class Guy #1
The Outer Limits Devon Taylor (1 episode, 1997)
On the Edge of Innocence (1997) (TV) Sammy
Ronnie & Julie (1997) (TV) Ronnie Monroe
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996) Charlie Conway
Robin of Locksley (1996) (TV) (as Josh Jackson) John Prince, Jr.
Champs Matt Mazzilli (2 episodes, 1996)
Magic in the Water (1995) Joshua Black
Andre (1994) Mark Baker
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) Charlie Conway
Digger (1993) Billy
The Mighty Ducks (1992) Charlie Conway
Payoff (1991) (TV) Young Mac


chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21" [1999]

Was roommates with James Van Der Beek during the first season of "Dawson's Creek" (1998).

Has dual U.S./Canadian citizenship.

Dated Katie Holmes.

Allergic to every nut but peanuts.

Dated Brittany Daniel.

Is asthmatic

Took time after High School to travel through Europe

Has a dog named Shumba who he was very close to. Sadly, Shumba died in July 2006.

First on-screen appearance was, when he was several months old, in The Changeling (1980), which starred George C. Scott.

At age 9, he was a stand in for The Fly II (1989) and an extra on "MacGyver" (1985) for several episodes.

Screen tested for the title role in Batman Begins (2005), but lost out to Christian Bale.

Briefly attended Ideal Mini School in Vancouver.

Enjoys playing the harmonica in his free time.

Unlike most Canadian born actors, he has never been introduced at the Toronto Film Festival.

Was initially scheduled for a cameo in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, but Kevin Smith decided to go for James Van Der Beek, the lead star in the WB's Dawson's Creek instead.

Attended the 2006 Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates.

Saved a girls life who was drowning in Wilmington. The cast and crew of Dawson's Creek gave him a life preserver to remember it.



Mother, Fiona Jackson, is a casting director, author and a life coach.

Younger sister is Aisleagh Jackson. Also has two older half-brothers, Jonathan and Lyman, from his dad's first marriage.

Dad's name is John

His grandparents were opera singers in Dublin, Ireland

Mother Fiona Jackson hails from Dublin, Ireland and attended Trinity College in Dublin.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 10/12/2007 by doudoune


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