- Raised in Newport, WA.
- As a teenager, did summer theater in Coeur d'Alene, ID.
- Worked as a magazine ad executive in Seattle before moving to New York City to pursue acting as a career.
- Made his Broadway debut as Radames in Aida.
- Earned a Theatre World Award and Drama League nomination for his work in 2004's All Shook Up.
- Made his film debut in the 2005 suspense-thriller Curiosity.
- First TV acting role was in 2008 on NBC's comedy-drama Lipstick Jungle. A few months later, he landed a recurring role on the NBC comedy 30 Rock.
- Recorded the album The Power of Two with Michael Feinstein in 2009.
- Chris Jackson — Brother
- Jon Jackson — Brother
- Amber Jackson Ellersick — Sister
- Monte Lapka — Ex-husband
- Jason Landau — Husband
- Birth Name: Cheyenne David Jackson
- Birth Place: Idaho, United States
- Profession: Actor, Singer
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