Fast Facts

  • Family moved to Los Angeles soon after he was born, but returned to Vancouver when he was 8.
  • First screen appearance was as an infant in the George C. Scott horror flick The Changeling, on which his mother was a second-unit director. 
  • Decided to become an actor at age 11; his mom tried to discourage his acting ambitions by taking him to an audition for a Keebler potato chips commercial but he landed the part.
  • Made his film debut playing Peter Berg's character as a child in the 2001 indie drama Crooked Hearts.
  • Came to fame playing a young hockey player in 1992's The Mighty Ducks and its two sequels.
  • Won the Teen Choice Award for TV three years in a row (1999-2001) for his portrayal of Pacey Witter on Dawson's Creek.
  • Made his stage debut opposite Patrick Stewart in a 2005 London production of David Mamet's A Life in the Theater.
  • Returned to TV in 2008 to star in the sci-fi series Fringe.

Awards

  • 2009, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • John Jackson — Father
  • Katie Holmes — Ex-significant Other
  • Diane Kruger — Significant Other
  • Jonathan Jackson — Half Brother
  • Lyman Jackson — Half Brother
  • Aisleagh Jackson — Sister
  • Fiona Jackson — Mother
  • Brittany Daniel — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: Joshua Carter Jackson
  • Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Birthday: June 11, 1978, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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