Randy Jackson

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/23/1956, Cancer
  • Profession: Producer; musician; reality-show judge
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Randy Jackson Fast Facts:
  • As a teenager, would sneak out in the evenings to hear live R&B music and perform in local clubs.
  • Took time off in college to play and record with jazz drummer Billy Cobham's band.
  • As a session bass/keyboard player, was nicknamed "The Emperor."
  • In the '90s, shifted his music career from session playing to more entrepreneurial endeavors, taking an executive role at Columbia Records and releasing his own how-to tape on bass playing.
  • Has credits on more than 1000 gold and platinum albums.
  • Underwent gastric-bypass surgery in 2003 before losing more than 100 lbs.
  • Produced the compilation album Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1, in 2008.
  • Randy Jackson Relationships:
  • Erika Riker - Wife
  • Jordan Jackson - Son
  • Zoe Jackson - Daughter
  • Elizabeth Jackson - Ex-wife
  • Herman Jackson - Father
  • Julia Jackson - Mother
  • Sue Jackson Lewis - Sister
  • Susana Dangerfield - Grandmother
  • Taylor Jackson - Daughter
  • Jules Dangerfield - Grandfather
  • Herman Jackson Jr. - Brother
  • Randy Jackson Awards:
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA (BA in Music and Psychology, 1979)

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