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Jackson Hurst Biography

Birth Place:
Houston, Texas, United States

Fast Facts

  • Worked for Citigroup in Dallas for five years after college
  • After appearing in a friend's grad-school film, began working in independent films on the weekends; finally left the business world when he was cast in The Mist (2007)
  • Formerly known as Ryan Hurst, but changed his stage name to Jackson, in tribute to Jack Kerouac, to avoid confusion with a Sons of Anarchy actor with the same name
  • Made his television debut in 2006 in a guest role on Inspector Mom
  • Appeared in The Closer and NCIS before being cast as a regular on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva as Grayson Kent