Joshua Jackson

  • Birth Name: Joshua Carter Jackson
  • Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profession: Actor

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.
  • Came to fame playing a young hockey player in 1992's The Mighty Ducks and its two sequels.
  • Won a 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.
  • Appeared in the 2016 off-Broadway production of Smart People, opposite Tessa Thompson and Mahershala Ali.


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


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