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Joshua Jackson Biography

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

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


  • 2009Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated