TV Actor of the Day: JOSHUA JACKSON

Joshua Jackson - Fringe

JOSHUA JACKSON

TV Show: Fringe which airs Tuesdays at 9pm on Fox.

His Character: Peter Bishop

Why we like him: Two words: Pacey Witter. Who could not love Joshua Jackson? He is funny, good looking (which doesn’t hurt) and a good actor. And now with his new part on Fringe, we are definitely looking forward to seeing more of what he can do.

Biography: Joshua Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Fiona Jackson, a casting director, and John Carter.

Soon after he took up acting, Jackson landed the role of Charlie in the The Mighty Ducks series, a part for which Jake Gyllenhaal was also considered. However the role for which Jackson is best known is as the lovable-smart-ass-side-kick Pacey Witter on Dawson’s Creek. This television show, which was one of the most popular on the now defunct WB network, ran from 1998-2003, and also starred James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes. While the show was on hiatus, he appeared in several movies including The Skulls, The Safety of Objects, The Laramie Project and a short cameo in the remake of Ocean’s Eleven where he appears as himself in a poker scene with Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Topher Grace, among others. In 2000, he also guest starred in Season 12 of The Simpsons, voicing the character of Jesse Grass, a “hunky environmentalist” and love interest for Lisa Simpson in the episode “Lisa the Tree Hugger”.

Shortly after Dawson’s Creek ended in 2003, Jackson played the lead role in films alongside Dennis Hopper (Americano), Harvey Keitel (Shadows in the Sun), and Donald Sutherland (Aurora Borealis). In 2005, Jackson moved to the UK and made his stage debut on the London West End with Patrick Stewart in David Mamet’s two-man play, A Life in the Theatre. The play was a critical and popular success, and ran from February to April of that year. Jackson has said in recent interviews that he would consider returning to the stage, this time trying his hand on Broadway. His next film role was in the all-star ensemble drama Bobby, directed by Emilio Estevez, Jackson’s co-star from The Mighty Ducks. Recently, he was in Tokyo, filming a US remake of the Asian horror film Shutter. He has recently wrapped filming in Canada an independent film called One Week, which debuted at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.

In February 2008, it was announced that Jackson will play the male lead in Fringe.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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