Joshua Jackson


Joshua Jackson: Full Stats

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Full Name: Joshua Browning Jackson Carter
Birth Date: June 11, 1978
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Star Sign: Gemini
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue-Green
Parents: Fiona Jackson & John Carter
Siblings: Sister, Aisleagh (pronounced as Ashley);

Half-Brothers: Jonathan & Lyman Carter (from his father’s first marriage)


Physical Characteristics:
Has a little red birthmark next to his belly button, a small scar on his right cheek & is left handed.

Prized Possession:
his silver pocket watch

Best gift from a fan:
“The best thing I got was a big teddy bear that, when you squeeze its foot, says, ‘I love you.'”

Einstein Middle School, Shoreline, WA;
Ideal Mini & Kitsilano High School, Vancouver, B.C.

Shumba, a Rhodesian Ridgeback/lab mix
(Sadly, Shumba passed away in the summer of 2006)

Mode of Transportation:
During his days on Dawson’s Creek, he leased a black Chevy Tahoe.

Josh now has several vehicles: A Toyota Prius, an old (biofuel converted) Toyota 4Runner, a biodiesel fuel Chevy Truck and a Triumph motorcycle.

Location, Location:
Josh has resided in; San Francisco, CA, Edmonds, WA, Vancouver, B.C., and Wilmington, N.C.
Josh currently divides his residence between Los Angeles, California, New York and Vancouver, B.C.


Uma Thurman

Sean Connery, Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson & Robert DeNiro.

TV Shows:
The Simpsons, Law and Order

Good Will Hunting, Pulp Fiction, Braveheart

Types of Music:
Old-style jazz, Acid Jazz, Rap. Anything but country.

Nirvana, Gangstarr, Ben Harper, Common Sense, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Sleater-Kinney, Gnarls Barkley, Kanye West

Common Sense’s Resurrection

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Mexican and Italian from Nat’s Pizzeria in Vancouver.

Did you know?

  • He bought his childhood home in California from a baseball player.
  • He is allergic to all nuts, except for peanuts and is asthmatic.
  • He has dated actresses: Katie Holmes, Brittany Daniel & Rosario Dawson.
  • His mother Fiona, is a casting director.
  • His grandparents were opera singers in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Has dual U.S./Canadian citizenship.
  • Was roommates with James Van Der Beek during the first season of Dawson’s Creek.
  • Chosen as one of Teen People Magazine’s “21 Hottest Stars Under 21” in 1999.
  • He was expelled from two different high schools in Canada; Attended high school through correspondence courses (received equivalency diploma).
  • His first concert was The Bee Gees.
  • Hates spiders.
  • Sang with the San Francisco Boys Choir.
  • Josh is an avid Philosophy reader and pretty much outsmarts anyone in a discussion.

Hero Status

“My friend and I once saved this woman from drowning. She had had an asthma attack. She picked a foolish place to go swimming and got herself into a bit of a situation. But all we did was act as flesh-and-blood flotation devices until the Coast Guard picked her up.”

Brief Bio

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A native of British Columbia, Jackson landed his first professional acting job at age 9, when he was cast in several commercials for British Columbia Tourism.

Best known as fast-talking, self-deprecating Pacey Witter on “Dawson’s Creek,” Joshua Jackson spent the first part of 2001 shuttling between Wilmington, North Carolina, where he filmed the fourth season of the WB hit, and Austin, Texas, where he shot the Screen Gems comedy “Lone Star State of Mind” for director Dave Semel. Joshua stars as Earl Crest, an affable good ol’ boy who becomes embroiled in a drug heist gone awry, headlining an ensemble cast that includes James King, DJ Qualls, Matthew Davis, Ryan Hurst, John Mellencamp and Thomas Haden Church. He recently wrapped another feature, the indie drama “The Safety of Objects,” written and directed by Rose Troche. As Paul Gold, a suburban son whose coma galvanizes those around him, Joshua is part of an all-star cast, which includes Glenn Close, playing his mother, Dermot Mulroney, Timothy Olyphant, Robert Klein and Patricia Clarkson.

Joshua became a leading man last spring in Universal Pictures’ “The Skulls,” playing an Ivy League scholarship student, who is seduced by the wealth and power of an elitist, all-male secret society. Also last spring, Joshua appeared with James Marsden and Kate Hudson in Warner Bros.’ “Gossip,” a drama exploring the destructive power of words.

In spite of his recent celebrity, Joshua has been working in front of the camera for thirteen years. His first feature film role was in Michael Bortman’s “Crooked Hearts” (1991), which was quickly followed by the “Mighty Ducks” trilogy. While playing Charlie, the coach’s hockey prodigy and the team’s voice of reason, he also appeared in “Digger” and “Andre the Seal.” More recently, Joshua had scene-stealing cameos in Columbia Tri-Star’s “Cruel Intentions” and “Urban Legend,” and featured performances in Bryan Singer’s “Apt Pupil” and “Scream 2”.

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