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Ingo Rademacher

Ingo Rademacher: Jasper Jacks, International Man of Mystery


Ingo Rademacher

Ingo Rademacher (Jasper Jacks)

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Jax and Chloe Morgan (Tava Smiley)

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Jax (Ingo Rademacher)

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Ingo Rademacher is 6'2" of Adonis, with a smile that could light the world and eyes you can't stop staring at. The young Aussie had no problem landing the role of corporate raider Jasper Jacks in 1996 after modeling and acting in Australia, where he was raised. By birth, Rademacher is German, and his name means "wheelmaker." His parents, seeking an alternative lifestyle, moved to New South Wales when he was ten and worked a cattle ranch and Angora goat station. Ultimately they turned to vegetable farming.

Time on General Hospital:

1996-2000, 2001-2011

December 2011-January 2012, August 2012 to September 2012, April 1 and 4, 2013

Real Name:

Ingo Rademacher

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1971

Place of Birth:

Iserlohn-Letmathe, [West] Germany


Rademacher's first big acting assignment was as Sean Hayden in the Australian prime time series Paradise Beach, which ran for two years. In 1994, he moved to Los Angeles. After a few prime-time appearances, he landed the role of Jax in 1996. He left General Hospital in 2001 when he was cast in the Aaron Spelling prime time series Titans. Unfortunately, the series did not last, but Rademacher had a home at General Hospital and returned.  In 2011, he was let go from the show.  Since producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati have taken over, he has returned several times. 

Rademacher had a role in the film Alex Cross (2012) and guest-starred on Hawaii 5-0.  In 2012, he was featured on The Chew.  He also appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2013, making it to the semifinals.

Rademacher almost has a dual career as an athlete. He was a ski champion at the age of 8 and also was an accomplished equestrian in jumping, dressage and cross-country in his early teen years. In Australia, he played professional beach volleyball and competed in Ironman triathlete events. Nowadays, he is a dedicated surfer, Ironman competitor, and mountain biker.

Rademacher is very close to his parents, as well as his sister Anne and her family. Today, he has a family of his own: he and wife Ehiku have two children and live in Hawaii.

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