Eternally boyish, Jonathan Jackson brings intelligence and sensitivity to the role of Lucky Spencer, which Jackson first originated in 1993. Jonathan Jackson was born on May 11, 1982 in Orlando, Florida, but few up in Washington State. He comes from a show business family: His brother Richard Lee Jackson is an actor, and his sister Candace was an actress. Both Jonathan Jackson and Richard Jackson became interested in acting as a result of visiting Universal Studios when Jonathan was nine years old. While their father pursued his career as a doctor, Jackson's mother moved to Los Angeles with Jonathan and Richard.
Jonathan Jackson's first break came within a few months, when he was cast as Luke and Laura's son Lucky on General Hospital in 1993. In his six years playing Lucky, Jackson received six Daytime Emmy nominations and won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Younger Actor. During this time, Jackson appeared in films, TV movies, and appeared for several episodes in the series Boy Meets World. Films for this period include Camp Nowhere (1994), The Deep End of the Ocean (1999), and True Rights (2000). Jackson's TV movies were The Legend of the Ruby Silver (1996) and Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. (1996).
Jonathan Jackson left General Hospital in 1999 to pursue other work, which he has found plentiful. Among his films: Skeletons in the Closet, On the Edge, Tuck Everlasting, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and in 2010 Kalamity. On television, Jackson appeared in the TV movie A Little Thing Called Murder, the series Twilight Zone, and four episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. He was asked to return to General Hospital as Lucky in 2009.
Jackson married Lisa Vultaggio in 2002; she played Hannah Scott on General Hospital from 1999-2001, and the couple has two children. Jackson has a band with his father, brother, and uncle, Scarlet Red, in which he plays guitar. He also sings.