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John M. Jackson

Highest Rated: 100% Local Hero (1983)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Glimmer Man (1996)

Birthday: Jun 1, 1950

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

American actor John M. Jackson was born on June 1, 1950, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After a severe injury permanently sidelined his football career at the University of Texas, Jackson developed an interest in the community theater and eventually went to Hollywood to pursue the craft of acting more seriously. He was able to land a handful of small television and film roles before becoming a regular on the 1987 series "Wiseguy." His first noteworthy film performance came in 1992 when he played a JAG officer opposite Tom Cruise in the critically acclaimed "A Few Good Men," a role he would end up reprising later on television. By the late 1990s, Jackson was still playing small parts on film and TV until he became a full-time cast member of the military action series "JAG" in 1996. Jackson played the curt but well-meaning Rear Admiral Albert Jethro Chegwidden for eight seasons, departing a season before the show's cancellation in 2005. He then landed another recurring role on the hit Fox crime series "Bones," where he plays FBI Deputy Director Sam Cullen.

Highest rated movies

Local Hero
The Hitcher
Career Opportunities
The Spitfire Grill
Eve of Destruction
The Glimmer Man




73% 85% Gifted Judge Edward Nichols (Character) $24.8M 2017
No Score Yet 27% West of Brooklyn Mr. Jensen (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homefront Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Edge City Gary (Character) - 1998
38% 76% The Spitfire Grill Johnny B./Eli (Character) $12.6M 1996
11% 38% The Glimmer Man Donald Cunningham (Character) $20.4M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forgotten Sins Wayne Everett (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Promised Land Albert Appletree (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 56% Roswell Colonel Blanchard (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 80% Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story Raymond Reid (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 59% A Family Torn Apart Joe Hannigan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 26% Boy Meets Girl Percy (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Lt. Colonel Dennis Nielsen (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 78% An American Story Sheriff McMillan (Character) - 1992
39% 37% Career Opportunities Bud Dodge (Character) $11.0M 1991
No Score Yet 87% Switched at Birth Ernest Twigg (Character) - 1991
20% 14% Eve of Destruction Peter Arnold (Character) $4.4M 1990
No Score Yet 100% Sudie and Simpson Dr. Walter Stubbs (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ginger Ale Afternoon Hank Mickers (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 57% Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon Ray (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Self Defense Pete (Character) - 1987
62% 74% The Hitcher Sergeant Starr (Character) $2.1M 1986
No Score Yet 75% Right to Kill? Social worker (Character) - 1985
100% 87% Local Hero Cal (Character) - 1983


No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Retired Admiral AJ Chegwidden (Guest Star) 2017-2018
20% 81% Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Howard Ames (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Albert Jethro "AJ" Chegwidden (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
82% 86% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 80% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
9% 50% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
54% 87% Jericho Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
58% 100% John From Cincinnati Police Officer (Guest Star) 2007
90% 81% Bones Samuel Cullen (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet 86% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Character) 1995-2004
No Score Yet 92% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Watcher Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Daryl Elias (Guest Star) 1987-1989
No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Laine Keller (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987