Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Highest Rated: 92% The Laramie Project (2002)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Skulls (2000)

Birthday: Jun 11, 1978

Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Joshua Jackson was a Canadian actor who first rose to prominence as a teen heartthrob during the youth-oriented days of the late nineties, but as he got older, soon revealed himself to be a daring character actor whose chameleonic nature kept him in the cultural conversation well into the mid-21st century. Born in Vancouver, Canada on June 11, 1978, Jackson's mother was a casting director, which lead to the young man developing an interest in acting. He made his film debut in the indie drama "Crooked Hearts" (1991) at the age of 12, before starring as Charlie in a musical stage version of "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," which lead to him landing a deal with the William Morris Agency. Soon after, Jackson booked his first lead role, playing Charlie (#96) in the hit youth hockey family film "The Mighty Ducks" (1992). After giving school a very half-hearted, non-committal try, Jackson landed what would be his breakout role, playing Pacey Witter, underachieving best friend to aspiring filmmaker Dawson Leery (James Van Der Beek) and tough "girl next door" Joey Potter (Katie Holmes) on the teen primetime soap opera "Dawson's Creek" (WB,1998-2003). A smash hit and cultural lightning rod upon its premiere, largely due to its frank take on teenage sexuality and witty fast-paced dialogue (courtesy of the show's creator, "Scream" [1996] scribe Kevin Williamson), "Dawson's Creek" made all of its young cast into superstars overnight. Taking advantage of his newfound fame, Jackson stayed busy on the downtime between the first and second season, appearing in a number of films, including "Cruel Intentions" (1999), "The Skulls" (2000), "The Safety of Objects" (2001), and "The Laramie Project" (2002), as well as a very meta cameo playing "himself" in the star-studded heist comedy "Ocean's Eleven" (2001). After "Dawson's Creek" ended in 2003, Jackson became a familiar face in the world of independent film, appearing in such projects as "Americano" (2005), "Shadows in the Sun" (2005), "Aurora Borealis" (2005), and "One Week" (2008), as well as Emilio Estevez's historical drama "Bobby" (2006) and the Thai horror remake "Shutter" (2008). During this time, he also began a long-term relationship with German actress Diane Kruger (best known to American audiences for her turn in Quentin Tarantino's WWII thriller "Inglourious Basterds" [2009]), which would last for nearly ten years. He also returned to television, taking a lead role in J.J. Abrams' sci-fi series "Fringe" (FOX, 2008-2013), a cult hit which lasted for five seasons. After "Fringe" ended, Jackson moved on to another series, co-starring in four seasons of the infidelity drama "The Affair" (Showtime, 2014-19), before making his Broadway debut in a production of "Children of a Lesser God." Jackson could most recently be seen playing defense attorney Mickey Joseph in Ava DuVernay's acclaimed miniseries "When They See Us" (Netflix, 2019), and in the miniseries adaptation of Celeste Ng's acclaimed novel "Little Fires Everywhere" (Hulu, 2019).

Highest rated movies

The Laramie Project
Aurora Borealis
Battle in Seattle
Cruel Intentions
Apt Pupil
One Week




50% 48% Sky Detective Ruther (Character) - 2015
17% 26% Inescapable Paul (Character) $4.1K 2012
18% 19% Lay the Favorite Jeremy (Character) $21.0K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Who Ate New Orleans Executive Producer - 2012
50% 73% One Week Ben (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2008
9% 33% Shutter Ben (Character) $25.9M 2008
56% 64% Battle in Seattle Randall (Character) $223.5K 2007
47% 72% Bobby Wade (Character) $11.2M 2006
68% 64% Aurora Borealis Duncan (Character) $60.6K 2005
43% 61% The Shadow Dancer Jeremy (Character) - 2005
63% 62% Americano Chris McKinley (Character) - 2005
15% 30% Cursed Jake (Character) $19.3M 2005
35% 42% Racing Stripes Sir Trenton's Pride (Voice) $49.2M 2005
23% 44% I Love Your Work John (Character) $2.6K 2003
No Score Yet 81% Lone Star State of Mind Earl Crest (Character) - 2002
92% 80% The Laramie Project Matt Galloway (Character) - 2002
50% 66% The Safety of Objects Paul Gold (Character) $319.1K 2001
29% 47% Gossip Beau Edson (Character) $5.1M 2000
9% 43% The Skulls Luke McNamara (Character) $35.0M 2000
54% 80% Cruel Intentions Blaine Tuttle (Character) $38.6M 1999
24% 37% Urban Legend Damon Brooks (Character) $38.1M 1998
53% 56% Apt Pupil Joey (Character) $8.8M 1998
No Score Yet 68% Ronnie & Julie Ronnie Monroe (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 49% Robin of Locksley John Prince, Jr. (Character) - 1996
20% 45% D3: The Mighty Ducks Charlie Conway (Character) $23.0M 1996
21% 59% Magic in the Water Joshua Black (Character) $2.3M 1995
21% 59% D2: The Mighty Ducks Charlie Conway (Character) $45.6M 1994
50% 53% Andre Mark Baker (Character) $15.9M 1994
No Score Yet 27% Digger Billy (Character) - 1993
21% 65% The Mighty Ducks Charlie Conway (Character) $50.7M 1992


No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2022
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2021
92% 85% Dr. Death Christopher Duntsch (Character) 2021
79% 61% Little Fires Everywhere Bill Richardson (Character) 2020
86% 77% The Affair Cole (Character) 2014-2019
97% 90% When They See Us Mickey Joseph (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2015-2016
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
90% 78% Fringe Peter Bishop (Character) 2008-2013
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet 80% Dawson's Creek Pacey Witter (Character),
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000 2003
85% 76% The Simpsons Jesse Grass (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2000
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Champs Unknown (Guest Star) 1996