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Joshua Jackson



From The Mighty Ducks to the mighty Dawson, Joshua Jackson has proven to be one of the more promising members of the Hollywood teen invasion. The Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal of hellion-with-a-heart-of-gold Pacey Witter on Dawson's Creek, has enjoyed a rising popularity since Dawson's 1998 premiere and was named one of Teen People's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21" in 1999.



Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 11, 1978, Jackson spent most of his early childhood in California with his casting director mother. After moving back to Vancouver, Jackson got his start in commercials, and from there went on to appear in a number of forgettable films. His big break came in 1992 with The Mighty Ducks and its two sequels. Following these, he got a bit role in a film that was helping to usher in the teen horror flick craze, Scream 2 (1997). Then, in 1998, Jackson landed the part that was to give him stardom in Dawson's Creek. As the show gained popularity among both critics and television viewers, Jackson was able to broaden his film experience with 1998's Apt Pupil and Urban Legend. In 1999 he appeared as the gay and peroxided Blaine Tuttle in Cruel Intentions, which he starred in with fellow teen sensations Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon. For his next role, however, Jackson chose to stray from the teen genre with his appearance in Muppets From Space (1999), where his co-stars were more likely to do advertisements for the Children's Broadcasting Network than Noxzema.



In 2000, the young actor returned to the teen genre with two separate projects, The Skulls and Gossip. Both films were set on elite college campuses and featured Jackson as upright young men forced to right the wrongs committed by their peers, something that signified the audience's growing identification with the actor as an unlikely hero for the new millennium.



When Dawson's Creek finally came to a close, he kept plugging away at a movie career showing up in the indie comedy I Love Your Work, Cursed, and Emilio Estevez's Bobby. However, he found his greatest success on the small screen when he was the center of Fringe, a J.J. Abrams sci-fi show that built and maintained a cult audience and ran from 2008 to 2013. Once Fringe wrapped up, he was immediately cast in The Affair, opposite Dominic West, Ruth Wilson and Maura Tierney. The show was critically lauded and Jackson received a People's Choice Award nomination for his work.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sky
  • Detective Ruther
2016
19% Inescapable
  • Paul
2013
19% Lay the Favorite
  • Jeremy
2012
55% Battle in Seattle
  • Randall
2008
7% Shutter
  • Benjamin Shaw
2008
57% One Week
  • Ben Tyler
  • Executive Producer
2008
46% Bobby
  • Wade
2006
68% Aurora Borealis
  • Duncan Shorter
2006
43% Shadows in the Sun
  • Jeremy Taylor
2005
22% I Love Your Work
  • John
2005
16% Cursed
  • Jake
2005
35% Racing Stripes
  • Trenton's Pride
2005
63% Americano
  • Chris McKinley
2005
92% The Laramie Project
  • Matt Galloway
2002
No Score Yet Lone Star State of Mind
  • Earl Crest
2002
82% Ocean's Eleven
  • Himself (uncredited)
2001
No Score Yet Wind River
  • Sylvester
2001
49% The Safety of Objects
  • Paul Gold
2001
9% The Skulls
  • Luke McNamara
2000
63% Muppets From Space
  • Pacey
1999
49% Cruel Intentions
  • Blaine Tuttle
1999
53% Apt Pupil (Un Élève Doué)
  • Joey
1998
20% Urban Legend
  • Damon Brooks
1998
81% Scream 2
  • Film Class Guy No. 1
1997
No Score Yet Ronnie & Julie
  • Ronnie Monroe
1997
20% D3: The Mighty Ducks
  • Charlie
1996
21% Magic in the Water
  • Joshua Black
1995
No Score Yet Robin of Locksley
  • John Prince Jr.
1995
No Score Yet Digger
  • Billy
1994
21% D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Charlie
1994
47% Andre
  • Mark
1994
15% The Mighty Ducks
  • Charlie Conroy
1992
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts
  • Tom (11 years)
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
85% The Affair
2014
  • Cole
  • Producer
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Peter Bishop
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
  • Director
  • Pacey Witter
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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