Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

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Birthday: Jun 23, 1956

Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

After an already impressive 20-year career as a musician, producer and record label executive, Randy Jackson achieved worldwide fame as one of the judges on the hit musical talent competition "American Idol" (Fox, 2002-16). Coming out of the rich musical heritage of Louisiana, Jackson established himself as freelance "gun for hire," playing bass guitar for names like Santana and super group Journey for several years. Soon he began working as a producer for such high-profile acts as Mariah Carey, 'N Sync and Whitney Houston. After several years as an A&R vice president at recording companies Columbia and MCA, Jackson was recruited as a judge for "American Idol," with whom he would share the table with singer Paula Abdul and acerbic music industry entrepreneur Simon Cowell. The show, hosted by ubiquitous broadcasting presence Ryan Seacrest, became a smash hit during its first season, going on to fulfill its promise of producing several bona fide pop stars; among them Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. For his part, Jackson provided a much needed equilibrium in between the histrionic Abdul and gleefully nasty Cowell, with his good-natured critiques and signature exclamation of "Yo, Dawg!" Although initially the least known of the judges, Jackson may actually have been the most uniquely qualified, and throughout several cast rotations, remained as the only original judge until the end of season 11. Talented and personable, Jackson's vast and varied experience in all aspects of the music industry had served him well.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 28% A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Baby Poof (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 48% Change of Plans Self - 2011

TV

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No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet 38% Name That Tune Music Performer 2021-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012 2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2014 2021
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2012 2017
No Score Yet 25% Repeat After Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015
68% 0% American Idol Guest,
Judge
2003-2014
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2013
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2009 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2011
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011
85% 75% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003-2004 2006
83% No Score Yet Kevin Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
85% No Score Yet American Dreams Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
15% No Score Yet dr. vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud Family Himself (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet 43% MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2002