Growing up in Melbourne and moving to a farm in Daylesford, Jackson had the best of both worlds. He was able to travel back to see his friends in the city and feed his passion for competitive horse riding at the 100-acre farm. This interest in riding led to him working behind the scenes as a horse wrangler on The Saddle Club. On his first day on set, Jackson met the producer and it wasn’t long before he was offered a small reoccurring role on the show.
Travelling to New York when he finished school, Jackson worked in a circus summer camp, and a photography assistant (sparking another passion) and studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory. Jackson returned to Melbourne to take his spot in pre-med at Melbourne University but settled on a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Anthropology and Film.
In 2012 he graduated from university and within a day he started on the feature film Patrick with Rachel Griffiths, Charles Dance and Sharni Vinson. Playing the comatose Patrick in the remake of the 1978 horror film allowed Jackson the dual experience of acting and observing the performances and film making business from the inside. In 2013 Jackson joined the cast of popular Australian drama series Home & Away where he played the role of Josh Barrett until 2016. Jackson featured in series 4 of Josh Thomas’ critically acclaimed series Please Like Me and this year will appear in series 5 of The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
His interest in photography has never waned with Jackson spending the early part of 2013 as a stills photographer for the ABC. As an observer capturing moments, Jackson finds the creative process inspiring. In 2016 he travelled to Jordan to spend time with Act of Peace charity on a photography project in their refugee camps.
Stella Adler Studio of Acting, NYC Winter Conservatory 2011
Introduction to Film, NYC Film Academy 2008
Role: Matt Mills. Dir: Dee McLachlan, SunJive Studios 2017
Role: Patrick. Dir: Mark Hartley, Umbrella Entertainment 2013
THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES (Series 5)
Role: Tamas Lupei. Dir: Ian Barry, January Productions Pty Ltd 2016
PLEASE LIKE ME (Series 4)
Role: Kyle. Dir: Matthew Saville / Josh Thomas, Please Like Me Series 4 Pty Ltd 2016
HOME AND AWAY
Role: Josh Barrett (Regular) 7 Network, 2013 – 2016
THE SADDLE CLUB (Series 3)
Role: Chewie. Crawford Productions Ltd 2007-8
Role: Jackson. MTV Productions, NYC 2008
Role: He. Dir: Channel James, Dinosaurhawk NYC 2011
Role: Felix. Dir: Isabelle Love-Deck, Swinburne 2011
‘I’VE GONE’ – GRAVEYARD TRAIN
Role: Puppet. Dir: Charlie Surroff, Truce Productions 2012
‘MOVE ALONG’ – THE GETAWAY PLAN
Role: Guy. Dir: Gemma Lee, Blackberry Films 2011
THE PAJAMA GAME
Role: Lead Role Founders Theatre, Ballarat 2007
WEST SIDE STORY
Founders Theatre, Ballarat 2006