Jackson is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and teaching artist based in Brooklyn. He works in theater, tv, and film and develops content about mental health, finance, and public policy for film and new media. Shortly after graduating from the Yale School of Drama in 2013 he was featured opposite Richard Schiff in Parfumerie at the Wallis Annenberg Center in LA. After a year shuttling between New York and LA he settled in Brooklyn to continue pursuing acting and to set up JM Media.
He began to write and direct as a graduate student at Yale. His first project, All This Noise, a solo show about mental health and families premiered at the Yale Cabaret and was later invitited to be presented at the Clifford Beers Clinic's annual Child and Family Trauma Conference in Mystic, CT. He is a member of a filmmaker collective and has helped produce two short films - Jane! and the upcoming Left Behind. He helped devise October in the Chair, an adaptation of short stories by Neil Gaiman with Old Sound Room Performance Ensemble, which toured to the Amsterdam International Festival and was featured as a part of the ARACA Project in NYC.
As a teacher, he has experience in a variety of educational settings spanning arts education programs, artist residencies in public schools, and at the college level. He was a teaching artist with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, leading artist residencies at several NJ public schools, teaching Shakespeare to elementary school students, and directing student-driven theater. He has taught playwrighting with Writers Theatre of New Jersey and was a regular performer with their Young Playwrights Festival. Since moving to NYC he has been working with actors as a mentor and coach. Actors he has worked with are currently attending Yale School of Drama, Harvard/ART, the University of North Carolina, and NYU Graduate Acting. As a filmmaker, he also brings technical knowledge to help actors with self-tapes. He began his career after college as a teacher's assistant in a high school and also has experience with special education.
Jackson was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in central New Jersey. He received a BA with honors in political science from Rutgers University, studied Irish drama at University College Dublin, and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he received the Oliver Thorndike Award in Acting. He is currently studying improv at the Upright citizens Brigade in NY and is a member of the theater collective Wet Socks.