Jonathan Jackson is an American actor, musician and author best known for his starring role as Lucky Spencer on the soap opera General Hospital, a role which won him five Emmy Awards.
He also has a starring role as Avery Barkley, an aspiring musician with a bad-boy streak who is dating Scarlett when the series begins, in the musical drama television series Nashville.
Jackson began his acting career at the age of 11 and achieved almost instant success. After a few national television commercials, he landed a choice contract role in 1993 as Luke and Laura's son, Lucky Spencer, on ABC's General Hospital.
This role, which he held off and on for 18 years, earned him five Daytime Emmy Awards, as well as three additional nominations and four Hollywood Reporter Youngster Awards.
Jaskson's film credits include Miramax's Havana Nights, the independent thriller Riding the Bullet, based on the Stephen King novel, and Insomnia, starring Al Pacino.
He also starred in Deep End of the Ocean, the independent feature True Rights, The Smiling Suicide Club, Skeletons in the Closet, Camp Nowhere, and with Judy Davis in the telefilm A Little Thing Called Murder.
Jackson also starred with Nick Stahl in the independent film Kalamity.
In addition to acting, Jackson and his brother, Richard Lee Jackson, co-wrote and directed the short film Crystal Clear, which won three awards in the Brooklyn Film Festival, including Best Dramatic Short, plus a Coen Brothers Award. They also scored the film.
Their musical resume continues to grow as their original songs appear in the scores of such movies as True Rights, Skeletons in the Closet, Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. and in other projects.
Born in Orlando, Florida, but raised in Washington State, Jackson now splits his time between Los Angeles and Nashville with his wife, Lisa Jackson, and their three children.
He is the frontman for the band Enation with his brother. Together they've released several albums and garnered a Top 10 single on the iTunes Rock Charts.