Date of Birth : Jun 11th 1978
Joshua was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, but spent the first eight years of his life in California before returning to Canada. At the age of 11, Josh decided he wanted to pursue acting. Knowing how cruel an acting career could be, his mother, a casting director, took him to his first audition in hopes of discouraging him. Instead, he landed a commercial for Keebler’s potato chips. Jackson has dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver.
The role for which Jackson is best known is as the lovable-smart-ass-side-kick Pacey Witter on Dawson’s Creek. This television show, which was one of the most popular on the now defunct WB network, ran from 1998-2003, and also starred James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes. While the show was on hiatus, he appeared in several movies including Cruel Intentions, The Skulls and The Safety of Objects.
Shortly after Dawson’s Creek ended, Jackson played the lead role in films alongside Dennis Hopper (Americano), Harvey Keitel (Shadows in the Sun), and Donald Sutherland (Aurora Borealis). In 2005, Jackson moved to the UK and made his stage debut on the London West End with Patrick Stewart in David Mamet’s two-man play, A Life in the Theatre. The play was a critical and popular success. Jackson has said that he would consider returning to the stage, this time trying his hand on Broadway.
He has dated Katie Holmes, Brittany Daniel, Julia Stiles, Rosario Dawson and Diane Kruger.