Jackson Rathbone (born December 21, 1984) is an American actor. He is
known for his role as 'Nicholas Fiske', on the ABC Family drama, Beautiful People
. He has had guest roles in The OC
, and Close to Home
He has made a couple of movies, Molding Clay (AKA River's End), Pray
for Morning, and Travis and Henry. He also did extensive work for Disney 411
and interviewed big stars like Hilary Duff.
On February 19, 2008 it was announced that he is set to play the
character of 'Jasper Hale' in the upcoming movie, Twilight, based on
the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer.
Rathbone was born in Singapore and has lived from places ranging from
Indonesia to Midland, Texas. He started out in local theatre, The
Pickwick Players. In high school, he went to Interlochen, a private
school for the arts in Michigan. After graduation, he has plans to goto
Royal Scottish Academy but went to LA to experiment with the big screen.
He lived with his high school mate and best friend, Alex Boyd. He immediately signed onto Disney's 411
When he is not busy pursuing a TV/film career, he also enjoys music, writing, singing and producing.
Source: Hurt: The Movie
Young actor, Jackson Rathbone, had his heart set on a future in
classical theater and was headed for the Royal Scottish Academy when he
signed with Pat Cutler at Cutler Management while giving L.A. and the
film industry a try for the summer. He soon landed a recurring role on Disney 411
interviewing Disney Channel stars, such as Hillary Duff and Raven Baxter.
When the fall came, Cutler persuaded Rathbone to stay in LA and pursue
a film career rather than attend The Royal Scottish Academy. Taking her
advice, he settled in for the long haul and booked several commercials
right off the bat as well as substantial roles in TV including Close To Home
, an MOW for Hallmark, The O.C.
, and The War At Home
a pilot where he played Sherry Stringer's son. Rathbone was also cast
in several independent films, including a part in the feature Moulding Clay
, and a role in Pray For Morning
, an independent thriller from writer-director Cartney Wearn. From there, he landed a series regular role in "Beautiful People"
for ABC Family.
Rathbone was chosen by Girl's' Life Magazine as "The Hottie" and has
also been featured in Popstar and ELLEgirl. Born in Singapore, Rathbone
was lucky to live in various places around the world because of his
father's job. The family then moved to Indonesia, and lived in London,
Connecticut, California, Norway, and finally settled in Texas, where
Rathbone joined The Pickwick Players, the youth actors program at the
local community theatre.
In addition to many extra-curricular activities, including basketball,
track, soccer, baseball, and, the official pastime of Texas, football,
Rathbone, a passionate musician, also started a band and a mobile DJ
business. However, he decided to focus on what made him the happiest,
and enrolled in the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy as a high
school theatre major where he flourished in Shakespeare. He performed
in the Southwest Shakespeare Festival as Ferdinand in The Tempest
In his off-time, Rathbone writes music. He's performed at small
open-mic nights and recently booked a gig at The Gardenia in Hollywood.
Rathbone is also a dedicated film buff, and includes Kurasowa's 'Seven
Samurai', Jarmusch's 'Dead Man', and Lars Von Trier's documentary on
directing, 'The Five Obstructions' among his favorites.
As a music lover, he is into many different styles of music from Blues
to alternative rock. Rathbone has recently formed a production company
with his manager where he hopes to find interesting projects and
eventually, one day, even direct.
Source: 100 Monkeys Myspace
J. Action - parts made in indonesia, assembled in singapore, raised on
airplane peanuts and bathed in airport restroom sinks, he was saved by
texas. given a guitar and a coat he accidentally ventured into the
unknown... a wormhole opened, and he found himself in La La Land. he
learned how to stand where they told him to, say what they told him to
and never lie. rescued by the 100 Monkeys, he now swings about the
stage in gratitude.
2009 - S. Darko... Jeremy
2008 - The Cleaner... Joey
2008 - Daze.... Jehosephat
2008 - Twilight.... Jasper Hale
2008 - Hurt .... Conrad Coltrane
2008 - Senior Skip Day.... Snippy
2007 - Big Stan.... Robbie the Hippie
2007 - The War at Home .... Dylan
2007 - The Valley of Light.... Travis
2006 - Beautiful People .... Nicholas Fiske
2006 -The O.C." .... Justin
2006 - Pray for Morning.... Connor
2005 - Close to Home.... Scott Fields
2005 - River's End.... Jimmy