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Jackson Rathbone Bio

Birthdate:: December 21, 1984
Birthplace: SIngapore

You probably know Jackson Rathbone as Jasper from the Twilight saga, but did you know he’s also a talented musician? Find out the name of his band and a whole lot more in Kidzworld’s bio of Jackson Rathbone!


Jackson was born in Singapore, but because his family moved around so much for work, he’s lived everywhere from Jakarta, Indonesia to Midland, Texas! Despite the globetrotting, Jackson isn’t a master of languages. “I can only count to ten in Norwegian,” he jokes.


Pursuing His Passion

Jackson caught the acting bug early and after studying acting at a private school for the arts in Michigan, he picked up and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion.


Once he landed in L.A. he scored a role on “Disney 411,” interviewing Disney Channel stars like Amy Bruckner and Hilary Duff and soon after scored some minor roles in TV and indie movies. Jackson’s star was rising fast, but his fame really skyrockedted when he landed the role of Jasper in the Twilight saga.


Jackson As Jasper

Jackson brings a quiet sensitivity to his role as Jasper Hale. Jasper has the most trouble resisting human blood so Jackson tries to get that angst across while still trying to present Jasper as a guy you can relate to. Jackson says he was drawn to the role because “I like roles I can sink my teeth into.”


The Last Airbender

Jackson also stars in another big blockbuster this summer. He plays Sokka in M. Night Shyamalan’s recreation of The Last Airbender. In an interview with Nylon magazine, Jackson says The Last Airbender is “about finding the hero within against all odds.” The Last Airbender has “some of the most incredible action sequences, with all of these characters being able to manipulate the elements and being able to throw fire and throw water to block it…” Jackson says. “However,” he jokes, “my character only gets to throw a boomerang. That’s not as rock n’ roll as being able to bend water.”


Did You Know?

  • Jackson has a cat named Dean who he says is “fat and happy and [likes to] sleep on my face.”
  • Jackson sings and plays guitar and bass in a band called 100 Monkeys. He even did the artwork for their latest album!
  • Jackson’s next movie is an indie flick called Truckstop.

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TeamCullen

TeamCullen wrote:

He is so awesome!
commented: Sun Aug 07, 2011

Blondesrock18

Blondesrock18 wrote:

i luv him lol the only good looking one in twilight besides peter facinelli :love
commented: Wed Aug 25, 2010

Angelad23

Angelad23 wrote:

I LOVE U JACKSON RATHBONE!!! SAY HI TO ROBERT PATTINSON FOR ME PLZ!!!
commented: Sun Aug 08, 2010

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