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Jonathan Jackson is an American actor who portrayed Avery Barkley on country music drama Nashville.


Jonathan 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 through last season, earned him five Daytime Emmy Awards, as well as three additional nominations and four Hollywood Reporter Youngster Awards.

Jackson’s film credits include Miramax’ “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.” More recently Jackson 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 upcoming projects.


  • Born in Orlando, FL, but raised in Washington State
  • Now splits his time between Los Angeles and Nashville with his wife, Lisa Jackson, and their three children
  • He is a self-taught piano player and also plays guitar
  • 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.
Main Cast
Charles EstenChris CarmackClare BowenHayden PanettiereJonathan JacksonLennon StellaMaisy StellaRachel BilsonSam Palladio
Former Main Cast
Aubrey PeeplesConnie BrittonEric CloseOliver HudsonWill Chase
Season 1
Aaron ScherzAngela LauerArum RaeAshley MonroeBen GloverBlind Lemon JeffersonBob DiPieroBrad TursiBrandy ClarkBrendan BensonBusbeeCaitlyn SmithCary BarloweCasey AndersonChris DeStefanoDavid OlneyDavid PoeDean PitchfordElvis CostelloEmily ShackeltonErin McCarleyGeorgia MiddlemanGillian WelchGordie SampsonHeather MorganHillary LindseyJack MooringJedd HughesJeremy FraitesJesse WinchesterJim LauderdaleJimmy YearyJohn HadleyJohn Paul WhiteJon NiteJonathan JacksonJosh OsborneJoy WilliamsJune Carter CashJustin DavisJustin WeaverKacey MusgravesKate YorkKelly ArcherKyle JacobsLaura RogersLee Brice Leeland MooringLiz AndersonLucinda WilliamsLydia RogersMadi DiazMallary HopeMarv GreenMatt JenkinsMatthew WestMerle KilgoreMichael GoreMorgane HayesNatalie HembyOtis BlackmonPatty GriffinRay PriceRodney CrowellRosi GolanRoss CoppermanRusty GabbardSarah BuxtonSarah SiskindSarah ZimmermannSean McConnellShane McAnallySonya IsaacsSteve EarleSteve McEwanSteve RobsonTofer BrownTrent DabbsTrevor RosenTroy VergesTyler JamesVince GillWesley Schultz
Season 2