Jeremy Jackson

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Jeremy Jackson
Donna D'Errico and Jeremy Jackson.jpg
Jackson with Baywatch costar Donna D'Errico.
Born Jeremy Dunn Jackson
(1980-10-16) October 16, 1980 (age 34)
Newport Beach, California
Years active 1987 ─ present

Jeremy Dunn Jackson (born October 16, 1980 in Newport Beach, California) is an American actor/singer. He is widely known for his role as Hobie Buchannon on the television show Baywatch.


Jackson was featured in Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue in March 2006. He has been referred to as "Mr. MySpace" and was a guest on The Tyra Banks Show.[1] Jackson has been performing in clubs from London to Las Vegas. Jackson endorses Ed Hardy Clothing, and hosts fashion shows around the world for the fashion house.

He appeared on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, a reality show in which former teen idols attempt to revitalize their careers. In one episode he claimed he beat out Leonardo DiCaprio for the part of Hobie Buchannon; this was later verified by David Hasselhoff.[2] The show is co-produced by Scott Baio and Jason Hervey.[3]

Jeremy is currently working with PhilaDreams Films on the upcoming movie "Dreams," which is currently being filmed by Thomas J. Walton and Vaughn Goland. It is scheduled to be released in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Jackson admitted during an interview on the E! TV special Child Star Confidential[4] that he had a severe drug problem during the time he was on Baywatch. He partly attributes his decision to leave Baywatch to his drug problem, as the drugs made him feel that working on the show was beneath him. After being arrested in a methamphetamine raid and a long stint in a drug rehab, Jackson says he beat his addiction, remaining clean and sober since 2000. Jackson appeared on as a guest on the news talk show The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC[citation needed] and on ABC's The View[citation needed]to talk about his drug addiction and methamphetamine in Hollywood.[citation needed]

In 2008, a sex tape of Jackson and adult video star Sky Lopez was offered for sale. Jackson asserted that he was physically threatened into giving the tape to men who claimed they represented Lopez.[5]

In 2011, Jackson was a fifth season cast member on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which depicted his recovery from steroid addiction.[6]

On December 12, 2012, Jackson married his longtime girlfriend, Lonnie Willison, in a private ceremony on the beach.[citation needed]



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