Prince Michael Jackson I

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Prince Michael Jackson I
Born Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.
(1997-02-13) February 13, 1997 (age 17)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, television personality
Years active 2003–present
Parents Michael Jackson (deceased)
Debbie Rowe
Relatives Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson (sister)
Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II (half-brother)
Website
Twitter: @princemjjjaxon

Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. (born February 13, 1997), also known as Prince Michael Jackson I, is an American television personality and actor. He is the eldest child of pop legend Michael Jackson.

Early life and career[edit]

From left to right Paris, Prince, Blanket.

Prince Michael Jackson I, commonly known as Prince, is the eldest son of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe. Jackson was named after both his paternal great-grandfather and great-great grandfather, who were also called Prince. He has one sister, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson and one half-brother Prince Michael Jackson II (also known as "Blanket"). Prince Michael Jackson I was born on February 13, 1997, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.[1] Prince Michael was raised by his father, who received full custody rights following his divorce from Rowe in 1999. Rowe had stated that it was her intention that Michael would raise and have custody of the children.[2] Prince spent the early part of his childhood at Neverland Ranch with his siblings. His father made longtime friends and actors Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin the godparents of Jackson and his sister Paris.

In 2013, Prince Michael became a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.[3] He made his acting debut in the television series 90210 in March 2013.[4] Prince has expressed a desire to do more acting in the future and he is also interested in film making.

Death of Michael Jackson[edit]

On June 25, 2009 Michael Jackson died from cardiac arrest in his rented Holmby Hills mansion due to an overdose of the anesthetic Propofol. Following his father's death in 2009, Prince's grandmother Katherine was made the permanent guardian of him, Paris and their half-brother Prince Michael II, while Rowe obtained visitation rights.[2] Prince attended his fathers public memorial at the Staples Center on July 7, 2009. He came onstage with family and other performers to sing his father's songs, We Are the World and Heal the World. He stayed onstage with members of his family while some gave eulogies. Prince was asked if he wanted to speak at the memorial but he declined. In 2010 Prince, along with sister Paris, came on stage at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards to accept a lifetime achievement award on behalf of their father. In 2012, Katherine Jackson split custody of Prince and his siblings with his older cousin T.J. Jackson, who is the son of Prince's uncle Tito Jackson and a member of the group 3T.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Prince and his sister Paris started attending The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks shortly after their father's death.[6]

On June 26, 2013 Prince testified in court over the wrongful death lawsuit against AEG live. The lawsuit alleges AEG was negligent in hiring physician Dr Conrad Murray, the doctor who served two years for the death of Michael Jackson.

Jackson, his grandmother Katherine and his two siblings are in the works of putting together a documentary film titled Remembering Michael in remembrance of his deceased father via campaigning fans to donate funds to the site FundAnything to pay for costs for the making of the film.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2013 90210 Cooper Season 5 Episode 22 "We All Fall Down"
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Living with Michael Jackson Himself TV special documentary
2009 Michael Jackson Memorial Service Himself A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson.
2010 The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Himself TV special
2010 Oprah Winfrey Show Himself All New! A World Exclusive: Oprah Talks to Michael Jackson's Mother, Katherine, and Visits with His Children
2011 The X Factor Himself Live Performance Show #6
2013 Entertainment Tonight Himself 25 February, 2 March, 5 March, 25 April, 13 May

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Jackson and wife become parents of baby boy. Jet. March 3, 1997. Retrieved November 8, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Jackson's mother granted custody". BBC News. August 4, 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ Busis, Hillary (February 19, 2013). "Michael Jackson's 16-year-old son joins 'Entertainment Tonight' -- VIDEO". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ng, Philiana (February 25, 2013). "Prince Michael Jackson to Make Acting Debut on CW's '90210' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Paquette, Danielle (August 2, 2012). "Katherine Jackson to split custody of kids with T.J. Jackson". Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ TMZ staff (26 August 2010) http://www.tmz.com/2010/08/26/michael-jacksons-kids-paris-prince-michael-home-school/ (Retrieved September 14, 2013)
  7. ^ Yahoo Music: Michael Jackson’s Mother Seeks Funds for New Doc Featuring His Children

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