Jackson Davis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jackson Davis
Lonelygirl15 jonas.jpg
Davis as Jonas in lonelygirl15
Born (1979-03-19) March 19, 1979 (age 40)[1]
OccupationActor
Years active2005-present

Jackson Davis (born March 19, 1979 in Gloversville, New York) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying the character "Jonas" from the lonelygirl15 videos series, its spinoff KateModern,[2] and its sequel series, LG15: The Resistance.[3][4] He was born in Gloversville, New York but was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he attended Ephrata High School. He starred in the 2009 film You, Only Better..., a movie about life coaches.[5][6]

After graduation from high school, Davis worked a series of odd jobs before enlisting in the United States Navy. Davis was unhappy in the Navy, and afterwards he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.[7]

Davis was cast as the third major actor on lonelygirl15 in November 2006.[6] His character Jonas was described as the rich alpha-dog contrast to the penniless beta-dog Daniel, played by Yousef Abu-Taleb.[8] In addition to his work on lonelygirl15, Davis, a member of Playhouse West,[9] has appeared in an episode of CSI: NY, and played a prominent role as a drug dealer in an episode of CSI that originally aired on April 1, 2010. He has appeared in numerous independent features including his starring role in Strange Angel, and over 15 independent shorts, including Latter Day Fake. [7][9]

Davis appeared in a Raul Midon music video, "Pick Somebody Up," in 2007.[10] In September 2008, he spent a week hosting at the ACME Comedy Theatre.[11][12] The following summer, he appeared in a series of web videos parodying celebrity Proposition 8 videos.[13][14]

Davis has also played the role of Donovan in the 2016 film The Wrong Car.

Davis also appeared in a Bud Light television advertisement.[15]

In 2016, Davis starred in the feature film Deserted opposite Mischa Barton, as her brother Robin. The film is a psychological thriller about a group of friends on a road trip to a music festival in "Death Valley - which results in getting them hopelessly lost in the most stunning, but unforgiving topographical terrain on the planet".[16] Davis teamed up with Barton again for the upcoming horror film, The Basement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ LGpedia, Jackson Davis
  2. ^ "Social Online Drama - Katemodern swaps plots with lonelygirl15". hitsearch. April 28, 2008. Retrieved Aug 8, 2009.
  3. ^ "Lonelygirl15 Sequel Premieres September 20". Appscout.com. 2008-09-02.
  4. ^ "lonelygirl15's Second Incarnation: The Resistance". Newteevee. August 27, 2008. Retrieved Aug 8, 2009.
  5. ^ You, Only Better... (2009)
  6. ^ a b "Gregory Mantell Show -- Ilene Kristen / Jackson Davis / Bob Guiney". The Gregory Mantell Show. 2008-11-04.
  7. ^ a b "Lancaster native finds work as Web actor on 'lonelygirl15' series". Lancaster Sunday News. 2007-07-01. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  8. ^ Virginia Heffernan (2007-01-14). "As Her World Turns, Lonelygirl15 Seeks New Thrills". The New York Times.
  9. ^ a b "WORLD's TOP INTERNET DRAMAS TO CROSS THE OCEAN/PLOTLINES AS lonelygirl15 and KATEMODERN CHARASTERS CROSSOVER IN 1ST EVER MEETING". EQAL. 2008-04-21.
  10. ^ "Pick Somebody Up". Raul Midon. 2007-09-14.
  11. ^ "Guest Stars At ACME". ACME Comedy Theatre. 2008-09-06.
  12. ^ "Acme This Week 2008/09/06 Host: Jackson Davis". ACME Comedy Theatre. 2008-09-06.
  13. ^ "Vote NO on Proposition YES #1". ilooklikemymom on YouTube. 2009-06-22.
  14. ^ "Vote NO on Proposition YES #2". ilooklikemymom on YouTube. 2009-06-22.
  15. ^ Bud Light ad on YouTube (deep links to Davis's appearance)
  16. ^ "Deserted (2016) IMDB". Retrieved 2 September 2017.

External links[edit]