Jackson Hurst

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Jackson Hurst
Jackson Ryan Hurst

(1979-02-17) February 17, 1979 (age 39)[1]
Alma materBaylor University
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)Stacy Stas
(m. 2014–present)
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ref_=nmmd_md_pv Jackson Hurst in September 2012

Jackson Ryan Hurst[2] (born February 17, 1979) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Grayson Kent on the Lifetime comedy series Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014).

Early life[edit]

Hurst was born and raised in the Houston area of Texas as the middle of three sons, his brothers are Colin and Michael. He attended St. Pius X High School (and during high school he played football, soccer, basketball, and baseball) and Baylor University, where he majored in international economics and management information systems with a minor in Spanish. After college, Hurst spent a year in Mexico City working for a transport company before beginning a finance career in Houston.[2][3]


Hurst kept his day job in the finance industry, juggling it with acting gigs, until he was offered a role in The Mist in 2007.[3] He appeared in episodes of the television series Inspector Mom in 2006, The Closer in 2009 and NCIS in 2010. Since 2009, Hurst has played Grayson Kent on the Lifetime original comedy series Drop Dead Diva.[4] He also appeared in the films Have Dreams, Will Travel (2007), The Mist (2007) and Shorts (2009). In 2011, Hurst starred in his first leading role in the film A Bird of the Air.[5]


Hurst became engaged to actress Stacy Stas in October 2013. They were married in San Juan Capistrano, California, on June 7, 2014. Their son Ryder Jackson Hurst was born on July 25, 2015. Their son Hunter Eli Hurst was born February 7, 2018 [6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Soul's Midnight Max
2006 Wednesday Luke Video
2006 Striking Range Stan
2007 Walking Tall: The Payback Hank Uncredited
2007 Cleaner Paramedic
2007 Walking Tall: Lone Justice Hank Video
2007 Have Dreams, Will Travel Jack
2007 The Mist Joe Eagleton
2009 Shorts Male Employee
2011 The Tree of Life Uncle Ray Uncredited
2011 A Bird of the Air Lyman
2012 Hidden Moon Bruce
2016 Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation Eric Harlow
2016 Day of Reckoning David
2016 Hot Air Bradley
2017 Wraith Dennis Lukens
2018 Tightrope Matthew Short Also Producer (Filming)


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Inspector Mom Andrew 1 Episode
2006 Perfect Disasters Wade Documentary Series: 1 Episode
2008 Living Proof Josh Television Movie
2009 The Closer Sergeant Ryan Dunn 1 Episode
2009-14 Drop Dead Diva Grayson Kent 77 Episodes
2010 NCIS Zach Nelson 1 Episode
2011 Prime Suspect David Hollister 1 Episode
2012 Unforgettable Steve Cioffi Jr. 3 Episodes
2012 Scandal Senator Jacob Shaw 1 Episode
2015 Castle Harlan Mathis 1 Episode
2015 Grey's Anatomy Thomas Archibald 1 Episode
2016 The Catch Mario Visconti 1 Episode
2016-17 NCIS: Los Angeles Corbin Duggan 3 Episodes
2017 Sharp Objects Kirk Lacey 6 Episodes


  1. ^ "Jackson Hurst: Biography, Latest News & Videos". tvguide.com. May 22, 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  2. ^ a b "How Do I Know You, Jackson Hurst?". Austin American Statesman. May 22, 2010. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  3. ^ a b "'A Bird of the Air' Star Jackson Hurst Soars Toward His Dreams". Backstage. October 5, 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  4. ^ "Jackson Hurst as Grayson Kent". Lifetime. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  5. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (September 22, 2011). "A Bird of the Air (2011)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  6. ^ Claudia Rosenbaum (October 10, 2013). "Drop Dead Diva's Jackson Hurst Engaged to Stacy Stas—Get All the Exclusive Details!". E!. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  7. ^ Erin O'Sullivan (June 7, 2014). "'Drop Dead Diva' Star Jackson Hurst Ties The Knot". Yahoo. Retrieved January 16, 2015.

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