Jackson Hurst

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Jackson Hurst
Born Jackson Ryan Hurst
(1979-02-17) February 17, 1979 (age 37)[1]
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Baylor University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Stacy Stas
(m. 2014–present)
Children 1
External images
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. [6][7]



  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. 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. ^ "A Bird of the Air (2011)". New York Times. September 22, 2011. 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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