Jackson Ryan Hurst
February 17, 1979
|Alma mater||Baylor University|
|ref_=nmmd_md_pv Jackson Hurst in September 2012|
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.
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. 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. 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.
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 
|2007||Walking Tall: The Payback||Hank||Uncredited|
|2007||Walking Tall: Lone Justice||Hank||Video|
|2007||Have Dreams, Will Travel||Jack|
|2007||The Mist||Joe Eagleton|
|2011||The Tree of Life||Uncle Ray||Uncredited|
|2011||A Bird of the Air||Lyman|
|2016||Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation||Eric Harlow|
|2016||Day of Reckoning||David|
|2018||Tightrope||Matthew||Short Also Producer (Filming)|
|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|
- "Jackson Hurst: Biography, Latest News & Videos". tvguide.com. May 22, 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
- "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.
- "'A Bird of the Air' Star Jackson Hurst Soars Toward His Dreams". Backstage. October 5, 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
- "Jackson Hurst as Grayson Kent". Lifetime. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
- Catsoulis, Jeannette (September 22, 2011). "A Bird of the Air (2011)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
- 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.
- Erin O'Sullivan (June 7, 2014). "'Drop Dead Diva' Star Jackson Hurst Ties The Knot". Yahoo. Retrieved January 16, 2015.