Jackson Robert Scott

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Jackson Robert Scott
Born
Jackson Robert Scott

(2008-09-18) September 18, 2008 (age 11)
OccupationActor
Years active2015-present

Jackson Robert Scott (born September 18, 2008)[1][2] is an American actor most known for playing Georgie Denbrough in the films It Chapter One and It Chapter Two, both based on Stephen King's 1986 novel It.

Early Life[edit]

Jackson was born and raised in Arizona.[3] He was a part of the CGTV acting program where he learned a lot of his acting techniques. While at the CGTV program, he worked with actors from Nickelodeon and Disney, as well as Adrian R'Mante, the founder of CGTV.[4] His favorite class was Improvisational Workshop.[5]

He was discovered by a top agency some time after his time with CGTV and began his start in auditioning and self-taping for top-tier television shows.[6]

Career[edit]

Jackson got his breakout role in 2015 on Criminal Minds, a prime time American TV series. Jackson was cast on Season 11’s fourth episode, titled "Outlaw", as Cole Vasquez. The episode aired on October 21, 2015.[7]

He also played a minor character in an episode of Fear the Walking Dead titled "TEOTWAWKI", playing the child version of the character Troy Otto.[8]

In 2016, Jackson was cast to play Georgie Denbrough in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King's novel It.[4] Georgie is a character that Pennywise the Dancing Clown haunts at the start of the film. Scott has said that he did not feel intimidated or scared of Bill Skarsgård, who played Pennywise, as Skarsgård is a nice person in real life.[9] Jackson attended the premiere for the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.[10]

He reprised his role of Georgie in the sequel, It Chapter Two, which was released on September 6, 2019.[11]

Scott was cast in the role of Troy for the short film Skin, directed by Guy Nattiv, which would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards.[12][13]

Continuing in the horror genre, Scott played the title role of Miles Blume in the 2019 film The Prodigy, directed by Nicholas McCarthy. This marked his first starring role in a feature film, and he co-starred alongside Taylor Schilling.[14][15]

Andrés Muschietti had recruited Scott to be a part of his one-hour series pilot of Locke & Key for Hulu as one of the leading young actors opposite Frances O'Connor. He played the part of Bode Locke, the youngest of the siblings.[16] Hulu passed on the pilot and declined to order it to series.[17] However, Netflix later redeveloped the series with a new cast, with the exception of Scott as Bode.[18] The series is set to premiere on Netflix on February 7, 2020.[19]

In 2018, Scott was cast in the role of Tate Millikin for the upcoming independent film Gossamer Folds, directed by Lisa Donato. He co-stars with Alexandra Grey and Shane West. The film is produced by Yeardley Smith.[20]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 It Georgie Denbrough
2018 Skin Troy Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
2019 The Prodigy Miles Blume
2019 It Chapter Two Georgie Denbrough
2020 Gossamer Folds Tate Millikin Post-production
2020 Rising Luke Post-production, short film[21]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Criminal Minds Cole Vasquez Episode: "Outlaw"
2017 Fear the Walking Dead Young Troy Otto Episode: "TEOTWAWKI"
2020 Locke & Key Bode Locke Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jackson Robert Scott on Instagram: "I'm Officially Double Digits...The Big 1-0! 😁 Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! 🎂🎈🙏"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. ^ Thompson, Avery (2017-09-07). "'It' Star Jackson Robert Scott, 8, Reveals Why He Wasn't Scared At All Of Pennywise & More". HollywoodLife. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ Reporter, Maria Hechanova. "'It' has Valley connection". AZFamily. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  4. ^ a b R'Mante (2017-09-06). "Celebrating the Silver Screen Debut of a CGTV Graduate". CGTV. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  5. ^ R'Mante (2016-12-29). "Jackson Robert Scott Hits Prime Time TV". CGTV. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  6. ^ R'Mante (2016-07-27). "5 Year gets 15 agent callbacks". CGTV. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  7. ^ Outlaw, retrieved 2019-10-02
  8. ^ TEOTWAWKI, retrieved 2019-10-02
  9. ^ 🍭 Jackson Robert Scott co-stars with Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise) & describes him with & no makeup, retrieved 2019-10-02
  10. ^ Jackson Robert Scott (Georgie) - "IT" Premiere 2017, retrieved 2019-10-02
  11. ^ It: Chapter Two, retrieved 2019-10-02
  12. ^ "Skin: Short Film (Live Action) Oscar Nominees 2019". oscar.go.com. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  13. ^ "Skin" wins Best Live Action Short Film, retrieved 2019-10-02
  14. ^ Hipes, Patrick; Hipes, Patrick (2018-03-02). "Jackson Robert Scott Joins Orion's Horror Pic From Nicholas McCarthy". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  15. ^ Pedersen, Erik; Pedersen, Erik (2019-01-04). "'The Prodigy' Trailer: Taylor Schilling Tries To Make Sense Of Her Young Son's Strange Behavior". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (2017-08-29). "'Locke & Key': Young 'It' Co-Star To Play Bode Locke In Hulu Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (2018-03-27). "'Locke & Key' Not Going To Series At Hulu As Streamer Pauses Pilot Orders". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (2018-07-25). "'Locke & Key' Drama From Carlton Cuse & Joe Hill Gets Series Order At Netflix, Aron Eli Coleite & Meredith Averill Join As EPs". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  19. ^ "'Locke & Key' Gets Netflix Premiere Date, Ending 9-Year Journey to Screen". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  20. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray; Ramos, Dino-Ray (2018-11-15). "Yeardley Smith's Paperclip Ltd. Sets Transgender Drama 'Gossamer Folds' Starring 'Transparent's Alexandra Grey". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  21. ^ Rising (2020), retrieved 2019-10-11

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