Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

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  • Birthday: Jun 23, 1956
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  • Though best known to many for his most public role -- as the mellowest and most even-tempered of the three resident judges on the Fox network's reality series American Idol -- Randy Jackson (born June 23rd, 1956) carried even greater professional weight for years as a songwriter and a session musician in the recording industry. In those combined capacities, Jackson chalked up a massive number of album credits -- in excess of 1,100, according to one source -- and worked with everyone from Michael Bolton to Aretha Franklin. A Baton Rouge, LA, native, Jackson grew up as the son of an Exxon plant foreman father and a homemaker mother. He graduated from Southern University in 1979 with a degree in music, then spent the following decade playing backup on bass for various artists; by the early '90s, however, Jackson had reportedly grown listless and opted to focus all of his energies on songwriting and producing albums for artists such as Eddie Money and Whitney Houston. Jackson signed to serve as an Idol judge alongside Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell from the inception of the series in 2002; though Jackson reportedly felt reluctant about the concept at first, he immediately changed his mind upon viewing footage of the program's source material -- the English reality series Pop Idol. Capitalizing on his success in this venue, Jackson later authored and published a how-to book entitled What's Up, Dawg?: How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business in 2004, and established his own production banner, entitled Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment, with an exclusive deal at Warner Horizon Television. Jackson became the only American Idol judge from the original season following the resignation of Simon Cowell. In 2014, Jackson announced he would no longer be a judge on the program, but stayed on as a mentor for the contestants..

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow up Timmy Turner Poof 2011
No Score Yet Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme Special Guest Appearance 1990
No Score Yet Jackson 5 in Africa Actor 1974

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Drop the Mic
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Repeat After Me
2015
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew
2008-2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2006
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Judge Guest Appearing Performer Judge
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The View
1997
Host Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2010
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2007
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2006
83% Kevin Hill
2004-2005
Earl Grundy
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Himself
  • 2004

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