Joshua Jackson is currently starring in Peacock’s “Dr. Death,” based on the popular Wondery podcast of the same name. The series chronicles the true story of neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who was building a flourishing practice until his patients died or were permanently maimed following their complex but routine surgeries. His powerful performance exploring the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of a system designed to protect the defenseless earned Jackson a 2022 Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television.
Jackson will soon begin production on a series adaptation of “Fatal Attraction” for Paramount Plus starring opposite Lizzie Caplan.
Most recently, Jackson starred opposite Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in the Hulu limited series “Little Fires Everywhere,” the award-winning Netflix mini-series “When They See Us” for Ava Duvernay, Showtime’s “The Affair,” the National Geographic Channel’s Emmy award-winning documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously,” and FOX’s “Fringe” created by J.J. Abrams.
In 2018, Jackson made his Broadway debut in Children of a Lesser God alongside Lauren Ridloff, telling the story of an unconventional teacher at a school for the Deaf and the remarkable woman he meets there. It received rave reviews (The New York Times called Jackson a revelation in his role). Jackson’s additional stage credits include a successful run on London’s West End starring in A Life in the Theatre alongside Patrick Stewart. The acclaimed comedy was written by the Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award winning, and Oscar nominated David Mamet. He also starred in the Off-Broadway play Smart People at New York’s Second Stage Theatre, about four Harvard intellectuals finding themselves entangled in a complex web of social politics.
Well known as “Dawson’s Creek’s” fast-talking, self-deprecating Pacey Witter, Jackson has been working in front of the camera for over twenty years. His feature film debut was in Michael Bortman’s “Crooked Hearts”, which he followed up with “The Mighty Ducks” trilogy, “Digger”, and “Andre the Seal.” Jackson starred in Universal Pictures’ “The Skulls”, Rose Troche’s acclaimed drama “The Safety of Objects”, the HBO Films version of Moises Kaufman’s groundbreaking play “The Laramie Project”, and in Regent Films’ “Aurora Borealis”, opposite Donald Sutherland.
Jackson’s additional feature film credits include “Sky”, “Cursed”, “Gossip”, Bryan Singer’s “Apt Pupil”, and “Cruel Intentions”. He also starred opposite Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, and Catherine Zeta Jones in “Lay the Favorite” for director Stephen Frears and “Inescapable” opposite Marisa Tomei. He was seen as part of the ensemble cast of the critically acclaimed film “Bobby” for director Emilio Estevez and starred in the psychological thriller “Shutter” for 20th Century Fox/New Regency which was shot on location in Tokyo. Additionally, he had noted cameos in Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s 11”, “Scream 2”, “Urban Legend”, and “I Love Your Work.” In 2010, he received the Best Actor Genie Award for his starring role in the Canadian Independent feature film “One Week”.
A Vancouver native, Jackson divides his time between his hometown and Los Angeles.