It is a known fact that an actor’s range and talent can directly influence their success. But, at the same time, one cannot set aside the importance of being cast and appearing on high-profile projects to ensure a more successful career. Cognizant of this, rising star TJ Jackson carefully selects the roles he accepts. Now, he is steadily making waves and is on the verge of breaking out in the entertainment industry.
He has made appearances in several notable TV shows, including American Soul on BET and Doom Patrol on HBO Max. In his most anticipated and exciting project yet, the talented actor joins the star-studded cast of the film Vacation Friends.
The comedy movie follows the journey of two couples as they take a vacation in Mexico and how the trip affects their friendship when they get back home. It is set to be released next month and is top-billed by John Cena, Lil Rel, and Yvonne Orji.
TJ Jackson hails from Tyler, Texas but has since moved to Georgia, where he is now based. In his recent interview with KLTV 7 NEWS, the promising performer shared that he fell in love with acting when he moved to Atlanta. He also talked about how relocating was a great decision as it has helped him propel his career. Atlanta is shaping up to be the next Hollywood with a plethora of talented actors and performers who are on the rise.
While he acknowledges that acting is a job and that he does it for a living, he has shared that his main inspiration to pursue the craft is for a more meaningful reason – inspiring his friends, family, and community back home, most especially the youth. He said, “While I would love to act for a living, a nice living, I would love even more the opportunity to help push someone else closer to their dreams from my ability to act.”
When he is not acting, the hardworking individual works behind the scenes in film production. As of writing, he has a total of eight producer credits under his belt.
In recent years, the gifted performer has proven his acting prowess. In 2019, he won the Best Lead Actor and Best Local Actor awards in the 72 Hour Horror Film Race for his stellar performance as Matthew in the film Exiled from Eden.
At present, it is said that he is in talks with and working on a project with Tyler Perry, a movie mogul and billionaire from Atlanta.
In the coming months and years, the up-and-coming actor and producer plans to hone and perfect his skills. By doing this, he hopes to land more prominent roles and eventually become a household name. But more importantly, he wishes to impact the lives of young people through his performances and projects.
Don’t forget to catch TJ Jackson on Vacation Friends, premiering on Hulu on August 27, 2021. To learn more about the actor and his past and upcoming projects, visit his official website and Instagram page.