Robert Jason Jackson

Robert Jason Jackson was credited as Robert Jason early in his career.

Growing up in Cincinnati, Jackson said, “I was always an artistic kind of youngster, taking after my mother’s side of the family of artists, writers, actors, singers and so on. So when I first started college, it was with the idea of becoming a singer. But when they told me I’d have to wait about 20 years for my voice to mature until I would realize my full potential, I was discouraged. I didn’t want to wait until I was 40 to have a career, so I switched my major to acting.”

That switch ultimately paid off for the imposing actor with the deep voice. Over the years, he starred on Broadway in such classics as “Aida” and “Hedda Gabler,” “Hamlet” at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, “Richard II,” for which he received an NAACP Best Actor nomination, and more. Additionally, some of his television and film credits include guest starring roles in “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “New York Undercover” and others.

Along the way, Jackson attended Temple University to earn his MFA while never forgetting his urge to sing. So over the years, his powerful voice has been heard in such presentation as the Obie Award-winning opera, “Running Man,” as a featured jazz solo vocalist at the Public Theater’s New Jazz series and a recording titled “Dancing With Cab Calloway,” among others. – Chestnut Hill Local

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Sovereign State of Boogedy Boogedy 1986-87 Season