Randy Jackson Biography (1956-)

Born June 23, 1956, in Baton Rouge, LA; son of Herman (a plant foreman) and Julia (a homemaker) Jackson; married first wife, Elizabeth (a singer and songwriter; divorced, 1990); married Erika Riker (a ballet dancer), 1995; children: (first marriage) Taylor (daughter); (second marriage) Zoe, Jordan. Addresses: Agent: Jeff Frasco, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, musician (bass player, keyboard artist), record company executive, music director, record producer, and writer
Birth Details
June 23, 1956
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Judge, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol, American Idol 2, and American Idol 3), Fox,2002-
  • Specials
  • Mother Goose Rock n' Rhyme, 1990
  • Band member, Mariah Carey, NBC, 1993
  • Bubblegum Babylon, VH1, 2002
  • Judge, American Idol: The Final Two, Fox, 2003
  • Judge, American Idol: Best of the Worst, Fox, 2003
  • Judge, American Idol: Halfway Home, Fox, 2003, 2004
  • Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Gladys Knight, Lifetime, 2003
  • Interviewee, Paula Abdul: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Judge, American Idol: Uncut, Uncensored, and Untalented, Fox, 2004
  • Judge, American Idol: The Road to Hollywood, Fox, 2004
  • Interviewee, American Idol: The Phenomenon, Fox, 2004
  • Judge, American Idol: The Final Three, Fox, 2004
  • American Idol: Life on the Road, Fox, 2004
  • Host and interviewer, Baileys in Tune, VH1, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The Teen Choice Awards 2002, Fox, 2002
  • Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards 2002, MTV, 2002
  • Presenter, The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, The WB, 2003
  • Presenter, The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003
  • The 35th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2003
  • Presenter, The 2004 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 2004
  • Presenter, Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2004
  • Presenter, The 2004 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2004
  • Presenter, The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2005
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Himself, General Hospital, ABC, 2004
  • Himself, "That Old Mac Magic," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2004
  • Mr. Grundy, "Occupational Hazard," Kevin Hill, UPN, 2005
  • Appeared as manager of the Four Tops in an episode of American Dreams, NBC.
  • Television Guest Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Today, NBC, 2002
  • Total Request Live, MTV, 2002
  • The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2002, 2004
  • Mad TV, Fox, 2002
  • Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV (England), 2003
  • "Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2003
  • Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2003, 2004
  • Good Day Live, syndicated, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2004
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004
  • Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2004
  • Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2004
  • On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • The Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 2004
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004, 2005
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004, 2005
  • The View, ABC, 2005
  • The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2005
  • Extra, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Pilots
  • Desmond, Dr. Vegas, CBS, 2004
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Co-executive producer, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol, American Idol 2, and American Idol 3), Fox, 2002-
  • Television Music Director and Performer
  • Specials
  • Mariah around the World, UPN, 1998
  • Mariah Carey's Homecoming Special, Fox, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • (With Journey) Frontiers, 1983
  • Also recorded (with Journey) Raised on Radio.
  • Videos
  • Randy Jackson: Mastering the Groove, 1992
  • Appeared in music videos, including "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" and "It's like That" by Mariah Carey and "Hopeless" by Dionne Farris.
  • WRITINGS
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • "Fireworks" and "I Know," Glitter, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Other
  • (With K. C. Baker) What's Up Dawg? How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business, Hyperion, 2003
  • Songwriter, including (with others) "Irresistible" and "My Saving Grace,"songs included on the album Charm Bracelet by Marian Carey, 2003.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 40, Gale, 2003
    Periodicals
    • Jet, March 7, 2005, p. 14
    • Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2005
    • People Weekly, March 24, 2003, p. 67
    • TV Guide, December 7, 2002, p. 14; March 1, 2003, pp. 34-35; May 17, 2003, pp. 24-27, 47
    • US, April 14, 2003, p. 71; May 5, 2003, pp. 40-45

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