Who is Jackson Rathbone?

Monroe Jackson Rathbone V was born on 14 December 1984 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in Singapore City, Singapore. He is a 37-year-old American actor and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Jasper Hale in “The Twilight Saga” franchise. He’s also a singer and musician, known for being the frontman of 100 Monkeys.

How rich is he, as of now? Jackson Rathbone Net Worth

As of late-2021, Jackson Rathbone’s net worth is estimated at over $7 million; earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry. He’s worked on almost 50 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the mid-2000s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Jackson Rathbone was born in Singapore to American parents, Monroe Jackson Rathbone IV, and Randee Lynn (née Brauner). He has three sisters, named Brittney, Ryann and Kelly Rathbone, the latter a ceramic artist and sculptor. He moved frequently with his family due to his father’s job with Mobil Oil, so they also lived in Norway and Indonesia, before they eventually settled down in Midland, Texas. Jackson holds both Singaporean and American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. He is a descendant of English actor Basil Rathbone. and Civil War Confederate General ‘Stonewall’ Jackson.

Educational Background

Regarding his education, Jackson went to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, where he majored in acting, then attended the Trinity School of Midland, where he started performing on stage with the Pickwick Players youth actors program. He later wanted to pursue his education further at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, but after being rejected, Jackson moved to Los Angeles to launch his career as an actor.

Career Beginnings

Jackson Rathbone made his TV debut in 2005, as Scott Fields in an episode of the CBS crime drama series “Close To Home”, while his feature film debut came later that year with the role of Jimmy in the Western film “River’s End”, directed by William Katt.

His first major role came when he was chosen to play Nicholas Fiske in the ABC Family drama series “Beautiful People”, starring for two seasons from 2005 to 2006. After proving his talent in the series, Jackson continued to work on other projects, playing Connor in the 2006 horror-thriller film “Pray For Morning”, and then featuring as Robbie in the 2007 prison comedy film “Big Stan”, directed by Rob Schneider.

Rise to Fame

Jackson Rathbone gained enormous popularity after booking the role of Jasper Hale in the romantic fantasy film “Twilight” in 2008. It was the first installment of “The Twilight Saga” film series, based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same title, that follows a romantic relationship between a teenage girl, portrayed by Kristen Stewart, and a vampire portrayed by Robert Pattinson.

The film was a huge box office success, grossing over $400 million worldwide against the budget of $37 million. He later reprised the role in its sequels, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (2009), “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (2010), “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” (2011), and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” (2012).

Continued Success

Concurrently, in 2009 Jackson starred in the role of Jeremy in the “Donnie Drako” sequel, entitled “S. Drako”, directed by Chris Fisher, and featured as Stephen Grace in the horror-thriller film “Dread”. It was followed by his appearances as Sokka in the action-adventure fantasy film “The Last Airbender”, based on the Nickelodeon animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, and Russ in the independent drama film “Girlfriend”, both in 2010.

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He then booked the role of Nick Green alongside Aimee Teegarden in the comedy web series “Aim High” (2011-2013), for which he was also the executive producer. It premiered on Facebook, and represents the first-ever “social series”. Jackson also portrayed Justin in the 2012 family film “Cowgirls ‘n Angels” and starred as Bobby Kelly in the 2013 drama film “Live At The Foxes Den”. In the next year, he played Jacob in the horror-thriller film “City Of Dead Men”, directed by Kirk Sullivan.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2015, Jackson Rathbone landed the role of Neil Lang in the fantasy mystery film “Pali Road”, next to Sung Kang and Michelle Chen, and was then cast as Jared Peters in the MTV teen drama series “Finding Carter”, created by Emily Silver.

In the following year, he played Kyle in the drama film “Tokal”, which was followed by his portrayals of Thomas McCord in the Western film “Justice”, and Doc in the independent drama film “The Hammer”, both in 2017. During the same year, he was also selected to play Giorgio in the TNT action-drama series “The Last Ship”, which is based on William Brinkley’s novel of the same title.

In 2018, he co-produced and had the part of Rallah in the Biblical drama film “Samson”, opposite Billy Zane, after which he played Donovan Taylor in the comedy-drama film “The Wall Of Mexico”, and Brad in the horror-thriller film “Do Not Reply”, both in 2019.

Most recently, he featured as Jimmy in the drama film “Dreaming Grand Avenue” and Eddie Conway in the romantic film “Until We Meet Again”, both in 2020.

Regarding his upcoming projects, it’s announced that he will portray Wes in “Mixtape” and Gene in the “Zero Road”, both of which are currently under post-production.

Music Career

Apart from being an actor, Jackson Rathbone is known for being a musician. From 2008 to 2012, he was the frontman of the funk rock band called 100 Monkeys, alongside his close friends. He also served occasionally as a guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and drummer, and can also play mandolin, harmonica, and trumpet.

They released three albums in 2009, entitled “Monster De Lux”, “Creative Control Live”, and “Grape”, followed by “Live And Kickin Part One” (2010) and “Liquid Zoo” (2011). ackson

J is also the owner of the record company Happy Jack Records. Additionally, he worked in the music department for such films as “Zombie Hamlet” and “Girlfriend”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jackson Rathbone has short light brown hair and green eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while his weight is around 161lbs (73kgs). His chest size is 38, waist size 31, biceps 13, and his shoe size is 10. He’s actually colorblind. He has a ketchup bottle tattoo, simply because he loves ketchup.

Personal Life

Jackson Rathbone is married to burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi; the couple tied the knot at a ceremony held in Malibu, California on 29 September 2013. They are the parents of three children – she gave birth to their first child, a son named Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, on 5 July 2012, they welcomed their second child, daughter Presley Bowie Rathbone, on 31 May 2016, while number three, a son named Felix Valleau Rathbone, was born on 31 December 2019.

Trivia

In his spare time, Jackson enjoys producing music, playing the guitar, and writing poetry.

He’s also known for his philanthropy, and is an honorary board member for the non-profit organization Little Kids Rock.

He once revealed that his favorite actors are Clint Eastwood, Christopher Walken, Robert Downey Jr., River Phoenix, and Katharine Hepburn.

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