|Born:||July 12, 1975|
|Occupation:||Actor and Singer|
Jackson was born in Idaho and was raised in Newport, WA and has two brothers, Chris and Jon, and one sister, Amber. Jackson's name came from the 1950's television Western, Cheyenne. He is an openly gay actor and a LGBT rights supporter. He is an ambassador of American Foundations of A.I.D.S Research (AmFar) and the national ambassador of The Hetrick-Martin Institute.
In Seattle, he worked as an ad executive at a magazine and did some theater on the side, earning his Equity card. "As soon as I found out what theater was, what Broadway was, I thought, Oh, that's what I'll do with my life. Just a matter of getting all the pieces in place." Inspired to rethink his career after both a death in his family and the September 11 attacks, he moved to New York.
Jackson had been in a relationship with Monte Lapka for almost thirteen years and almost married for two years, before they deicde to call it quits in August 2013. The marriage ended in divorce in September 2013.
He played 9/11 victim and hero Mark Bingham in the 2006 Academy Award-nominated film United 93, and has also made appearances and guest starred in multiple television shows, such as Ugly Betty, Lipstick Jungle, and Law & Order. He also has a recurring role on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.
However, he is best known for his roles on Broadway, where he originated roles in All Shook Up and Altar Boyz. He starred in Thoroughly Modern Millie as well as opening as lead in Xanadu in 2007, for which he earned various award nominations. He most recently appeared on the Great White Way as Woody in the 2009 revival of the musical Finian's Rainbow.
On Glee, Jackson portrayed Dustin Goolsby, the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline, and the main rival of the New Directions. Dustin already recruited Sunshine (Charice Pempengco) to Vocal Adrenaline, after a tip-off by Sue (Jane Lynch). Dustin returned in A Night of Neglect where he joined Sue's League of Doom as "Sergeant Handsome." His first assignment (which he failed to do) was to break-up Holly and Will. He later pulls Sunshine out of the benefit concert New Directions was holding, causing the amount of attendees to drastically drop (as Sunshine's Twitter followers were going to attend the benefit to see her). He was originally cast as Dakota Stanley in Acafellas, but had to pull out due to sickness. He was replaced by Whit Hertford. He also auditioned for the role of Will but didn't get it.
|2006||United 93||Mark Bingham|
|2008||Lipstick Jungle||Bryce||("Chapter Fifteen: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Prada")|
|Family Practice||Sebastian Kinglare||TV movie|
|2009||The Mentalist||Uniformed Police Officer||("A Dozen Red Roses" and uncredited)|
|Ugly Betty||Timothy D'Artagnan||("Sugar Daddy")|
|Life on Mars||Sebastian Grace||("Let All the Children Boogie")|
|30 Rock||Danny Baker||2009 - 2012 (12 episodes)|
|Law & Order||Jon Sorrentino||("Innocence")|
|It Takes a Village||Scott||TV movie|
|Glee||Dustin Goolsby||2010 - 2011 ("Audition," "A Night of Neglect," and "New York")|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Terry||("Car Periscope")|
|2012||Local Talent||Dr. Tim Brody|
|Mockingbird Lane||Steve||TV movie|
|2013||Full Circle||Peter Barlow||("Episode #1.10," "Episode #1.7," and "Episode #1.8")|
|Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks||Michael Minetti||post production|
|Behind the Candelabra||Billy Leatherwood|
|Onion News Empire||Cameron Grey||TV movie|
|2014||Beautiful Now||David||post production|
|Opening Night||Eli Faisel||post-production|
|Love Is Strange||Ted||filming; assumed to be released in 2014.|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Cheyenne Jackson Bio
- ↑ Broadway's 'It' Boy March 2009.
- ↑ Broadway's 'It' Boy
- ↑ Cheyenne Jackson on His Marriage: 'We Had a Good Long Run' August 2013.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Cheyenne Jackson Engaged! Glee Actor to Wed Entrepreneur Jason Landau
- ↑ Cheyenne Jackson Instagrams Photo Of Jason Landau, New Boyfriend
- ↑ Cheyenne Jackson Planning Summer Release of New Solo Album
- ↑ Cheyenne Jackson Talks Divorce, New Tattoo, Cory Monteith's Death And Joining AA