|This article is a stub. You can help by expanding it.|
|Born:||July 12, 1975|
|Occupation:||Actor and Singer|
|Years Active:||2002 - present|
Cheyenne Jackson (born July 12, 1975) is a 37-year-old American actor and singer who portrayed Dustin Goolsby on Glee. He has played many prominent roles in theater on and off Broadway.
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.
Cheyenne is an openly gay actor and a LGBT rights supporter. He is also is an ambassador of AmFar [American Foundations of A.I.D.S Research] and the national ambassador of The Hentrick-Martin Institute. He is married to Monte Lapka, a doctor.
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) 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 "Sargent Handsome". His first assignment (which he failed) 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.