Chris Jackson

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Christopher Neal Jackson is an American actor, singer, musician, and composer. He began his career in 1995 starring in the Off-Broadway musical Time and the Wind by composer Galt MacDermot when he was just 20 years old. He made his Broadway debut in 1997 as an ensemble member in the Original Broadway Cast of Disney's The Lion King. read more

Christopher Neal Jackson is an American actor, singer, musician, and composer. He began his career in 1995 starring in the Off-Broadway musical Time and the Wind by composer Galt MacDermot when he was just 20 years old. He made his Broadway debut in 1997 as an ensemble member in the Original Broadway Cast of Disney's The Lion King. He remained with the show for several years, ultimately taking over the role of Simba. He went on to perform leading roles in several more Broadway musicals and plays, including After Midnight, Bronx Bombers, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Memphis. He drew critical acclaim in several projects with Lin-Manuel Miranda: originating the roles of Benny in In the Heights and George Washington in the smash hit Hamilton. For the latter role he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also collaborated with Miranda on the Disney film Moana in which he provides the singing voice of Chief Tui. His other film work includes secondary roles in After.Life and Tracers.

Birth Name

Christopher Neal Jackson

Born

Tuesday, 30 September 1975

Actor Filmography

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme 2020
Hamilton George Washington 2020
Central Park Glorious Gary 2020
Some Good News Self - Special Guest 2020
Tamron Hall Self 2019
When They See Us Peter Rivera (credit only), Peter Rivera 2019
GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke Self (as Christopher Jackson) 2018
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Performer: In Memoriam 2017
Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway Himself (as Christopher Jackson) 2017
The 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Himself 2016
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Actor Filmography

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme 2020
Hamilton George Washington 2020
Central Park Glorious Gary 2020
Some Good News Self - Special Guest 2020
Tamron Hall Self 2019
When They See Us Peter Rivera (credit only), Peter Rivera 2019
GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke Self (as Christopher Jackson) 2018
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Performer: In Memoriam 2017
Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway Himself (as Christopher Jackson) 2017
The 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Himself 2016
Moana Chief Tui (singing voice) 2016
Bull Chunk Palmer (as Christopher Jackson), Chunk Palmer 2016
The Lion Guard Shujaa (voice) 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self (as Christopher Jackson) 2015
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Himself - Panelist 2015
Tracers Lonnie 2015
Celebrity Page Himself (as Christopher Jackson) 2013
The Broadway.com Show Himself 2013
King of the Nerds Himself - Contestant, Himself 2013
A Gifted Man Rafael Douglas 2011
Person of Interest Farrow 2011
Prime Suspect Rioter 2011
After.Life Neal (as Chris Jackson) 2010
White Collar Nico 2009
The Good Wife Michael Wood 2009
Nurse Jackie Trey 2009
Brainjacked Tristan 2009
Britney: For the Record Himself - Actor, 'In the Heights' (as Christopher Jackson) 2008
Fringe EMT #1 2008
Rachael Ray Himself 2006
Is Harry On The Boat? Graham 2002
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Self - Special Guest 2013
Oz Perry Loftus 1997
Great Performances Self (as Christopher Neal Jackson) 1972
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