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Cheyenne Jackson

Biography

Actor and vocalist who all starred in the Broadway musicals All Shook Up and Xanadu. His various other NY credits consist of Finian’s Rainbow, Thoroughly Contemporary Millie, and Damn Yankees. Ahead of learning to be a Broadway superstar, he proved helpful as an marketing professional. His film and tv credits include assignments in United 93, Glee, and 30 Rock and roll. He was wedded to Monte Lapka from 2011 to 2013. Then married fellow professional Jason Landau on Sept 13, 2014. He and Jason became parents to twins in 2017. He made an appearance with Sean Hayes within a 2008 creation of Damn Yankees.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cheyenne Jackson
Date Of Birth July 12, 1975
Place Of Birth Washington
Height 1.91 m
Profession Stage Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Jason Landau, Monte Lapka
Parents David Jackson, Sherri Jackson
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Movies United 93, Love Is Strange, Behind the Candelabra, Lola Versus, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Beautiful Now, Price Check, Opening Night, The One I Wrote For You, Mutual Friends, Hello Again, Mockingbird Lane, Bear with Us, Making the Boys, Day Out of Days, The Green, Hysteria, Dragula, Splitting Image
TV Shows American Horror Story, Family Practice, American Woman
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Worked in advertising at a magazine in Seattle until he was nearly age 27, but decided to pursue acting after the 9/11 attacks.
2Did not start acting until he was in his late twenties.
3Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor, for "Finian's Rainbow", Drama Desk [2010].
4Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor, for "Xanadu", Drama Desk. [2008]
5Won Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut in "All Shook Up". [2005]
6Nominated for outstanding performance by a lead actor, for "All Shook Up", Outer Critics Circle Award. [2005]
7Drama League Award nominations: "All Shook Up" (2005 - lead actor nominee), "Xanadu" (2008 - leading actor nominee).
8Dubbed by the NY Post as Broadway's sexiest man.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Woman2017TV Series post-productionGreg
Hello Again2017post-productionRobert
Splitting Image2017pre-productionMarcus
The Real O'Neals2017TV SeriesMr. Peters
American Horror Story2015-2016TV SeriesWill Drake Sidney James
Opening Night2016/IEli Faisel
Bear with Us2016Hudson
Day Out of Days2015Phil
A Beautiful Now2015David
Open2014TV MovieActor
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks2014Michael Minetti
The One I Wrote for You2014Ben Cantor
Lucky Stiff2014MC
Royal Pains2014TV SeriesSam
Dragula2014ShortMr. Newton
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014TV SeriesNebula1
Love Is Strange2014Ted
HR2014TV MovieTim Harcourt
Full Circle2013TV SeriesPeter Barlow
The Gay Christian Mingle2013Short
Mutual Friends2013Christoph
Behind the Candelabra2013TV MovieBilly Leatherwood
Onion News Empire2013TV MovieCameron Grey
30 Rock2009-2012TV SeriesDanny Baker
Mockingbird Lane2012TV MovieSteve
Before You2012ShortMan
Lola Versus2012Roger
Price Check2012Ernie
Local Talent2012TV SeriesDr. Tim Brody (2012)
Smile2011/IIIShortDoctor Steve
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesTerry
Glee2010-2011TV SeriesDustin Goolsby
The Green2011Daniel
It Takes a Village2010TV MovieScott
Hysteria2010/IScott
Photo Op2010ShortZig
Law & Order2010TV SeriesJon Sorrentino
The Mentalist2009TV SeriesUniformed Police Officer
Ugly Betty2009TV SeriesTimothy D'Artagnan
Life on Mars2009TV SeriesSebastian Grace
Lipstick Jungle2008TV SeriesBryce
Family Practice2008TV MovieSebastian Kinglare
United 932006Mark Bingham
Curiosity2005ShortLuke

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucky Stiff2014performer: "Monte Carlo"
30 RockTV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2009 - 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2010
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Visa Signature Tony Awards Season Celebration2009TV Special performer: "On Broadway"
Life on Mars2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV Special performer: "Don't Walk Away"
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007Documentary performer: "I Hope I Get It", "Lullaby of Broadway"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cheyenne Jackson: Drive2012Video short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before You2012Short producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 Rock2012TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Teens Wanna Know2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jackie Evancho: Awakening - Live in Concert2014TV MovieHimself
Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room2014TV MovieHimself
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Throwing Shade2013TV SeriesHimself
Smash2013TV SeriesHimself
From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts2012TV SpecialHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Show People with Paul Wontorek2012TV SeriesHimself
The Standbys2012DocumentaryHimself
One Night Stand2011/VIHimself
Guesting on Glee2011Video documentary shortHimself / Dustin Goolsby
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Through The Grape Vine2011TV SeriesHimself
Making the Boys2011DocumentaryHimself - Actor
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Rachel Zoe Project2010TV Series documentaryHimself
2010 New Now Next Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Advocate On-Air2010TV SeriesHimself
The Battery's Down2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2009TV MovieHimself
The View2007-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
New Now Next Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Visa Signature Tony Awards Season Celebration2009TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Top Chef2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Holiday in Bryant Park2008TV MovieHimself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2008 Tony Awards Preview Concert2008TV SpecialHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Today Television2006TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All My Children2005TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Broadway Under the Stars2005TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2004TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Standing Ovations 22004VideoHimself - Performer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016FilmQuest CthulhuFilmQuest, USBest Supporting ActorBear with Us (2016)
2016Best Ensemble CastOrlando Film FestivalBest Ensemble Cast in a Feature FilmBear with Us (2016)· Mark Jude Sullivan
· Christy Carlson Romano
· Alex McKenna
· Collin Smith
· Kevin Carolan
· Curtiss Cook
· Alice Ripley
· R.J. Lewis
· Lea DeLaria
2011FilmOut Festival AwardFilmOut San Diego, USBest Supporting ActorThe Green (2011)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Best ActorHill Country Film Festival, USBest ActorBear with Us (2016)
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Musical Theater Album· Alexandra Silber (Principal Soloist)
· Michael Tilson Thomas (Producer)
· Jack Vad (Producer)
· Leonard Bernstein (Composer)
· Stephen Sondheim (Lyricist)


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#Quote
1[on how to play a gay leading character] It's whatever serves the situation best. As for me, it's all about finding truth. Up until just recently [2010], I've never really played gay characters on television or Broadway or anything. If it's funny to me and it's real, I don't care if you're straight or gay or an alien or a dog. I want to make it real. Since I'm a gay man, I know what is honest and feels right.
2To be frank, I think I've missed out on big parts because I'm open. I've screen-tested on some really big projects, and you can't tell me that behind closed doors big execs aren't like, 'We have Dean Cain or this gay guy who played Elvis on Broadway.' I'm not that naive to think that that doesn't play into it.
3On the set of United 93 (2006) we spent so many hours bleeding, screaming, crying, praying, and trying to imagine every possibility of what these people were going through. It was an environment of deep dark places. But, at the end of the day the we could wash off our makeup and come out of those places.
4[on his role as amfAR ambassador]: There has to be action... It's not enough to just want change or wish change. I feel that if you have the means, if you are physically able to make a difference in someone else's life you have a moral responsibility to do so.
5[on which actress he most admires]: Jane Fonda is fiercely honest and open, and that's obvious from every performance she gives whether on film or the stage. She is a person who lives by her convictions and was willing to pay the price to pave the way for a whole generation of activists who came after her.


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