Mel Jackson (born October 13, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois) is an African-American actor, producer, spoken word artist and R&B musician. He is known for his roles in Living Single (1997–98), Soul Food (1997), The Temptations (1998), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), and Abduction of Jesse Bookman (2008).
October 13, 1970|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Jackson made his first big screen appearance in the 1997 film Soul Food, and since has appeared in films such as Deliver Us From Eva, The Temptations, Uninvited Guest, Motives and Flip the Script. Later he landed a role on Living Single,[unreliable source?] where he played "Tripp" during the hit sitcom's final year. And he also played "Johnnie" on The Parkers in the final season's run.
In 2003, Jackson appeared with Deborah Cox in a stage play called Love on Lay-Away.
|1997||Soul Food||Simuel St.James|
|2000||Dancing in September||Malik|
|2003||Deliver Us From Eva||Tim|
|2004||Love on Layaway||Anthony|
|2005||Friends and Lovers||Richard|
|2005||Flip the Script||Bruce|
|2006||Where is Love Waiting||Darren|
|2007||Motives 2||Det. Morgan|
|2008||A Good Man Is Hard to Find||Jasper King|
|2008||The Abduction of Jesse Bookman||Jesse Bookman|
|2008||The Stuck Up Kids||Pennell|
|2012||The Marriage Chronicles||Dr.Tim|
|2012||If You Really Love Me|
|2012||To Love and to Cherish||Jay|
|2015||Civilian Life||Commander Jamison|
|1996||To Sir, with Love II||Tommy Rahwn||TV Movie|
|1996||The Parent 'Hood||Ahmad Zaire||Episode: "The Critic"|
|1997||NYPD Blue||Jermaine Brewer||Episode: "Bad Rap"|
|1997||George Wallace||Eddie||TV Movie|
|1997–98||Living Single||Ira Lee "Tripp" Williams III||13 episodes|
|1997–99||In the House||Graham Parks||6 episodes|
|1998||The Temptations||Norman Whitfield||TV Movie|
|1999||Vengeance Unlimited||Jay Jackson||Episode: "Confidence"|
|1999||The Jamie Foxx Show||Kenny||Episode: "Why Don't We Just Roll Reversal"|
|2000–01||DAG||Agent Morton||17 episodes|
|2000||Playing with Fire||TV Movie|
|2000||Little Richard||Robert Blackwell||TV Movie|
|2000||The Steve Harvey Show||Julian||Episode: "African- American Gigolo"|
|2002||For Your Love||Derrick||Episode: "The Affairs of the Heart"|
|2004||The Parkers||Johnnie||3 episodes|
|2004||The Division||Johnny||5 episodes|
|2005||Half & Half||Roland||Episode: "The Big Home is Where the Car Is Episode"|
|2005||Love, Inc.||Daniel||Episode: "Living Single"|
|2011||Reed Between the Lines||James||Episode: "Let's Talk About Boys in Tights"|
- Torriano, Berry & Venise T. "Historical dictionary of African American cinema" Volume 12. Scarecrow Press, 2007.
- Zwecker, Bill (November 14, 2000). "CTA's No. 151 bus takes Mel Jackson to stardom". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 37. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- "What Stars Did Before They Became Famous" – Jet Magazine October 26, 1998 – Pg 60
- "Living Single on TV.com", TV.com
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