Randy Jackson

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TV Show Host
Date of Birth June 23, 1956
Place of Birth Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Age 64 years old
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Randy Jackson

Randall Darius Jackson is an American bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. Jackson began his career in the 1980s as a session musician playing bass guitar for an array of jazz, pop, rock, and R&B performers. He moved on to work in music production and as A&R at Columbia Records and MCA Records. Jackson is best known from his appearances as the longest-serving judge on American Idol and executive producer for MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. Jackson has won a Grammy Award as a producer. In May 2020, Jackson was rehired as bassist for Journey following their sudden split with legacy member Ross Valory. Jackson had previously filled the roll in the late 80s.

Birth name: Randall Darius Jackson
Born: June 23, 1956, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres: Rock, pop, R&B
Occupation(s): Bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, television personality
Instruments: Vocals, bass, keyboards
Years active: 1983–present
Labels: Columbia
Associated acts: Journey, Boston, Brooke White, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul
Website: randyjacksonnext.com, (archive.org 2012-03-27)
Twitter: Randy Jackson's Twitter profile
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IMDb: Randy Jackson's IMDb

About Randy Jackson

Television show host who became known as the supportive judge on American Idol and the executive producer of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew.

Before Fame

He was a musician in bands for Santana and Jerry Garcia.


He produced the entertaining dance craze show, ABDC, on MTV, and won a Grammy Award for his work as a producer.

Family Life

He divorced Elizabeth Jackson, with whom he had one daughter named Taylor, in 1990. In 1995, he married Erika Riker, with whom he had a daughter named Zoe and a son named Jordan.


He played bass for Madonna throughout her album Like a Prayer.

Information related to Randy Jackson

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  • American rhythm and blues bass guitarists
  • Southern University alumni
  • A&R people
  • American music managers
  • American jazz bass guitarists
  • American Idol participants
  • Singers from Louisiana
  • American rock bass guitarists
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Latest information about Randy Jackson updated on February 24, 2021.

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