Jeremy Jackson was born in Newport Beach, California. He has a younger sister, Taylor. Their mother Jolanna, raised
them as a single parent. Jeremy had a learning problem with a disorder called dyslexia, which greatly interferes
with reading and writing abilities, but it was caught very early and was quickly addressed. While in first grade, he wrote
letters and words backward. No one could understand what he wrote unless they held his documents up to a mirror. He worked
hard in summer school and was able to write normally. Like most people with dyslexia, he could learn and memorize quickly.
Reading and memorizing lines from his early Baywatch days had helped Jeremy further with the disorder.
Jeremy was one of those children who seemed to be born for show business. He loved attention, dressing up in different
getups and putting on little shows in front of his family and friends, doing impersonations of recording stars like Elvis
Presley and Michael Jackson (in his one-gloved glory days). Many of his mother's friends would tell her that
he was extremely talented and should submit his photo to a talent agent. Realizing that they were right and couldn't deny
her son's talent, she asked him if he wanted to be on television. Jeremy's answer was "yes." She was soon getting an
agent when he was six years old, Jeremy was sent out on auditions and landed his first commercial after his third try.
His first assignment at age 7 was a commercial for Mattel cars. He went on to do about 15 commercials.
He had a seven-episode run on the daytime soap Santa Barbara. His TV credits for guest appearances include Totally
Hidden Video, the 1997 KTLA Christmas Parade, and Thunder Alley. Film credits include
the feature Shout, with John Travolta and TV's The Balkin Trail with David Hasselhoff
and Sally Kirkland.
Jeremy was sent out to audition for Baywatch. He was against and beat
out many other little actors wanting the role of Hobie Buchannon. He had to audition more than once. After
Jeremy's third audition for the role, David Hasselhoff pointed him out as "this is the Kid" he wanted. He seemed
quite suited for the role. He was 10 years old when he started on the show during Baywatch's second season/1991-1992. Joining
the cast, Jeremy did not have to attend regular school since the fourth grade. He had a private tutor and did his schoolwork
there on the beach. He did surfing for gym class.
Jeremy was popular in Europe as well as in the United States. As a child, he was
a recording artist since 12. He had toured Europe, where he had played for sold out crowds across the continent. He had
opened for David Hasselhoff's concerts in four major cities.
In 2003 Jeremy has appeared in the Baywatch reunion TV movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding/FOX
The young actor met Hayley Evetts through her friends while she was in Hollywood doing a promotion for the talent
show, American Idol. She fell for him immediately and it wasn't long before the two started dating. The couple was inseparable
for six weeks and finally stepped out for the first time together in public when they attended after-Oscar parties. The
two did not want to live apart, so Jeremy agreed to stay at Hayley's home in Chiswick when she returned from filming
His most recent project is horror flick Ring of Darkness.