Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: TV Personality, Musician
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Idol judge
Randy Jackson is a bassist, playing with such bands as Journey, *NSYNC, and Celine Dion. He was VP of A&R (artists and repertoire) for Columbia Records, and then held the same position at MCA Records for four years. But he is best known for being a judge on American Idol, sitting with fellow judges Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, and later Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
No relation to Samuel L. Jackson, despite misinformation to that effect. A different Randy Jackson is Michael Jackson's brother.
Father: Herman (d. 1994)
Wife: Elizabeth Jackson (div. 1990, one child)
Wife: Erika Riker (m. 1995, two children)
University: BA Music and Psychology, Southern University (1979)
Journey Bassist, 1986 (Raised on Radio album)
Obama for America
Shot by Tina Turner, he claims
Gastric Bypass Surgery 2003
Risk Factors: Obesity
American Idol Judge (2002-)
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (9-Jul-2011) [VOICE]
Soul Men (7-Nov-2008) · Narrator [VOICE]
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