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Randy Jackson

Randy JacksonAKA Randall Darius Jackson

Born: 23-Jun-1956
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA

Gender: Male
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)
Mother: Julia
Wife: Elizabeth Jackson (div. 1990, one child)
Wife: Erika Riker (m. 29-Dec-1995, filed for div. 2014, two daughters)
Daughter: Taylor
Daughter: Zoe

    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-)

    A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (9-Jul-2011) [VOICE]
    Soul Men (7-Nov-2008) · Narrator [VOICE]

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