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Christopher Jackson

Christopher Neal Jackson (born September 30, 1975) is an American actor, singer, musician, and composer. He began his career in 1995 starring in the Off-Broadway musical Time and the Wind by composer Galt MacDermot when he was just 20 years old. He made his Broadway debut in 1997 as an ensemble member in the Original Broadway Cast of Disney's The Lion King. He remained with the show for several years, ultimately taking over the role of Simba. He went on to perform leading roles in several more Broadway musicals and plays, including After Midnight, Bronx Bombers, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Memphis. He drew critical acclaim in several projects with Lin-Manuel Miranda: originating the roles of Benny in In the Heights and George Washington in the smash hit Hamilton. For the latter role he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also collaborated with Miranda on the Disney film Moana in which he provides the singing voice of Chief Tui. His other film work includes secondary roles in After.Life and Tracers. Born : 30th-Sep-1975

Movie Credits

After Midnight

With music by Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields and more framed by the poems of Langston Hughes, this exhilarating song and dance extravaganza features 28 of the big band era’s most memorable songs and showcases the gorgeous glamour and sophisticated syncopation of the Harlem heartbeat after midnight.
Released : 10th-Jun-2021

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New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway

Who can resist Bernstein on Broadway? Toast the New Year and our Laureate Conductor’s 100th with West Side Story’s star-crossed lovers, On the Town’s fun-loving sailors, and Wonderful Town’s bright-eyed New Yorkers as portrayed by Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson, Cinderella’s Laura Osnes, and Next to Normal’s Aaron Tveit. Audience favorite Bramwell Tovey conducts.
Released : 3rd-Jan-2018

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Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway

It’s the hit musical that changed Broadway forever and brought the genius of Lin Manuel Miranda to the attention of legions of fans across the world. A story of how a group of mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history to create the biggest show in America…and are getting ready to conquer the world. Featuring interviews with Miranda, as well as the cast and crew of Hamilton.
Released : 9th-May-2017

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Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You

An intimate discussion about the groundbreaking musical that has become a global phenomenon featuring Hamilton's creator, its director, and cast members of the original Broadway production. A Harvard Historian also shares insight on the historical relevance and accuracy of the production.
Released : 10th-Jul-2020

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We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

This documentary follows the 15-year journey of the founding members of the improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme, as they reflect upon why this show remains such an important piece of their personal, creative, and professional history–from the basement of the Drama Bookshop in NYC to the Broadway stage.
Released : 28th-Jan-2020

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Sesame Street: 50 Years Of Sunny Days

For more than a half-century, Sesame Street has addressed and explained diversity, equity, and inclusion around the globe by using the universal tools of music, empathy and celebrity. Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days reflects upon the efforts that have earned the show respect and qualification around the globe. The special also chronicles the creation and introduction of a Black family of Sesame Street Muppets, Wes and Elijah Walker, a father-and-son duo who are at the heart of Sesame Workshop’s new racial justice initiative Coming Together.
Released : 26th-Apr-2021

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Hamilton

Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.
Released : 3rd-Jul-2020

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The Undefeated Presents: Hamilton In-Depth

Hamilton In-Depth is a roundtable discussion with Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Jasmine Cephas Jones and director Thomas Kail. Hosted by The Undefeated’s Kelley Carter, this special was done in promotion of Hamilton.
Released : 3rd-Jul-2020

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In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

Making it in New York City is tough. Few get the chance to live out their dreams, and the cast and crew of In the Heights know this all too well. This young, diverse group of relatively unknown artists and performers dreamed of making it on Broadway, but are well aware that a new original musical set outside a bodega in the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights is a highly risky proposition. It took eight years in all, but they succeeded beyond their wildest expectations, winning four Tony Awards along the way, including Best Musical and Best Score for a Musical. This documentary chronicles the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of In the Heights in the months leading up to its 2008 opening night.
Released : 27th-May-2009

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Moana

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Released : 23rd-Nov-2016

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Hamilton's America

This documentary delves deeper into the creation of the Hamilton musical, revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda's process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton's epic story into ground-breaking musical theater.
Released : 1st-Oct-2016

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25 Years of Rent: Measured in Love

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. On March 2, 2021, NYTW held its biggest fundraising event of the year, 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE. This virtual celebration of RENT and its impact on the collective cultural consciousness featured a selection of iconic songs by some of today’s most beloved recording and theatre artists, exclusive content uncovering how RENT came to life, and reflections on the driving force of Jonathan’s legacy in the American theatre.
Released : 2nd-Mar-2021

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After.Life

Following a terrible car crash, a woman awakes to find an enigmatic mortician preparing her for burial.
Released : 7th-Nov-2009

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Tracers

Wanted by the mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.
Released : 15th-Jan-2015

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In the Heights

The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.
Released : 10th-Jun-2021

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Vivo

A music-loving kinkajou named Vivo embarks on the journey of a lifetime to fulfill his destiny and deliver a love song for an old friend.
Released : 30th-Jul-2021

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tick, tick... BOOM!

On the cusp of his 30th birthday, Jonathon Larson, a promising young theater composer, navigates love, friendship, and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.
Released : 11th-Nov-2021

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TV Credits

Person of Interest

Farrow - John Reese, former CIA paramilitary operative, is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special training that Reese has had in Covert Operations and Finch's genius software inventing mind, the two are a perfect match for the job that they have to complete. With the help of surveillance equipment, they work "outside the law" and get the right criminal behind bars. 
Released : 22nd-Sep-2011

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White Collar

Nico - Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially captured Caffrey, finds and returns him to prison. This time, Caffrey proposes a deal with the FBI, as part of a work-release program. After some hesitation, Burke agrees, and thus begins this unconventional arrangement where Caffrey helps Burke apprehend white collar criminals.
Released : 23rd-Oct-2009

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Bull

Chunk Palmer - Dr. Jason Bull is the brilliant, brash, and charming founder of a hugely successful trial consulting firm.
Released : 20th-Sep-2016

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Live from Lincoln Center

Himself - Since premiering in 1976, the landmark series has sought to democratize the world of the performing arts by making Lincoln Center's historic concerts and events available for public broadcast across the country. And it continues to push the boundaries, both technical and creative, of what is possible in the realm of stage performance capture.
Released : 30th-Jan-1976

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When They See Us

Peter Rivera - Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Released : 31st-May-2019

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Tamron Hall

Self - Guest - Former news host and journalist Tamron Hall discusses all things topical and engages those she interviews in thorough meaningful and entertaining conversations.
Released : 9th-Sep-2019

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Drunk History

Himself - Historical reenactments from A-list talent as told by inebriated storytellers. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America’s great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable results.
Released : 9th-Jul-2013

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