Randy Jackson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Apr, 2016
Facts of Randy Jackson
Date of Birth: 1956 , June-23
Age: 62 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Randy Jackson
Birth Name Randall Darius Jackson
Nick Name Randy
Father Joe Jackson
Mother Katherine Jackson
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Gary, Indiana
Ethnicity Black
Profession Singer
Working For The Sign
Net Worth $ 40 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Famous for Bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, television personality.
Married Yes
Married to Erika Riker (m. 1995), Elizabeth Jackson (m. ?–1990)
Children N/A
Divorce Yes
Education Southern University and A&M College
Music Group Journey (1985 – 1987), Breakfast Club, Methods of Mayhem, The Sign
Albums Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1
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Randy Jackson was born on June 23, 1956, as Randall Darius "Randy" Jackson. His birth place is Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Randy was born as the son of mother Julia Jackson and father Herman Jackson. His mother was a homemaker and his father was a plant foreman. Randy’s nationality is American. According to his ethnicity, he is an Afro-American. Randy’s star sing is Cancer.

Randy Jackson attended Southern University and A&M College for his education. In the starting of his career during  the 1980s, he played guitar in the three albums for Jean-Luc Ponty. He was also engaged with the rock band Taxxi. Randy was also associated with the rock group Journey as a session musician in 1986.

Randy worked with guitarist Steve Lukather in his on the first solo album and he also performed on several of Kenny G's albums. In 1991 album of Australian band Divinyls, he was the bass guitarist. On March 2008, he released his album Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1, which has a hit track Dance Like There's No Tomorrow sung by Paula Adbal.

In 2002, he appeared as the judge on the Fox Network reality television series American Idol, where he shared a judge chair with renowned artists like Simon Cowell, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and others. In the show, he was one of the famous judges and he was on the show until November 2014. Later he produced an American group dance competition and reality television show America's Best Dance Crew.

Randy Jackson is a talented actor and  his sexual orientation is straight. Randy’s current relational status is married and he has been married twice.

Randy Jackson had an affair with Elizabeth Jackson. His first marriage was with his girlfriend Elizabeth and had a divorce with his wife in 1990 after a huge misunderstanding. He has one daughter named Taylor with her spouse.  In 1995, Jackson was married for the second time with Erika Riker. Jackson has two children with his current wife, a 12-year-old son named Jordan and a 14-year-old daughter named Zoe. Randy currently lives with his wife and two children in Baton Rouge.

Randy lost 114 pounds of his weight by gastric bypass surgery. In February 2008, Randy stated that he had type 2 diabetes in a television commercial. Randy has a huge interest in Basketball and American football.

Randy Jackson has an average height of 5 feet and 8 inches with  a dark face and black hair. Randy has a huge net worth of 40 million dollars. Though he is paid a huge salary amount, he has not disclosed about it. Even at the age of 59 he has maintained his health with proper exercise and diet. Randy has huge fans following on his official Twitter and Instagram account. His fans also visit his official website to get detail information about him and his current work. 

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