Joel Jackson is an extremely versatile and talented MC, actor and singer.
Western Australian of the Year Awards, Performer and MC, 2019, 2018, 2017
Telethon Western Australa, Live Television Event, Performer 2019, 2020
Jeans for Genes, National Fundraising Gala, Performer 2019, 2018
Inaugural Red Cape Ball, Zero2Hero, MC and Performer 2019
Starry Night, Fundraising Gala, Performer 2019
The Advertiser Foundation’s Mother’s Day Luncheon, Performer 2019
Sydney Swans, Ladies Day Function, Performer and MC 2019, 2018
Soldier On, National Fundraising Gala, MC and Performer 2018
Hawaiian Telethon VIP Weekend, MC and Performer, 2018
Celebrated for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Peter Allen in the AACTA Award winning miniseries Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Joel received the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama, the TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor and a nomination for Best Actor in the Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo Golden Nymph Awards.
Previously, Joel starred as Charles Bean in the award-winning World War I miniseries Deadline Gallipoli, airing to critical acclaim on Foxtel in 2015. Earning Joel a second AACTA Award nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama, and a TV Week Logie Award nomination for Best New Talent.
Making his feature film debut alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the Greg Mclean directed adventure/thriller, Jungle. Joel’s latest film, H is for Happiness was awarded the CinefestOZ Film Prize 2019, received the Generation Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2020 and came second in the Melbourne International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award 2019. Joel’s next feature, I Met A Girl, is currently in post production.
For TV Joel has starred in Channel 7’s 2019 smash hit, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries and in the International Emmy, Logie and AACTA Award winning SBS thriller, Safe Harbour, directed by Glendyn Ivin. Joel will appear in the new season of the critically acclaimed Mystery Road, directed by Wayne Blair and Warwick Thornton.
Joel’s theatre productions include Melbourne Theatre Company’s revival of the classic Born Yesterday by Garson Karnin, directed by Dean Bryant and most recently for Black Swan State Theatre Company in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by Clare Watson and Barracking for the Umpire by Andrea Gibbs, directed by Clare Watson.
Originally from North West Australia, Joel was recognised as the region’s Young Australian of the Year in 2010 and is a passionate ambassador to organisations Soldier On and the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.