Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne David Jackson is an American actor and singer who is mostly known for his extensive stage work. He has portrayed leading roles in a number of Broadway productions and appeared in films and TV shows as well.

Date of birth

He was born on July 12, 1975, in Spokane, Washington, USA.


Cheyenne Jackson is the third of four children of David and Sherri Jackson. His father named him after the popular 1950s Western series ‘Cheyenne’.

Early life
Jackson, along with his siblings, was taught singing by his mother. He was raised in Oldtown, Idaho but went back to Spokane as a teenager. In Seattle, Jackson had a job as an ad executive. Acting was something he did on the side. At some point during this period, he acquired his Equity card. According to him, the moment he found theatre and learned about Broadway, he knew what he wanted to do with his life.


Not yet known.

Love life

Cheyenne Jackson started a relationship with physicist Monte Lapka in 2000. The couple exchanged wedding vows on September 3, 2011, in New York City. They made the news of their impending divorce public in July 2013 and filed for it two months later in September.

Jackson revealed through his Instagram in October 2013 that he and actor Jason Landau were dating. In February 2014, their engagement was announced. On September 13, 2014, they tied the knot in Encino, California. The couple became parents of fraternal twins Evan and Willow on October 7, 2016.

Net worth

Not yet established.



After 9/11, Cheyenne Jackson moved to New York City to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor. In regional theatres, he has performed in plays like ‘West Side Story’, ‘The Most Happy Fella’, ‘Children of Eden’, ‘Hair’, ‘Carousel’, ‘Damn Yankees’, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’, and ‘Kismet’.

He had his Broadway debut as an understudy for both male leads in Marquis Theatre's production of the musical ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ in 2002.

In 2005, he received the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut for portraying Chad in the original production of the musical ‘All Shook Up’.

He is also a two-time Drama-Desk-Award and a two-time Drama-League-Award nominee. In 2019, he played Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in Hollywood Bowl’s production of ‘Into the Woods’.


After making his screen debut in the horror drama short ‘Curiosity’, he portrayed Mark Bingham, the American public relations executive who was among the passengers who tried to take back control of the plane from the terrorists during the September 11 attacks, in the 2006 film ‘United 93’.

His other film credits include ‘Hysteria’ (2010), ‘The Green’ (2011), ‘Price Check’ (2012), ‘Splitting Image’ (2017) and ‘Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate’ (2018).

Jackson had his first TV role (Sebastian Kinglare) in the 2008 telefilm ‘Family Practice’. He has since portrayed Dustin Goolsby in ‘Glee’ (2010-11), Danny Baker in ‘30 Rock’ (2009-12), Peter Burlow in ‘Full Circle’ (2013), Greg Parker in ‘American Woman’ (2018), and various characters in ‘American Horror Story’ (2015-18). He is set to star in the upcoming TV series ‘Stellar People’.


In the initial days of his career, Jackson served as the back-up singer for Vanessa Williams and Heather Headley. He has sung for at least three original Broadway cast albums: ‘All Shook Up’ (2005), ‘Xanadu’ (2007), and ‘Finian's Rainbow’ (2009).

He collaborated with Michael Feinstein on their album, ‘The Power of Two’ (2009), which is also his debut studio album.

In 2012, he put out his first single, ‘Drive’, from his album ‘I’m Blue, Skies’, along with the music video for the song. The album itself was released in 2013 through Shiny Boy Music LLC record label.

On June 3, 2016, he put out his most recent album, ‘Renaissance’, an expanded version of his solo concert ‘Music of the Mad Men Era’, through PS Classics record label.

As a concert artist, he has delivered two sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall: ‘The Power of Two’ in 2010 and ‘Music of the Mad Men Era’ in 2011. he is also a cabaret performer.

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Cheyenne Jackson
First Name Cheyenne
Surname Jackson
Born 12th July, 1975
Home City Spokane, Washington, United States
Current City