Bill Jackson Biography
Bill Jackson is an American television personality, cartoonist, and educator who was born in Unionville, Missouri as Bill Ray Jackson.
He is popularly known for hosting the children’s programs ‘Gigglesnort Hotel’ as well as ‘The BJ and Dirty Dragon Show’. He is a two-time Iris-award winner for the best locally produced children’s show in the United States.
Bill Jackson Age
Jackson is 85 years old as of 2020, he was born on 15 September 1935 in Unionville, Missouri. He celebrates his birthday on September 15 every year and his birth sign is Virgo.
Bill Jackson Height
Jackson stands at an average height. He appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Bill Jackson Education
Jackson graduated from the University of Missouri’s school of journalism with a degree in television production in 1975.
Bill Jackson Family
Jackson was born and raised by his parents in Unionville, Missouri. His father served with a traveling carnival. He said he was very influenced by both comic strips and comic books, with Li’l Abner and Donald Duck being his favorites.
Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Bill’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Bill Jackson Wife
Jackson is married to Jo. The couple resides in California. More information about his partner’s information will be updated as soon as the information is available.
Bill Jackson Net Worth
Jackson’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million dollars. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a television personality, cartoonist, and educator. Through his various sources of income, Jackson has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Bill Jackson Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Bill Jackson.
Bill Jackson Wiki
- Full Names: Bill Ray Jackson
- Popular As: Television personality
- Gender: Male
- Occupation / Profession: Television personality, cartoonist, and educator
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: White
- Religion: To be updated
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Bill Jackson Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 85 years old as of 2020
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Date of Birth: 15 September 1935
- Place of Birth: Unionville, Missouri.
- Birthday: September 15
Bill Jackson Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: To be updated
- Height / How Tall?: Average
- Weight: Moderate
- Eye Color: To be updated
- Hair Color: To be updated
- Shoe Size: To be updated
Bill Jackson Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): To be updated
- Mother: To be updated
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): To be updated
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Jo
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
- Children: Sons (Not known) Daughter(s) (Not known)
Bill Jackson Net Worth and Salary
- Net Worth: $1 million and $5 million dollars
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: Television personality, cartoonist, and educator
Bill Jackson House and Cars
- Place of living: US
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated
Bill Jackson Career
Jackson began his broadcasting job at KTVO in Ottumwa, Iowa, where he was a weatherman, copywriter as well as the station’s art director. After one serving at the station, Jackson joined the army and was assigned to Armed Forces Network in Hollywood. There, he created his first puppets. His earliest performance in children’s television was in the year 1960 when he hosted a program in Fort Wayne, Indiana, called the Popeye as well as the Little Rascals Club; this was broadcast for two years (Jackson).
The show was such a success that he moved on to Indianapolis for another three years (Jackson) with the Mickey Mouse Club on WLWI (now WTHR), later renamed The Bill Jackson Show, where he created his most enduring character, Dirty Dragon, based on a friend in Indianapolis. Jackson said, “Cartoon Town” was based on the small town he grew up in and some of his puppet characters were based on some of his Unionville neighbors, as well as that the character “Weird” was based on a Chicago friend. His work attracted the attention of WBBM-TV in Chicago, which gave him a program in the year 1965, known variously as Clown Alley (weekday version) or Here Comes Freckles (Sunday morning version).
Unfortunately, in spite of wide critical praise, the show drew poor ratings largely because it was broadcast early in the morning, and was canceled after two seasons. Jackson played the title character, Freckles the Clown; although many of the puppet characters continued to appear in later series, Jackson usually performed himself (or “B.J.”, as his puppet co-stars called him) throughout the remainder of his career.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bill Jackson
Who is Bill Jackson?
Jackson is an American television personality, cartoonist, and educator. He is popularly known for hosting the children’s programs ‘Gigglesnort Hotel’ as well as ‘The BJ and Dirty Dragon Show’. He is a two-time Iris-award winner for the best locally produced children’s show in the United States.
How old is Bill Jackson?
Jackson is an American national born on 15 September 1935 in Unionville, Missouri.
How tall is Bill Jackson?
Jackson stands at an average height, he has not shared his height with the public. His height will be listed once we have it from a credible source.
Is Jackson married?
Yes, Jackson is married to Jo. The couple resides in California.
How much is Bill Jackson worth?
Jackson has an approximate net worth of between $1 million and $5 million dollars. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.
Where does Jackson live?
Jackson is a resident of California, USA, we shall upload pictures of his house as soon as we have them.
Is Jackson dead or alive?
Jackson is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Jackson Now?
Jackson is a television personality, cartoonist, and educator who was born in Unionville, Missouri as Bill Ray Jackson.
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