The Famous Jett Jackson
The Famous Jett Jackson is a family drama about a child actor who stars in a show called Silverstone. Craving a normal life, he moves to his hometown in North Carolina, where he can work on the show and live life outside of the Hollywood bubble. The show within the show, Silverstone, is about a spy who works for Mission Omega Matrix in order to save the world from villains like Dr. Hypnoto and the Rat. Silverstone has no family, only his mentor, Nigel, and (eventually) his partner Hawk. In contrast, the young actor who plays Silverstone, Jett Jackson, lives with his father (who is the local sheriff) and his grandmother, Coretta. He keeps in touch with his actress mother by video link on his computer. Jett has a best friend, J.B., with whom he gets into scrapes.
The series is notable for being the first fictional original series created by Disney Channel. However, despite this precedent, it fell victim to Disney's 65 episode policy on June 22, 2001. The series was followed by a Disney Channel movie in which Jett finds himself trapped in Silverstone's world, and vice versa.
Many of the regular and recurring cast members from The Famous Jett Jackson have since appeared in another Canadian television series, Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, as stars, guest stars or in recurring roles.
|Lee Thompson Young||Jett Jackson||1||2||3|
|Ryan Sommers Baum||J.B. Halliburton||1||2||3|
|Kerry Duff||Kayla West||1||2||3|
|Gordon Greene||Wood Jackson||1||2||3|
|Montrose Hagins||Miz Coretta Jackson||1||2||3|
|Melanie Nicholls-King||Jules Jackson||1||2||3|
|Season One||October 25, 1998||March 14, 1999||13|
|Season Two||August 22, 1999||June 3, 2000||26|
|Season Three||June 17, 2000||June 22, 2001||26|
|Jett Jackson: The Movie||June 8, 2001|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series