Born and raised in Oakland, California, Clinton Jackson is the youngest of 3 and the only son. An imaginative child inclined to perform, Clinton stood empty handed at “Show & Tell”, told his jokes and officially claimed his identity as a stand-up comic at the age of 9.
He has appeared on many stand-up comedy television shows including his own stand up special "Comedy Central Presents- Clinton Jackson" and a guest appearance on “The Late Late Craig Ferguson” on CBS.
Clinton has been the opening act for such notable artists as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Chris Rock, and Steven Wright. ‘Clinton has recorded and released two full length comedy CDs “Nuff Said” AND “Do You See the Ducks Now”, both of which are regularly featured on Sirius Comedy Radio.
Following an acclaimed showing at HBO’s prestigious “Aspen Comedy Festival” Clinton was cast in a series regular role on the WB’s “Nick Freno" as affable science teacher “Mezz Crosby”. Guest appearances on family friendly networks The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon showcased Clinton’s trademark guy-next-door appeal. His most recent network television appearances include “Blunt Talk”, “Jane the Virgin”, “Young and Hungry” and “The Daily Show”.
With what one casting director called “a natural ability to connect”, Clinton was cast to star in numerous national commercials including Foot Locker, Century 21, JBL, JEEP, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Old Navy and Subway.
Stand-up remains Clinton Jackson’s first love and greatest passion.