1. Entertainment
Send to a Friend via Email

All About American Idol Judge Randy Jackson (Highlights From Randy's Bio)

By

All About American Idol Judge Randy Jackson (Highlights From Randy's Bio)

Photo of Randy Jackson.

courtesy of Fox

Name:

Randy Jackson

Date of Birth:

June 23, 1956

Place of Birth:

Baton Rouge, LA

Reality TV Gig:

Randy Jackson is a judge on American Idol.

From Randy Jackson's Resume:

  • Played bass on Journey's "Raised On Radio" CD in 1986.

  • Former VP of A&R at Columbia Records.

  • Former Senior V.P. of A&R at MCA Records.

  • Recorded, toured and performed with stars such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, *NSYNC, Madonna, Elton John.

  • Wrote the book "What's Up Dawg?: How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business."

Randy Jackson's Family Life:

  • Wife is Erika Rike.

  • Has two children.

  • Is the cousin of actor Samuel L. Jackson.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.