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About Jay Jackson
Jay Jackson is known to millions of fans around the world as the odd ball reporter, 'Perd Hapley' from NBC's beloved sitcom, 'Parks & Recreation'. He has appeared in numerous blockbuster movies and television shows, including Fast Five, Battleship, Scandal, Supergirl, Good Girls, and The Neighborhood, just to name a few.
Jay is also an award winning journalist who started his career at the Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper in San Diego. He went on to work more than 20 years as a television news reporter in San Diego and Los Angeles, ending his career at the CBS affiliate in LA. As a reporter, he has covered numerous historical events, including the 9-11 Attacks, The OJ Simpson Trial, the Northridge Earthquake and the deadly La Conchita landslide. His work has appeared on ABC News with Peter Jennings, CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey show.
Jay is also a veteran of the US Navy's Submarine Fleet. He served on the USS Pollack (SSN 603) and the USS Guardfish (SSN 612).
"I've been a huge fan of horror since I first read Donald Goines' novels. They're not the typical horror novel, but to anyone who live in the situations he created, it's definitely horror!"
Finally, Jay is a professional singer who has performed on bills with some of the biggest names in music, including Nancy Wilson, Barbara Morrison, Pancho Sanchez, Sheila E., Oleta Adams and Azar Lawrence! He currently performs around the greater Los Angeles area. His CD, 'Adult Entertainment', is sold exclusively from his website, JJacksonJazz.com.