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Justin Jackerson




Justin is a Deaf actor and writer based in Los Angeles. He comes from a three-generation Deaf family, and American Sign Language is his first language. Acting has been Justin’s foremost passion, but he has also rediscovered his love for storytelling, especially when auditioning for Deaf roles written by non-Deaf writers. This realization prompted him to recognize the dire need for Deaf writers to create authentic Deaf characters and stories, and Justin has been exploring this passion by writing and performing his own work.

His acting credits include Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet" for Ophelia Jump Productions; leading roles in several music videos; the lead in "The Perfect Match," a short film directed by Chase Chambers; "Reverie," a short film for the Easterseals Disability Short Film Challenge, which he also co-wrote and co-directed; a part of the ensemble in the recent innovative multimedia theater production, "Not Another Deaf Story"; multiple memorable roles in "The Laramie Project" with Deaf Austin Theatre; and portraying Death in a Connecticut Deaf Theatre Production, "The Four Realms."



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