Date of Birth:
June 23, 1956
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States In a Relationship With:
Erika Riker Best Quotes:
“Every label thinks, when they sign someone, 'This is the perfect pedigree to sign. They're cute, they can sing, they can dance, et cetera.' And they say to the public, 'Here, this is what you're gonna like.' But you might say, 'No, I don't like that!' You'll probably say 'no' many more times than you'll say 'yes!'”
“I love people who break boundaries and always create something new and fresh.”
“If I'm paying money to come to see you, you shouldn't look like everybody else in the crowd.”
Randy Jackson (born Randall Darius Jackson in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 23, 1956) is an American bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and television personality. He has been a judge on American Idol for 12 seasons, and and he is also an executive producer for MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Randy began his career playing in bands, before having more success as a producer. He has won one Grammy, and he has produced music for many notable artists, including Mariah Carey, ‘N sync, Celine Dion and Madonna.
Best Known For:
Being a Judge on American Idol. (not to be confused with Randy Jackson of The Jackson 5)
Randy was married to Elizabeth Jackson, with whom he has one daughter named Taylor, but they divorced in 1990. He then married Erika Riker in 1995 and they have a daughter named Zoe and a son named Jordan. In 2003, Randy had a gastric band fitted and lost 114 pounds. He suffers from type 2 diabetes.