It’s the same intention he’s afforded all of his famous roles — Peter Bishop in Fringe
, Cole Lockhart in The Affair
, and even as a 14-year-old in his first acting gig as sweet-faced heartthrob Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks
. Now, Jackson, 43, has matured into a solid supporting actor (with memorable turns in Little Fires Everywhere
and When They See Us
) and as a leading man who can draw you into a story with just his voice (Jackson’s latest project is narrating the psychological thriller Oracle
) or find humanity in the most sinister men (he’s currently playing a sociopath with a god complex in Dr. Death).
His magnetic pull is as evident as it was when he was the guy you rooted for in a show named after another guy’s creek.