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25 Days / Day 11 / Jonathan Jackson



Who: Jonathan Jackson, Lucky Spencer on General Hospital, spawn of soap supercouple Luke and Laura. Winner of three daytime Emmy’s while still a kid

Why: Well he’s lovely to look at, and he’s crazy talented, he should have been bigger than the soaps. He should have been Anakin Skywalker but probably it was a good thing for him that he wasn’t, being that those movies sucked

When: Mid-late 90’s, Spencer-Cassadine Shenanigans Pt. 2 . He really shone with the family angst and first love stuff

Level of Obsession: I used to tape General Hospital every day and then dub the S/C saga onto other tapes! It was that good! Of course now you can see the whole damn thing on YouTube and it is still one of my fave soap storylines ever

“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): His reactions and response to his TV father’s revelation that he’d raped his TV mother. His recent return to GH

My mom and I met Jonathan and his brother at a U2 concert in Boston in 2001. My mom froze and whispered “is that Lucky Spencer??” So I made my way up to him and dragged her with me and they both could not have been friendlier or more charming. His brother even blessed us! (they are good Christian boys after all.) We told him we’d stopped watching GH because he left, which was partially true (the other reason is I hate the mob shit.) He’s slipped right into LuckySpencerDom pretty seamlessly. He’s still talented, still a great crier, and still hollers at Luke like nobody’s business. I still wish he had been Anakin Skywalker though.

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

2 thoughts on “25 Days / Day 11 / Jonathan Jackson

  1. I totally ‘shipped JJ and the sublimely lovely Alexis Bleidel after Tuck Everlasting. Elizabeth who?

    • Hey Funderpants – Ha! I forgot about “Tuck Everlasting”. I really REALLY wanted him to be young Anakin Skywalker. But those turned out not-so-great so I guess better for him that he wasn’t. I saw him on the Daytime Emmy’s with his kids this summer and did a double take. How did little Lucky become a DAD??

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