Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson
Out there entertainer & larrikin
Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson, has a personality that’s larger than life and a presence that is absolutely unforgettable.
An ‘out there’ entertainer, auctioneer and MC, Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson will have your audience in stitches as he recounts stories from his AFL career as well as his experiences as a heavyweight boxer, actor and singer.
An Aussie Rules fanatic, Mark “Jacko” Jackson played his own unique style of footy for AFL Clubs Richmond, Melbourne, St Kilda and Geelong. He gained his fame on the field for tricks including performing a handstand in front of the Hawks full back, Kevin Moore and twirling the ball on his fingers like a basketball. These days he is the official Aussie Rules football ambassador to the North.
Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson has appeared in television commercials for Nutrigrain and Energiser. He is the spokesperson for Energiser Batteries in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. He is also the spokesperson for Energiser Sports Drink, CFA smoke detectors, Jenny Craig and Queensland’ Health Department’s youth anti-smoking campaign.
Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson worked on an anti-drugs campaign in the United States and headed Western Australia’s Keep Australia Beautiful campaign.
Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson is a high energy panel member on Network Nine’s The Footy Show, and he’s also appeared as a guest reporter on A Current Affair (Network Nine) with Mike Willisee. In addition, Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson was a guest television reporter on The Ernie Sigley Show.
A keen actor, Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson co-starred in the Australian movie Trojan Warrior and with Christopher Atkins in the feature film Signal One. He also co-starred in the U.S. television series The Highwayman.
Jacko furthered his cultural pursuits by recording the hit single I am an individual a combination of rap-like lyrics, Australian comedy and larrikinism that became a number one hit on the Australian singles chart. His book Jacko – Dumb Like A Fox remained on the best seller list for six weeks.
With over 1,500 personal appearances in front of corporate and club audiences behind him, Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson knows how to deliver high energy entertainment!