Monroe Jackson Rathbone V is an American actor and musician known for his role as Jasper Hale in The Twilight Saga series. Take a look below for 25 more fun and interesting facts about Jackson Rathbone.
1. Rathbone was born in Singapore, the son of American parents Randee Lynn and Monroe Jackson Rathbone IV.
2. He has three sisters, including ceramic artist Kelly Rathbone.
3. Rathbone is distantly related to Civil War general Stonewall Jackson and British actor Basil Rathbone.
4. His great-grandfather, Monroe Jackson Rathbone II, was the chairman of Standard Oil of New Jersey, which later became Exxon.
5. Because of his father’s job at Mobil Oil, Rathbone has lived in places ranging from Norway, Indonesia to Midland, Texas.
6. He attended Trinity School of Midland, a college preparatory school, and started out in local theater in Midland with the youth actors program “The Pickwick Players”, initially doing musical theater.
7. For his junior and senior years of high school, Rathbone attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, a private school for the arts in Michigan, where he majored in acting.
8. After graduation, he had planned to go to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, but went instead to Los Angeles to experiment with film acting.
9. Rathbone resides in Los Angeles and enjoys music, writing, singing and producing.
10. Rathbone and his then girlfriend, Sheila Hafsadi, had a son, Monroe Jackson Rathbone VI, on July 5, 2012.
11. Close friend and Twilight co-star Nikki Reed is the godmother.
12. He and Hafsadi married on September 29, 2013.
13. On May 31, 2016, he and Hafsadi welcomed their second child, a daughter named Presley Bowie Rathbone.
14. The couple are expecting a third child, a son, in late 2019.
15. On September 18, 2014, Rathbone was on board JetBlue Flight 1416 en route from Long Beach, California to Austin, Texas when its engine exploded.
16. The plane returned to Long Beach and made an emergency landing. There were four injuries, but all passengers survived.
17. Rathbone is an honorary board member for Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.S. public schools.
18. He has shown support for the organization in several ways, including donating a signed Twilight script for auction, visiting a Little Kids Rock classroom, and delivering instruments to students.
19. After being in Los Angeles for a short time, Rathbone was cast in Disney 411, where he interviewed up-and-coming personalities like Hilary Duff and the sister duo Aly & AJ.
20. He also had guest roles on The O.C. and Close to Home.
21. His film roles include work in Molding Clay, Pray for Morning, and Travis and Henry.
22. In 2005, he got the role of Nicholas Fiske in ABC Family’s original series Beautiful People.
23. In a 2008 interview, he stated it was his first leading role and was his most difficult role to fit into.
24. Rathbone also played a role in Criminal Minds as Adam and Amanda.
25. Rathbone has a production company, PatchMo Entertainment, and a record company, Happy Jack Records.