Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Performing Arts - Theatre
School of Performing Arts
School of Motion Picture Arts
604.986.1911 ext. 3626
Bosa Building, room BC242
TV Production, British Columbia Institute of Technology.
"I'm not here to make you a star, I'm here to help you become an actor the other stuff will take care of itself."
Raised in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Jackson Davies became a household name in Canada (and around the world) when he starred for 16 years and 210 episodes as Constable John Constable in the longest-running Canadian broadcasting TV series, The Beachcombers. He also starred in a four part spinoff series based on his character from The Beachcombers.
Davies has also acted in over 160 stage shows in most of the major theatres across Canada, including The Arts Club, Citadel, Stage West, Neptune, Centaur and The National Arts Centre. A few of his credits include starring in productions of The Producers, Dinner with Friends, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Of Mice and Men, The Wild Guys, Foursome, Tribute and Same Time Next Year.
Davies has appeared in well over 300 TV shows, including Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, X-Files and has enjoyed continuing roles in Sesame Street, Street Justice, Bordertown and MacGyver. He also wrote and starred in 60 sketch comedy episodes for the CBC, and has been featured in 30 made for TV movies and feature films. These include Vonnegut Theatre, I Still Dream of Jeannie, Christmas Pageant, Stakeout, Bird on a Wire, Runaway, Hitchhiker, Stepfather and The Exxon Valdez Story.
From 2002 to 2004, Davies was back in uniform as Constable John Constable in The New Beachcombers movies for TV, which he also executive produced for the CBC.
In addition, Davies has appeared in, wrote, produced and directed over 200 television commercials and industrial films in Canada and the United States, winning numerous national and international awards. He was the co-chair for the successful capital campaigns for The Stanley Theatre and Performing Arts Lodge (PAL).
Jackson is the Vice President of the Union of BC Performers and was the past Vice Chair of The Arts Council of BC. He still manages to find time to play right wing for the Vancouver Canucks Alumni.
After becoming a professional actor two weeks before my high school graduation, I went on to have a rewarding career in the business. About 12 years ago, I was privileged to have the opportunity to teach some acting classes at Capilano University.
Presently I teach in the Acting for the Stage and Screen program, where students are instructed on not only how to act for the screen, but are taught about the business side of the industry. Just as important, they are shown how to take ownership by teaching the skills needed to create their own content.
In addition to my duties at Capilano University, I also mentor film students in the School of Motion Picture Arts, sharing with them some of the behind the camera skills I acquired during my 50 years in the industry.
Like other faculty in the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, I stay involved in the industry. I currently have a number of screen projects and an app for screen tourism under development.
Davies, J., Strange, M. Bruno and the Beach: The Beachcombers at 40. Harbour Publishing, 2012.
Best Video Award for Gord Bamford's Day Job, CMT Music Awards, 2010.
Honoured for valuable artistic contributions to the company and to the theatrical community, The Arts Club, 2009.
Award recipient for humanity, integrity and the encouragement of new talent, Sam Payne Award, 2007.
The Wild Guys, Best Feature Film Award, The World of Comedy International Film Festival, 2004.
The Wild Guys, Best Picture Award, The California Independent Film Festival, 2004.
Inductee, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and Starwalk, 1995.
Beat Actor Award for The Beachcombers, TV Week Viewer's Choice Award, 1986-89.
Honorary Sergeant, RCMP.