Stonewall W. "Stoney" Jackson (born Alwyn Jackson on February 27, 1960) is an American actor. Jackson was born in Richmond, Virginia.
February 27, 1960
He was featured in numerous teen magazines in the 1970s and 1980s, including Right On, Teen Beat, and Tiger Beat. Jackson played a baseball player in the 1994 Disney film Angels in the Outfield. He portrayed high school basketball player Jesse Mitchell on the ensemble series The White Shadow, and Travis Fillmore on the sitcom 227. He played Black Jack Savage in the pilot episode of The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage. He also has made guest appearances on shows like Everybody Hates Chris.
Stoney Jackson was one of the more visible dancers in the iconic music video for Michael Jackson's "Beat It". He appeared in the video for Dan Hartman's "I Can Dream About You" as the lead vocalist of the fictional group "The Sorels" from the Walter Hill film Streets of Fire, in which he appeared. Hill would later cast Jackson again in Trespass and Wild Bill. In 1985, he co-starred in the short-lived crime series, "The Insiders," as James Mackey. In 1997, he appeared with Kyla Pratt in an episode of Walker Texas Ranger.
Jackson also appeared in the film CB4, with Chris Rock and Allen Payne, as Wacky Dee, a take-off on dance-oriented rappers like Freedom Williams and MC Hammer. He performed the song "Dance" in the film.
Stoney Jackson resides in the Orange County area of southern California. He has a family that consists of his wife and two children. He now works as an LA producer with Everlert.
Music video appearances
- Michael Jackson - "Beat It" (1983)
- Dan Hartman - "I Can Dream About You" (version 1) (1984)
- Penny Ford - "Change Your Wicked Ways" (1984)
- Company, Johnson Publishing (1985-07-29). Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. pp. 53–. Retrieved 21 September 2014.