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Joshua Jackson on 'Mighty Ducks' sequel: 'I feel like a fourth film should happen'

Joshua Jackson on 'Mighty Ducks' sequel: 'I feel like a fourth film should happen'

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) --The "Mighty Ducks" cast recently reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "D2: The Mighty Ducks," and discussed the potential for a fourth movie.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Showtime orders series 'The Affair,' 'Happyish'

Showtime orders series 'The Affair,' 'Happyish'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Showtime says it has ordered two new 10-episode series -- the 1-hour drama "The Affair" and the half-hour comedy "Happyish."
Joshua Jackson to star in 'The Affair' for Showtime

Joshua Jackson to star in 'The Affair' for Showtime

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Showtime says it has cast film and television star Joshua Jackson in its New York-set drama pilot "The Affair."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 11, 2013
By United Press International

Taping halted on 'Fringe' final season

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Production on the fifth and final season of "Fringe" has been delayed while cast member John Noble is treated for a sleep disorder, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 11, 2012.
By United Press International
Fox orders fifth, final season of 'Fringe'

Fox orders fifth, final season of 'Fringe'

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Fox has renewed "Fringe," the science-fiction series starring Joshua Jackson, for a fifth and final season, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Fox renews sci-fi drama 'Fringe'

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- A FOX TV publicist has confirmed the renewal of the U.S. network's science fiction drama, "Fringe."
Full season of 'Fringe' picked up

Full season of 'Fringe' picked up

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Fox says it has ordered a full season of its new U.S. paranormal crime series "Fringe."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2008
By United Press International

'Horton' hangs on to No. 1

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- The animated movie "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" remained No. 1 in U.S. theaters this weekend, fending off a clutch of new offerings.

One dead and two wounded in party shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Homicide detectives are searching for suspects in the shooting death of a 12-year-old attending a birthday party in Charlotte, N.C., during the weekend.

Joshua Jackson signs on for 'Fringe' role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Joshua Jackson is the latest star to sign up for a role in the pilot for J.J. Abrams' new TV series, "Fringe."

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UPI almanac for Monday, June 11, 2007.
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Joshua Jackson arrives on the red carpet for the North American premiere of "Bobby" at Roy Thomson Hall during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian-American actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 32 film roles. He is best known for playing Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series, Pacey Witter in the television series Dawson's Creek and Peter Bishop in the television series Fringe.

Joshua Carter Jackson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Fiona Jackson, a casting director, and John Carter. Jackson's father is from Texas and his mother is a native of Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland, having emigrated to North America in the late 1960s. He was raised Catholic. He has a sister, Aisleagh, and two half-brothers, Lyman and Jonathan Carter from his father's first marriage. Jackson grew up in California until the age of 8. Not long after his sister was born in California, his parents divorced and Jackson, his mother and sister then moved to Seattle, where he attended Einstein Middle School in Shoreline, Washington. Shortly thereafter, he moved back to Vancouver with his mother and younger sister. He attended Ideal Mini School and later switched to Kitsilano Secondary School. In an interview with The New York Times, Jackson said he was kicked out of high school once because of The Jon Stewart Show: " played, at least where I grew up, at 1:30 in the morning, so I would stay up at night to watch Jon Stewart, but then I'd be too tired—or too lazy—to go to school in the morning. So I'd just take the first couple of classes off, 'cause I wanted to be fresh when I got there." He claims that the first time was because of "attitude" problems and that he "wasn't in the school spirit".

Soon after he took up acting, Jackson landed the role of Charlie (#96) in The Mighty Ducks series, a part for which Jake Gyllenhaal was also considered (years later both would also be amongst a small group of actors considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins, which eventually went to Christian Bale). Jackson went on to appear as Pacey Witter on Dawson's Creek, which ran on the WB network from 1998–2003, and also starred James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and Katie Holmes. While the show was on hiatus, he appeared in several movies including The Skulls, The Safety of Objects, The Laramie Project and a short cameo in the remake of Ocean's Eleven where he appears as himself in a poker scene with Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Holly Marie Combs, among others. In 2000, he also guest-starred in Season 12 of The Simpsons, voicing the character of Jesse Grass, a "hunky environmentalist" and love interest for Lisa Simpson in the episode "Lisa the Tree Hugger".

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