Jana Gale Hawkins : Facts About John M. Jackson's Wife

Jana Gale Hawkins happens to be the wife of actor John M. Jackson.  A number of people tend to confuse this Jana with the Jackson gospel singer who happens to have the same name. They are not the same people, not at all and they do not look alike, not in the slightest bit. This Jana is fair in complexion and the singer is dark.

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American actor John M. Jackson’s, like a select few celebrities in the USA married just once and still is happily wedded to his wife.

EARLY LIFE OF Jana Gale Hawkins AND John M. Jackson

Honestly, Jana does not have much about her, in fact she has no information about her past or present available to the public. 

Apparently, Jana Gale Hawkins’ personal and marital life is not out in the open and public because her husband rather chooses to be silent when it comes to sharing his personal life and the couple has made it a point to stay out of the public eye.

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Currently 72 years old, Jana Gale Hawkins’ husband John M. Jackson was born on the 1st of June, 1950 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the United States of America. The famous actor was born as John Maurice Jackson and is most popular for his role in the television series JAG – On a Call to Honor. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Interestingly, one would never have guessed but it seems John used to play American football. He used to play American football in high school, it was where he started, and then when he went to the university, he played there too. He went to University of Texas and played for their team, the Longhorns. Unfortunately, he was involved in an injury which halted his American football dream and so he had to forgo the hobby. Having had his dream crushed, after college, he returned to Austin to teach social studies at Lyndon B. Johnson High School.

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John is quite tall, scratch that he is really tall. He stands at a height of 1.88 m, that is 6 feet 2 inches. I guess it makes a lot of sense that he used to play football, his height supports it.

His weight is still unknown, he is fully American and is currently bald so determining his hair would be quite impossible.


Just as Jana Gale Hawkins’ personal information has not been made public, so has her career choice been kept hidden. In this 21st century with good but sometimes stalkerish paparazzi it really is amazing how celebrities manage to keep their lives private. It is something to give them credit for.

As said earlier, John attended The University of Texas at Austin, then after his injury, he became a social studies teacher.

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Later in life, in his late twenties, he began acting at a local theater. In the 1980’s, he then went to New York and then to Hollywood to further his acting career, playing minor roles in a few television and feature films. The most remembered role he portrayed was the recurring role of Daryl Elias in the US series Wise guy from 1987 to 1989. John also acted the role of Capt. West. He did that before he decided to join JAG, a television series.

In the television series JAG, John played the roles Rear Admiral Albert Jethro AJ Chegwidden, Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy, in eight seasons of series which started airing in 1995, and ran from 1995 to 2005. He played the FBI director, Sam Cullen, in six episodes of the series Bones and he also played the Ambassador to the Texas Embassy in the final episode of Jericho.

Recently, John has made appearances in some other television series like in Season 10 of Navy CIS and Season 8 of Navy CIS: LA, in the JAG series universe as “AJ Chegwidden”. 

Some other films he is remembered for are Perfect World and Glimmer Man. 


Jana Gale Hawkins is married to the American 72-year-old actor John M. Jackson. According to sources, the couple is still married. Jana and Jackson have two children together. They have been blessed with a girl and a boy named: Conor Jackson Sims, whom sources say is 40 years old and Katherine Jackson, whose age is still unknown.

Their son, Conor, plays major league baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I believe he either wants to realize his father’s halted dream of being in sports or the men in the family are just athletic. I’d choose to believe the latter. Jana Gale Hawkins and John M. Jackson have been married for 43 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in 1978 and got wedded on 13th October, 1979.

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