Joshua Jackson Owes His Career To Jon Stewart

Published on Apr 13, 2018
'Children of a Lesser God' star Joshua Jackson might have stayed in school had he not been pulling all-nighters as a teenager to watch Jon Stewart.
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  • Ooh god he is never ever gettin older ! Such a handsome man.

  • I'm in love

  • *Happy 40th Birthday Joshua*

  • Is it just me, but I don't like either one of these guys. Never cared for Jackson, overrated, and Colbert is merely a Trump basher now, it's seems to be all he can do.

  • Stephen: "Manitoba." Me: *Throws arm in the air* "Woo" Also off the top of his head he threw that out? Impressive.

  • This one's for u Stephen 🖕😁

  • What career though?

  • aaah, pacey... he definitely was a better fit for joey than dawson 😁 #teampacey i wish my channel was about tv shows, so i could just talk about 90s shows all day, haha!

  • He has genital herpes.

  • don't know how to say this without sounding creepy, but Josh has * really * big, sexy hands :)

  • Pacey!! Still a BABE

  • Africans are the racial majority in the U.S. now because they irresponsibly breed like animals and we give them free food and free houses, which is why there are more African children available for adoption in the U.S. than any other race. The U.S. is basically Nigeria now, so China is much more powerful because they keep Africans out. The only way to save the U.S. is by requiring welfare recipients to be on birth control. Also, don't say that more white people are on welfare, because white people generate 90% of the revenue that funds the welfare system, not Africans. Do they have welfare in Nigeria????

  • I’ve been taking sign language in college for 4 years (actually taking my last class now) and he is signing really well. It’s really interesting to see the different “accents” different signers can have

  • Love his energy

  • Hey i just started twitch and I’d be glad if you could take a minute of your time to read my twitch panels to learn about me, please follow if you like what you read. Thank you 😃

  • Joshua Jackson ❤️

  • Best laugh ever 😍

  • Spazway

  • That woman was running an arts school and he went off to pursue his art and she threw him out because he wasn’t part of the school spirit?

  • Quack Quack Quack Quack

  • Awww my Pacey is aging...😕 The years are going by so fast 😔

  • Hlw brother

  • but mommy I like being a brainwashed TV robot

  • I never watched Dawson's Creek. But I've followed Josh's career since Cruel Intentions in '99. Very underrated actor.

  • Pacey!

  • Stephen Colbert as a f****** idiot not even funny

  • i think sign language should be a mandatory linguistic course in schools. but before that can happen, itll probably, first, have to be an elective in high school.

    • HippieMosquitoSquat At the high school I work at, ASL is a language that offered.

  • Reading through these comments, I see mention of Dawson's Creek, Mighty Ducks and, of course.... LOVE for PETER from FRINGE!!! (love that show) Joshua also did an episode in Showtime's "Years of Living Dangerously". It was called "Collapse of the Oceans" where he is not acting a part but is learning, meeting people and speaking from his heart. For anyone interested in seeing these clips: This man is just awesome!

    • Oops, before someone has to tell me, yes, I did miss The Affair. My bad, sorry!

  • Wow,, he's screwed

  • He looks like he could be Russell Crowe's son

  • They own their career to trump bashing ..once again trump created jobs even for these morons

  • Pacey is still killing it 😎👍🏼Still as hot as he was when he was on Dawson's Creek 😊❤

  • Awwwe Pacey!! 💖 He got old... But so did the rest of us ha! He's still got it! 🔥

  • I am so in love with Pacey


  • Such an engaging interview!! 💗

  • I just love Joshua *swoon*

  • ok but i want a new season of The Affair.

  • Awe miss Joshua Jackson! He is a cutie n has great energy here!

  • Hilarious, smart, fast, charming, sincerely praises his costar rather than dwelling excessively on himself, then ends on a Yo Momma joke. What's his national anthem again? The first two words of that.

  • 5:46 when he continues in sign language :')

  • Mighty ducks and fringe :D

  • Make more Fringe seasons!

  • Impressive how subtly they cut away from his hands when he swore in sign. A+ censorship.

  • It's always nice to see Joshua Jackson. And what a wonderful role for him on Broadway! He seems very nervous though. He's usually a lot more relaxed.

    • nula1998 yeah I think for some reason Colbert had him on edge

  • He had gotten really old looking

  • Peter!!!!!!

  • He's still a true Canadian boy. Got to love Joshua!

  • Bean question active anyfkx since like American truck airline hardly.

  • Joshua Jackson seems like a really good dude. Then again, he IS Canadian.

  • I think I'm in love with him.

  • He's a charismatic and engaging guest, and Colbert sat back and gave him the space to tell his story. A rare good interview on late night?

  • @Stephen Colbert Why not interview Lauren Ridloff on your show? I can't remember the last time an up and coming Deaf actor has been on a late night show. #deaftalent

  • Haven't seen him in forever. Fringe was dope.

    • ch3burashka you need to watch him in The Affair

  • oh my gosh! I just love the excited expressive post first performance energy that is rolling off of Joshua Jackson! It infectious and make me want to go back in time to old high school plays and relive that same energy again. :) Great interview!

  • So many thirsty women in the comments. Ladies, please roll your tongues back up, it's unseemly

  • Gotta love Pacey Witter.

  • Quack quack quack mr ducksworth

  • He's the cutest! I really enjoyed their performances, and he's not kidding - Lauren Ridloff is wonderful. Deaf actors continue to amaze me, they are so expressive and emotive. And Joshua has his work cut off for him because he "speaks" for both of them during the play. Very impressive stuff. Go watch their BUILD series interview about their journey with the show and the show itself, so enlightening. (P.S. Peter Bishop

  • What a throughly nice bloke Joshua is 😍

  • He's 39?! Whatta baby face!

  • i love this guy!

  • Team Pacey!

  • Joshua Jackson! One of the "Mighty Ducks"!

  • Josh is an AMAZING actor

  • invitation frankly civil rkbyuhz forest energy pant whatever guy connection.

  • Bring back fringe!

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  • I loovvvvvveee Joshua Jackson

  • My life long crush on Joshua Jackson is still going strong!

  • Diane Kruger lost out

  • kids, sort out your priorities and stay in school❗

  • In this interview of Josh and Lauren you can see what lovely beautiful soul Lauren really is! Worth the view!

  • Still the biggest crush on him! Not only talented but also very eloquent 💖

  • I love Canada

  • It's really nice to see Josh this happy. For a while there he seemed like maybe he was going through some stuff. Nice to hear your laugh, buddy.

    • Jamie M Aww I agree. I'm wondering if the break up did him good. Sometimes leaving a long term relationship sad as it is can also be very freeing.

    • Jamie M aww, this is a nice comment

  • If X-files can come back fringe can to

  • Loved him on Fringe too.

  • Now I want to see the play- and I can't- damn you. Well, I guess I could but it would involve driving many hundreds of miles and having to take off work and blah, blah, blah... not going to happen.

  • Mexico, heeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

  • doo doo doo doodoo - she had two babies.....

  • Man, I crushed on Joshua Jackson through my childhood so hard. Even through the frosted tips he had in Urban Legend. I had no idea he was only 9 years older than me. Hey daddy, gimme a call.

    • uh. I suppose I'm content. Just missing Joshua Jackson.

    • I guess it depends on the family. I was always around older people when I was young, so I picked up on some of their vocab.

    • It's funny you say that because my mother is 62 so my vocabulary is influenced by people born in the 50's.

    • wow, you're a square.

    • 31 now actually.

  • Everyone has a twin, now I know who's Josh's twin is, Euron Greyjoy, commonly known as Pilou Asbaek.

    • I think that was the first whole Eurovision I'd sat through. That dance number around all those countries, I get a little bit emotional when I see it. Then he showed up on Game Of Thrones! and he's a bad bad man, very convincing.

    • Thankyou. I didn't think I was the only one.

    • I totally see it!

    • Pillow Ass-Beak looks very different from him. :3

  • Peter Bishop!! 😎 #Fringe

  • "Make him make the first move CONWAY" Any Mighty Ducks fans here!?

  • My crush from Fringe. He is adorable.

  • I never watched Dawson's Creek, but everything Joshua Jackson has done since that I've stumbled across he has been amazing in. Just a great actor. Put him in cool movies, please!

  • The Flying V

    • ArtDocHound Watching this interview, for some weird reason, makes me want to rewatch "Mighty Ducks".

  • Joshua Jackson? Clearly this George Clooney

  • I miss hearing *Previously on Fringe....* every Thursday 😭

  • Fringe!!!

  • And you switch camera so we can't even see him say it in sign language! You guys suck!😝😂

  • Great story about his co-star in the Broadway show

    • Kathy Kilpatrick Except he got it wrong. She's actually been acting for many years. She's super talented and this is her opportunity to make a household name for herself. She is a mother and teaches to pay the bills, but she's been an actor for many years.

  • I miss Fringe

  • fringe-gasm :D

  • Dam, he glowed up!!

  • Lauren Ridloff has been acting for years. She's very talented and this is a big break for her.

  • He’s still a babe!

  • Pacey Witter - Peter Bishop He played two of my tv heroes while growing up. ^^

  • He will always be Bishop to me

    • Not forgetting John Noble, these 2 are amazing!