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Hugh Jackman

Born: 1968

Biography

Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor. Beginning in theatre and television, he landed his breakthrough role as Wolverine / Logan in the X-Men film series (2000–2017), a tenure that earned him the Guinness World Record for "longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero". Jackman has received a Grammy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards. During his career, Jackman has headlined films in various genres, including the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror Van Helsing (2004), the drama The Prestige (2006), the period romance Australia (2008), the epic musical Les Misérables (2012), the thriller Prisoners (2013), the musical The Greatest Showman (2017), the political drama The Front Runner (2018), and the crime thriller Bad Education (2019). For his role as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Jackman was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and for The Greatest Showman, he received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album. He also provided voice roles in the animated films Flushed Away (2006), Rise of the Guardians (2012), and Missing Link (2019). Jackman is also known for his early theatre roles in Oklahoma! in 1998 and Carousel in 2002. On Broadway, Jackman won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in The Boy from Oz. In 2021 he returned to the theatre as Harold Hill in the Broadway revival of The Music Man. A four-time host of the Tony Awards, he won an Emmy Award for hosting the 2005 ceremony. He also hosted the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. Jackman was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to performing arts and to the global community.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Resources

Movies

Scoop

Peter Lyman in Scoop

The Prestige

Robert Angier / Gerald Root in The Prestige

Kate & Leopold

Leopold 'Leo' Mountbatten, Duke of Albany in Kate & Leopold

Flushed Away

Roddy (voice) in Flushed Away

Australia

The Drover in Australia

Van Helsing: The London Assignment

Gabriel Van Helsing (voice) in Van Helsing: The London Assignment

Van Helsing

Van Helsing in Van Helsing

Someone Like You...

Eddie Alden in Someone Like You...

Swordfish

Stanley Jobson in Swordfish

Oklahoma!

Curly McLain in Oklahoma!

Deception

Wyatt Bose in Deception

Happy Feet

Memphis (voice) in Happy Feet

X-Men

Logan / Wolverine in X-Men

X2

Logan / Wolverine in X2

X-Men: The Last Stand

Logan / Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand

Oh My God

Self in Oh My God

Real Steel

Charlie Kenton in Real Steel

Paperback Hero

Jack Willis in Paperback Hero

Rise of the Guardians

E. Aster Bunnymund (voice) in Rise of the Guardians

Les Misérables

Jean Valjean in Les Misérables

Stories of Lost Souls

Roger in Stories of Lost Souls

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Self in Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Arthur in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Movie 43

Davis (segment "The Catch") in Movie 43

Butter

Boyd Bolton in Butter

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Logan / Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Prisoners

Keller Dover in Prisoners

Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh

Curly McLain (Oklahoma) in Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh

Pan

Blackbeard in Pan

The Wolverine

Logan / Wolverine in The Wolverine

The Fountain

Tomás / Tom Creo / Tommy in The Fountain

Interstellar: Nolan's Odyssey

Self in Interstellar: Nolan's Odyssey

Chappie

Vincent Moore in Chappie

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Hugh Jackman (uncredited) in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

The Greatest Showman

P. T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman

Eddie the Eagle

Bronson Peary in Eddie the Eagle

Uncle Jonny

Uncle Russell in Uncle Jonny

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Hugh Jackman (voice) in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Dukale's Dream

Self in Dukale's Dream

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

Self in ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

Star Wars: Greatest Moments

Self in Star Wars: Greatest Moments

Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes

Wolverine (archive footage) in Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes

Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl

Self in Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl

X-Men: Apocalypse

Logan / Weapon X / Wolverine (uncredited) in X-Men: Apocalypse

Logan

Logan / Wolverine / X-24 in Logan

Erskineville Kings

Wace in Erskineville Kings

X-Men: First Class

Logan / Wolverine (uncredited) in X-Men: First Class

X-Men: Premieres Around the World

Self in X-Men: Premieres Around the World

X2 Global Webcast Highlights

Self in X2 Global Webcast Highlights

Weapon X Mutant Files

Self in Weapon X Mutant Files

The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin

Self in The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Logan / Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

The Front Runner

Gary Hart in The Front Runner

Six by Sondheim

Curly (archive footage) in Six by Sondheim

Missing Link

Sir Lionel Frost (voice) in Missing Link

The Rat Tamer

Kevin Jones in The Rat Tamer

Bad Education

Frank Tassone in Bad Education

Movie Musical Greats with Hugh Jackman

in Movie Musical Greats with Hugh Jackman

Les Misérables: The History of the World's Greatest Story

Self in Les Misérables: The History of the World's Greatest Story

Reminiscence

Nicolas 'Nick' Bannister in Reminiscence

The Good Spy

Robert Ames in The Good Spy

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

Self (archive footage) (uncredited) in Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

Inside The Fountain: Death and Rebirth

Himself in Inside The Fountain: Death and Rebirth

Wolverine Unleashed: The Complete Origins

Self in Wolverine Unleashed: The Complete Origins

X-Men: The Mutant Watch

Self - 'Logan / 'Wolverine' in X-Men: The Mutant Watch

Molly: The Real Thing

Self in Molly: The Real Thing

The Son

Peter Miller in The Son

Free Guy

Masked Player in Alley (voice) in Free Guy

On Broadway

Self in On Broadway

Being James Bond

Self (archive footage) in Being James Bond

WWE Survivor Series 2011

Hugh Jackman in WWE Survivor Series 2011

Deadpool & Wolverine

Logan / Wolverine in Deadpool & Wolverine

Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic!

Self (archive footage) in Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic!

Show Me the Magic

Self in Show Me the Magic

Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World

Self in Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World

Profile of a Serial Killer

Eric Ringer in Profile of a Serial Killer

The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan

Self in The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan

The Burning Season

Narrator (voice) in The Burning Season

The Death of Robin Hood

in The Death of Robin Hood

Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Movie

George Hardy in Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Movie

Making 'Logan'

Self in Making 'Logan'

AFI Life Achievement Award: Nicole Kidman

in AFI Life Achievement Award: Nicole Kidman

TV Shows

The Daily Show

Self - Guest in The Daily Show

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

The Oscars

Self in The Oscars

Inside the Actors Studio

Self in Inside the Actors Studio

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Self in The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Today

Self in Today

The View

Self in The View

Blue Heelers

Brady Jackson in Blue Heelers

Punk'd

Self in Punk'd

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Early Show

Self in The Early Show

Correlli

Kevin Jones in Correlli

An Aussie Goes Bolly

in An Aussie Goes Bolly

Good Day Live

Self in Good Day Live

Teen Choice Awards

Self in Teen Choice Awards

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

Wetten, dass..?

Self in Wetten, dass..?

Circus Halligalli

in Circus Halligalli

Rove

Self in Rove

The Reichen Show

Self in The Reichen Show

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Self in Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Bambi Awards

Self in Bambi Awards

Tony Awards

Self - Host in Tony Awards

Activate: The Global Citizen Movement

Self in Activate: The Global Citizen Movement

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Self in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

Halifax f.p.

Eric Ringer in Halifax f.p.

Viva Laughlin

Nicky Fontana in Viva Laughlin

Marvel's Storyboards

Self in Marvel's Storyboards

Conan

Self in Conan

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Self in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

60 Minutes

Self in 60 Minutes

WWE Raw

Himself in WWE Raw

Home Movie: The Princess Bride

Prince Humperdinck in Home Movie: The Princess Bride

Big Mouth

himself (voice) in Big Mouth

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

Projectorparishilton

in Projectorparishilton

Ink Master

Himself - Guest Judge in Ink Master

Human Resources

Dante (voice) in Human Resources

The Simpsons

Janitor (voice) in The Simpsons

Faraway Downs

Drover in Faraway Downs

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Graham Norton Show

Self - Guest in The Graham Norton Show

Koala Man

Big Greg (voice) in Koala Man

Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?

Self in Who's Talking to Chris Wallace?

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg

in Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg

The Jonathan Ross Show

Self in The Jonathan Ross Show

Saturday Night Live

Self - Cameo (uncredited) in Saturday Night Live

Tony Awards

Self - Performer in Tony Awards

Rick and Morty

Hugh Jackman (voice) in Rick and Morty

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Self in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Honest Trailers

Logan / Wolverine (archive footage) in Honest Trailers

The Man from Snowy River

Duncan Jones in The Man from Snowy River

Entertainment Tonight

Self in Entertainment Tonight

Chasing bloodlines and ghosts

Alex in Chasing bloodlines and ghosts

Welcome to Wrexham

Self in Welcome to Wrexham