Donald G. Jackson

Donald G. Jackson

Actor, Director


Donald G. Jackson is an American film and television director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work in the horror and exploitation genres.

Jackson was born in Santa Monica, California, and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a degree in Radio-TV-Film. After college, Jackson began his career as a sound technician and editor on various television shows and films, including The Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team.

In 1982, Jackson wrote and directed his first feature film, The Exterminator. The movie was a low-budget horror film that was released to critical acclaim and became a cult classic. Jackson followed this up with the cult classic horror-comedy, Psycho from Texas (1985).

In 1986, Jackson directed his most successful film, the family-oriented spoof, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. The movie became a surprise hit and launched Jackson's career. Following the success of Don't Tell Mom, Jackson directed the cult classic horror-comedy, Killer Workout (1987).

In the 1990s, Jackson began directing for television. He worked on shows such as Stargate SG-1, The X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also directed the horror-thriller, The Scarecrow (2000), which was released straight-to-video.

In addition to his work as a director, Jackson has also written and produced several films, including the sci-fi thriller, Invaders from Mars (1986), and the horror-comedy, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988).

Donald G. Jackson has been a mainstay in the horror and exploitation genres for over four decades. Throughout his career, he has consistently delivered entertaining and thought-provoking films that have become cult classics and are beloved by fans around the world.

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