Randall Darius Jackson was born on June 23, 1956, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.
* Record producer and musician Randy Jackson is notable mostly as a judge on the talent-search TV show 'American Idol.
* Singer and musician Randy Jackson came to fame as a member of the Jacksons, a hit R&B and pop group of the 1970s and '80s.
* His mother Julia was a homemaker, and his father Herman a plant foreman.
* In 1999, Randy Jackson found out that he has type 2 diabetes.