Jeremy Jackson of 'Baywatch' Fame Has Lived a Tumultuous Life
Having achieved success so early in his life, Jeremy Jackson, who is best known for his role as Hobie Buchannon on the hit TV show "Baywatch," let his guard down - and down he went.
Jeremy landed a starring role on "Baywatch" at ten years old. He played David Hasselhoff's son. The actor grew into a fine young man in the action drama series about the lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California. He stayed on the show for nine years until 1999.
“I had the means to destroy myself: I had a lot of money, and I had a lot of people around me that weren’t really my friends but I thought they were..."
“The part of Hobie was very similar to me,” he once said. "[The] surfer kid with the single parent that was kind of mischievous and whatnot.”
Then came his downfall. He got addicted to marijuana, cocaine, and crystal meth while filming the series.
“I probably made over $2 to $3 million from Baywatch,” he said. “I had the means to destroy myself: I had a lot of money, and I had a lot of people around me that weren’t really my friends but I thought they were, and I totally got sucked into a downward spiral of a lifestyle.”
Jeremy added that he smokes pot each day and that he also used cocaine until it quit working like he couldn't get high off anymore.
At that point, the actor got into one trouble after another. In 2015, he landed in jail for stabbing a woman during a dispute over a car.
According to reports, Jeremy was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats. He was then released from jail on bond and headed straight to a rehabilitation center on the same day.
Jeremy was sentenced to 270 days in jail and five years probation as part of a plea bargain in 2017.
For the previous time he spent in custody, Jeremy only served 161 days because the judge reduced his jail term by 109 days.
Jeremy is now sober, and he even surprised fans and "Baywatch" co-stars when he appeared with a great new look at the premiere of the new "Baywatch" film, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron.