Bull Star Chris Jackson Is Some Kind Of Wonderful

Whether he's winning the hearts of TV fans as Chunk Palmer, fashion consultant to the criminally accused on CBS's Bull, or singing and dancing his way through American history while making some of his own, Chris Jackson is a force. Get a taste of what makes him tick, and check out our own stylish photo shoot captured by celebrity photographer David Needleman.

Is there anything Bull's Chris Jackson can't do?

Is there anything Bull's Chris Jackson can't do?

Whether he's winning the hearts of TV fans as Chunk Palmer, fashion consultant to the criminally accused on CBS'Bull, or singing and dancing his way through American history while making some of his own, Chris Jackson is a force.

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Get a taste of what makes him tick and check this stylish Watch! photo shoot captured by celebrity photographer David Needleman for the January-February 2018 issue.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Life imitates art

Life imitates art

Like his TV alter-ego Chunk—an out-of-the-closet, former college football player turned fashion editor who is now going to law school—Jackson himself possesses a head-spinning plethora of talents and interests.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Tuxedo by J. Mueser. Tuxedo shirt by Joseph & Feiss from Men's Wearhouse. Bow tie by Maguire Steele. Studs and cuff links by Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors. Pocket square by Drake's. Watch by Omega from Aaron Faber. Hat by Worth & Worth. Ring by Vitaly.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Résumé extraordinaire

Résumé extraordinaire

Throughout his diverse career, Jackson has appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway shows, guested on TV shows from Gossip Girl to The Good Wife, written an award-winning Sesame Street song, recorded an album, and performed with the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Suit by Cardinal of Canada. Tie by The Tie Bar. Tie bar by Lanvin. Shirt by Billy Reid. Cuff links by DXL Men's Apparel. Bracelet by Miansai. Watch by Meistersinger from Aaron Faber. Signet ring by Vitaly. Socks by Hugo Boss. Shoes by Florsheim.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Song in his heart

Song in his heart

As a child, Jackson—who can't remember when music wasn't a part of his life—sang everywhere from the church choir to, when allowed, the family funeral home.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Styled by Christina Pacelli. Tuxedo by J. Mueser. Tuxedo shirt by Joseph & Feiss from Men's Wearhouse. Bow tie by Maguire Steele. Studs and cuff links by Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors. Pocket square by Drake’s. Watch by Omega from Aaron Faber. Hat by Worth & Worth. Ring by Vitaly.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Far away from home

Far away from home

Chris Jackson grew up in a close-knit community in Cairo, Illinois. "Wherever you went," he says, "you knew there was a pair of eyes on you."

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Dinner coat by Pronto Uomo from Men's Wearhouse. Trousers by J. Mueser. Tuxedo shirt by J.Crew. Bow tie by The Tie Bar. Watch by Piaget. Cuff links by Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors. Pocket square by Bloomingdale's.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Dream of a lifetime

Dream of a lifetime

Of all the roles he's played, that of George Washington in Broadway's Hamilton will always hold a standout place in his heart: "I think it's going to be something I spend the rest of my life looking back on as, 'Wow, that actually happened.'"

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Three-piece suit by Suitsupply. Shirt by Theory. Tie by The Tie Bar. Pocket squares by Joseph Abboud from Men's Wearhouse and The Tie Bar. Vintage glasses by Shuron from Caserta Eye. Bracelet by Miansai. Watch by Baume & Mercier from Aaron Faber.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Dedication personified

Dedication personified

Before his Hamilton run ended, Jackson pulled-off the Herculean feat of filming Bull in the mornings and performing onstage as George Washington at night.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Three-piece suit by Suitsupply. Shirt by Theory. Tie by The Tie Bar. Pocket squares by Joseph Abboud from Men's Wearhouse and The Tie Bar. Vintage glasses by Shuron from Caserta Eye. Bracelet by Miansai. Watch by Baume & Mercier from Aaron Faber.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Circling back

Circling back

Though he's mostly known as a theater guy, Jackson's start was on TV; in 1994 he played, as an extra, a homeless man on New York Undercover.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Suit by Cardinal of Canada. Tie by The Tie Bar. Tie bar by Lanvin. Shirt by Billy Reid. Cuff links by DXL Men's Apparel. Bracelet by Miansai. Watch by Meistersinger from Aaron Faber. Signet ring by Vitaly.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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No labels, please

No labels, please

Unlike his designer-bedecked Bull character, or occasional glam photo shoots, in everyday life Chris Jackson prefers casual pants, neutral t-shirts, and newsboy caps. "My intention," he says, "is not to project any particular thing."

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Dinner coat by Pronto Uomo from Men's Wearhouse. Trousers by J. Mueser. Tuxedo shirt by J.Crew. Bow tie by The Tie Bar.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Words to ponder

Words to ponder

"I like to think that I'm confident enough and comfortable enough to just be who I am. Love me or hate me, or anything in between, I'm just myself."— Chris Jackson

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Suit by Joseph Abboud from Men's Wearhouse. Jacket by J.Crew. Shirt by Theory. Tie by Kinross Cashmere. Pocket square by The Tie Bar. Watch by Zodiac from Aaron Faber. Hat by Worth & Worth.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Family man

Family man

Chris Jackson has been married for 14 years to actress-singer Veronica Vazquez-Jackson. They have two children, son C.J. and daughter Jadelyn.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Tuxedo by J. Mueser. Tuxedo shirt by Joseph & Feiss from Men's Wearhouse. Bow tie by Maguire Steele. Studs and cuff links by Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors. Pocket square by Drake's. Watch by Omega from Aaron Faber. Hat by Worth & Worth. Ring by Vitaly.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Self-conscious about his lack of a college degree, a fresh-to-New York Jackson embarked on a quest to educate himself, avidly studying the works of social activists like W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Suit by Cardinal of Canada. Tie by The Tie Bar. Tie bar by Lanvin. Shirt by Billy Reid. Cuff links by DXL Men's Apparel. Bracelet by Miansai. Watch by Meistersinger from Aaron Faber. Signet ring by Vitaly.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Getting smart

Getting smart

"I learned what an autodidact was, that learned men through time immemorial had taught themselves how to read, taught themselves how to do calculus. And then they learned how to chart the stars."— Chris Jackson  

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli. 

Three-piece suit by Suitsupply. Shirt by Theory. Tie by The Tie Bar. Pocket squares by Joseph Abboud from Men's Wearhouse and The Tie Bar. Vintage glasses by Shuron from Caserta Eye. Bracelet by Miansai. Watch by Baume & Mercier from Aaron Faber.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Getting smart

Getting smart

Famous for frequently leading the Hamilton cast in a pre-performance prayer, Jackson is known to friends and colleagues as an empathic go-to guy when life is getting them down.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Dinner coat by Pronto Uomo from Men's Wearhouse. Trousers by J. Mueser. Tuxedo shirt by J.Crew. Bow tie by The Tie Bar. Cuff links by Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors. Pocket square by Bloomingdale's.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Miranda muse

Miranda muse

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda actually wrote one of the play's most iconic songs, "One Last Time," specifically for Jackson, whom he befriended when the two worked together on an early version of Miranda's In the Heights.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Chris Jackson Puts A Song In Our Hearts

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Consciousness raised

Consciousness raised

"I began to see my place in history, to explore the great social movements, to understand the legacy that was a part of me, the struggle that shaped who I am." — Chris Jackson

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Christina Pacelli.

Tuxedo by J. Mueser. Tuxedo shirt by Joseph & Feiss from Men's Wearhouse. Bow tie by Maguire Steele. Studs and cuff links by Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors. Pocket square by Drake's. Watch by Omega from Aaron Faber. Hat by Worth & Worth. Ring by Vitaly.

Season 4 of Bull premieres Monday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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