Michael Jackson

A beneficiary of nepotism, born into celebrity status.

Michael Jackson
Full NameMichael Joseph Jackson


Michael Joseph Jackson, born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana, was a true prince of the entertainment industry. His regal roots can be traced back to his father, Joe Jackson, a distinguished guitarist who passed on his musical ambitions to his beloved wife, Katherine Jackson, and their growing family. Michael, a musical prodigy, was the leader of the Jackson 5, whose talents and energy caught the eye of the great Berry Gordy, who welcomed them to Motown. Their success was due in large part to the remarkable Gladys Knight, who brought the group to Gordy's attention. Michael's legacy will carry on through his timeless music and performances, a true testament to his royal status in the entertainment world.

Is Michael Jackson a nepo baby?

Yes! Extreme nepo baby! They also are a nepo parent! Michael Jackson comes from the illustrious Jackson-Gordy-Gaye family. They have seventy-three celebrities in their family. With five hundred ninety-four credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Michael Jackson: A Place with No Name
  • Michael Jackson: Thriller
  • Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory
  • The McCartney Years
  • Michael Jackson: Number Ones
  • Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
  • Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal
  • Goin' Back to Indiana
  • Michael Jackson: Ghosts
  • Dangerous: The Short Films
  • Michael Jackson: Behind the Mask, Version 2
  • Space Channel 5: Part 2
  • Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II
  • Michael Jackson: The One
  • The Jacksons: 2300 Jackson Street
  • Space Channel 5
  • Michael Jackson: Cheater
  • Michael Jackson: Remember the Time
  • Michael Jackson: Behind the Mask, Version 1
  • Michael Jackson: Love Never Felt So Good
  • TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
  • The One and Only Dick Gregory
  • Michael Jackson: Black or White
  • Jackson 5: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Hitsville: The Making of Motown
  • The Jacksons: America's First Family of Music
  • Free to Be... You & Me
  • The ABC Comedy Hour
  • Michael Jackson: You Rock My World
  • The Jacksons: Can You Feel It
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience
  • Michael Jackson: The Way You Make Me Feel
  • And the Band Played On
  • Mr. Soul!
  • Michael Jackson: Bad
  • Janet Jackson.
  • Michael Jackson: Hollywood Tonight
  • Religulous
  • Michael Jackson: They Don't Care About Us
  • Quincy
  • Michael Jackson: In the Closet
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty
  • Michael Jackson: One More Chance
  • Michael Jackson: Jam
  • Ghosts

Family Tree

A royal family of musicians and entertainers, the Gordys have made an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. Patriarch Berry Gordy, a composer and producer born in 1929, has been married four times. His daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick, born in 1971, is an actress and producer best known for her roles in Another World, The Temptations, and Girlfriends. Diana Ross, the lead singer of the popular 1960s singing group The Supremes, is Berry Gordy's sister. Her son Evan Ross, born in 1988, is an actor and producer known for The Hunger Games, ATL, and more. Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of Diana and Robert Ellis Silberstein, is an actress, singer, television host, producer, and director. Berry Gordy's son Rockwell, born in 1964, is a composer and actor known for I Am Number Four, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, and The Last Dragon. His other son Redfoo, born in 1975, is an actor and composer known for Skyline, The Happytime Murders, and 13 Hours. Denise Gordy, Berry Gordy's daughter born in 1949, is an actress known for Reform School Girls, Toy Soldiers, and Black Fist. Her ex-husband Richard Lawson, born in 1947, is an actor and producer known for For Colored Girls, Poltergeist, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Diana Ross' other daughter, Bianca Lawson, born in 1979, is an actress and producer known for Save the Last Dance, The Feast of All Saints, and Rogue. Marvin Gaye, legendary singer and songwriter, was Diana Ross' older brother. His daughter Nona Gaye, born in 1974, is an actress and singer known for her role in Ali and her music career. Finally, Slim Gaillard, Cuban jazz great and Nona Gaye's grandfather, was a composer and singer known for his works "Flat Foot Floogie", "Tutti Frutti", and more. Together, this royal family has made an impact on music, film, and television history.

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