October 25, 1998 – The Disney Channel Original Series The Famous Jett Jackson Premieres
“Hey, I’m just trying to live my life as a normal kid, but people still see me as the famous Jett Jackson.”
On October 25, 1998, the Disney Channel Original Series The Famous Jett Jackson premiered. The series was a joint production between Disney and the Canadian production company AAC Kids. The plot revolved around actor Jett Jackson who, although a talented and successful teen actor, misses his normal life in North Carolina. He goes back to live with his father while the production of his hit show Silverstone is relocated to his hometown, and has several adventures with his friends J.B. and Kayla. The show was well-received during its run, but was cancelled after 65 episodes, as was the standard for Disney programming during the 1990s and early 2000s. The series ended with a Disney Channel Original Film in 2001. It was created by Fracaswell Hyman, and starred Lee Thompson Young as Jett, Ryan Sommers Baum as J.B. Halliburton, Kerry Duff as Kayla West, Gordon Greene as Woodrick Jackson, Montrose Hagins as Miz Coretta, and Melanie Nicholls-King as Jules Jackson.