Ian Jacklin is documentary filmmaker, actor and kickboxing champion. With three films produced and one world kickboxing title shot under his black belt, he’s a warrior who persists until the fight is won or the project is done. Jacklin, 44, is a graduate of the highly acclaimed method acting school, Joanne Baron Studio via Bill Esper Via Sandy Meinsner. His 10-year acting career in Hollywood included starring roles in Death Match and Expert Weapon as well as lead roles in several other action movies. His television credits include appearances on Days of Our Lives and the sitcom Just Shoot Me among many others.
His acting years coincided with his 10-year professional fighting career. In 1990, he was chosen to be the light heavyweight in the camp of heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis. A black belt in Kenpo karate, Jacklin went on to become the International Sport Karate Association’s and the World Kickboxing and Karate Association’s North American champion. He was ranked number two in the world by WKA in 1992.
During the last 10 years, his focus has been producing documentaries and music videos as owner of Co-dependent Pictures, Inc. His first film is a documentary about New York City’s Winter Music Festival. The second film, titled Small Town Bands, is on struggling musicians trying to make it out of their “one horse town.” Jacklin’s current film, icurecancer.com which won an award at “The Magic Lantern International Movie Festival” is about people who cured themselves of cancer after their doctors were unable to help them. Due to respect this warranted… part II is in the works.