On Friday, The Goldbergs actor, 20-year old Jackson Odell, was unfortunately found dead in his home. He was only 20-years old and had an entire career in front of him. A yet undisclosed person found him unresponsive in his San Fernando Valley home. It seems that it was a sober living home and that there were no signs of foul play regarding his early and unexpected death. His most important acting credits included a recurring role in the popular sitcom The Goldbergs, as student Ari Caldwell.
Apart from this, Odell has also appeared in several episodes of the popular Nickelodeon comedy series iCarly, opposite Miranda Cosgrove and Jack Black. Moreover, the young actor had also appeared in a few episodes of the Emmy-winning series Modern Family, as the character Ted Durkas. His first cameo role here happened back in 2010, only to come back in another episode in 2012. As for big screen appearances, back in 2011, he starred in the movies Not Bummer Summer and Judy Moody. Recently, he created the soundtrack for the romantic movie called Forever My Girl.
Actor Jackson Odell, dead at 20
Apart from following an acting career, Odell was also a gifted singer-songwriter. Forever My Girl is about a country signer who decides to win back the girl he left at the altar a few years ago. It stars Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe. Odell also sang may other original songs and covers which he was posting on YouTube. One of his most viewed covers, with over 16,000 hits, is after John Mayer’s Dreaming with a Broken Heart.
Back in January, he offered one of his final interviews before his unexpected passing. He was on the red carpet at this movie’s premiere. He said that he had an amazing experience working for the soundtrack for this movie. Also, that he always writes based on truth.
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