Randy Jackson: Who Is Michael Jackson’s Brother?

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson is a singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, and member of the Jackson family of entertainers. He was a member of his family band the Jacksons. Randy is also known as the brother of singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist Michael Jackson and singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer Janet Jackson. Randy’s brother Michael was known as the “King of Pop”. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He influenced artists across many music genres. He is widely known for his signature move, the moonwalk.

Randy Jackson: Bio Summary

NameRandy Jackson
Age 62 years old as of 2023
Date of birth October 29, 1961
Place of birth Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Famous as *brother of Michael Jackson
*member of the Jackson family
Nationality American
Parents Joe Jackson and Katherine Jackson
Spouse Eliza Shaffy
Children Stevanna Jackson, Genevieve Katherine Jackson, and Steven Randall Jackson, Jr.

How Old Is Randy Jackson?

Randy Jackson was born Steven Randall Jackson, on October 29, 1961, in Gary, Indiana, U.S. He is 62 years old as of 2023. He was nicknamed “Little Randy”. His father Joseph “Joe” Walter Jackson (July 26, 1928 – June 27, 2018) was an American talent manager and his mother Katherine Jackson (born Kattie B. Screws) is an author.

Randy Jackson is one of his parent’s 10 children. He is the ninth child but the youngest son of his parents. His family makes up the Jackson family. His father Joe Jackson is the patriarch of the Jackson family while his mother Katherine is the matriarch of the Jackson family. Randy has nine siblings including twins.

Randy’s siblings are Maureen Reillette “Rebbie” Jackson, Sigmund Esco “Jackie” Jackson, Toriano Adaryll “Tito” Jackson, Jermaine La Jaune Jackson, La Toya Yvonne Jackson, twins Marlon David Jackson and Brandon David Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson, and Janet Damita Jo Jackson.

Unfortunately, Randy Jackson grew up alongside eight siblings instead of nine. His brother Brandon David Jackson who was born on March 12, 1957, died on the same day. He died a few hours after birth. Brandon was the twin of Marlon Jackson. Randy has one half-sister Joh Vonnie Jackson from his father’s side. Randy grew up in a working-class African-American family.

Randy’s maternal grandparents were Martha (née Upshaw; December 14, 1907 – April 30, 1990) and Prince Albert Screws (October 16, 1907 – January 21, 1997). His paternal grandparents were Crystal Lee (née King; May 1907 – November 4, 1992) and Samuel Joseph Jackson (April 4, 1893 – October 31, 1993).

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Randy Jackson Is An Entertainer

Randy Jackson is a singer-songwriter, musician, and dancer. He was a member of his family band the Jacksons. He was very young at the time The Jackson 5, later the Jacksons was formed which is why he isn’t an original member of the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5 originally consisted of Randy’s brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael.

For the first time, Randy Jackson appeared live with his brothers in 1971 during a Christmas show the Jackson 5 held for blind children. Randy was involved in every Jackson 5 tour since 1972, mainly playing the congas and other instruments but he wasn’t officially a member of the family band. It was in 1975 that Randy officially joined the band, replacing his brother Jermaine.

The Jackson 5 then officially changed their name to the Jacksons. Randy Jackson was at the age of 16 at the time he co-wrote the Jacksons’ most successful single on Epic, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” with Michael. Randy plays instruments such as the bongos, congas, keyboard, piano, drums, bass, and guitar, among others.

Randy Jackson often performed alongside his sister Janet Jackson, and the duo won fame on Dinah Shore’s show. By the late 1970s, Randy was preparing his first solo album titled, “How Can I Be Sure?, which featured the first recording of his sister Janet, on a song titled “Love Song For Kids”.

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However, the album was not released because Randy was involved in an unexpected car crash and he was seriously injured. In June 1980, he appeared on the cover of the weekly African-American newsmagazine Jet. The cover headline read: “Randy Jackson Walks Again: Talks About His Future.” He worked with his brother Michael on his album Off the Wall.

Randy Jackson and his siblings joined USA For Africa to sing in “We Are The World”. He wasn’t included in the Jackson 5’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, only the five original members were inducted. The Jacksons disbanded and Randy became the founder of the group “Randy & The Gypsys”, which released one album.

Randy co-founded Total Multimedia Inc. In 1998, he opened up his record label, Modern Records. He is the co-partner with his sister, Janet Jackson, at her independent record label Rhythm Nation Records. He is the executive producer of The Jacksons: Can You Feel It and the executive producer of Janet Jackson.

Randy Jackson Is The Father Of 3

Randy Jackson has three children. He has two children with his ex-girlfriend Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza. Alejandra who Randy dated for several years, left him for his brother Jermaine Jackson. Randy and Alejandra’s children are Genevieve Jackson (b. December 3, 1989) and Steven Randall Jackson Jr. (b. October 3, 1992). Randy has a daughter Stevanna Jackson (b. June 17, 1990) with his ex-wife Eliza Shaffy.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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