Victoria Jackson is best known for her six seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, 1986-1992. She has appeared in many films such as Weird Al’s “UHF,” “Family Business” with Dustin Hoffman and Sean Connery, “Baby Boom” with Diane Keaton, “The Pick Up Artist” with Robert Downey Jr., etc.
Vicki was raised in a Bible-believing, piano-playing home with no T.V. Her father was a Baptist deacon, ex-vaudevillian and gymnastic coach so she competed in gymnastics from age 5-18, receiving a scholarship to Furman University where she discovered “drama.” After transferring to Auburn University, a Birmingham audition put her in summer stock where she met Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman) who promptly put her in his nightclub act and gave her a one way ticket to Hollywood. Vicki supported herself by typing at the American Cancer Society, waitressing at The Kipling Retirement Home, and being a cigarette girl at the Variety Arts Center where Johnny Carson’s talent scout saw her six minute stand up comedy act and put her on the Tonight Show where she appeared over 20 times.
In 1992 Vicki was reunited with her high school sweetheart Paul Wessel and left show business to raise a family in the suburbs of Miami where Paul was a Metro Dade Miami police helicopter pilot. She finished her B.A. in Film at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2007.
When Vicki’s husband retired in 2013, the couple moved to Nashville to be near their two daughters and grandchildren. Scarlet is a mother of 3 and a Christian blogger (scarlethiltibidal.com). Aubrey is a college senior majoring in Psychology. Vicki still performs stand up comedy and appears in an occasional film. She just finished 9 months of treatment for breast cancer and is working on a new reality show based on the last item to be checked on her bucket list; singing at the Grand Ol’ Opry. Her only obstacles are her age, cancer and her voice! But…”With God nothing is impossible.” Luke 1:37