Jack Waggon: Gravitates toward the Western Genre as a Tribute to his Grandfather
ack was born in Newport Beach, California, in 1959; he grew up in Carson City, Nevada, but spent his summers in Southern California. In his youth, Jack traveled to many movie filming locations with his Grandfather, Wayne Cutlip, who was a Hollywood Wrangler and Horse Trainer during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.
Education: Jack earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston
Jack earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas. He went on to a career in Law Enforcement after earning a Law Degree from McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, California.
Jack now follows his passion for acting; he gravitates toward the Western genre as a tribute to his Grandfather; however, Jack is a continually evolving actor and brings a lifetime of experiences and skills to diverse characters in Film and Television.
In 2015, Jack was Co-Grand Marshal for the 77th Nevada Day Parade, which took place on October 31, in Carson City, Nevada. Nevada Day is an official State holiday commemorating Nevada’s admission to the Union in 1864. Former Grand Marshals of the Nevada Day Parade include actor Clark Gable in 1951 and Co-Grand Marshals, actors Lorne Greene and Michael Landon in 1964.
In 2014, Jack appeared in two episodes of “Virginia City, NV,” a local weekly ABC affiliate production (KOLO Ch.8, Reno), did Commercial and Voice-Over work for the Virginia City Wild Horse Festival, and was pictured in the April, 2014 edition of Sunset Magazine (p.66-67). In 2012, Jack co-founded the Nevada based Old West theater troupe “The Mayfield Gang” which performs at various special events and functions.
During the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Jack performed with the ensemble cast of the “Virginia City Outlaws” Wild West outdoor live theater show.
Jack gravitates toward the Western genre as a tribute to his Grandfather
The “Outlaws” perform several shows daily, from May to October, in Virginia City, Nevada.
Click to watch Jack Waggon talks about TV series, “BIG SKY”
Jack is married, a motorcycle rider and outdoorsman; he enjoys collecting firearms, hiking and camping.
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