Joe Jackson has suffered a stroke -- and is currently being treated at a hospital.A source close to the family tells TMZ, Michael Jackson's father suffered a "mini-stroke" last night. He was… READ MORE >
Born – July 26, 1928
Fountain Hill, Arkansas, U.S.
Patriarch, talent manager, horrible, horrible father.
Turned his children into musical superstars through hard work/relentless physical and emotional abuse.
Worked as a crane operator until he noticed his son Tito's talent on guitar. That's right -- we have Tito to thank for the Jackson 5.
Managed his sons' careers until they all left him, presumably for managers who didn't hit them with belts.
Plugged his new hip-hop recording project at the BET Awards tribute to Michael Jackson. It's what Michael would have wanted.
Released his own fragrances called "Tribute" and "Legend," which presumably smell like an old man's sad attempt to cash in on his dead son's fame.
Fun Fact: Jackson was played by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs in a TV movie. Remember him, he was Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington!
Joe Jackson FLASHED A HANDGUN to a room full of people at a recent event in Vegas ... and told the crowd it's just like an American Express card ... he doesn't leave home without it. The bizarre… READ MORE >
You would think Joe Jackson would be flattered when anyone wanted to take a picture of him ... but he flipped out when a Vegas tourist tried photographing him, and it almost landed the famous dad… READ MORE >
Joe Jackson has decided ... he's pulling the plug on his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray ... TMZ has learned. Joe just filed a request with the court, obtained by TMZ, asking… READ MORE >
Because no Jackson family drama is complete without Papa Joe ... Katherine's estranged husband has finally come to town ... and moments ago, he arrived to the family's famous home in Encino, CA.… READ MORE >
If you detect the odor of sour grapes ... mixed with the aroma of bitterness ... it's probably Joe Jackson ... who just CLOSED UP his perfume kiosk at a Vegas mall ... TMZ has learned. MJ's father… READ MORE >
83-year-old Joe Jackson threw on his best track jacket ... and goldest chain ... and hit the club scene in Vegas this weekend ... at 2 IN THE AFTERNOON. Michael Jackson's father was chillin' at… READ MORE >
Joe Jackson screwed up by filing a Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit against AEG ... a judge has just ruled.Joe filed his wrongful death lawsuit AFTER Katherine Jackson filed hers -- on her… READ MORE >