You REALLY Don’t Know Jack
If you’re reading this site, you probably already know that I’m a passionate MS advocate and am living with relapsing-remitting MS — and yes, my parents are Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. However, there are a lot of things about me that I think people would be surprised to know. Growing up as a teenager on television sort of imprints an idea in peoples’ minds of who you are. They always remember you as being that person, and it’s hard for them to imagine me as anything other than a kid. Needless to say, none of us are who we were when we were fifteen! I’ve traveled the world several times over, crossed over into a completely different career path, gotten married, and had children since the show aired. I’ve done quite a bit of living and growing up.
As far as my personal hobbies go, I think people would be surprised to learn what I’m into. I always feel like people imagine that everyone in Hollywood and all celebrities live this glamorous life where we’re all into designer clothes, posh eateries, and nice cars. While that is true for some, it’s not true for all. Sure, I like a nice restaurant and a sweet car, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to rough it.
I really enjoy the outdoors. I like to go camping, hiking, rock climbing, and pretty much anything that involves getting dirty. Not every American knows this, but I had a show in England for several years called “Adrenaline Junkie.” I traveled the globe performing risky stunts and daring adventures. I had the time of my life! There was pretty much nothing I wouldn’t jump off. I did some serious rock-climbing in my early 20’s. I even climbed El-Cap in Yosemite.
Since having kids, the adventurous things I like to do now have a little less of a death-risk! I really enjoy surfing. I try to get out in the water once a week. I am also an avid shooter. I have been collecting and building guns my whole life, and I would say it’s my favorite hobby. I am a big supporter of the military and our troops. I’m also a reserve police officer in the state of Indiana. I have a great respect for law enforcement, and do what I can to help.
One of my favorite things to do in this life is play with my daughter. I never knew toddlers could be so funny. I’m generally the “fun” parent who sneaks ice cream and cookies to her when mom isn’t looking.
As far as my job goes, I’m a full-time reality TV producer. I’m also a documentary film-maker. I go to my job in an office, every day, like most people. I drive home in nasty traffic every single day, and come home to cooked dinners by my wife. So, mostly, I’m just a regular guy who’s done and continues to do some not-so-regular things. Most importantly, I try to make it a priority every day to live life to the fullest and enjoy the things I love to do. MS is definitely a part of my life — but it does not control my life.
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This online documentary series highlights Jack’s inspiring journey with relapsing-remitting MS — and how he doesn’t let it control his life!
Jack and others share personal reflections on life with RMS in the You Don’t Know Jack About MS® blog.
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