Jackson Beale, TV Art Department Veteran, Dies at 46

He worked behind the scenes on such shows as “House,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “True Blood.”

Jackson Beale, who served as a gang boss on all eight seasons of the Fox drama House, died June 8 from a ruptured brain tumor at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, Calif. He was 46.

Beale, a member of IATSE Local 729, also worked as a painter or paint foreman on such series as Shark, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, True Blood and Neighbors as well as on the 2008 film Mirrors.

Earlier, Beale was the lead painter at Jet Sets and worked for Reel Sets and Tribal Scenery.

He appeared in several commercials as a child and graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1986.

Survivors include Jennifer, his wife of 28 years; children John, Jade, Jordan and Janelle; mother Pam; and brother Sean.

A service for Beale will be held at 4 p.m. July 22 at Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, Calif.

For more information about the service or a donation to his family, click here.

 

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