Before turning towards acting, Quinton Jackson was a professional wrestler and Mixed Martial Artist. He made extraordinary records during his wrestling career and was nicknamed Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. Quinton marked his television debut in an episode of the American reality comedy ‘Jackass,’ in 2001. He made his big-screen debut in the 2005 martial art film ‘Confessions of a Pit Fighter’ directed by Art Camacho.
In 2008, Quinton appeared as a coach in ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest,’ the seventh season of the ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship.’ That same year, he starred in the Ryuhei Kitamura-directed horror film ‘The Midnight Meat Train.’ The film was praised by critics for its creative style and story. The year 2009 saw 4 releases of Quinton Jackson, including ‘Miss March’ and ‘Never Surrender.’ In the same year, he again appeared as a coach in the tenth installment of the ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’ titled ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights.’
In 2010, Quinton Jackson starred as ‘B. A. Baracus’ in the action thriller film ‘The A-Team’ directed by Joe Carnahan. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics and was an average success at the box office. A sequel was planned for the film but it was later dropped after the underwhelming performance of the movie at the box office.
Quinton also appeared in films like ‘Fire with Fire’ (2012), ‘Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin’ (2015), ‘Vigilante Diaries’ (2016), and ‘Never Back Down: No Surrender’ (2016). He was last seen in the Joe Carnahan-directed science fiction action film ‘Boss Level.’ While the film received positive reviews from critics, it failed to perform at the box office.