Neil Jackson was born in 1976 on the 5th of March in Luton, England. At the age of eighteen he moved to Cardiff to study a sports degree. During his studies at Cardiff, Neil boxed both for his college and for Wales, winning the British Universities Championship twice. This lead him to being sponsored, to study sport at a Masters level.
Once Neil completed his masters he moved back to London in April 2000, to pursue acting. He did this by enrolling in the Armstrong Acting Academy,and completing a part-time two-year course taught by Michael Armstrong. Neil offered personal training services to finance himself until graduating from the course in June, 2002, and commencing his acting career.