Jackson F. Norriss
TV reporter; (former) S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Defenders associate
Place of Birth
Cobbler's Roost, Vermont
Barbara Denton Norriss (ex-wife, possibly deceased)
S.H.I.E.L.D. training, high school graduate
At one point, he briefly wielded the powers
Norriss is a trained
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and information gatherer.
Much of Jackson "Jack" Norriss life before he married to Barbara Denton is unknown. At one point, the couple foolishly joined a cult devoted to the demonic Undying Ones for fun. Unfortunately, this resulted in Barbara being driven mad by Undying Ones and she became trapped in their dimension. Soon after, Barbara became a host body for the spirit of Valkyrie (Brunnhilde).
Jack recognized her and refused to accept that the Valkyrie was not really Barbara, and as a result became a sometimes associate of of the Valkyrie's teammates--the Defenders. Norriss was frequently of considerable help to the Defenders, and even once saved the Valkyrie from being burned on an inverted cross by the Sons of the Serpent. (To learn about the above highlighted teams and/or characters, just click on their names. Also, Jack Norriss during his time with the Defenders is shown in the third picture posted above.)
At one point, the Defender's teammate Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond)'s body had been usurped by Chondu the Mystic of the Headmen. Therefore, it was Jack that agreed to have his mind transferred into the body of Nighthawk and fight alongside the Defenders as "Nighthawk" for a time. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about the characters and/or team. Note: Beware of the very revealing outfit worn by one on the Headmen's bio page. Also, Norriss as Nighthawk is shown in the fourth picture posted.)
Over time, Jack eventually lost Barbara. And with that, Norriss decided to leave the Defenders, though only after Nighthawk paid him $300,000. Jack then used the money to fund his own mission to stop Ruby Thursday
of the Headmen from running for President of the United States. He contributed a large portion of the money to Ruby's campaign in order to get close to her. He then spent the rest on a fancy tech-filled tuxedo--complete with secret gadgets
and weapons. Unfortunately, Ruby Thursday eventually saw through his ruse; however, not before he was able to expose her to the American public--thus, ending her campaign for presidency.
Soon after, the Defenders managed to defeat her and the rest of the Headmen. Aftewards, Jack returned to the Defenders for a time. (To learn about Ruby Thursday, just click the highlighted name above. Note: Beware of the revealing outfits worn by her on her bio page.)
Later on, Jack joined S.H.I.E.L.D. as a file clerk working; however, he was eventually made into a full field agent. He was assigned to bring in the vigilante named Nomad (Jack Monroe). However, dissatisfied over their handling of Nomad, Jack eventually left S.H.I.E.L.D (Click on the highlighted team and/or character above to learn more about them. Also, Norriss during his time with S.H.I.E.L.D. is shown in the fifth picture posted.)
More recently, Norriss has become an investigative reporter working for
Inside America (a news related TV series). He helped Andrea Sterman when she was investigating the government conspiracy involving Roxxon, the CSA, S.H.I.E.L.D., Nomad, and the Thunderbolts. (To learn about the above highlighted teams, just click on their highlighted names.)
There isn't anything there, but here is the Marvel.com bio link for Jack Norriss, http://marvel.com/universe/Jack_Norriss.
A man named "Jackson Norris" appears in the Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King. In the short, the character first appears as a documentary filmmaker trying to get the true story behind Trevor Slattery's
life, while Slattery is imprisoned in Seagate Prison. However, the character's true identity is revealed throughout the interview.