Jackson Odell, 20 years of age and best known for his role as Ari Caldwell in ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” died. Odell was found unresponsive in his Tarzana residence in San Fernando Valley June 8, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed. The cause of death has not been released or is not known, pending further investigation. No murder is being suspected. The family chose to grieve in private and no detailed statements have been provided.
In addition to his role as Ari in Seasons 1 and 2 of “The Goldbergs” from 2013 to 2015, Odell was involved, among others, on “The Fosters” as Kyle, “Modern Family” as Ted Durkas and “iCarly” as Gumbo. He also starred in the 2011 film “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” as Zeke with Heather Graham. He started his career in the show business at the age of 12.
A singer and songwriter
Odell was also a singer-songwriter and created original songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 romantic drama film “Forever My Girl,” in addition “Wings of an Angel,” which was sung during “American Idol” by contestant Lauren Alaina.
Odell has published some covers and original songs on YouTube, including one of “Dreaming with a Broken Heart” by John Mayer