Meet the Lewis Family, Founders of Twelve in Twelve

J. D. Lewis, Founder & Accomplished Actor

jdJ.D. is an accomplished actor who has appeared on many popular television shows including: Friends, ER, Suddenly Susan, and L.A. Law. He has not only been seen in hundreds of commercials including Bud Light and Vidal Sassoon, but has also been a spokesperson for L.A. Gear with Kathy Ireland. As a celebrated playwright, his works have been produced internationally, headlining festivals in Europe and America.

J.D. is most recognized for his work as an acting coach in Los Angeles. He started The Actor’s Lab in 1990 and has worked with some of the top names in the entertainment industry. The Actor’s Lab now has locations in Los Angeles, California, Charlotte, North Carolina and Portland, Oregon.

He is a skydiver, an IronMan athlete, and an internationally-recognized philanthropist. Regardless of all he has accomplished, his crowning achievement has been raising his two sons, Jackson and Buck, both of whom he adopted at birth as a single parent.


Jackson Lewis, Founder & Blogger

Jackson was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He has been honored by Duke University for his academic excellence and is a member of the Duke TIP program.  Jackson is a talented artist, alto saxophone and guitar player. He loves swimming, surfing, skiing, and scuba diving. Follow Jackson’s blog at

Buck Lewis, Founder & Master Lego Builder

Buck was born in Waterloo, IA. His interests include baseball, soccer, art, and cooking.  Buck also participates on a swim team. He is a master Lego builder, and through the generosity of the Lego Group, Buck was able to deliver crates of Lego bricks to children all over the world. He is currently a global ambassador for Lego! He is incredibly passionate about helping others. “I want to go to each country and see what I can do to help and make people’s lives better.”