|Jonathan has, an extensive theatrical background, both on stage and in front of the camera. Most recently he appeared as Jake, in the NY production of his wife Tanya’s erotic romantic comedy, Euphoric Tendencies (which he also directed). Other favorite stage roles include Lenny Bruce in Julian Barry’s Lenny, his award-winning performance as Roy Cohn in Tony Kushner’s Angel’s In America: Millenium Approaches. Arnold Epstein in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues, Wolfgang Mozart in Amadeus, Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Drew in Eastern Standard and Vito in P.S. Your Cat Is Dead. A talented singer, Jonathan’s musical appearances include National Tours of Grease and Godspell, as well as roles in regional theatre productions of Personals, Fiddler On the Roof, and his favorite, Fagin in Oliver.
Television viewers saw Jonathan in the recurring role of Joel on the ABC soap, The Edge of Night and on the ABC sitcom Spin City, opposite Michael J. Fox. He also had the starring role of Nick in the television pilot In The Balance, and was seen in The Family Channel film, Mother’s Day with Malcolm Jamal Warner.Film appearances include the features Eddie opposite Whoopi Goldberg, Woody Allen’s Celebrity with Kenneth Branagh and Winona Ryder, Stepmom, with Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts, and Daniel, with Tim Hutton. Jonathan’s most recent screen appearances were in the indie features, Remedy, playing a somewhat manipulative psychologist; and Eyes of the Roshi, where he played a comedic criminal sidekick to Eric Roberts. Next up is a starring role in The Reel Life, a send-up of the film industry, which Jonathan wrote with his friend, Joe Doyle, and wife, Tanya Marten. Principal photography is set to begin on The Reel Life in September, 2021.
Jonathan studied acting with Lee and John Strasberg at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, The American Theatre of Actors, The Actor’s Institute, privately with Ed DeLeo, The School For Film & Television, Eric Loeb, and at Emerson College in Boston. He is a longtime member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
Resume & Video Clips
|Resume Download||Jonathan, Michael Schwendemann & Annie Morton in the NY premiere of Manly Men: An Evening Chock Full of Lies & Testosterone.|
|A montage clip — it’s a rehearsal for a production of Taming of the Shrew. Things are not going well, as the leading lady is “living” her role a little too realistically in rehearsals. No dialogue necessary.||A clip from the film, Remedy, wherein I play a somewhat manipulative psychologist, toying with the head of a professional dominatrix. Be warned — it’s a fairly large clip, so it takes a while to load.|
|A clip from my newest indie role in the film, Eyes of the Roshi. Eric Roberts and I play a pair of comical bad guys. Funny stuff — at least until we both get blown away — literally!||A clip from the musical, Personals, featuring two songs. The video quality is lousy, but they’re so much fun, I had to include them. Appearing with me are Lorrie Glosick Mauney, Bobby Mauney and Tom Schultheis.|
|A clip from the television pilot, In the Balance, wherein I play a defrocked priest paying penance for falling in love with a nun, by now living in a remote cabin in the woods. Typecasting, of course!|
|You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket or Two||Jonathan, as Fagin, with his boys.|
|Reviewing the Situation & Reprise||Jonathan, as Fagin, with Van Hughes.|
|An Evening of Friendship|
|The Company Way (from How To Succeed…)||Jonathan with Jonathan Goldblith.|