Jonathan is a BFA graduate of the University of Connecticut Department of Dramatic Arts and founding member of the New York International Fringe Festival. In the last 30 years, he has collaborated on hundreds of projects for both stage and screen, as actor, director and producer.
Just before moving to Los Angeles three years ago, Jonathan produced and co-starred in the “Fringe First” winning production, Enterprise, by Brian Parks for the UK premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe which subsequently ran Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse in NYC, as the “best of the world’s fringe shows” in The Fringe Encore Series.
Since making his home in Southern California, Jonathan co-wrote an award-winning script, A Family Affair, that he was commissioned to direct and co-produce as a short film sponsored by BASF and Filmaka.
On top of appearing in several short films, he has also had the opportunity to star on-stage in Death of a Mailman as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival and Constantinople by Aram Kouyoumdjian at the Rose Theater.
On TV, Jonathan has been seen in HBO’s Crashing and he also co-produced and starred in a pilot for a new comedy series, BUDS, an official selection in last year’s Omni Cultural TV Fest and winner of four 2021 Telly Awards.
“I so completely share Murisa’s vision for About The Work, maintaining a space for like-minded artists where in addition to our main focus as actors honing our craft, we can also connect as content collaborators, share information, network, and hold each other accountable for the goals we set for ourselves.”
“I live in the space of being a catalyst for creative change. I love to generate a spark of recognition in someone else, that enlightens them to learn something about themselves or challenges their current perspective. I want to instigate what’s possible so that we reflect on deeper meanings and co-create an abundant world full of connection. I live to champion the efforts of those around me. This very personal work we do — bringing stories to life — elicits an emotional response from our audience. This work materializes for me in the joy I receive by entertaining and moving others. When I get to experience other people’s joy brought about by the blessed opportunity I had to participate in the bringing it to them… nothing better.”