Bernthal at the premiere of Fury in Washington D.C, October 2014
|Born||Jonathan Edward Bernthal
September 20, 1976
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Erin Angle (2010–present)|
Jonathan Edward "Jon" Bernthal (born September 20, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Shane Walsh on the AMC television series The Walking Dead and as Joe Teague in the TNT series Mob City, as well as for his roles in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Fury (2014).
Bernthal was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is the son of Joan Lurie (née Marx) and Eric Lawrence "Rick" Bernthal, a lawyer with Latham & Watkins LLP. His paternal grandfather was musician and producer Murray Bernthal. He has two brothers, Nicholas and Thomas. His family is Jewish. His maternal grandfather was from Germany, while Jon's other ancestors immigrated from Austria, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia. He graduated from the Sidwell Friends School in Washington.
After high school, Bernthal studied at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, and later attended The School of Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. During his time there, he played professional baseball in the European Professional Baseball Federation (Confédération Européenne de Baseball). He was discovered by the executive director of Harvard University's Institute for Advanced Theater Training at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated in 2002 from the American Repertory Theatre with a Master of Fine Arts.
Since 2002, Bernthal has performed in over 30 plays regionally and Off-Broadway, including many with his own award-winning theatre company, Fovea Floods. He also had small guest roles in television series like Boston Legal, CSI: Miami, How I Met Your Mother and many more.
Bernthal got his first regular role on a television series on the sitcom The Class, which was created by Friends co-creator David Crane. The show was cancelled after only one season. After this he had roles in other films such as World Trade Center and Day Zero.
In 2009, Bernthal had a supporting role in the Ben Stiller comedy film Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as mobster Al Capone. The same year he became a series regular on the television series Eastwick, which was cancelled after only one season.
Bernthal portrayed Shane Walsh in Frank Darabont's The Walking Dead, based on the comic book series of the same name. He was a regular on the show until 2012, when his character was killed off. He was nominated for the Breakout Performance – Male Award at the 2011 Scream Awards for his performance.
In 2013, he appeared in the crime drama film Snitch. Bernthal reunited with Frank Darabont for the TNT series Mob City, in which he portrays Joe Teague, a police officer working in a corrupt 1940s Los Angeles. He also had supporting roles in the Martin Scorsese directed film The Wolf of Wall Street and the sports comedy film Grudge Match.
He played southerner Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis in the 2014 World War II film Fury, opposite Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña. Jon Bernthal appears as a playable character in the video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in a downloadable game mode "Exo Zombies".
Bernthal married Erin Angle, the niece of professional wrestler Kurt Angle, on September 25, 2010. They have two sons together, born in August 2011 and in February 2013. He is a cousin of Adam Schlesinger, who performs with the band Fountains of Wayne. Together with his brother, Nicholas (an orthopaedic surgeon at UCLA), Bernthal runs a nonprofit organization called Drops Fill Buckets, described as an "impact-driven, entrepreneurial approach to making a difference".
He has said that he has broken his nose 14 times during his life.
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Lane Ruddock||Episode: "Malignant"|
|2004||Without a Trace||Alex Genya||Episode: "Bait"|
|2004||Dr. Vegas||Greg||Episode: "Dead Man, Live Bet"|
|2004||Boston Legal||Michael Shea||Episode: "Questionable Characters"|
|2005||Jonny Zero||Brett Parish||Episode: "I Did It All for the Nooky"|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Harry Klugman||2 episodes|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Sherm Hempell||Episode: "Goliath"|
|2005||How I Met Your Mother||Carlos||Episode: "Purple Giraffe"|
|2006–2007||The Class||Duncan Carmello||19 episodes|
|2009–2010||Eastwick||Raymond Gardener||12 episodes|
|2010||Numb3rs||Mike Nash||Episode: "Growin' Up"|
|2010||The Pacific||Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez||2 episodes|
|2010–2012||The Walking Dead||Shane Walsh||19 episodes
Nominated – Scream Award for Breakout Performance Male (2011)
|2012||Harry's Law||Lucas Trassino||Episode: "The Whole Truth"|
|2012||Robot Chicken||Hawkeye / Mayor of Des Moines (voices)||Episode: "Collateral Damage in Gang Turf War"|
|2013||Mob City||Joe Teague||6 episodes|
|2015||Show Me a Hero||Michael H. Sussman|
|2015||Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||Decker (voice)||Exo Zombies|
|2011||Small Engine Repair||Terence Swaino||Ovation Awards for Acting Ensemble of a Play
Nominated – Ovation Awards for Lead Actor in a Play
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