Jon Bernthal at the 2012 Phoenix Comicon
|Born||Jonathan Edward Bernthal
September 20, 1976
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Erin Angle (2010–present)|
Early life 
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. He has two brothers, Nicholas Matthew Bernthal and Thomas Bernthal. He is the grandson of the late musician and producer Murray Bernthal. He graduated from the Sidwell Friends School in Washington.
After high school, he studied at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and later attended The School of Moscow Art Theatre, in Moscow, Russia. During his time there, he also played professional baseball in the European Professional Baseball Federation (Confédération Européenne de Baseball). He was discovered by the director of Harvard University's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and graduated in 2002 from the American Repertory Theatre with a Master of Fine Arts.
Acting career 
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 starred on the sitcom The Class from 2006 through 2007. Bernthal portrayed Shane Walsh in Frank Darabont's The Walking Dead, based on the American comic book series of the same name. He was nominated for the Breakout Performance – Male award at the 2011 Scream Awards for his performance. He has since been cast as Joe Teague in Lost Angels, Darabont's pilot for TNT.
Personal life 
Bernthal is married to Erin Angle, who is the niece of professional wrestler Kurt Angle. They have a son together who was born in August 2011, and another baby boy who was born in February 2013. He is a cousin of Adam Schlesinger who performs with the band Fountains of Wayne. Together with his brother Nicholas Matthew Bernthal, who is an orthopaedic surgeon at UCLA, they help run a nonprofit organization called Drops Fill Buckets, "an impact-driven, entrepreneurial approach to making a difference".
|2002||Mary / Mary||Manny|
|2004||Tony n' Tina's Wedding||Dominic|
|2004||Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman||Man in office|
|2006||World Trade Center||Christopher Amoroso|
|2007||The Air I Breathe||Interviewer|
|2008||Bar Starz||Donnie Pitron|
|2008||A Line in the Sand||Banzai|
|2009||Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian||Al Capone|
|2010||The Ghost Writer||Rick Ricardelli|
|2010||Date Night||Young man|
|2011||Last Words||Jennings||Short film|
|2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Brad|
|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||Episodes: "Killer Date" and "Vengeance"|
|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||Episodes: "Guadalcanal/Leckie" and "Basilone"|
|2010–2012||The Walking Dead||Shane Walsh||Season 1-2 (series regular; 18 episodes)
Season 3 (guest; 1 episode)
Nominated – Scream Awards Breakout Performance Male (2011)
|2012||Harry's Law||Lucas Trassino||Episode: "The Whole Truth"|
Mayor of Demont
Episode: "Collateral Damage in Gang Turf War"
|2013||Lost Angels||Joe Teague|
|2011||Small Engine Repair||Terence Swaino||Ovation Awards Acting Ensemble of a Play
Nominated - Ovation Awards Lead Actor in a Play
- 33 on 9/20/2009, according to http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20090920/CURR05/309209991/
- "Obituary – Murray Bernthal". The Post-Standard. December 12, 2010.
- "Murray Bernthal dies at 99". BWW News Desk. December 11, 2010.
- "Jon Bernthal". IMDB.com, Inc. 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
- "Michael Segal Weddings".
- "Drops Fill Buckets: Party With Jon Bernthal For Charity". The Huffington Post. January 27, 2012.
- "Drops Fill Buckets: Key Players". Drops Fill Buckets. 2011.
- "Harry's Law Casts Jon Bernthal". TVLine. Retrieved March 3, 2012.