Jonathan Bennett (actor)
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|Born||Jonathan D. Bennett
June 10, 1981
Rossford, Ohio, United States
Jonathan D. Bennett (born June 10, 1981) is an American actor best known for playing Aaron Samuels in the 2004 film Mean Girls, and Mike Christian in 2012 film Divorce Invitation. and his roles in the television series Veronica Mars and All My Children.
Bennett was born in Rossford, Ohio. He has two brothers and one sister (Brian, Brent, and Lisa Bennett). He first tried acting in a play in the seventh grade while living in North Carolina. Shortly after that, he moved to Rossford, Ohio, where he attended Rossford High School. He graduated in 1999 and went to Otterbein College, where he was a student of the theatre program. After dropping out of college he moved to New York to pursue acting.
After moving to New York, he was cast on the soap opera All My Children as J.R. Chandler from 2001–2002. Since then, he has had guest roles on various television dramas, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Deception, Smallville, and Veronica Mars. He played Aaron Samuels, Lindsay Lohan's character's love interest, in the hit movie Mean Girls, and subsequently appeared in the films Cheaper by the Dozen 2 with Hilary Duff and Lovewrecked with Amanda Bynes. Bennett's appeared in the direct-to-video prequel The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, in which he played Bo Duke. Also in 2009, he appeared as Nick in the Hallmark original movie Elevator Girl. The film costarred Lacey Chabert (with whom he costarred in Mean Girls) and Ryan Merriman.
Bennett posed for a bondage-themed print advertising campaign by Declare Yourself, a campaign encouraging voter registration among youth for the 2008 United States presidential election. In the ads by photographer David LaChapelle, Bennett has three screws through his upper and lower lips, symbolically pinning his mouth shut. The ads drew some media attention.
Bennett supports the Love is Louder project and uploaded a video of himself talking about the bullying that he had gone through. Bennett stated, "Of all people, I know how mean people can be to each other. I mean, we made a whole movie about it [referencing Mean Girls]. It happened to me in high school, it happened to me in college [and] it still happens to me today. And I’m not gonna lie, it sucks. Sometimes it really sucks. But it doesn’t have to forever because there are people out there who love you, and love is a lot louder than hate.”
|2003||Season of Youth||Taylor||Palm Beach International Film Festival Award for Best Actor|
|2004||Mean Girls||Aaron Samuels||Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry (shared with Lindsay Lohan)
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Movie Star - Male
|2005||Love Wrecked||Ryan Howell||Also known as Temptation Island|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Bud McNulty|
|2006||Bachelor Party Vegas||Nathan|
|2007||The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning||Bo Duke|
|2009||National Lampoon's Van Wilder: Freshman Year||Van Wilder|
|2010||Elevator Girl||Nick Sweeney||TV film|
|2010||Morning Glory||Unnamed interviewee|
|2010||Slightly Single in L.A.||Seven|
|2011||Cats Dancing on Jupiter||Ben Cross|
|2012||Memorial Day||SSGT. Kyle Vogel|
|2012||Holiday High School Reunion||TV film|
|2013||Anything Is Possible||George|
|2013||The Secret Village||Greg|
|2014||Authors Anonymous||William Bruce|
|2001–2002||All My Children||JR Chandler|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Kyle Fuller||"Deception"|
|2003||Boston Public||Ethan Guest||"Chapter Sixty-Three"|
|2004–2005||Veronica Mars||Casey Gant||Two episodes|
|2009||The Assistants||Zack Cooper|
|2014-||MTV's Copy Cat||Host|
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- Ziegbe, Mawuse. "‘Mean Girls’ Jonathan Bennett Declares ‘Love Is Louder’ Than Hate". MTV. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
- Divorce Invitation to kick off RR Movie Makers' English-language slate | News | Screen
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