Jonathan Goodwin (escapologist)
20 February 1980
Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, UK
|Occupation||Escape artist & daredevil|
Jonathan Goodwin (born 20 February 1980) is a Welsh TV escapologist and daredevil. He first appeared on Channel 4 TV programme Dirty Tricks and has subsequently appeared in TV specials The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From, and Deathwish Live as well as Discovery Channel's One Way Out and How Not to Become Sharkbait in which he allowed himself to be attacked by a Caribbean reef shark. Goodwin returned to Discovery Channel in 2009 for a ten-part series of One Way Out which also starred engineer Terry Stroud. He also appeared in an episode of the Channel 4 program Balls of Steel with his dad helping him with a stunt.
On 11 September 2012, it was announced that Jonathan Goodwin would be appearing in his own series on UKTV's Watch entitled The Incredible Mr. Goodwin. The show included a wide variety of stunts, from free climbing skyscrapers to "extreme planking", and started airing in early 2013. It is also being shown on UKTV's Dave, and on BBC America as Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin beginning in July 2013.
Goodwin came into the spotlight when Cheating the Gallows went wrong live on national television and he was hanged. He survived the incident, suffering only minor rope burns. Goodwin has been buried alive, locked inside a box with 200,000 bees, set in concrete, burned at the stake, and sewn up inside a dead cow to name just a few of his feats.