Jonathon Young

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Jonathon Young
Born (1973-05-08) May 8, 1973 (age 41)
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Education Studio 58
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

Jonathon Young (born May 8, 1973) is a Canadian actor known for his role of Nikola Tesla on the SyFy show Sanctuary. Appearances include The Fog, Eureka, and Stargate Atlantis. Young is a well-respected stage actor.[1] He is the co-founder of Electric Company Theatre in Vancouver, Canada in which he is also the artistic director, playwright, and actor.

Early life[edit]

Born in May 8, 1973 in Richmond Hill, Ontario,[1] he was raised in Vernon, British Columbia, along with his brother and sister. Their father was a school teacher who started a community theatre in Armstrong, British Columbia.[2] At a "Q&A" after the play No Exit,[citation needed] Young told the audience that his father often brought him and his sister to watch him act and that this is where his love for theatre began. Becoming an actor was never a choice, but rather just something he knew he was going to do.

Career[edit]

Young is a graduate of the Studio 58 theatre school at Langara College, Vancouver.[3][4] In 1996 he co-founded Electric Company Theatre along with fellow Studio 58 alumni Kim Collier, David Hudgins, and Kevin Kerr.[5] He is a multiple Jessie Richardson Theatre Award winner.[3] His play Palace Grand was commissioned for production by Vancouver's PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in 2008.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Young's partner is theatre director Kim Collier. Their daughter Azra died in a fire in the summer of 2009 at the age of 14 and was given special recognition in the credits of an episode of Sanctuary around the same time.[1] Longtime residents of Vancouver, Young and Collier now live in Toronto, although in separate homes.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1996 The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue Eddie
1997 The Outer Limits Billy Television series, 2 episodes
1998 Firestorm Sherman
Principal Takes a Holiday Librarian
1999 You Know My Name Hugh
2000 Trixie Gas attendant
Chain of Fools Poetry reader
Blacktop Young gas attendant
Hollywood Off-ramp Television series, 1 episode
Rocky Times
2001 Antitrust Stinky
Da Vinci's Inquest Lucas Ross Television series, 1 episode
Head Over Heels Agent Guy
Suddenly Naked Waiter
2002 Mysterious Ways Leonard Television series, 1 episode
Jeremiah Edgar Weston Television series, 1 episode
Breaking News Artie Walsh Television series, 1 episode
Taken Slide Television mini-series, 1 episode
2003 A Guy Thing Bachelor Party Guy
2004 Life As We Know It Jerry Television series, 1 episode
A Bear Named Winnie Macray
2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Duncan
The Score Benny
The Fog Dan the weatherman
Terminal City Jimmy Crib Television series, 4 episodes
2007 The Road to Loudenvielle Narrator
Nightwatching Visscher
2008 The Englishman's Boy John Dawe Television mini-series
Eureka Dr. Ethan Edison Television series, 1 episode: Bad to The Drone.
Control Alt Delete Sanderson
Stargate: Atlantis Dr. Parrish Television series, 2 episodes: Remnants and Runner.
Sanctuary Nikola Tesla Television series, 17 episodes
2009 Alien Trespass Lloyd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lederman, Marsha (June 23, 2013). "The role of Jonathon Young’s life". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Jonathon Young". ArtsAlive.ca. March 2006. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Jonathon Young". Electric Company Theatre. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Alumni". Studio 58. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mission/History". Electric Company Theatre. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 

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