May 8, 1973 |
Richmond Hill, Ontario
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. He is the co-founder of Electric Company Theatre in Vancouver, Canada in which he is also the artistic director, playwright, and actor.
Born in May 8, 1973 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, 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. At a "Q&A" after the play No Exit, 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.
Young is a graduate of the Studio 58 theatre school at Langara College, Vancouver. In 1996 he co-founded Electric Company Theatre along with fellow Studio 58 alumni Kim Collier, David Hudgins, and Kevin Kerr. He is a multiple Jessie Richardson Theatre Award winner. His play Palace Grand was commissioned for production by Vancouver's PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in 2008.
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. Longtime residents of Vancouver, Young and Collier now live in Toronto, although in separate homes.
|1996||The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue||Eddie|
|1997||The Outer Limits||Billy||Television series, 2 episodes|
|Principal Takes a Holiday||Librarian|
|1999||You Know My Name||Hugh|
|Chain of Fools||Poetry reader|
|Blacktop||Young gas attendant|
|Hollywood Off-ramp||Television series, 1 episode|
|Da Vinci's Inquest||Lucas Ross||Television series, 1 episode|
|Head Over Heels||Agent Guy|
|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 Fog||Dan the weatherman|
|Terminal City||Jimmy Crib||Television series, 4 episodes|
|2007||The Road to Loudenvielle||Narrator|
|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|
- Lederman, Marsha (June 23, 2013). "The role of Jonathon Young’s life". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
- "Interview with Jonathon Young". ArtsAlive.ca. March 2006. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
- "Jonathon Young". Electric Company Theatre. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
- "Alumni". Studio 58. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
- "Mission/History". Electric Company Theatre. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
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