Evan Jonigkeit

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Evan Jonigkeit
Born (1983-08-25) August 25, 1983 (age 36)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
Years active2007–present
Spouse(s)
Zosia Mamet (m. 2016)

Evan Jonigkeit (pronounced "John-a-kite",[1] born August 25, 1983) is an American actor known for his roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bone Tomahawk, and Easy. He currently stars as Captain Chesterfield in Discovery Canada's Frontier.

Early life[edit]

Jonigkeit was raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2001. He got accepted into Temple University with a baseball scholarship but after being sidelined with tendonitis, he started pursuing theater.[2] As a young adult, Jonigkiet was employed doing lawn work.

Career[edit]

After working in the theater community in Philadelphia, Jonigkeit was picked up by agency in New York. He got his break by starring in 2011 Broadway play "High" which eventually led him to star in Broadway play "The Snow Geese" alongside Mary-Louise Parker in 2013.[3]

In 2014, Jonigkeit made his big-screen debut in X-Men: Days of Future Past playing comic book villain Toad.[4]

In 2015, he starred alongside Kurt Russell in western Bone Tomahawk as Deputy Nick.[5] In the same year he was cast to play Captain Chesterfield in Discovery Canada's series Frontier.[6]

Jonigkeit and his production company, Rooster Films, produced their first short, Mildred & The Dying Parlor that starred Steve Buscemi and Jane Krakowski. In 2017, he produced a live event on Facebook called: Stand For Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU with Tom Hanks which ended up landing him a Primetime Emmy nomination, as well as co-producing the ESPYs.[7]

In 2017, Jonigkeit and Girls actress Zosia Mamet partnered with Refinery29 to produce an anthology series titled Fabled.[8]

On October 31, 2017, Jonigkeit Starz drama Sweetbitter based on the novel of the same name. He is set to play Will the backwaiter assigned to train Tess and becomes her first friend; the series will premiere on May 6, 2018.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

In 2013 Jonigkeit started dating Zosia Mamet. They married on October 2, 2016.[11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Sarah + Dee Rich Kid Short
2008 Calendar Girl Phil Short
2008 Miles to Go Kirk Short
2010 The Gift Mike
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Mortimer Toynbee / Toad
2015 Bone Tomahawk Deputy Nick
2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Lance Corporal Coughlin
2016 Tallulah Nico
2016 The Lennon Report Dr. David Halleran
2016 Mildred & The Dying Parlor Howard Short
2016 Goldbricks in Bloom Joe
2017 Brave New Jersey Sparky Phoenix Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Acting
2018 Kate Can't Swim Mark Also co-director
2020 The Night House Owen
2020 The Empty Man Greg Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Mysterious Journeys Prisoner Episode: "Prison of Horrors: Eastern State Penitentiary"
2010 As the World Turns Craig's Bellhop Episode: "#1.13834"
2014 Girls Parker 2 episodes
2014 The Good Wife Gus Pawlicky Episode: "Trust Issues"
2016 Broad City Carl Schiff Episode: "Philadelphia"
2016 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Bob Thomstein Episode: "Kimmy Drives a Car!"
2016–19 Easy Matt 4 episodes
2016–17 Frontier Captain Jonathan Chesterfield 12 episodes
2018–19 Sweetbitter Will

Producer[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Mildred & The Dying Parlor Executive producer Short
2017 Stand For Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU with Tom Hanks Executive producer Live special;
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within an Unscripted Program
2018 Kate Can't Swim Executive producer Completed
2018 Be the Ball Executive producer Filming; Documentary

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 High Cody Randall Booth Theatre
2013 The Snow Geese Duncan Gaesling Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
2013 Really Really Jimmy Lucille Lortel Theater
2019 Witch Scratch Geffen Playhouse

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austin, Josh (2013-02-05). "Evan Jonigkeit on 'Really Really,' Baseball, and Getting Naked Onstage". Backstage.com. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  2. ^ "TV, film stars share advice on success in showbiz". News.temple.edu. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  3. ^ Levere, Jane (25 October 2013). "Evan Jonigkeit—aka Zosia Mamet's Boyfriend—Takes the Broadway Stage". ELLE. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Kevin P. "Which Classic 'X-Men' Character Is Making A 'Days Of Future Past' Comeback?". MTV News. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Bone Tomahawk Adds Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Sid Haig and More". ComingSoon.net. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik; Pedersen, Erik (20 November 2015). "Evan Jonigkeit Joins Netflix Drama 'Frontier'; Dawn Olivieri Recurring On 'Secrets And Lies'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  7. ^ Vineberg, Andy. "Emmy nomination among Neshaminy grad Evan Jonigkeit's many recent accomplishments". Bucks County Courier Times. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  8. ^ Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (3 May 2017). "Refinery29 Teams With Willow Smith, Rashida Jones, Zosia Mamet and More for Video Slate". Variety.com. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (31 October 2017). "'Sweetbitter': Tom Sturridge, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Paul Sparks, Four More Round Out Cast". Deadline.com. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  10. ^ Turchiano, Danielle; Turchiano, Danielle (12 January 2018). "Starz Announces Premieres for 'Howards End,' 'Vida,' 'Sweetbitter,' Greenlights 'John Wick' Television Adaptation". variety.com. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  11. ^ "'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet Weds Evan Jonigkeit". ABC News. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Zosia Mamet & Evan Jonigkeit Are Married". Bustle.com. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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