Jon Bass (actor)

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Jon Bass
Born (1989-09-22) September 22, 1989 (age 28)
Bellaire, Texas, United States
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation Actor
Years active 2012–present

Jon Bass (born September 22, 1989) is an American actor, known for playing Ronnie Greenbaum in the film Baywatch, and Del Plimpton in the comedy series Big Time in Hollywood, FL.

Early life[edit]

Bass grew up in Bellaire, Texas and attended Bellaire High School, graduating in 2005.[1] He graduated from Boston University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts. He is Jewish.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Following college, he moved to New York City and began his professional acting career. Bass auditioned for the role of Elder Cunningham in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, but was not cast. A year later, he was cast in the role in the Denver and Los Angeles productions and went on to replace Josh Gad in the role on Broadway.[1][5]

In 2014, he played a small role in the HBO comedy series Girls, and then had minor guest roles in The Newsroom and House of Lies. Later in 2015, he was cast in a lead role in the Comedy Central's series Big Time in Hollywood, FL, portraying Del Plimpton.[1][5][6]

In 2016, he played real-life attorney Philip Hirschkop in the historical film Loving. In 2017, he appeared in the film All Nighter,[7][5][8] played the significant role of Ronnie Greenbaum in the action comedy film Baywatch, along with Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson,[5][9][10] and appeared in Molly's Game, directed by Aaron Sorkin.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Advice Evan Short film
2014 The Refrigerator Howie Short film
2015 Ratter Greg
2015 Jane Wants a Boyfriend Steve
2016 Loving Philip Hirschkop
2017 All Nighter Trevor
2017 Baywatch Ronnie Greenbaum
2017 Post-Party Dylan Short film
2017 Meet Cute Nick Short film
2017 Molly's Game Shelly Habib
2018 Dog Days Garrett
2019 Sword of Trust Nathaniel In post-production
2019 Plus One Cartelli In post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Girls Mo Episode: "Only Child"
2014 Next Time on Lonny Shady PA Episode: "The End of Lonny"
2014 The Newsroom Bree Dorrit 2 episodes
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Del Plimpton Main role, 10 episodes
2016 American Horror Story: Roanoke Milo Episode: "Chapter 9"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jon Bass: From Bellaire to 'Baywatch'". The Buzz Magazines. May 25, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.jewishtheater.org/Jewish%20Theater/ActorsInPress93/Jon%20Bass.htm
  3. ^ https://dodoodad.com/jon-bass-biography
  4. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BU-ZeyMFmUE/
  5. ^ a b c d Meslow, Scott (May 26, 2017). "'Baywatch' Breakout Jon Bass on What It's Like to Film a Movie With a Stunt Penis". GQ. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ Longo, Chris (April 8, 2015). "Jon Bass Interview: Making it Big Time in Hollywood, FL and Book of Mormon". Den of Geek. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (September 23, 2015). "'Loving' Starts Production And Rounds Out Cast; 'Frat Pack' Wraps". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ Berkshire, Geoff (March 17, 2017). "Film Review: 'All Nighter'". Variety. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  9. ^ McNary, Dave (January 27, 2016). "Dwayne Johnson's 'Baywatch' Movie Casts Jon Bass". Variety. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ Lawrence, Derek (May 29, 2017). "Meet Jon Bass: The Secret Weapon of 'Baywatch'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 

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