Jonathan Bennett (actor)
Jonathan D. Bennett|
June 10, 1981
Rossford, Ohio, U.S.
Jonathan D. Bennett (born June 10, 1981) is an American actor and model. He is known for his roles as Aaron Samuels in the 2004 comedy film Mean Girls, Bud McNulty in 2005's Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and the title character in the 2009 direct-to-DVD comedy Van Wilder: Freshman Year and his recurring roles as Casey Gant in the UPN mystery drama Veronica Mars and J. R. Chandler in the ABC soap opera All My Children. He is also the host of Food Network's show Cake Wars.
Bennett was born in Rossford, Ohio, to David Bennett, a Toledo physician, and Ruthanne Bennett (née Mason). He has two half-brothers, Brian and Brent and one half-sister, Lisa. Bennett's mother died November 30, 2012, at the age of 67, and his father died of brain cancer on April 28, 2014 at age 73.
Bennett attended Eagle Point Elementary School in Rossford. His first acting experience was in a play in the seventh grade while living in North Carolina. Shortly after that, he moved back to Rossford, where he attended and graduated from Rossford High School. He graduated in 1999 and attended Otterbein College, where he was a student of the theatre program. After dropping out of college, he moved to New York to pursue acting.
After moving to New York, he was cast on the ABC soap opera All My Children as J.R. Chandler from 2001 to 2002. Since then, he has appeared in various television dramas, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Smallville, and Veronica Mars.
Bennett co-starred in the 2004 comedy Mean Girls as Aaron Samuels, the love interest for star Lindsay Lohan's character. In 2005, he co-starred in the family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and the romantic comedy Lovewrecked. In 2007, Bennett appeared in the direct-to-video prequel TV series The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, in which he played Bo Duke. In 2009, he starred as the title character in Van Wilder: Freshman Year, and appeared as Nick in the Hallmark original movie Elevator Girl.
Dancing with the Stars
On September 4, 2014, Bennett was announced as one of the celebrities competing on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars. He was paired with professional dancer Allison Holker. Bennett's personal motivation for joining the Dancing with the Stars cast was in memoriam of his parents; his father having recently died from brain cancer, and his mother died the year prior, and they were both fans of the show. Bennett and Holker were eliminated on Week 6 of competition and finished in 9th place.
|2003||Season of Youth||Taylor||Palm Beach International Film Festival Award for Best Actor|
|2004||Mean Girls||Aaron Samuels||Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry (shared with Lindsay Lohan)|
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Movie Star - Male
|2005||Love Wrecked||Ryan Howell|
|2005||Cheaper by the Dozen 2||Bud McNulty|
|2006||Bachelor Party Vegas||Nathan|
|2009||The Assistants||Zack Cooper|
|2009||Van Wilder: Freshman Year||Van Wilder|
|2012||Memorial Day||SSgt Kyle Vogel|
|2012||Music High||Jasper "Jazz" Poland|
|2012||Slightly Single in L.A.||Seven|
|2013||Anything Is Possible||George|
|2013||The Secret Village||Greg|
|2013||Misogynist||Harrison||Nominated — Best Actor - Los Angeles Underground Film Festival|
|2014||Authors Anonymous||William Bruce|
|2014||Mining for Ruby||Andrew|
|2014||A Christmas Kiss II||Sebastian|
|2015||Paid in Full||Jack|
|2015||Cats Dancing on Jupiter||Ben Cross|
|2015||A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale||Dean Stanton|
|2016||Do Over||Anthony Campana|
|2016||Do You Take This Man||Christopher|
|2018||The Haunting of Sharon Tate||Jay Sebring||In post-production|
|TBA||Day Six||Alex Parsons||In post-production|
|1998||The Bill||Youth||Episode: "Racer"|
|2001–02||All My Children||JR Chandler||Role held: November 2001 – September 13, 2002|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Kyle Fuller||Episode: "Deception"|
|2003||Boston Public||Ethan Guest||Episode: "Chapter Sixty-Three"|
|2004–05||Veronica Mars||Casey Gant||2 episodes|
|2005||Smallville||Kevin Grady||Episode: "Blank"|
|2007||The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning||Bo Duke||Television film|
|2007||Cane||Brad||Episode: "Time Away"|
|2010||Elevator Girl||Nick Sweeney||Television film|
|2012||Fred: The Show||Lash Landridge||Episode: "Freddy and the Figglettes, Part 2"|
|2012||Holiday High School Reunion||Ben Oliver||Television film|
|2013||The Wrong Woman||Ben||Television film|
|2013||The Glades||Drew Green||Episode: "Killer Barbecue"|
|2014||Sweet Surrender||Jerry||Television film|
|2014||Dancing with the Stars||Himself (contestant)||Finished in ninth place|
|2014||A Christmas Kiss II||Sebastian||Television film|
|2015||Romantically Speaking||Nathan||Television film|
|2015–present||Cake Wars||Himself (host)|
|2016||Hit the Floor||Lucas||2 episodes|
- Maltin, Leonard (2008-08-05). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin. p. 893. ISBN 978-0-452-28978-9. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
- "Ruthanne Bennett Obituary". Legacy.com. also published in Toledo Blade. 2 December 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- "David Bennett Obituary". Legacy.com. also published in Toledo Blade. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- "Toledo Native Dances in Parents' Memory". The Blade. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
- "Cake Wars on Food Network Canada".
- Hinzmann, Dennis (January 13, 2016). "First Look at Adam Senn and Brent Antonello in Hit the Floor Season 3". Out. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
- "'Dancing With The Stars' 2014: Season 19 Couples Ready to Tango". Good Morning America/Yahoo News. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- Reiher, Andrea (20 October 2014). "'Dancing With the Stars' Season 19 week 6 scores and elimination results". Zap2It.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- ""Cake Wars" Star Jonathan Bennett Confirms He's Dating "Amazing Race" Contestant Jaymes Vaughan". NewNowNext.
- "Mean Girls' Jonathan Bennett Is Dating Jaymes Vaughan". Eonline.
- Goldberg, Lesley (15 October 2013). "'Mean Girls' Alum Set to Host MTV's 'Copycat' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 June 2015.