Jonathan Bennett (actor)
Nikki Martin & Jonathan Bennett
Jonathan D. Bennett
June 10, 1981
Rossford, Ohio, U.S.
Jonathan 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 JR Chandler in the ABC soap opera All My Children. He is the host of the Food Network series Halloween Wars; and he previously hosted Cake Wars.
Bennett was born in 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 67, and his father died on April 28, 2014 at 73.
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 movie Mean Girls as Aaron Samuels, the love interest for star Lindsay Lohan's character. In 2005, he co-starred in the family comedy movie Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and the romantic comedy movie 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.
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 and Holker were eliminated on Week 6 of the 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|
|2019||The Haunting of Sharon Tate||Jay Sebring||In post-production|
|2018||Stuck Out of Love||Kevin||post-production|
|2019||The Never List||Mr. Snyder||post-production|
|2019||Blue Call||Thomas James||post-production|
|2019||Way to Abbottabad||Timothy||pre-production|
|TBA||Day Six||Alex Parsons||In post-production|
|1998||The Bill||Youth||Episode: "Racer"|
|2001–2002||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"|
|2004–2005||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|
|2015–2017||Cake Wars||Himself (host)|
|2016–2018||Cupcake Wars||Himself (host)|
|2016||Hit the Floor||Lucas||2 episodes|
|2017||Love At First Glance||Victor||Hallmark movie|
|2018||The Last Sharknado: It's About Time||Billy the Kid||Television film|
|2018||Christmas Made to Order||Steven||Television film|
|2019||Celebrity Big Brother||Himself (houseguest)||First Evicted|
|2019||Supergirl||Quentin||Episode: "Stand and Deliver"|
|2018||"Thank U, Next"||Ariana Grande|||
- "Jonathan Bennett". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2015.
- 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". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. December 2, 2012. Archived from the original on October 13, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2015 – via Legacy.com.
She is survived by her loving son, Jonathan Bennett [with no other children listed]...
- "David Bennett Obituary". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. April 30, 2014. Archived from the original on October 13, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2015 – via Legacy.com.
Survived by his children, Brian Bennett, Lisa Horner, Brent Bennett and Jonathan Bennett.
- "Rossford drama club holds rally for grad on TV show". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. September 15, 2014. Archived from the original on November 30, 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
- "Toledo Native Dances in Parents' Memory". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- "'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 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.
- Fecteau, Jessica (3 October 2018). "Mean Girls' Jonathan Bennett Wants to 'Make Fetch-uccine Alfredo Happen' with the Burn Cookbook". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
- Porreca, Brian (13 January 2019). "'Celebrity Big Brother' Cast Includes Anthony Scaramucci, Dina Lohan and Ryan Lochte". www.hollywoodreporter.com/. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- Ross, Dalton (13 January 2019). "Anthony Scaramucci among 12 new Celebrity Big Brother houseguests". www.ew.com/. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
- ""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.
- Aiello, McKenna. "All the Celebrity Cameos in Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next Music Video". E! News. Retrieved November 30, 2018.