Jonathan Dickson

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Jonathan Dickson
Born (1974-07-26) July 26, 1974 (age 49)
Years active1997–present

Jonathan Macgregor Dickson (born July 26, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Professor Blackjack (Edward O. Thorp) on the History Channel's Breaking Vegas series. He has also appeared in such shows as 30 ROCK and Boardwalk Empire. He can be seen shag dancing next to Rachel McAdams and James Marsden in the romantic drama, The Notebook.

Personal life[edit]

Dickson was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, the son of John and Sandra Dickson, and the brother of Jennifer Dickson Meeks and Jason Dickson. He attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, and graduated with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.


Dickson played Dr. Edward O. Thorp in Breaking Vegas.[1] In 2009, he was cast on 30 ROCK, and in 2011 began acting in Boardwalk Empire.[2] In 2012, he played himself on the Bravo reality show, Love Broker.[3] Currently, he is performing standup comedy.


Film and television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Redemption of the Commons Blane Fox VIEW Digital Media
2012 Love Broker Himself Bravo Reality Show
2011 Boardwalk Empire Nucky Thompson's Delivery Man HBO
2009 30 Rock News Anchor NBC/Universal
2008-09 Wisdom Tree Jimmy/Greg 5 Episodes
2005 Breaking Vegas Edward O. Thorp (Lead) History Channel
2004 The Notebook A Soldier Avery Pix






2008 Teenage Chronicles (musical) Dad Roy Arias Theatre
2007 I (Heart) U.S. Chimney Woolly Mammoth Theatre
2007 American Actor Various Characters The Players Club
2004 Neckface & the GetAlong Gang Various Characters Chicago City Limits
1998 T.H.E. Club Chief Seattle (Lead) Baker's of Boston
1997 Inherit the Wind The Judge Electric City Playhouse
1996 West Side Story A Shark Town Theatre
1995 Firebird The Priest The Koger Center
1994 Petrushka King's Honor Guard Little Theatre
1993 The Wizard of Oz The Scarecrow River Place Arts Festival
1992 The Sound of Music Friedrich Von Trapp River Place Arts Festival
1991 Pied Piper of Hamelin The Mayor Ross Touring Company

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 STAR Award Best Promo Rookie Award Won
2002 STAR Award Best Public Service Announcement Remember the Dream Won


  1. ^ "History Channel-Breaking Vegas-Professor Blackjack". IMDB. 2005-03-08.
  2. ^ "Boardwalk Empire Crescent".
  3. ^ "Love Broker". Crescent Magazine. 2012-03-15.

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