Jonathan Keltz

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Jonathan Keltz
Born Jonathan Lippert Keltz
(1988-01-17) January 17, 1988 (age 30)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Jonathan Lippert Keltz (born January 17, 1988) is an American actor known for his role as Jake Steinberg in the HBO series Entourage,[1][2][3] and his work in the films Prom (2011) and 21 & Over (2013).[4][5][6] He starred as Leith Bayard in The CW's series Reign. In May 2014, Keltz was promoted to series regular for the show's second season, which premiered in October 2014.[7]


Keltz was born in New York City, the son of Karin Lippert, who worked in public relations, and Martin Keltz, who is a co-founder of Scholastic Productions.[8]

After moving to Canada with his family, he attended high school[9] at the Northern Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario. His father is of Polish Jewish descent, while his mother is German (born in Hamburg).[10] Keltz was raised in his father's Jewish religion.[9][11][12]

Keltz began taking acting classes when he was 10 years old and began working as an actor when he was 16.[9] In Toronto he lived in an apartment once occupied by Keanu Reeves.[6] He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[5] His parents reside in Toronto.[9]


As of June 1, 2011, Keltz was reported as wrapping filming of the final season of Entourage.[9] His recent projects include the 2011 films Prom, released April 2011 by Disney, in which he plays the role of Brandon Roberts, an oblivious but self-confident teen preparing for his school's prom night,[5] the completed horror film Playback, in which a group of high school students unwittingly unleash an evil spirit which destroys its victims through video playback,[13] and the film Transgression.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Mayday Dough Berry Television film
2005 Cake Valet
2006 Silver Road Mark Short film
2007 Breach Greg Hanssen
2007 American Pie Presents: Beta House Wesley Direct-to-DVD
2009 Dadnapped Tripp Zoome Television film
2009 Acceptance Harry Burton Television film
2011 Prom Brandon Roberts
2011 Transgression David
2012 Playback Nate
2012 Operation: CTF Panther Short film
2013 21 & Over Randy
2013 Privileged, TheThe Privileged Jeff Lynley
2018 Once Upon A Prince Nate Television film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation Nate 4 episodes
2004 Radio Free Roscoe Mark Episode: "Lil' and Grace"
2005 Queer as Folk Lucas Season 5, episode 4
2005 Missing Joe Johnstone Episode: "Patient X"
2006 Dark Oracle Harvey Episode: "Trail Blaze"
2007 ReGenesis Jeff Riddlemeyer 2 episodes
2007 Cold Case Dom Barron '63 Episode: "Boy Crazy"
2008 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Jeff Episode: "House of Pain"
2009–2011 Entourage Jake Steinberg 15 episodes
2009 Heartland Cody Dawson Episode: "The Fix"
2010 CSI: Miami Ben Wilcox Episode: "See No Evil"
2011 31st Genie Awards Himself Presenter
2011 Breakout Kings Oliver Day Episode: "Steaks"
2011 Listener, TheThe Listener Tyler Rooker Episode: "Eye of the Storm"
2011 Combat Hospital Private Henry Flax Episode: "Inner Truth"
2011 Leverage Travis Zilgram Episode: "The Experimental Job"
2012 Fairly Legal Jacob Mathews Episode: "Borderline"
2012 Flashpoint Luke Episode: "Below the Surface"
2013 Transporter: The Series Clyde Episode: "Give the Guy a Hand"
2013 Murdoch Mysteries Ralph Bridgewater Episode: "Twisted Sisters"
2013–2014 Republic of Doyle Grayson Mann 9 episodes
2013 Necessary Roughness Darryl "Hutch" Hutchinson 3 episodes
2013–2017 Reign Leith Bayard Recurring role (Season 1); Main role (Season 2 and 3)
Nominated – Golden Maple Award for Best Actor in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S. (2015)[14]
Nominated – Golden Maple Award for Best Actor in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S. (2016)[15]


  1. ^ Sheila Marikar (June 28, 2010). "'Entourage's' New Addition on What's to Come This Season". ABC News. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Keltz on Role of a Lifetime, Entourage Season Finale". TV Fanatic. September 10, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Keltz: Entourage's August Man". Just Jared. July 15, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Leanne Delap (February 24, 2011). "City Unseen: Hand them Hardly, and the kids might just be all right". Toronto Star. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Bob Thompson (April 27, 2011). "Jonathan Keltz was born to act". Postmedia News. Times Colonist. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Linda Massarella (September 26, 2010). "Keltz finds luck in Reeves' old home". Toronto Sun. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ Andy Swift (May 30, 2014). "Reign Promotes Jonathan Keltz to Series Regular for Season 2". TVLine. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ staff. "Before the Trailer: Interview with Jonathan Keltz from the upcoming movie "Prom"". April 18, 2011. FeedFury. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Ilan Mester (June 1, 2011). "Jonathan Keltz and his Canadian Prom". Shalom Life. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
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  11. ^ staff. "Jonathan Keltz". Jewish United Fund. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ Lippert, Karin (December 6, 2012). "Hanukkah! Lights, Latkes and Kosher Hot Dogs!". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ Allan Dart (May 20, 2011). "It's Playback time". Fangoria. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  14. ^ Levine, Sydney. "Golden Maple Awards'15 Winners Include Brandon Jay McLaren and Amanda Crew | IndieWire". Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Golden Maple Awards Nominees Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 

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