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JP, as he is commonly known, was born in Middlesbrough, England, but grew up in McHenry County IL Chicago where he honed his musical skills with his band Colour, playing gigs in and around the American midwest. He attended Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake.
He continued his studies in Education & Finance at Broward Community College in Pompano Beach, Florida. He worked a variety of jobs from the age of 15 until present. Such as construction, sales manager, stock broker, party clown et cetera. He then moved to Malaysia to start a career in entertainment as a VJ for Channel V International.
After presenting on Channel V for nearly two years on a range of shows. Most notably presenting the show ARCADE and also co-presenting, co-wrtiting and co-producing the show Bid It with Joey G. He then made the move to NTV7 to host a new program called Life! Session. A lifestyle show in which Jonathan hosted alongside Xandria Ooi & Wan Sariah Jaafar. Covering topics ranging from Style, Health, Home Deco and Jonathan hosted the cooking segments. After year long season of Life!session Jonathan made the jump to host the highly successful and acclaimed two hour morning talk show called The Breakfast Show, alongside Malaysian television personalities Daphne Iking, Nazrudin Rahman(Naz), Hansen Lee, Sharifa Aleya, and Elaine Daly live on Ntv7. Aside from hosting television programs, Jonathan Putra also occupies his time through acting for film & television as well as various side projects such as: officiating and hosting events as MC, DJ for Air Asia airlines in-flight radio programs, modeling for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, and acting in television commercials. Some of the projects JP is known for are his roles as Cikgu Ben in Elly & Epit Season 2 on Astro, Samuel & Danial in the Ariana Rose drama series for TV3's Akasia alongside Keith Foo & Fatiyah Latiff, Johan in the Astro Telemovie Pengancam Perkhawinan alongside Intan Ladyanna, and Ryan in the telemovie Hanya Di Atas Kertas alongside Keith Foo.
TV and Film:
- Cikgu Ben in Elly & Epit Season 2 on Astro
- Samuel & Danial in the Ariana Rose drama series for TV3's prime time Akasia slot, alongside Keith Foo & Fatiyah Latiff,
- Johan in the Astro Telemovie Pengancam Perkahwinan alongside Intan Ladyanna,
- Ryan in the telemovie Hanya Di Atas Kertas alongside Keith Foo.
- Raizil Dillen in the TV Drama Rindu Awak 200% for TV3's prime time Akasia slot alongside Ayda Jebat and Zul Ariffin.
- Captain Keppel in the upcoming Malaysian feature length film Rentap for Unique Twins productions. (Pending release- 2015)
- Hilmi in Incredible Tales featurette, "Kenan" 2014
- Saiful in the psychological thriller film, "Harmonika", 2014
- Dr. Marcus Willis in the Mediacorp Suria TV drama series, "A&E (Accident & Emergency)"
TV Programs (Hosting/Presenting):
* Channel V (VJ) arcade, bid it, poparazzi, remote control, billboard countdown, the ticket. (2005-2007) * NTV7 : Life session(2007), The Breakfast Show (2007-2008, 2013) * Natural Treasures (A travel show for UK) (2009) * GoTravel show for Malaysian-based travel/lifestyle channel for the Southeast Asian region called GOASEAN. (2015-present)
Emcee/host for events:
- L'occitane 10 year anniversary 2014
- Subaru Russ Swift precision driving Malaysia tour (2012,2013,2014,2015)
- Marlboro product launch 2013
- Absolute Hibiskus Vodka 2013
- Exxon-Mobile annual dinner 2013
- Islamic Fashion Week 2009
- Prince of Brunei's wedding co-hosted by r&b artists Maxwell and Christina Millian
- Heineken Thirst DJ Quest 2006.
- "(11 GAMBAR)Watak Samuel Dalam Ariana Rose Popularkan Jonathan Putra |". Beautifulnara.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Jonathan Putra - The all-new ntv7 Breakfast Show! - MSN Malaysia Entertainment". Entertainment.malaysia.msn.com. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- Nairphoto, Sangeetha (2007-09-16). "Archives | The Star Online". Thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
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