Tucker at the 2009 premiere of An Englishman in New York
|Born||Jonathan Moss Tucker
May 31, 1982
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Jonathan Moss Tucker (born May 31, 1982) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Virgin Suicides (1999), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Hostage (2005), In the Valley of Elah (2007), and The Ruins (2008). He has appeared in the television series The Black Donnellys (2007) and Parenthood (2011–2013). As of October 2014, he co-stars in the DirecTV drama series Kingdom with Frank Grillo.
Tucker was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents Maggie Moss, a public relations and marketing analyst and executive, and Paul Hayes Tucker, a professor of art at the University of Massachusetts and a leading expert on Claude Monet. His paternal great-grandfather was historian and ambassador Carlton J. H. Hayes. His father is of Irish Catholic background and his mother is Jewish.
Tucker was raised in Charlestown, Massachusetts but attended The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. He attended the Boston Ballet and played Fritz in their production of The Nutcracker for 5 years starting when he was in the third grade. He was featured in a Boston Ballet calendar and attended The Thacher School in Ojai, California. Tucker said of his ballet experience, "Ballet is one of the more difficult rigors that I've ever done. The Ballet instructors are some of the most intimidating people I've met."
Tucker first started off in film by appearing in the early 90s films Botte di Natale (1994), Two If by Sea (1996) and Sleepers (1996) before being cast in the 1999 film The Virgin Suicides as Tim Weiner.
He starred as Matthew in the 2000 comedy film 100 Girls. A year later, he co-starred in The Deep End with Tilda Swinton and Josh Lucas. In 2003, Tucker was cast in the horror film, and remake of the 1974 horror film of the same name, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre where he played Morgan. In 2004, he appeared in the films Stateside and Criminal.
His better known roles are as Dennis Cooper in the 2005 film Hostage. Tucker plays one of the brothers that, along with their mysterious accomplice Mars, holds a family hostage. He starred with Tommy Lee Jones in the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah as a soldier who is found dismembered and burned after he recently returned from Iraq. During that time, he also played Tommy Donnelly in the TV series The Black Donnellys.
He portrayed emerging artist Patrick Angus in the 2009 film An Englishman in New York, opposite John Hurt as Quentin Crisp. The biographical drama chronicles Crisp's later years spent in New York City. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Tucker was cast in the 2010 thriller film The Next Three Days with Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks.
Since the series premiered on the Audience Network in October 2014, Tucker co-stars on the DirecTV drama series Kingdom. He plays Jay, a mixed martial artist and son of trainer, Alvey Kulina (played by Frank Grillo). Tucker will also appear in the final five episodes of the TV series Justified on FX.
Tucker is the founder of the "Pegasus Fund". It is a nonprofit organization that provides free summer-camp trips for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles.
|1994||Troublemakers||Moses Junior||a.k.a. The Fight Before Christmas and Botte di Natale|
|1996||Two If by Sea||Todd||a.k.a. Stolen Hearts|
|1996||Sleepers||Young Tommy Marcano|
|1999||Virgin Suicides, TheThe Virgin Suicides||Tim Weiner|
|2001||Deep End, TheThe Deep End||Beau Hall|
|2001||Ball in the House||JJ|
|2003||Texas Chainsaw Massacre, TheThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre||Morgan|
|2004||Stateside||Mark Deloach||a.k.a. Sinners|
|2005||Bee Season||Student (uncredited)|
|2006||Love Comes to the Executioner||Heck Prigusivac|
|2007||Cherry Crush||Jordan Wells|
|2007||Day 73 with Sarah||David||Short film|
|2007||In the Valley of Elah||Mike Deerfield|
|2008||Ruins, TheThe Ruins||Jeff|
|2009||Englishman in New York, AnAn Englishman in New York||Patrick Angus|
|2009||Veronika Decides to Die||Edward|
|2010||Next Three Days, TheThe Next Three Days||David|
|1997||Early Edition||Tony||Episode: "Frostbite"|
|1998||Mr. Music||Rob Tennant||TV movie|
|2001||Practice, TheThe Practice||Chad Baldwin / "James Tucker"||Episode: "Vanished: Part 1 & 2"|
|2002||Philly||Eli Wexler||Episode: "The Curse of the Klopman Diamonds"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Peter Arnz||Episode: "Crash and Burn"|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ian Tate||Episode: "Abomination"|
|2004||Six Feet Under||Bruno Baskerville Walsh||Episode: "Falling into Place"|
|2005||Masters of Horror||Jak||Episode: "Dance of the Dead"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Drew Ramsey||Episode: "Wrongful Life"|
|2007||Black Donnellys, TheThe Black Donnellys||Tommy Donnelly||13 episodes|
|2010||White Collar||Avery Phillips||Episode: "Hard Sell"|
|2011||Criminal Minds||Raymond Donovan||Episode: "The Thirteenth Step"|
|2011||Royal Pains||Shaw Morgan||2 episodes|
|2011–2013||Parenthood||Bob Little||10 episodes|
|2012||Perception||Brady McGraw||Episode: "Nemesis"|
|2012||Person of Interest||Riley Cavanaugh||Episode: "Triggerman"|
|2014||Hannibal||Matthew Brown||2 episodes|
|2014||High Moon||Stanislav 'Stan' Stavin||TV movie|
|2014||Kingdom||Jay Kulina||Main role|
- Jonathan Tucker biography, filmreference.com, May 31, 1982; retrieved May 30, 2012.
- "Tara Ahamed, Jonathan Tucker Wedding Announcement". The New York Times. June 17, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Lisa Zwirn "An Art Historian Does Wonders With Wall Space", The Boston Globe via highbeam.com. November 11, 2004.
- "The Gonz Show: Jonathan Tucker extended". Boston Magazine. January 2007. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Lance Avery Morgan (November 10, 2010). "Jonathan Tucker: Personal Best". The Society Chronicles. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Lancia, Enrico (2001). Dizionario del cinema italiano (1. ed.). Roma: Gremese. p. 119. ISBN 8884400856. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- "Two if By Sea (1995)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Jeremy Taylor (June 19, 2013). "See the Cast of 'The Virgin Suicides' Then and Now Read More: See the Cast of 'The Virgin Suicides' Then and Now". Screen Crush. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- "100 Girls (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Roger Ebert (August 15, 2001). "The Deep End Movie Review & Film Summary (2001)". Roger Ebert Online. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- "Stateside (2004)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Stephen Holden (September 10, 2004). "Cons Meet Their Match: They Swindle Each Other". The New York Times. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- "Hostage (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Wesley Morris (September 14, 2007). "After 'Crash,' directory explores Iraq war's emotional wreckage". The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Natalie Abrams (November 2, 2011). "Black Donnellys' Jonathan Tucker Heading to Parenthood". TV Guide. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Mark Olsen (April 5, 2008). "Feeling stuck in 'The Ruins'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Jay A. Fernandez (November 9, 2010). "IT'S A SIGN: 'Potter' Star Rupert Grint Signs With Gersh, Jonathan Tucker with UTA, More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- "Stepping into the Cage with KINGDOM’s Jonathan Tucker". DirectTV. November 5, 2014. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- Teresa Jue (January 7, 2015). "Jonathan Tucker joins 'Justified' for final season". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 12, 2015.