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Jonathan Lloyd Walker
BornJonathan Lloyd Walker
OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Producer
Partner(s)Sheona McDonald (wife)
Websitehttp://www.jonathanlloydwalker.com

Jonathan Lloyd Walker is a film and television actor and writer born in Henley on Thames, England.

Early life

Jonathan Lloyd Walker was born in Henley on Thames, England on September 13th 1967. He spent his childhood living in the area, attending Shiplake C of E Primary School. [1] He briefly began his career as a toddler when his Mother took him to auditions for commercials. He appeared in numerous school plays several of which were choregraphed by the Mother of his school mate and fellow actor Christian Bale. [2]

A few years after his parents divorced, Walker's Mother re-married a Canadian and the family moved to Montreal, Canada in the early 80's. He continued his interest in acting by appearing in more school plays, studied and performed with the Children's Theatre of Montreal [3] and made appearances in short films made by his friends including screenwriter Simon Davis Barry and cinematographer Gregory Middleton.

He attended the University of Western Ontario and studied Political Science. Also during this time he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces and successfully completed training as an infantry Officer attached to The Royal Canadian Regiment. After completing his service Walker returned to acting after a brief stint writing and reading the news for CBC News Network in Toronto.[4]

Career

His early work included roles in the television movie Volcano: Fire on the Mountain, the series Viper, and multiple appearances on the iconic series The X-Files. As his career progressed he continued to play diverse and complex roles like Mark Twain in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne and Jesus Christ in The Second Coming.

He has appeared in such films as Traitor, Shooter, Along Came a Spider, and, Land of the Dead. His long list of television credits includes The West Wing, Men in Trees, The Outer Limits, and Smallville. He also played the leading role of Rankol in the Syfy Network series Flash Gordon.[5]

So far in 2010 Walker has completed substantial roles in several feature films. Most notably Red opposite Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon and Karl Urban[6]. He was also cast in Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel to The Thing [7], he will portray the British character Colin who is the base radio operator.[8]

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