Fast Facts

  • Played professional baseball in Russia while attending the Moscow Art Theatre School.
  • Member of Fovea Floods Theater, a contemporary theater company founded in 1998 by fellow students and alumni of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Portrayed fallen police officer Christopher Amoroso in Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, a 2006 drama about the collapse of the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Was a 2011 Breakout Performance nominee on Spike's Scream Awards for his work on The Walking Dead.
  • Helped found Drops Fill Buckets, a charity organization which assisted an orphanage in Kenya.


  • Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (1999); attended Moscow Art Theatre School, Moscow, Russia; Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, American Repertory Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (MFA, 2002)


  • Birth Name: Jonathan E. Bernthal
  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Birthday: September 20, 1976, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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