Jon Bernthal Biography

Jon Bernthal is an actor from the United States. He rose to fame in the early 2000s for his role as Shane Walsh on the AMC horror series The Walking Dead (2010–2012; 2018), where he was a featured member of the cast for the first two seasons.

How old is Jon Bernthal? – Age

He was born as Jonathan Edward Bernthal on 20 September 1976 in Washington, D.C. He is 45 years as of 2021.

Where did Jon Bernthal go to school? – Education

Bernthal was raised in Cabin John, Maryland. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School in 1995. He tends to refer to his younger self as a “troublemaker.” He attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, after high school, but dropped out. He joined the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia at the suggestion of his acting coach, Alma Becker. He worked as a catcher for a Russian professional baseball team during his stay there.

Jon Bernthal – Family

He was born to Jewish parents. He is the son of Joan Lurie and Eric Lawrence “Rick” Bernthal, a former Latham & Watkins LLP lawyer who served as the Humane Society’s board chair until 2019. Murray Bernthal (1911–2010), his paternal grandpa, immigrated to New York from Sareth, Buchenland, Austrian Empire, with his father, Samuel (today Siret, Romania). He has two brothers: Nicholas, an orthopedic surgeon, and UCLA professor, and Thomas, the CEO of a consulting firm who is engaged to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, a millionaire. His cousin, musician Adam Schlesinger, passed on in April 2020 of COVID-19 problems during the virus’s global epidemic.

Bernthal Wife

On September 25, 2010, in Potomac, Maryland, he got married to trauma nurse Erin Angle, the niece of former professional wrestler Kurt Angle. His acting instructor, Alma Becker, wedded them. They have three children, Henry who was born in August 2011, and Billy born in January 2013, as well as a daughter, Adeline born in February 2015. The family resides in Ojai, California.

Jon Bernthal The Actor
Jon Bernthal The Actor

What is Bernthal Salary?

He earns $80,000 per episode.

Bernthal Net Worth

Bernthal has $10 million.

Jon Bernthal Career

Bernthal was found while performing in the Moscow Art Theatre by the executive director of Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he studied as a graduate-level certificate student and graduated in 2002. He came to New York City after graduation to seek a career in theater. He’s a method performer.
Bernthal has been in over 30 regional and Off-Broadway productions since 2002, including several with his own award-winning theatrical group, the now-defunct Fovea Floods.
He has appeared in tiny roles on television shows such as Boston Legal, CSI: Miami, and How I Met Your Mother.

In 2006, Bernthal moved to Los Angeles. With the CBS sitcom The Class, he landed his first regular role in a television series; the show was canceled after one season. Following that, he appeared in films such as Day Zero and Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center. Bernthal was a regular cast member on the ABC television series Eastwick in 2009, where he co-starred with actress Jaime Ray Newman (his future co-star in The Punisher); Eastwick was canceled after one season. Bernthal portrays Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez in the HBO miniseries The Pacific in 2010. Bernthal achieved critical acclaim for his portrayal of Shane Walsh in Frank Darabont’s The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic book series of the same name. He was a regular on the program until 2012, and he was nominated for the 2011 Scream Awards’ Breakout Performance – Male Award. Bernthal reconnected with Darabont for the TNT series Mob City, in which he played LAPD Detective Joe Teague, a cop operating in a corrupt 1940s Los Angeles, but the show was canceled after just one season.
Bernthal portrayed dictator Al Capone in Ben Stiller’s 2009 comedy Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Roman Polanski’s 2010 film The Ghost Writer. He’s been in episodes of TV shows including Numbers and Harry’s Law, including the Woody Harrelson film Rampart from 2011.

Bernthal made his Broadway career in the dark comedy piece Small Engine Repair in 2011. The play received positive reviews, and Bernthal was nominated for an Ovation Award for his performance, which was praised for its “energy and humor.”
Small Engine Repair was transferred off-Broadway by MCC Theater after its world premiere, with Bernthal returning to repeat his part. However, due to shooting engagements, Bernthal had to drop out of the play, and James Badge Dale was cast in his position.
Bernthal appeared in the gangster thriller film Snitch and the sports comedy picture Grudge Match in 2013.
In Martin Scorsese’s film The Wolf of Wall Street, Bernthal plays Brad.

In the 2014 World War II film Fury, he played southerner Grady “Coon-Ass” Travis, and critics praised the film’s ensemble. Bernthal starred alongside Dakota Fanning and Evan Rachel Wood in the 2014 film Viena and the Fantomes, which was released in 2020.
Bernthal then starred in Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 action movie Sicario, which won plenty of prizes and earned praise from critics.
Bernthal also appeared in supporting parts in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and We Are Your Friends, which won the US Grand Jury Prize for Drama at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. At this moment, Bernthal portrayed NAACP attorney Michael H. Sussman in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero. He also executive produced The Time of Our Lies – The Life and Times of Howard Zinn, directed by regular stage partner Josh Chambers, starring actor Viggo Mortensen.
The Time of Our Lives was presented during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August of 2014.
Bernthal was cast as Frank Castle / The Punisher in season two of Netflix’s superhero series Daredevil, which premiered on March 18, 2016, according to Marvel. While originally reluctant to join a superhero franchise, Bernthal decided to take the part after admiring Charlie Cox’s (Matt Murdock / Daredevil) and Vincent D’Onofrio’s (Wilson Fisk) performances on Daredevil in the previous season. Bernthal’s portrayal as The Punisher was praised by critics, with IGN calling it “an absolutely fantastic, devastating performance.” Gerry Conway, a comic book writer and co-creator of the Punisher, praised Bernthal’s depiction of the character, saying, “Jon Bernthal gives The Punisher the sort of humanity that’s underlying the tough guy, and I really appreciate that.” Despite not initially being ordered by Netflix, the network spun off the character’s self-titled series The Punisher, which premiered on November 17, 2017.  For its emotional depth, his role as the title character in season one was praised as “really amazing and dramatic” and “perhaps the greatest grizzly antihero performance among any of Marvel’s Netflix shows to date.” On the program, Bernthal enjoys doing his own stunts. Netflix announced on December 12, 2017, that the program has been renewed for a second season, which premiered on January 18, 2019. The show was discontinued a month later. He also executive produced The Time of Our Lies: The Life and Times of Howard Zinn, directed by regular theatrical partner Josh Chambers, starring actor Viggo Mortensen. The Time of Our Lives was performed through the month of August 2014 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Despite the fact that the character’s self-titled series The Punisher was not originally ordered by Netflix, it was released on November 17, 2017. Netflix announced on December 12, 2017, that the program has been renewed for a second season, which premiered on January 18, 2019. The show was discontinued a month later.
Bernthal was cast in the dark comedy picture Snow Ponies, which was notably an entry on the 2006 Black List, in October 2018; the project has remained in development since the original casting announcement.

Bernthal was cast in the film Stingray with Joel Edgerton in October 2016, and the project has been in production since then. Bernthal appeared in the film adaptation of Small Engine Repair, a play in which he first played Terrance Swaino in 2011. In September 2021, the film was released. Bernthal joined the cast of The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel feature film to HBO’s The Sopranos, in January 2019, and the film was scheduled to be released in October 2021.
Bernthal and his brother Nicholas are the founders of Drops Fill Buckets, a nonprofit characterized as having an “impact-driven, entrepreneurial approach to making a difference.”
Bernthal is a proponent of pit bull ownership and a spokesman for the Animal Farm Foundation, which rescues and promotes pit bull equality.

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