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  Jon Bernthal
Jon Bernthal 2014
Portrays Shane Walsh
Occupation Actor
Animation Department Worker
Born Jonathan Edward Bernthal
September 20, 1976
Washington, D.C., USA
Age 38
Years Active 2002-Present
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Also Known For Joe Teague in "L.A. Noir" (2013)
Jon Bernthal Gallery

Jonathan Edward "Jon" Bernthal is an American actor who portrayed Shane Walsh in AMC's The Walking Dead.

Biography

Jon was raised in Washington D.C., and went to study at The Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia. He played professional baseball for the European Professional Baseball Federation. While in Moscow, he was noticed by the director of Harvard University's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Repretory Theatre, and was invited to obtain his M.F.A. there. After graduating in 2002, he performed in over thirty plays regionally and off-Broadway, including many of his own award-winning company, Fovea Floods. He currently resides in Venice, California with his dog, Boss, wife and son. His film resume includes Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), Ghost Writer (2010), Snitch (2013), and Fury (2014).

Involvement in The Walking Dead

Bernthal and Andrew Lincoln, who was eventually cast as protagonist Rick Grimes, auditioned for the show together and were the first to be chosen for the regular cast. Series creator Frank Darabont originally had all actors audition for the role of Rick, including Bernthal, and then brought back the actors under close consideration to audition for Shane and other roles. Bernthal, however, wanted to portray the part of Shane from early on and fought for the part, despite knowing that the character would die early in the series.

After The Walking Dead

After Jon's portrayal of Shane in The Walking Dead, Jon went on to perform in many movies/TV shows:

  • Snitch as Daniel James (Main Role)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street as Brad
  • Grudge Match as BJ (Brandon James)
  • Fury as Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis
  • Harry's Law as Lucas Trassino
  • Robot Chicken as Hawkeye
  • Mob City as Joe Teague 
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as Al Capone
  • Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare as Decker

Trivia

  • He is the nephew-in-law of professional wrestler Kurt Angle.
  • Bernthal went to college with Michael Zegen, the actor who portrayed Randall.[1]
  • Bernthal is the 2nd Main Cast member of the show to appear in a Call of Duty game, the first was Michael Rooker, who appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops and its sequel.

References

  1. Episode 210 Bonus Segment: Talking Dead Youtube "AMC" (February 28, 2012)
Cast (TV Series)
Main Cast Andrew Lincoln (1-5) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-5) • Danai Gurira (3-5) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Lauren Cohan (3-5) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Melissa McBride (4-5) • Michael Cudlitz (5) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-5) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Steven Yeun (1-5)
Also Starring Alanna Masterson (4-5) • Aldis Hodge (4) • Alexa Nikolas (3) • Alexandra Breckenridge (5) • Andrew J. West (4-5) • Andrew Rothenberg (1) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5) • Austin Nichols (5) • Benedict Samuel (5) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • Chad Coleman (3-4) • Chris Coy (5) • Christian Serratos (4-5) • Christine Woods (5) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Emily Kinney (2-4) • Emma Bell (1) • Enver Gjokaj (4) • Erik Jensen (5) • IronE Singleton (2-3) • Jason Douglas (5) • Jeff Kober (4) • Jose Pablo Cantillo (3-4) • Josh McDermitt (4-5) • Juan Gabriel Pareja (1) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kerry Condon (4) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Madison Lintz (2) • Maximiliano Hernandez (5) • Melissa McBride (2-3) • Melissa Ponzio (3-4) • Meyrick Murphy (4) • Michael Cudlitz (4) • Michael Raymond James (2) • Michael Rooker (1-2) • Michael Zegen (2) • Noah Emmerich (1) • Noel Gugliemi (1) • Norman Reedus (1) • Pruitt Taylor Vince (2) • Robin Lord Taylor (4-5) • Ross Marquand (5) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Tovah Feldshuh (5) • Tyler James Williams (5) • Vincent Martella (4)
Co-Stars Aaron Munoz (2) • Adam Boyer (5) • Adam Minarovich (1 -2) • Adrian Kali Turner (1) • Al Vicente (3) • Alex Van (3) • Amber Chaney (2) • Amy Cain (2) • Amy Dionne (4) • Andy Glen (3) • Andrea Moore (5) • Anissa Matlock (5) • Ann Mahoney (5) • Anthony Guajardo (1) • April Billingsley (5) • Arthur Bridgers (3) • Benjamin Papac (5) • Brandon Carroll (4) • Brian Hillard (2) • Brina Palencia (4) • Cameron Deane Stewart (4) • Cherie Dvorak (3) • Chris Burns (5) • Christopher Matthew Cook (5) • Corey Brill (5) • Dahlia Legault (5) • Dango Nguyen (3) • Daniel Thomas May (3-4) • Danny Vinson (4) • Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis (3) • Davi Jay (4) • David Marshall Silverman (5) • Deja Dee (2) • Dwayne Boyd (3) • Elijah Marcano (5) • E. Roger Mitchell (3) • Eric Mendenhall (4) • Erin Hunter (4) • Gary Weeks (3) • Gina Morelli (1) • Irene Ziegler (4) • IronE Singleton (1) • James Allen McCune 2) • James Gonzaba (1) • Jan Harrelson (4) • Jane McNeill (2) • Jason Alexander Davis (5) • JD Evermore (4) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (1) • Jesse C. Boyd (5) • Jim R. Coleman (1) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (5) • Juliana Harkavy (4) • Justice Leak (5) • Katelyn Nacon (5) • Karenlie Riddering (3) • Keedar Whittle (2) • Keisha Tillis (1) • Keith Brooks (4) • Kelley Davis (2) • Kennedy Brice (4) • Kyle Clements (5) • Lawrence Kao (3) • Linds Edwards (1) • Lindsay Abernathy (3) • Luke Donaldson (4) • Maddie Lomax (1) • Madison Lintz (1) • Maia Moss-Fife (5) • Major Dodson (5) • Mandi Christine Kerr (5) • Marc Gowan (5) • Marcus Hester (4) • Markice Moore (3) • Melissa McBride (1) • Michael Harding (4) Michael Traynor (5) • Mike Mayhall (3) • Neil Brown Jr. (1) • Nelson Bonilla (5) • Nick Gomez (3) • Owen Harn (5) • Parker Wierling (3) • Peter Kulas (3) • Phillip DeVona (2) • Ricky Wayne (5) • Rico Ball (5) • Russ Comegys (3) • Russell Towery (3) • Sherry Richards (4) • Steve Coulter (5) • Susie Spear Purcell (5) • Tanner Holland (3) • Ted Huckabee (5) • Teri Wyble (5) • Theodus Crane (3) • Tiffany Morgan (5) • Tom Turbiville (4) • Travis Love (3-4) • Travis Young (5) • Troy Faruk (3) • Tyler Chase (3) • Victor McCay (4) • Vincent Ward (3) • Viviana Chavez-Vega (1)
Special Guests Andrew Rothenberg (3) • Brighton Sharbino (5) • Chris Coy (5) • David Morrissey (5) • Emma Bell (3) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (3) • Jon Bernthal (3) • Kyla Kenedy (5) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (5) • Lennie James (3) • Michael Rooker (2)

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