Jonathan Edward Bernthal who is more popularly known as Jon Bernthal has enjoyed a career many of his peers would be envious of. While for most of his career, he has played the notable supporting role, he got the role of a lifetime as Frank Castle in the Netflix/Marvel Television adaptation of The Punisher’s comic story. Before that, his resume includes films like Fury, Sicario, The Wolf of Wall Street and shows like Daredevil and The Walking Dead.
Jon Bernthal has had a good career as an actor and we could bet that there are still many years to go before he hangs his hat as an actor. Find out more below.
Jon Bernthal’s Bio – Age, Ethnicity
“one batch, two batch, penny and a dime” are the iconic words that come out of Jon Bernthal just before he kills a bad guy as Frank Castle in The Punisher. Those are the words, along with his general portrayal of Frank Castle has cemented him in the pantheon of comic superheroes to debut onscreen.
His journey to this much-coveted position as an actor could be said to have started when he was born on the 20th of September 1976 to a Jewish family in Washington D.C. His parents, Joan Lurie and Eric Lawrence Bernthal are upper-middle-class members of society. Jon grew up among successful people in Cabin John, Maryland where he was raised and with his current standing as an actor, can also hold his head high among his family members like his brothers, Nicholas Bernthal who is an orthopedic surgeon and professor at UCLA and Thomas Bernthal, who was a former producer at NBC News.
For his education, he attended Sidwell Friends School, where he graduated in 1995 and proceeded to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He did, however, drop out of Skidmore and attended Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.
As took in the cold of the Russian weather and attended his classes at Moscow Art Theatre, he was discovered by an executive director at Harvard, who was in charge of Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training. Through his help, he returned back to America and completed his studies at the American Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts.
After graduation, Jon Bernthal returned to New York where he began appearing in theater in 2002. So far in his career, he has starred in over 30 plays.
His first onscreen roles came in the same year he went to New York, where he starred in his first film, Mary/Mary and his first television role, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Since he appeared in either medium in 2002, he has gone on to star in some of the biggest and best-reviewed films in that period. World Trade Center, Day Zero, A Line in the Sand, The Ghost Writer, Snitch, The Wolf of Wall Street, Grudge Match, Fury, Sicario, among others are some of the films he has starred in since he became a professional actor.
In television, his project selection has also been more than good with credit in shows like How I Met Your Mother, Boston Legal, The Walking Dead, Eastwick, Daredevil and currently, The Punisher. His distinctive voice has also helped him get a couple of voice roles like in video games – Manhunt and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and in the film, Justice League vs Teen Titans where he played Trigon.
So far in his career, he has starred in over 50 films and television shows. He has also starred in over 30 plays. He has 11 award nominations to his name thus far.
Jon Bernthal is one of the most popular actors working today and he has also starred in some of the most commercially successful films in recent times. It, therefore, is no surprise that he has a net worth of $8 million. He is also believed to have earned $80,000 per episode during his first run as Shane Walsh on The Walking Dead. It is expected to be higher for his next appearance on the show due to his recent growth in popularity as The Punisher.
Wife and Kids
Bernthal is married to a trauma nurse, Erin Angle, who also happens to be the niece of the famous professional wrestler, Kurt Angle. The couple got married on the 25th of September 2010. The couple resides in Ojai, California together with their two sons, Henry and Bill Bernthal and their daughter, Adeline Bernthal.
Jon Bernthal comes from a family of Jewish people. As for his ethnicity, he is believed to be of the Ashkenazi Jewish race. His father, Eric Lawrence Bernthal is a former year, his paternal grandfather is the notable musician, Murray Bernthal. Jon and his brother, Nicholas who is an orthopedic surgeon both run Drops Fill Buckets, a non-profit organization.
Body Stats – Height
Jon Bernthal may not have the shredded, well defined, chiseled body one would expect from a superhero like Superman or Batman, but at 5 feet 11 inches and a weight of 84 kg, combined with his voice, he possesses a more than passable physically quality for a hero. He also has a body measurement of 45-16-34 which are his chest, biceps and waist measurements, respectively.