A combination of handsomeness and talent works like magic to propel any man to the top in the entertainment industry and Jonathan Bennett possesses this magic formula. An American actor and model, Bennett is renowned for his versatility onscreen, having played roles in different genres ranging from comedy to mystery and adventure.
Apparently, Jonathan Bennett is an actor whose clout in the American entertainment industry continues to increase with the attendant curiosity of fans who would just love to know everything they can about the handsome and enigmatic man.
Jonathan Bennett’s Adventures As An Actor
Born on the 10th of June 1981 to a physician father named David Bennett and a mother who goes by the name, Ruthanne Bennett, Jonathan Bennett discovered his love for acting quite early in life. In fact, his first acting experience was in elementary school.
According to our findings, Jonathan Bennett’s formal education started at Eagle Point Elementary School in Rossford. In seventh grade, he was part of a play along with his classmates. It was this play that is often cited as his first acting experience.
When he finished high school, he went to Rossford High School and after he graduated in 1999, he became a student of the Otterbein College.
At Otterbein, Jonathan was in the theatre program but he never completed his studies there, he instead dropped out and went to New York to pursue an acting career.
The Early Days In Hollywood
Before studying at the Otterbein College, while he was still in high school, Jonathan Benneth had some minor roles in TV series. In 1997, he got a small role in Dad, a comedy series.
The next year, in 1998, he starred in a second minor role in The Bill, another TV series. It was after he finished high school in 1999 and enrolled at Otterbein College, that he realized he really wanted to act, thus, he quit his course, moving to New York.
After moving to New York, Jonathan Benneth started auditioning for roles and in 2001, he got cast as J.R. Chandler in the ABC soap opera All My Children. It was a part he held from 2001 to 2002 and it was a good boost for his career because the role introduced him to a huge audience and got him some popularity.
His Shot At Prominence
After landing the role on All My Children, Bennett’s career caught fire and he began landing other popular shows. In 2002, he played Kyle Fuller in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The same year, he played Simon in Eastwick, a TV movie. in 2003, he portrayed Ethan Guest in Boston Public and Taylor in Season of Youth.
Jonathan Bennett’s film career got a fresh boost and really took off in 2004 when he co-starred with Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls, a teen comedy film in which he acted the part of Aaron Samuels, her love interest. He played the role so well that he was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Movie Star – Male.
He also acted the part of Bud McNulty in the family-friendly comedy Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005). In 2009, he was the titular character in Van Wilder: Freshman Year and also was in the Hallmark original movie Elevator Girl as a character named Nick.
The 19th season of Dancing with the Stars would feature Jonathan Bennett as one of the celebrity contestants. The announcement was made on the 4th of September 2014 and he was paired with Allison Holker a professional dancer. Jonathan was said to have joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars in memory of his parents who had died recently, close to one another, and were both huge fans of the show.
He and his partner finished the competition in 9th place; they were eliminated in Week 6 of the competition. The actor also hosted Food Network’s show Cake Wars in 2015.
Juicy Details You Didn’t Know About Jonathan Bennett’s Love Life
In 2016, Jonathan Bennett acted as a gay sports agent named Lucas in two episodes of Hit the Floor, an American sports drama television series, and rumours began to spread that he was gay. Fans suspected that he played the part too well to not be gay.
Well, it was not too long before they got to know the truth about the actor’s true sexual orientation. The actor and model came out in October 2017 to reveal that he is indeed gay.
However, before that official revelation, an event clued most of his fans in. While he was part of the cast of Dancing with the Stars, one of the judges, Julianne Hough, inadvertently outed him.
During an interview with Extra host Mario Lopez, Julianne Hough revealed that she and Bennett would have been a thing. She then added that an affair between them wouldn’t work because he’s gay.
Meet The Love Of Jonathan Bennett’s Life
Jonathan Benneth is currently in a relationship with James Vaughan, a man whom he is head over heels in love with. They have been together for quite a while. In fact, as far back as 2017 when he officially announced that he was gay he also revealed that he was in a relationship with James Vaughan.
So, who is James Vaughan? Formerly an Amazing Race contestant, Vaughan is now a TV host and producer for a show called Celebrity Page. He has also been a guest on trending shows like The Talk and The Wendy Williams Show where he discussed trending topics.
Vaughan is very supportive of his boyfriend and they have openly declared their love for each other several times.
The two lovers are known to share lots of sweet photos of each other on their social media pages. In some of those photos, they are seen cuddling on the beach, going on holidays, and raising money for fundraisers together.
Apparently, Jonathan Benneth and James Vaughan are inseparable at the moment and fans on Instagram have voiced their hope that the lovers end up tying the knot as a married couple in the near future.