|Date of Birth
||31 May 1982
|Place of Birth
||Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"You can be drinking the wine today, but picking the grapes tomorrow." Jonathan Tucker.
Establishing his love for acting in the third grade when he was cast as Fritz in a Boston Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” Jonathan Tucker made his film debut in 1994 in the Terence Hill/Bud Spencer’s Western comedy Troublemakers (a.k.a. Botte di Natale). Two years later, he nabbed more substantial roles in Bill Bennett's romantic comedy Two If by Sea (starring Denis Leary and Sandra Bullock) and in Barry Levinson's dramatic movie based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel, Sleepers (starring Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman).
TV viewers could catch the up-and-comer appearing in a January 1997 episode of CBS’ sci-fi drama series "Early Edition" before he played the lead as a high school kid allowed to be a music industry exec for a while in 1998 made-for-television feature Mr. Music. He then returned to the big screen and got a supporting role in Sofia Coppola's film version of Jeffrey Eugenides' 1993 novel, The Virgin Suicides (1999; starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett).
The new millennium saw Tucker snagged the lead role of Matthew, a college student's efforts to find a mystery girl with whom he had sex in an elevator during a black out, in Michael Davis' teen romantic comedy 100 Girls, alongside Jaime Pressly, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Ali Larter. He subsequently won his most demanding role to date, as Tilda Swinton’s closeted gay son, in the 2001 dark thriller inspired by the novel "The Blank Wall" by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, The Deep End (also starring and Goran Visnjic). Also in 2001, he headlined the teen drama comedy Ball in the House (with Jennifer Tilly, David Strathairn and Ethan Embry), as JJ, a troubled 17-year-old struggles to adjust to life after rehab.
Meanwhile, Tucker continued to work on television. He appeared on ABC legal drama "The Practice" in 2001, Steven Bochco's "Philly" in 2002, CBS Emmy-winning crime drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and NBC's cop drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (both in 2003). During that time, moviegoers watched him co-starred alongside Jessica Biel in the 2003 remake of the 1974 horror/thriller, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Tucker became Rachael Leigh Cook's rebellious but privileged boyfriend in the romantic drama Stateside (2004) and went to support John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Gregory Jacobs' take on the Argentine hit film Nine Queens by Fabián Bielinsky, Criminal (2004). The following year, he joined Bruce Willis and Kevin Pollak in Florent Emilio Siri's action/thriller based on a novel by Robert Crais, Hostage. On TV, he appeared in a June 2004 episode of HBO's popular and critically acclaimed drama "Six Feet Under" and a November 2005 episode of Showtime's horror/thriller "Masters of Horror."
Recently, Tucker teamed with Jeremy Renner and Ginnifer Goodwin in Kyle Bergersen's drama comedy Love Comes to the Executioner, in which he portrayed a prison executioner, and then played Josh, a twenty-something computer hacker, in Jim Sonzero's adaptation of the 2001 Japanese horror film Kairo directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Pulse (with Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder and Christina Milian). He also guest starred in a March 2006 episode of NBC's crime drama series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and will have a regular role (as Tommy Donnelly) on NBC's upcoming drama, "The Black Donnellys."
Tucker just completed his upcoming film, Nicholas DiBella's drama thriller, Cherry Crush, in which he portrays Jordan Wells, a seventeen-year-old talented photographer gets caught up in murder when he breaks his own rules and falls in love with one of his teenage models. The film also features Michael O'Keefe and Nikki Reed.