• Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1979
• American nationality and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater
• Played roles in popular TV series such as: NCIS, The Division, LAX, American Dreams, and Young & Hungry
• Appeared in films such as: Pool Guys, She’s the Man, My Ex Life, Live Free or Die Hard, Spring Breakdown, Friday the 13th, Limited, and All Relative
• Engaged to celebrity stylist Melissa Lynn since 2015
Who is Jonathan Sadowski?
Jonathan was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 23 November 1979 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and film producer, with more than 40 acting credits to his name, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of Paul, one of the lead characters in the 2012 mystery horror thriller movie “Chernobyl Diaries”, directed by Bradley Parker, and which also starred Jesse McCartney and Olivia Taylor Dudley. It follows six tourists as they’re visiting Pripyat, a city close to the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, and the movie was nominated for a Golden Trailer Award for Best Horror.
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Early life and education
Jonathan was raised in Chicago alongside his older brother Mark, by their Polish father Robert Sadowski and Italian mother Marirose; not a lot is known about his parents as he respects their privacy, while it’s believed that his father was a lawyer, and his mother a housewife. Jonathan’s brother’s today working for the American Football team the Chicago Bears as their director of college scouting.
Jonathan grew up being interested in a couple of activities, such as playing soccer and basketball with his peers, cycling with his friends, and dancing. He became interested in acting while attending a local high school, where he was a member of its drama club, and appeared in many plays performed at the school.
Upon matriculating in 1998, Jonathan enrolled at the University of Illinois, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater in 2002.
Prior to making a name for himself in the film industry, he worked at the popular Griddle Café in West Hollywood.
Roles in TV series
Jonathan made his debut TV series appearance in the 2003 episode “High Seas” of the action crime drama “NCIS”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode or two of several popular series, such as the mystery crime drama “The Division”, the drama “LAX” and the historical family drama “American Dreams”.
He gained recognition in 2010, when cast to play the main character Henry Goodson in the comedy “$#*! My Dad Says”, created by Justin Halpern and David Kohan, and which also starred William Shatner and Nicole Sullivan. It follows a teenage boy who’s moved in with his old-fashioned father; the series aired from 2010 to 2014, and won a 2011 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.
In 2015, Jonathan made a guest appearance in the episode “Johnny Nightingale” of the romantic family comedy “Sirens”, and the same year saw him play Armand in the episode “Punch and Lemon Squares” of the comedy “Kittens in a Cage”.
From 2014 to 2018, he starred as John Kaminski in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy drama “Young & Hungry”, created by David Holden, and which also starred Emily Osment and Aimee Carrero. The series follows a tech entrepreneur who’s hired a food blogger as his personal chef, and it was nominated for 10 awards.
Three of Jonathan’s most recent roles have been in the episode “Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me” of the action adventure drama “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, the episode “Day 37” of the comedy “Quarantine” both in 2020, and seven episodes of the 2022 romantic comedy drama “Sex/Life”.
Roles in movies
Jonathan made his debut film appearance in the 2005 comedy “Pool Guys”, while a couple of his following roles were in the romantic sports comedy “She’s the Man”, the comedy “My Ex Life” both in 2006, and the 2007 action thriller “Live Free or Die Hard”.
The year 2009 saw him play Doug in the romantic comedy “Spring Breakdown”, written and directed by Ryan Shiraki, and which starred Amy Poehler, Parker Posey and Rachel Dratch; it follows three women as they’re vacationing at a popular place for college students. Also in 2009, Jonathan played Wade in the mystery horror thriller “Friday the 13th”, and was then cast in the 2011 short comedy “Limited”, and the 2014 romantic comedy drama “All Relative”.
Most recently, in 2021, Jonathan played Terry in the horror thriller “The Devil Below”, directed by Bradley Parker, and which starred Alicia Sanz, Adan Canto and Will Patton. It follows four amateur adventurers as they’re exploring a small town in the Appalachian Mountains, which was abandoned many years ago because of a coal mine fire; the movie was nominated for two awards.
Jonathan sang the song “Closer” in the 2014 episode “Pilot” of the series “Young & Hungry”.
He received special thanks for the 2021 documentary movie “Heval”.
Jonathan produced both the 2011 short comedy film “Limited”, and the 2021 family comedy movie “8-Bit Christmas”.
Love life and relationships
Although Jonathan prefers to keep details of his love life to himself, he’s still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He’s been in a relationship with American celebrity stylist Melissa Lynn since 2010; they haven’t spoken about how they met, but it’s said that they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. Melissa’s quite successful in what she does, and has worked for many famous actresses and singers, including Katy Perry and Adeline Rudolph.
Jonathan and Melissa revealed on 5 June 2015 that they had become engaged, but they are yet to exchange vows.
Jonathan hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he’s perhaps been with, and as of August 2022, he’s in a long-term relationship with Melissa Lynn, and they don’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jonathan’s a lover of animals – he and his fiancée have a pet pit bull dog, which can be seen featured in some of their Instagram pictures and videos; Jonathan’s quite active on the network and is today followed by close to 200,000 people, while he’s uploaded nearly 3,000 pictures, the majority of which feature him during his everyday life.
He’s physically active and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, mostly because it’s important for his acting career to stay in shape.
Jonathan’s favorite season is winter, mostly because he likes snow and enjoys snowboarding.
He likes to spend his spare time fishing, and some of the fish he’s caught can be seen featured in his Instagram pictures.
Jonathan has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Brad Pitt, Richard Gere and Amanda Seyfried, while some of his favorite movies are “Meet Joe Black”, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Jonathan’s age is 42. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).
As of August 2022, his net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million.