Jonathan Edward Bernthal (; born September 20, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Shane Walsh on the AMC horror series The Walking Dead (2010–2012; 2018), Frank Castle / The Punisher on the Netflix action series Daredevil (2015–2018) and The Punisher (2017–2019), and as Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez in the miniseries The Pacific (2010). He began his career in theater before guest starring on various television shows. He has also starred in supporting and leading roles in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Fury (2014), Sicario (2015), The Accountant (2016), Baby Driver (2017), Wind River (2017), Widows (2018), and Ford v Ferrari (2019).
Bernthal married trauma nurse Erin Angle on September 25, 2010, in Potomac, Maryland. She is the niece of retired professional wrestler Kurt Angle. They were married by his acting teacher, Alma Becker. They have two sons, Henry (born August 2011) and Billy (born January 2013), and a daughter, Adeline (born February 2015). The family lives in Ojai, California.
Jonathan Edward Bernthal was born in Washington, D.C. on September 20, 1976, the son of Jewish parents Joan Lurie (née Marx) and Eric Lawrence "Rick" Bernthal, a former lawyer with Latham & Watkins LLP and chair of the board of directors for the Humane Society until 2019. His paternal grandfather was musician and producer Murray Bernthal (1911-2010), whose father, Samuel, emigrated to New York from Sareth, Buchenland, Austrian Empire (today Siret, Romania). He has two brothers: Nicholas, an orthopedic surgeon and professor at UCLA, and Thomas, a consulting agency CEO who is engaged to billionaire and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. His cousin was musician Adam Schlesinger, who died in April 2020 of complications from COVID-19 during the global pandemic of the virus.Bernthal grew up in Cabin John, Maryland. He attended the Sidwell Friends School, graduating in 1995. He has often described his younger self as a "troublemaker". After high school, he studied at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, but dropped out. On the advice of his acting teacher, Alma Becker, he joined the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. During his time there, he was a catcher for a Russian professional baseball team.
Movies & TV shows
Those Who Wish Me Dead
A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him -- and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.
After receiving coaching from their father, tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are today.
The Many Saints of Newark
There were riots in Newark. The cultural mobs are fighting. There is a follow up to The Sopranos.
Justice League Dark: Apokolips War
Darkseid has destroyed the Justice League in a poorly executed war with the DC Super Heroes. The remaining bastions of good must regroup and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and it...
Viena and the Fantomes
A roadie travels with a punk band.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s liv...
Ford v Ferrari
American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary r...
Four thieves were killed in a police shoot out. Their widows don't have anything in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. They join forces to pull off a robbery becau...
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A young driver is forced to take part in a robbery that is doomed to fail after being coerced into working for a crime boss.
An FBI agent and a game tracker are looking into a murder.
A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to organize a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking
Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" is the subject of the special.
A group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril in the 13th century.
Marvel's The Punisher
A former Marine is caught up in a military conspiracy while trying to punish the people who killed his family.
A young man who is responsible for the violence in his town is met by a former rodeo star and motel manager.
Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Batman sent Robin to work with the Teen TITANS after he messed up the Justice League mission. The TITANS need to step up after he threatens to conquer the world.
When the Treasury Department closes in on the math savant after he un-cooks the books for a new client, the body count starts to rise.
After the disappearance of their Chief Medical Officer, a shadowy bio genetics company is under siege by the FBI for secretly cloning humans. Holt is going to sell the last living clone to a buyer. Ho...
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Show Me a Hero
When federal courts ordered public housing to be built in the white, middle class side of town, Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office during the worst crisis in the city's history.
Daredevil uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell's Kitchen.
An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the war against drugs at the border. And Mexico. They are both from Mexico.
We Are Your Friends
Cole Carter dreams of being a disc jockey in Hollywood, spending his days and nights hanging with friends, and working on a track that will set the world on fire. James Reed is a DJ. Soon, his seeming...
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymous as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague, while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl. His friendship and ...
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn’t think even existed anymore.
In the last months of World War II, the Allies made their final push. An Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lin...
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Two old boxing rivals are going to fight.
The Wolf of Wall Street
There is a big case. The basis of the book is Jordan Belfort's memoir.
John Matthews learned that his son had been arrested for dealing drugs. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offenders due to mandatory minimum sentence laws, the man has nothing to offer...
Timmy Muldoon and the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit
Timmy Muldoon's movie became a movie of his dreams.
The true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.'s criminal world, i...
3 Movies · 3 TV shows
The Fosters are worried about their relationship. Some characters want to be killed because they were mistaken for thieves.
O'Brien hosted the show.
The Making of The Walking Dead
The Making of the TV Series The Walking Dead
The Ghost Writer
A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterio...
The Walking Dead
A sheriff's deputy awakens from a coma to find a world overrun by zombies. He is going to find his family.
The intertwined real-life stories of three people. Individuals can be tracked. There were Marines across the Pacific Theater during World War II, including Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sle...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Three very different women find themselves drawn together by a mysterious man who unleashes unique powers in each of them, and this small New England town will never be the same.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Now that the exhibit friends are in the archives, the museum night watchman has to help. Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible are some of the people Larry has encountered.
A Line in the Sand
A human story unfolds when detectives are forced to deal with a man who was thrown into a cage after urinating on the Mayor's limo. The combination of character and situation balances intense drama wi...
Straight-arrow Barry has moved 3000 miles away from lackluster Ohio to attend college in sunny SoCal, and his friend Douglas has come along for the ride. Barry has his education on his mind; Douglas, ...
There is a military draft. Three friends are given 30 days to report for duty after being drafted. They must confront their beliefs about courage, love, friendship and honor. If you were called to ser...
The Air I Breathe
A drama is based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race, a mobster sees...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
World Trade Center
The building collapsed over the rescue team. Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin are trapped under the wreck.
A group of people are bound together. Now face to face at an impromptu reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day they met, they wonder if they'll have anything in common besides vague memor...
1 TV show
How I Met Your Mother
A father retells to his children the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother in a series of flashbacks.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
In an upscale Boston law firm, Alan Shore and Denny Crane lead a brigade of high-priced civil litigators in a series focusing on the professional and personal lives of brilliant but often emotionally ...
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
A woman believes she has a great life. She has been married for 25 years and she is the book editor at the newspaper where her husband is the editor. That all comes to a screeching halt when she learn...
Tony n' Tina's Wedding
Tony and Tina don't like having a ceremony. Tina's mother and Tony's father used to be close, but have since parted ways. Everyone comes together to plan the event as the parents are at each other's t...
2 TV shows
CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve gruesome murders. The Miami C...
Without a Trace
The FBI's Missing Persons Unit in New York City was the subject of the series.
2 TV shows
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
"The Hire" is a collection of short films. A form of branded content, all eight films feature popular filmmakers from across the globe, star Clive Owen as the "The Driver" and highlight the performanc...
1 TV show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
5 Movies · 2 TV shows
18 years after being arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the modern-day Los Angeles sex industry, he seeks the truth about the set-up that sent him to prison and hopes to connect...
A group of men travel across a landscape to deliver a package. They are forced to choose between survival and honor, loyalty and deceit, all while wondering what secrets their precious cargo may hold....
We Own This City
The rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force, and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arres...
Small Engine Repair
Frank, Packie, and Swaino are childhood friends of Frank's daughter Crystal, who they helped raise- meet off-hours one night in Frank's out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only ...
The plot is private.
A woman who was released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime re-enters a society that doesn't forgive her past.
Baby Driver 2
The sequel was written by the same person. There is a plot that isn't known.
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