Jonathan  James

Jonathan James

Age Range
19 - 27
NZ European
184cm / 6ft 0in
106cm / 42in
86cm / 34in
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Jonathan James is a young actor based in Auckland. In 2016, Jonathan graduated from Whitirea Performing Arts Centre with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. In the same year, he played the lead role of Ben Smart in the made for TV film, Doubt: The Scott Watson Case. Jonathan’s other screen credits include the role of Connor Stuart for South Pacific Pictures’ Shortland Street (2018) and Wilde Ride where he played Caleb Saunders (2018).  

Jonathan has a passion for acting on stage, particularly within musical theatre. In 2018 alone he has played Sky in Mamma Mia!, Danny Zuko in Grease: The Arena Spectacular and Jasperino in The Changeling (directed by Michael Hurst). 


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2017 Pork Pie Steve (Guest) Four Knight Films, dir. Matt Murphy Feature Film
2015 Catching the Black Widow Zach KHF Media, dir. Thomas Robins Feature Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2018 Shortland Street Connor Stuart South Pacific Pictures, dir. Various Drama
2018 Wilde Ride Caleb (Core Cast) Tomorrowland Television, dir. Justin Harwood Drama
2016 Doubt: The Scott Watson Case Ben Smart (Lead) ProductionShed TV , dir. Yvonne Mackay Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2018 Ripple Eden We Three Productions, dir. Emmett Skilton
2017 Auckward Love Sean We Three Productions


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2018 The Changeling Jasperino Auckland Summer Shakespeare, dir. Michael Hurst
2018 Grease Danny Zuko Invercargill Musical Theatre
2018 MAMMA MIA! Sky Amici Productions Ltd / Auckland Musical Theatre Inc, dir. Russell DIxon
2017 Earthquakes In London Various The Actors Program, dir. Kathy Maudlin
2016 Smokey Joes' Cafe Soloist Whitireia Performing Arts, dir. Leigh Evans
2015 South Pacific Luther Billis Hutt Valley Orchestral, dir. Ruth Arminshaw
2015 Serial Killer Barbie Sebastian Whitireia NZ, dir. Alan Palmer
2015 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Horace / Ensemble Circa Theatre
2015 Boxed Timothy Fringe Festival
2014 GREASE Sonny Wellington Musical Theatre

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2015 Encounters Lead Oneshot Collective Short Film
2015 This is DayZ Lead Short Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2015 RugbySmart Coaching Video Speed / Joey Cereal TV, di. Nua Finau


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2017 Vodafone Son Fish


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018 Audition Technique Miranda Rivers
2018 Auditioning for Screen Sara Wiseman
2018 Advanced Australian Accent Alexandra Whitham
2018 Advanced Acting for Screen Intensive Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock
2017 Diploma in Acting The Actors Program
2017 Internal Landscape / Acting Technique Miranda Harcourt
2017 Self Taping Masterclass Dave Newman, McSweeny Newman Casting Australia
2017 General American Accent Training Jacque Drew
2016 Emotional Access Technique Perdekamp Emotional Method (PEM)
2016 Script Analysis / Screen Work Peter Feeney
2016 Characterization, Vocal Projection, Acting Choices Raymond Hawthorne
2016 Acting Technique Jennifer Ward-Leland
2016 Vocal Coaching (Singing) Craig Beardsworth
2015 2016 Diploma in Musical Theatre Whitireia Performing Arts Centre
2015 Equity NZ International Casting Hothouse Kerry Barden (US), Tom McSweeney (US/ AU), Matt Skrobalak (CBS Television), Nikki Barrett (AU), Marisa Ross (US), Stu Turner (NZ)
2015 Acting / Auditioning For Screen Rachel Bullock
2014 Advanced Acting Technique Rachel Henry, Holly Chappell
2008 2014 Hip Hop Solo Diploma New Zealand Academy of Modern Dance


Intermediate: American - Californian | American - General | American - Ghetto | American - New York | American - Southern | Australian | British | Canadian | French | German | Irish | Maori | Pacific Islander | UK - Cockney | UK - N. Ireland | UK - Scottish | Welsh


Advanced: Swimming

Intermediate: Skate Boarding | Snow Skiing | Surfing

Singing Range

Baritone | Tenor

Singing Styles

Advanced: General | Musical | Popular | Rock

Musical Instruments

Advanced: Guitar


Advanced: Hip Hop

Intermediate: Ballet | Jazz | Tap