Jonathan  James

Jonathan James

Age Range
19 - 27
Ethnicity
NZ European
Locations
Auckland
Height
184cm / 6ft 0in
Bust/Chest
106cm / 42in
Waist
86cm / 34in
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Bio

In 2016, Jonathan was cast in the lead role of Ben Smart in the TVONE Sunday Night Theatre film - Doubt: The Scott Watson Case. He starred in Fencepost Production’s post-apocalyptic short This is DAY Z, and played a supporting role in the re-imagining of cult kiwi classic Pork Pie, alongside TV film Catching the Black Widow. In 2017, he was cast as core character Caleb Saunders in TV2’s Wilde Ride, alongside starring in a nationwide Vodafone commercial. In mid 2018, after graduating from prestigious drama school ‘The Actors Program’, Jonathan guest starred as Connor Stuart in Shortland Street

He played the role of Sky in Mamma Mia, and went on to appear as Jasperino in The Changeling (dir. by Michael Hurst), which toured venues around Auckland. Later that year, Jonathan was contracted to play Danny Zuko in Grease: The Arena Spectacular.

Film

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

Television

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

Theatre

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

Video

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

Commercial

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2017 Vodafone Son Fish

Voice

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2018 Into The Dead - Ghostbusters Event Rookie, Bad Guys Pik Pok/Prodigy Design Ltd

Training

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

Accents

Intermediate: American - General | American - Midwest | American - New York | American - Southern | American - Western | Australian | French | German | Greek | Irish | Italian | Latin American | New Zealand | Russian | South African | Spanish | UK - Cockney | UK - English | UK - Scottish | UK - Scottish | Welsh

Sports

Advanced: Swimming

Intermediate: Skate Boarding | Snow Skiing | Surfing

Singing Range

Baritone | Tenor

Singing Styles

Advanced: General | Musical | Popular | Rock

Musical Instruments

Advanced: Guitar

Dance

Advanced: Hip Hop

Intermediate: Ballet | Jazz | Tap