“I could be bounded in a nutshell …”
I think people tend to complain about writing biographies for themselves because it's so difficult to sum yourself up in just a few words. Individual lives are never simple, and everyone owns a wealth of experience that shapes who they are. One of my greatest pleasures in life is to study another person's life (real or not) and try to understand who they are and why they do the things they do based on their experiences. Then I portray that character going through a dramatic time in their life and present that portrayal to an audience with the goal of helping them understand that life as well. It is for this reason that I am an actor.
I of course have my own history. If I were to list it here, I would start with the fact I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a BFA in Acting. The BFA degree is a specialized four-year theatre program, and in those four years I studied an extensive range of subjects in both performance and non-performance fields while accumulating experience as an actor, playwright, and director. I've also been trained as an actor-combatant, and I received a certificate of skilled proficiency in both unarmed combat and rapier & dagger, as well as an award for "Outstanding Excellence" in unarmed combat from the Society of American Fight Directors.
Although I try to eschew labels generally, I call myself "British-American" now not only because I can, having recently acquired my dual citizenship, but also because it fits. Truly transatlantic, I have both the ambition and work ethic of a stereotypical American as well as the dry humour and refined tastes of a Brit. I can also speak both languages. I would like to think I've sharpened my wit, but my friends would probably be quick to disagree.
— Jonathon Marx (March 2013)
- Gregor in Vauxhall Cross for Skylight Productions at the Drayton Theatre, dir. Anna-Jane Niznikowska.
- Johnny in Johnny Did Not Come Marching Home for The Platform at the Bread & Roses Theatre, dir. Tom Skitt.
- Edgar Linton in Wuthering Heights for Myriad Productions at Barons Court Theatre, dir. Joshua Engels.
- Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina for Myriad Productions at Barons Court Theatre, dir. James Baker.
- Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for Theatre Collection at The Lord Stanley Theatre, dir. Victor Sobchak.
- Gerard de Villefort in The Count of Monte Cristo for Myriad Productions at the Brockley Jack Theatre, dir. Connie Stephens.
- Sanim in No Surprises for Tarango at Oxford House, dir. Mikail Chowdhury.
- Prince in Grimm's Schneewittchen for Théâtre La Lûne D'Amour at New Diorama Theatre, dir. Tarek Antoine-El Kik.
- Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing for Trifle Productions, dir. Sharon Willems.
- Matthew in Do I Love You? Do I Love You Not? for Happy Team at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, dir. Jeremy Sheffer.
- Daniel in Stuck in the Throat for Crunchtime Productions at the Hen & Chickens Theatre, also for the Exeter Fringe Festival at the Bike Shed Theatre, dir. Laura English-Rose.
- Gringoire / Jehan Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame for Myriad Productions at Barons Court Theatre, also for their national tour, dir. Connie Stephens.
- Charlie Robins in “Touch” (short), Pinewood Studios, dir. Bashford Twins.
- Donnie in “Fix Your Relationship in ONE Minute: Chapter 17 – Bad Behavior? Confront Him and Keep Your Self-esteem” (short), Adrenalin Television, dir. Steve Connor.
- Frank Wildcourt in “A Zombie? and a Gentleman” (short), Glass Tower Productions, dir. Katy Tuck.
- Harry in “Dear John, Love Catherine” (short), London Film School, dir. Darren Joe.
- Nick in “Conundrum” (short), University of Westminster, dir. Rebecca Ioannou.
- Sean in “A Night at the Movies” (short), University of Westminster, dir. Jan Vaceanu.
- Jack in “Behind the Yellow Line” (short), University of Westminster, dir. Milad Latoof.
- Jim Hardy in Dark Shadows: "The Enemy Within", Big Finish Productions, dir. Darren Gross and David Darlington.
- Jim Hardy in Dark Shadows: "Beneath the Veil", Big Finish Productions, dir. Darren Gross, David Darlington and Jim Pierson.
- Grant Douglas in Dark Shadows: "The Haunted Refrain", Big Finish Productions, dir. Darren Gross and Jim Pierson.
- Grant Show in Same Actor, Different Show, Charlie Woolley Presents (Radio), dir. Rachel Pimm.
- Bobby in Persona “Episode 1.15”, App Media, dir. Don Allen.
- Jack (Lead) in The Undergrads, Peppermint Forest Productions, dir. Matt Lawton.