JONATHON MARX

The official website for the British-American actor

Biography, with film and theatre credits

Jonathon Marx mugshot “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)

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