Jonathan Goldstein (actor)
Jonathan Lewis Goldstein|
December 4, 1964
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, musician|
Life and career
Goldstein was born and raised in Port Washington, Long Island and honed his acting skills at New York University and Northwestern University before landing a role on the soap opera All My Children and later heading for Hollywood.
Goldstein waited tables for ten years to help pay the bills between acting gigs. In a bizarre twist of fate, one of Goldstein’s regular customers turned out to be Drake & Josh producer Dan Schneider, who did not recognize his favorite waiter on the audition tape. "After he picked me his wife Lisa looked at the tape and said, ‘Hey, isn’t that our waiter Jonathan?’", Goldstein explained.
Some of his other television credits include The Riches, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NCIS, Heroes, Grey's Anatomy, Once and Again and The Electric Company. He also directed three episodes of the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly starring his former Drake & Josh co-star Miranda Cosgrove.
Goldstein was also the lead singer in several New York bands including: The Shakers, The Cosmic Testes and The Garage Ensemble.
Goldstein was also a founding member of Los Angeles' Sacred Fools Theater Company, and served as one of its Artistic Directors during the theater's inaugural season.
In recent years, Goldstein has taken to traveling to Bowling Green, Kentucky during the summer to direct amateur youth theatre. So far, he has directed local productions of both Romeo and Juliet and Pride and Prejudice.
|1994||Target of Suspicion||Bartender||TV movie|
|1996||Body of Influence 2||Rick Benson|
|1997||Maître Da Costa||TV series|
|1998||Shock Television||Donut Shop Owner|
|1999||Wasteland||Cigarette Guy||TV series|
|1999||The Auteur Theory||Santa Claus|
|2000–2001||Once and Again||Fosdick||TV series|
|2001||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Mike||TV series|
|2002||Without a Trace||Bartender||TV series|
|2003||The Handler||Paramedic||TV series|
|2004–2007||Drake & Josh||Walter Nichols||TV series|
|2004||The Guru Singh-Cinderelli||Max||Short video|
|2004||Half & Half||Photographer||TV series|
|2005||The West Wing||Knocking Congressman||TV series|
|2006||Drake & Josh Go Hollywood||Walter Nichols||TV movie|
|2007||The Wedding Bells||Bar Guy||TV series|
|2007–2008||The Riches||Wes||TV series|
|2008||The Starter Wife||Bill||TV series|
|2008||CSI: NY||Steven Benson||Video game|
|2008||Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh||Walter Nichols||TV movie|
|2009||Table Manners||Mrs. Hayward||Short film|
|2009||Eleventh Hour||Charlie Wease||TV series|
|2009||Meteor||Walt Payne||TV miniseries|
|2009||Party Down||Douglas||TV series|
|2009||Heroes||Male Citizen||TV series|
|2009||Private Practice||Rabbi||TV series|
|2009||Parks and Recreation||Donnie Rotger||TV series|
|2010||BioShock 2||Additional Voices - Minerva's Den||Video game|
|2010||No Heart Feelings||Joe|
|2010||Grey's Anatomy||Ken May||TV series|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Detective John Fordham||TV series|
|2010||The Defenders||Luke Purcell||TV series|
|2011||NCIS||Glenn Block||TV series|
|2014||Teacher of the Year||John Collier|
- People Search: GOLDSTEIN, JONATHAN born 12/04/1964
- "SACRED FOOLS Members & Staff". Sacred Fools Theater Company
- "SACRED FOOLS Past Productions". Sacred Fools Theater Company