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Actor Name: JONATHAN SLAVIN
Jonathan Slavin was born on a Marine base in North Carolina, and grew up in rural Pennsylvania. A bit of a shy weirdo to his peers, he found his voice when he was cast in his first play. After high school, he landed in New York and performed in some truly abysmal theater, before being cast to play the sexually confused protagonist in “The Best of Schools” at Ubu Rep. From there, he moved to Lincoln Center and then Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Sisters Rosensweig,” to Dallas to do “Six Degrees of Separation” (a production that was visited and subsequently cited by the Dallas Vice Squad), and finally to Los Angeles, to appear in the West Coast premiere of Larry Kramer’s “The Destiny of Me.”
After a few months playing a string of “insert occupation here” Guy television guest stars (Flower Delivery Guy, Fish and Chips Guy, Computer Tech Guy) Slavin graduated to more memorable roles. He has appeared as a series regular on “Better Off Ted,” “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” and “Union Square,” and voiced Ogo, a neurotic and slightly deranged robot on the cartoon “Robot and Monster.” He has recurred on “Better With You,” “Family Tools” and “My Name Is Earl,” to name a few. Recent and notable guest-starring roles include “Legit,” “Suburgatory,” “Castle,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Weeds,” “The Glades” and “Perception.” His feature film credits include “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” “Dirty Girl,” “Hard Pill” and “My Mother’s Hairdo.”
Slavin is an activist, dedicating much of his time to animal rights, and is a longtime vegan and animal rescuer. As a gay man, he is equally committed to LGBT rights, and has twice participated in the California AIDS Ride, a nearly 600-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, raising funds for HIV services provided by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.