Johnathon Schaech

Actor, Dancer
Johnathon Schaech emerged from a swimming pool in "How to Make an American Quilt" (1995) and the camera--if not most of the audience so inclined--fell in love. With his swarthy good looks, mischievous eyes and pouty ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1969 in Edgewood, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Sleepy Hollow 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Texas Rising 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Culling 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vice 2015 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Road House 2 2014 (Movie)

Dalton (Actor)

Star-Crossed 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Bad City 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Legend of Hercules 2014 (Movie)

Tarak (Actor)

The Mummy an' the Armadillo 2014 (Movie)

Jesse (Actor)

The Poker Club 2014 (Movie)

Aaron Tyler (Actor)

The Prince 2014 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Phantom 2013 (Movie)

Pavlov (Actor)

Ray Donovan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Client List 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

7500 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hidden Moon 2012 (Movie)

William Brighton (Actor)

5 Days of War 2011 (Movie)

Captain Rezo Avaliani (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Takers 2010 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Cold Case 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Chenier 2008 (Movie)

Beaux Dupuis (Actor)

Prom Night 2008 (Movie)

Richard Fenton (Actor)

Quarantine 2008 (Movie)

George Fletcher (Actor)

Masters of Horror 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nora Roberts' Angels Fall 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Sea of Dreams 2007 (Movie)

Marcelo (Actor)

Eight Millimeter 2 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Models Inc. 1994 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk'd 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kiss the Bride 2003 (Movie)

Geoff (Actor)

Sol Goode 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

They Shoot Divas, Don't They? 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog 2002 (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

The Sweetest Thing 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Forsaken 2001 (Movie)

Kit (Actor)

After Sex 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Caracara 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

It's Only Rock & Roll! 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Time of Your Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Houdini (TNT) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

If You Only Knew 1999 (Movie)

Parker Concord (Actor)

Splendor 1999 (Movie)

Abel (Actor)

The Brutal Truth 1999 (Movie)

James (Actor)

The Last Witness 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hush 1998 (Movie)

Jackson (Actor)

Welcome to Woop Woop 1998 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

Woundings 1998 (Movie)

Douglass Briggs (Actor)

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

How to Make An American Quilt 1995 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

POISON IVY II: Lily 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Doom Generation 1995 (Movie)

Xavier Red (Actor)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sparrow 1992 (Movie)

Nino (Actor)

Blood Crime (TV Show)

Actor

Finding Graceland (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion of Privacy (TV Show)

Actor

Judas (TV Show)

Actor

Living Hell (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

The Poker Club 2014 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Fear Itself 2008 (Tv Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

The Poker Club 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Johnathon Schaech emerged from a swimming pool in "How to Make an American Quilt" (1995) and the camera--if not most of the audience so inclined--fell in love. With his swarthy good looks, mischievous eyes and pouty lips, Schaech seemed destined for stardom. He had only been acting for a few years prior to this, most memorably as a stalker in a six episode arc on the short-lived series "Models, Inc." (Fox, 1994). His role of Leon in Jocelyn Moorhouse's "How to Make an American Quilt" was that of a local romeo enticing the confused Finn (Winona Ryder) into an affair. In addition, 1995 also saw the release of Gregg Araki's "The Doom Generation", in which Schaech essayed a sexy psychopathic drifter, and the direct-to-video "Poison Ivy II: Lily", with the bleached blonde actor romancing Alyssa Milano. Tom Hanks tapped the up-and-comer for the role of the leader of a rock band in Hanks' directorial debut, "That Thing You Do!" (1996). He further solidified his rising star status by appearing in Stephan Elliott's "Welcome to Woop Woop", as an American con artist who is held hostage in the Australian Outback by an eccentric local and in the key role of Jessica Lange's son and Gwyneth Paltrow's husband in the thriller "Hush" (both 1998). That same year he starred as the legendary illusionist in TNT's original biopic "Houdini".

Relationships

Christina Applegate Actor

Wife
Began dating c. January 1998 Married Oct. 20, 2001 Filed for divorce December 2005, citing irreconcilable differences Divorce finalized Aug. 10, 2007

Jana Kramer Actor

Wife
Co-starred in the film "Prom Night" (2008) engaged in December 2009 and married on July 4, 2010 couple announced split a month later

Joe Schaech

Father
Born c. 1939

Joanne Schaech

Mother
Born c. 1943

Renee Schaech

Sister
Born c. 1967 works for brother as his assistant

EDUCATION

Studied acting with Roy London

University of Maryland

College Park , Maryland 1987 - 1989
Left school three semesters before graduation

Milestones

2010

Appeared in the ensemble crime thriller "Takers"

2008

Cast with Brittney Snow in the horror film, "Prom Night"

2008

Appeared in the horror film "Quarantine"

2005

Co-starred with Applegate in the CBS movie "James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas"

2002

Had a cameo in "The Sweetest Thing," starring his then wife Christina Applegate

2002

Cast as Judas Iscariot in the religious-themed TV-movie "Judas and Jesus" (ABC)

2001

Portrayed the leader of a roving band of vampires in "The Forsaken"

1999

Made TV series debut as a regular on "The Time of Your Life" (Fox)

1999

Formed one leg of a romantic triangle as a music journalist in Gregg Araki's comedy "Splendor"

1998

Had title role in the TNT biopic "Houdini"

1996

Played lead singer in "That Thing You Do!"; directed by Tom Hanks

1995

Cast in breakthrough role as Leon in "How to Make an American Quilt"

1995

First feature collaboration with Gregg Araki, "The Doom Generation"

1994

Had recurring role of a stalker in six episodes of "Models, Inc." (Fox)

1994

Made TV debut on an episode of "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." (Fox)

1993

Played lead in "Sparrow" for director Franco Zeffirelli; credited as Jonathan Schaech

1989

Auditioned for Chippendale's dance troupe; got the job but turned it down

Worked in commercials

Moved to Los Angeles, California

Bonus Trivia

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His last name is prounced Scheck (rhymes with neck).

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"I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to attain something, do something meaningful. And with my father being a cop, I felt I had to go to the next step. I would make money, which was something that was impressed upon me while I was growing up." - Johnathon Schaech in Us Weekly, December 1995

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With Richard Chizmar, co-founded Chesapeake Films.

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