Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Jonathan Cherry was bit by the acting bug while still in his teens. After graduating from the Vancouver Film School with a degree in acting, Cherry began landing roles in both films and television. In 2001 he landed his very first acting role in the Canadian made-for-TV-movie, "Till Dad Do Us Part". The movie, a comedy about an overprotective father who tries to ruin his daughter's engagement, gave Cherry the credibility and confidence he desired and by 2002 he landed parts in two more feature films, "Long Shot", a comedy, and the supernatural thriller, "They". Cherry's big break came the following year when he beat out dozens of other actors to star as the drug-addicted Rory Peters in the 2003 supernatural horror film, "Final Destination 2". That film proved to be a cult classic, earning Cherry legions of new fans in the process. Throughout the remainder of the decade Cherry continued to act in low-budget horror movies, including 2003's "House of the Dead" and 2005's "The White Dog Sacrifice", as well as raunchy comedies like 2008's "Bald "and 2011's "Tagged". In 2006 he also landed guest starring roles in the procedural dramas "CSI: NY" and "CSI: Miami".