|Jonathan Groff Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||March 26, 1985|
Jonathan Groff is an American actor and singer known for appearing on popular television and web series like Mindhunter and Looking. He has done endorsement work for numerous brands like GLAAD. He came out as gay in 2009. As a singer, Jonathan has lent his voice to songs like Hello, Highway to Hell, and Rolling in the Deep.
Jonathan Drew Groff
Jon, JGroff, Groffsauce
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Groff attended Conestoga Valley High School and graduated from there in 2003. After that, he planned to get admission at Carnegie Mellon University but he postponed it for a year when he got a role in a musical film.
- Father – Jim Groff (Horse Trainer, Driver)
- Mother – Julie (née Witmer) (Physical Education Teacher)
- Siblings – David Groff (Older Brother)
- Others – J. Wade Groff (Paternal Grandfather), Evelyn Herr Metzler (Paternal Grandmother), John B. Witmer (Maternal Grandfather), Dolores Taylor (Maternal Grandmother), James Wolpert (Cousin) (Singer)
Jonathan is represented by –
- Brian Clisham, Talent Agent Theatrical, William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- David Kalodner and Duncan Millership, Talent Agents, William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Tim Curtis, Talent Agent Voice and Talent Agent Commercial, William Morris Endeavor (WME) Entertainment, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Cara Tripicchio and Jenny Tversky, Publicists, Shelter PR, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Harris Hartman, Legal Representative, Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern, Los Angeles, California, United States
Dance-Pop, Pop, Rock
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Jonathan has dated –
- Gavin Creel (2009-2010) – Jonathan and actor Gavin Creel dated from 2009 to 2010.
- Zachary Quinto (2010-2013) – Groff and actor Zachary Quinto started dating in 2010. After dating for almost 3 years, they separated in 2013.
Race / Ethnicity
He has German, Swiss-German, and traces of English and Scottish ancestry.
Beautiful green eyes
Jonathan appeared in a TV commercial for GLAAD in 2015.
Best Known For
- Appearing in numerous TV as well as web series such as Mindhunter (2017) and Looking (2014)
- Lending his voice to the character of Kristoff in the popular animated film Frozen
As a Singer
He has contributed his vocals to the soundtrack of musical comedy-drama TV series Glee, starting from season 1 to season 6.
He has also given his voice to audiobooks such as Broadway Nights by Seth Rudetsky (2008), Red by John Logan (2013) and Frozen Fever by VA (2015).
Jonathan made his theatrical film debut in comedy drama biographical film Taking Woodstock in 2009.
First TV Show
He made his first TV show appearance as Henry Mackler on the romantic drama TV series One Life to Live in 2007.
Jonathan keeps himself fit by doing a lot of running and yoga. He enjoys boxing and hip-hop dance classes as well.
Jonathan usually eats a high protein diet with a lot of vegetables. He takes a limited amount of carbs.
Jonathan Groff Favorite Things
- Restaurant – Westville in New York
Source – The New Potato
Jonathan Groff Facts
- In 2007, Jonathan was nominated for Tony Award under the “Best Actor in a Musical” category for Spring Awakening.
- His father was raised as a Mennonite, while Groff was raised as a Methodist.
- He is good friends with his Spring Awakening co-star, Lea Michele.
- In his early 20’s, Jonathan was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer.
- In October 2009, Groff publicly announced that he is actually gay during the National Equality March in Washington.
- Jonathan appeared in the 3-part podcast musical, 36 Questions in July 2017.
- In 2009, while shooting for Glee, he accidentally got a scar on his bicep due to his dance partner.
- He doesn’t have any official social media account.
Featured Image by Hilary / Flickr / CC BY-2.0