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Thomas, Jonathan Taylor 1981–

THOMAS, Jonathan Taylor 1981–

(Jonathan Weiss)

PERSONAL

Original name, Jonathon Taylor Weiss; born September 8, 1981, in Bethlehem, PA; son of Stephen (an industrial sales manager) and Claudine (a social worker and personal manager; maiden name, Thomas) Weiss. Education: Attended Harvard University. Avocational Interests: Fly fishing, collecting sports cards, street hockey.

Addresses: Agent—Abby Bluestone, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager— David L. Seltzer, Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor and voice performer. Appeared in print advertisements and television commercials.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, Young Artist Foundation, best young actor starring in a television series, 1993, Young Artist Award (with others), outstanding youth ensemble in a television series, 1994, and YoungStar Award nominations, Hollywood Reporter, best young actor in a comedy television series, 1997 and 1998, all for Home Improvement; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actor in a voice–over for television or film, 1995, for The Lion King; ShoWest Award, National Association of Theatre Owners, young star of the year, 1996; Young Artist Award nomination, best young leading actor in a feature film, 1996, and YoungStar Award nomination, best performance by a young actor in a comedy film, 1997, both for Tom and Huck; Young Artist Award, best voice–over by a young artist, 1997, for The Adventures of Pinocchio.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Jonathan Weiss) Kevin Brady, The Bradys, CBS, 1990.

Randy Taylor, Home Improvement, ABC, 1991–1998.

Voice of George, Itsy Bitsy Spider (animated), USA Network, 1993–1994.

Voice of Scarecrow, Jr., The Oz Kids (animated; also known as Little Wizard Stories), beginning 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Timothy Tweedle, Timothy Tweedle the First Christmas Elf, The Disney Channel, 2000.

Tobias Anderson, "Mr. Roberts," Common Ground, Showtime, 2000.

Wesley Benfield, Walking across Egypt, The Hallmark Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

A Busch Gardens–Sea World Summer Safari, CBS, 1992.

Inside America's Totally Unsolved Lifestyles, ABC, 1992.

Himself and (in archive footage) voice of young Simba, The Making of "The Lion King," The Disney Channel, 1994.

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview, CBS, 1994.

Behind Closed Doors III with Joan Lunden, ABC, 1995.

Extreme Comedy, ABC, 1996.

All–Star Moms, CBS, 1997.

Take a Moment, The Disney Channel, 1998.

Himself, Favorite Stars: Then & Now, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1992.

Host, Cybermania '94: The Ultimate Gamer Awards, TBS, 1994.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1995.

Presenter, Family Film Awards, CBS, 1996.

Presenter, The 1996 Emmy Awards, 1996.

The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1996.

1996 ShoWest Awards, TNT, 1996.

Presenter, The 19th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1997.

Presenter, The 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Macaulay Culkin, "The Jackson Bunch," In Living Color, Fox, 1993.

Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1997.

Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998.

Chris "Thunder Thighs" Emerson, "Do You Wanna Dance?," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000.

Voice of Tyler Tucker, "Birthday Quake," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Voice of Tyler Tucker, "Island Trade," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Voice of Tyler Tucker, "Tyler Tucker, I Presume...," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Voice of Tyler Tucker, "April Fool's Day," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Ian Randall, "Dichotic," Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2002.

Voice of Luke Stetson, "Dude, Where's My Ranch?," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2003.

Ian Randall, "Asylum," Smallville (also known as Smallville Beginnings and Smallville: Superman the Early Years), The WB, 2004.

Jeremy, "Opposites Attract: Parts 1 & 2," 8 Simple Rules (also known as 8 Simple Rules ... for Dating My Teenage Daughter), ABC, 2004.

Jeremy, "Opposites Attract, Part 3: Night of the Locust," 8 Simple Rules (also known as 8 Simple Rules ... for Dating My Teenage Daughter), ABC, 2004.

Voice of Tai Kamiya, "And So It Begins," an episode of Digimon: The Live Action Series; appeared as Macaulay Culkin/Kevin McAllister, "Home Alone Again II," In Living Color, Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Jonathan Weiss) Kevin Brady, "Gentlemen Start Your Engines," The Bradys, CBS, 1990.

Rafe Williams, An American Town (also known as American Soap), Fox, 2001.

Film Appearances:

Voice of Spot for U.S. version, The Adventures of Spot (animated), Abbey Home Entertainment/Walt Disney Company, 1987.

Voice of young Simba, The Lion King (animated), Buena Vista, 1994, also released in an IMAX format.

Ben Archer (Little Wing), Man of the House (also known as Man 2 Man and Pals Forever), Buena Vista, 1995.

Tom Sawyer, Tom and Huck (also known as The Adventures of Tom and Huck and Tom Sawyer), Buena Vista, 1995.

Pinocchio, The Adventures of Pinocchio (also known as Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, Die Legende von Pinocchio, and Pinocchio), New Line Cinema, 1996.

Marshall Stouffer, Wild America, Warner Bros., 1997.

Boy at beach, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (also known as Ed Wood's I Woke Up Early the Day I Died and I Awoke Early the Day I Died), Cinequanon Pictures International, 1998.

Jake Wilkinson, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Buena Vista, 1998.

Steven (Steve), Speedway Junky, 1999, Regent Entertainment, 2001.

Voice of Tangie (title role), The Tangerine Bear (animated), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Dylan Taylor, Adventures in Odyssey: Star Quest (animated), 2002.

Voice of Prince Ragis, Through the Moebius Strip (animated), GDC Productions, 2004.

Film Producer:

Wer lacht der hilft, 2002.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, Wrestlemania XI, 1995.

Video Games:

Voice of the human Pinocchio, The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1996.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Advocate, February 1, 2000, p. 32.

Cooke Chronicle, Volume 1, number 2, 1996, p. 1.

Los Angeles Times, December 21, 1995; November 15, 1998.

New York Post, December 21, 1995.

New York Times, June 29, 1997.

People Weekly, August 1, 1994, pp. 49–50; June 30, 1997, p. 130; August 24, 1998, p. 11.

Premiere (United States), January, 1996, pp. 72–75.

Teen, February, 1997, pp. 42–43.

Teen People, June, 1998, p. 49.

TV Guide, January 29, 2000, pp. 37–38.

USA Weekend, 2, 1997.

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