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Jonathan Taylor Thomas is a Actor American born on 8 september 1981 at Bethlehem (USA)

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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Birth name Jonathan Taylor Weiss
Nationality USA
Birth 8 september 1981 (37 years) at Bethlehem (USA)

Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born Jonathan Taylor Weiss on September 8, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, former child star, and teen idol. He is known for his roles as the middle child Randy Taylor on the ABC television series Home Improvement (1991-98), and as the voice of the young Simba in the Disney film The Lion King (1994).

Biography

Thomas was born Jonathan Taylor Weiss in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of Claudine (née Gonsalves), a personal manager and social worker, and Stephen Weiss, an industrial sales manager; the two divorced in 1991. His uncle is playwright/actor Jeff Weiss. Thomas is of Portuguese and Pennsylvania Dutch (German) ancestry.

In 2000, he graduated with honors from Chaminade College Preparatory School in West Hills, California. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy and history and spent his third year abroad at St. Andrews University in Scotland. In 2010, he graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies.

He has been a vegetarian for much of his life.

Best films

The Lion King (1994)
(Actor)
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
(Actor)

Usually with

Steven Weber
Steven Weber
(2 films)
Billy Zane
Billy Zane
(1 films)
Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jonathan Taylor Thomas (11 films)

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Thru the Moebius Strip, 1h27
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Space opera
Actors Mark Hamill, Chris Marquette, Peri Gilpin, Kevin McDonald, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Roles Prince Ragis (voice)
Rating53% 2.6609552.6609552.6609552.6609552.660955
The story is about the coming of age of a 14-year-old boy who grew up refusing to accept the loss of his father. He reaches the planet Raphicca 27.2 million light years away to find that his father is prisoner in a kingdom of giant aliens who believe in magic and a medieval code of chivalry. In the midst of a raging battle between good and evil, Jac rescues his father, his new-found family of aliens, the planet of Raphicca, and ultimately, the universe.
Common Ground, 1h45
Directed by Donna Deitch
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Beau Bridges, Margot Kidder, Mimi Rogers, Steven Weber
Roles Tobias
Rating73% 3.6889353.6889353.6889353.6889353.688935
In the 1950s Dorothy Nelson (Brittany Murphy) joins the United States Navy where she meets the Friends of Dorothy, a code name for a group of gay and lesbian sailors. Nelson meets Billy (Jason Priestley), who takes her to an interracial nightclub that tolerates gay people. However, the NCIS raids the nightclub, and Nelson is among those servicemembers who receive a Section 8 discharge for "sexual perversion." Returning to Homer, she tries to restart her life as a public school teacher, but her Section 8 discharge prevents her from getting a job. When her homosexuality becomes public knowledge, her mother expels her from the house, forcing her to seek shelter at a family friend's grocery store. However, the townspeople disapprove of this arrangement, and Nelson becomes homeless. An independent-minded woman named Janet (Helen Shaver) at the local diner defends her against the verbal harassment and advises Nelson to go to the bohemian Greenwich Village, the only place where she might be free to be herself.
Walking Across Egypt, 1h40
Directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Ellen Burstyn, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Mark Hamill, Pat Corley, Edward Herrmann, Dana Ivey
Roles Wesley Benfield
Rating71% 3.5909253.5909253.5909253.5909253.590925
The film follows the life of Mattie Rigsbee (Ellen Burstyn), an elderly woman who believes in strong religious convictions. The film explores the lonely qualities of life for senior citizens after their children leave as adults. Judge Reinhold and Gail O'Grady play Mattie's children who live in a deep southern town.
Speedway Junky, 1h45
Directed by Nickolas Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jesse Bradford, Jordan Brower, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Daryl Hannah, Patsy Kensit, Tiffani Thiessen
Roles Steve
Rating53% 2.6554152.6554152.6554152.6554152.655415
The film stars Jesse Bradford as Johnny, a young man with dreams of becoming a stock car racer. After he loses all of his money and possessions in Las Vegas, he drifts into the world of hustling, in the hope of making enough money to travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to join the car racing industry. He meets Eric (Jordan Brower), a gay hustler, who finds himself falling for Johnny. Jonathan Taylor Thomas also stars as Steve, a bisexual hustler, and Daryl Hannah plays Veronica, a former showgirl and prostitute who has served as a surrogate mother figure for Eric since his own mother died. Other than Veronica, the only thing Eric has to remind him of his mother is a silver dollar she gave him that he carries for good luck.
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, 1h30
Directed by Aris Iliopulos
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Billy Zane, Ron Perlman, Sandra Bernhard, Tippi Hedren, Bud Cort, Andrew McCarthy
Roles Boy at the Beach
Rating60% 3.048253.048253.048253.048253.04825
Overcoming a nurse, and dressing in her clothes, a madman escapes from the Casa de la Loco Sanitarium. The Thief (Billy Zane) then goes on a crime spree that nets him a gun, a car, a fortune in stolen cash, and one dead loan office manager. As he escapes the murder scene, he comes upon a forbidden cemetery as a burial, replete with bagpipe music and a bizarre ceremony employing tuning forks and strange icons, is taking place. As the undertaker, the caretaker, and an odd assortment of mourners leave the service, The Thief peers into the coffin, thinking it is a good place to hide his briefcase of ill-gotten gains. As he strikes the tuning fork that is buried with the robe-draped skeleton, bagpipe music fills the air and throws him into convulsions. The coffin lid slams shut, locking his money inside, and The Thief is thrown into an open grave, knocking himself unconscious. When he awakens, he sets off to track down everyone present at the funeral in an attempt to find his cash, killing anyone who gets in his way.
I'll Be Home for Christmas, 1h26
Directed by Arlene Sanford
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Transport films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole, Eve Gordon, Lauren Maltby
Roles Jake Wilkinson
Rating54% 2.701672.701672.701672.701672.70167
Jake Wilkinson (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is an 18-year-old boy attending Palisades Academy in California. For the past few years, he has not been home to Larchmont, New York for Christmas since his mother died and his father remarried. A few days before Christmas Eve, his father offers to give him his vintage 1957 Porsche if he is home by 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve for Christmas dinner. Initially, Jake had traded in his airline ticket to New York for two tickets to Cabo San Lucas to take his girlfriend Allie (Jessica Biel), who is also from New York. She considers the act selfish as Jake knows Allie always returns home for Christmas. Jake reconsiders and trades the tickets back in for New York, and she forgives him.
Wild America, 1h46
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Themes Children's films
Actors Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow, Frances Fisher, Jamey Sheridan, Tracey Walter
Roles Marshall Stouffer
Rating62% 3.1478753.1478753.1478753.1478753.147875
The film opens in the summer of 1967 with Marshall Stouffer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) being chased by his two older brothers, Mark (Devon Sawa) and Marty (Scott Bairstow). The two oldest brothers love using Marshall to film him in stunts, which he dislikes. Occasionally Marty and Mark will show footage of their antics in their garage to all their friends. Time and time again, Marshall secretly gets revenge on his brothers' pranks against him by pulling diminutively malicious stunts like cleaning the toilet with his brothers' toothbrushes, and filling their canteens with downstream river water that they were at that current time urinating in.
The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1h36
Directed by Steve Barron
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Prison films, Adaptations de Pinocchio, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Martin Landau, Geneviève Bujold, Udo Kier, Bebe Neuwirth, Rob Schneider
Roles Pinocchio
Rating52% 2.6489552.6489552.6489552.6489552.648955
Mister Geppetto (Martin Landau) is an earnest woodcutter. Years ago, he carved the image of his heart into a pine tree for his secret love Leona (Geneviève Bujold), but lightning hit the pine tree. A few years later, Geppetto finds the pine tree again, but it splits in half and rolls down the bank, landing at his feet. Geppetto is intrigued upon his discovery and takes the log home. He discovers that the pine log refuses to be burned, and so he decides to carve the new puppet with it. His puppet named Pinocchio (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is soon mysteriously animated by a somewhat sentient force after his creation. Pinocchio approaches the woodcutter, initially alarming him. After a chase throughout the town, Geppetto finally finds Pinocchio and starts teaching him about how to behave. While wandering through town, Pinocchio becomes involved with two thieves Volpe and Felinet (Rob Schneider and Bebe Neuwirth) who attempt to flatter Pinocchio. Geppetto comes to the rescue by getting Pinocchio away from Volpe and Felinet and warns Pinocchio to mix with the right people. Volpe and Felinet go to the puppet master Lorenzini (Udo Kier) who owns a luxurious puppet theatre. Felinet tells him about Pinocchio, and Lorenzini appears interested, so he visits Geppetto that afternoon to barter for Pinocchio. However, although Pinocchio is somewhat taken to Lorenzini, Geppetto refuses to sell Pinocchio and instead sells some of his own marionettes.
Man of the House, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Children's films
Actors Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Tony Sampson, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, George Wendt, Art LaFleur
Roles Ben Archer (Little Wing)
Rating51% 2.5513452.5513452.5513452.5513452.551345
Six-year-old Ben Archer watches silently as his father starts up his car and drives away with his secretary, and they both offer only a wave out the window in parting. His mother, Sandy (Fawcett), can only watch heartbroken from the window of their house as her ex-husband leaves them. Ben’s father promised to visit him, yet never comes back. They are both upset, but they decide to have a fresh start, so they move into a loft apartment in downtown Seattle to begin a new life with just the two of them. Sandy makes creative efforts to turn it into a home for them. They gradually overcome his father leaving and foster a very close bond with important rituals and routines, including making a collage with beach debris. Sandy develops an interest in dating, but her suitors never fit well and don’t last long, which allows Ben’s ideal relationship with his mother to resume. Five years later, however, Sandy decides she’s ready for marriage again, and begins seriously dating U.S. Attorney Jack Sturges (Chase).
Tom and Huck, 1h37
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Eric Schweig, Charles Rocket, Amy Wright, Mike McShane
Roles Tom Sawyer
Rating55% 2.799882.799882.799882.799882.79988
The film opens with Injun Joe (Eric Schweig) accepting a job position from Doctor Jonas Robinson (William Newman). Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is seen running away from home. He and his friends ride down the Mississippi River on a raft, but hit a sharp rock, which throws Tom into the water. His friends find him washed up on the shore, and Tom finds it was Huck Finn (Brad Renfro) who carried him to safety. Huck learns of an unusual way to remove warts - by taking a dead cat to the graveyard at night. There they witness Injun Joe and Muff Potter (Mike McShane), the town drunk, digging up the grave of Vic "One-Eyed" Murrell for Doctor Robinson. A treasure map is discovered and when Doc tries to betray the two men, Injun Joe murders him with Muff's knife.
The Lion King, 1h29
Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about families, Philosophie, Films about religion, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about lions, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate, Films about royalty
Actors Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane
Roles Young Simba (voice)
Rating84% 4.2481454.2481454.2481454.2481454.248145
In the Pride Lands of Africa, a lion rules over the animals as king. The birth of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi's son Simba creates envy and resentment in Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, who knows his nephew now replaces him as heir to the throne. After Simba has grown into a young cub, Mufasa gives him a tour of the Pride Lands, teaching him the responsibilities of being a king and the circle of life. Later that day, Scar tricks Simba and his best friend Nala into exploring a forbidden elephant graveyard, despite the protests of Mufasa's hornbill majordomo Zazu. At the graveyard, three spotted hyenas named Shenzi, Banzai and Ed attack the cubs before Mufasa, alerted by Zazu, rescues them and forgives Simba for his actions. That night, the hyenas, who are allied with Scar, plot with him to kill Mufasa and Simba.