Jonathan Taylor Thomas Biography (1981-)

Original name, Jonathon Taylor Weiss; born September 8, 1981, in Bethlehem, PA; son of Stephen (an industrial sales manager) and Claudine (a social workerand personal manager; maiden name, Thomas) Weiss. 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.

Actor, voice performer
Birth Details
September 8, 1981
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Famous Works

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 (alsoknown 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.
  • 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 2Man 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 EdWood'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
  • Videos
  • Himself, Wrestlemania XI, 1995
  • Video Games
  • Voice of the human Pinocchio, The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1996

Further Reference


    • 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, October 31, 1997

    User Contributions:

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    Jul 16, 2012 @ 5:05 am
    Im a really big fan! I just like you to know how much I think of you Jonathan. Always have to smile whenever i see you as a little guy on tool time.And I think you have become a fine man you are one of the people that we need as positive rollmodels im 48 years old and you are definitly an insperation to me. I hope one day to meet you. Ive had some bad times the last few years and sometimes i think I actually hear your voice encouraging me to keep positive and things will get better. Well I hope you see this And if you have the time could reply.
    Anyway thank you for lots of good feelings through the years!!

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