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Johnathon Schaech on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Johnathon Schaech

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Johnathon Schaech exploded onto the scene as one of Hollywood’s most handsome leading men in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT and Tom Hanks’ directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO! Over the last twenty-five years, he’s starred in more than 160 Hollywood productions, working opposite some of the most acclaimed and awarded actors, producers, writers, and directors, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenneth Branagh, Ed Harris, Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Tom Fontana, Gary Goetzman, Greg Araki, Cary Brokaw, Roy Lee, Jessica Lange, and Bill Paxton. Schaech captivated television audiences as an eccentric movie-star in Showtime’s hit series RAY DONOVAN and has portrayed comic-book legend ‘Jonah Hex’ on the first four seasons of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Other credits include Renny Harlin’s 5 DAYS OF WAR, Todd Robinson’s PHANTOM, Roland Joffe’s TEXAS RISING, and Steven C. Miller’s MARAUDERS.

Johnathon Schaech reprises his lead role in the upcoming BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, based on the successful 2020 film, BLUE RIDGE. BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES makes its exclusive worldwide premiere on April 7, 2024, at 8PM ET on Cowboy Way channel (https://cowboywaychannel.com/). Along with BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, Johnathon recently finished filming SUITABLE FLESH alongside Heather Graham, and currently stars as a lead in Sean Patrick Flannery’s well-reviewed film FRANK AND PENELOPE.

On the production side, Schaech is producing the bio-heist doc CAUGHT STEALING alongside Mark Wahlberg. He’s written screenplays/teleplays for Showtime, NBC, Sony, Happy Madison, Akiva Goldsman, Stephen King, and MGM.




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Johnathon Schaech started his career some twenty five years ago saddling up and slinging a gun in THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR. Since then he’s starred in over 90 productions. Finding himself starring opposite some of Hollywood’s greatest talents like Jessica Lange and Gwenyth Paltrow in HUSH, Winona Ryder in HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT, Idris Elba in PROM NIGHT and most notably Tom Hanks in Hank’s directorial debut, THAT THING YOU DO! (Too name just a few.) In the last several years; Johnathon has been reinventing himself as a leading man to watch.

Starring in the thriller PHANTOM opposite Ed Harris and David Duchovny. Making a movie star turn on the first season of Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN opposite Liev Shrieber and Jon Voight. He recurred as a heroic cop in CBS’s BLUE BLOODS along side Donnie Wahlberg and played a haunted eyed detective opposite Bruce Willis and Christopher Meloni in the Lionsgate’s feature MARAUDERS. Most recently Schaech saddled up for the History Channel’s TEXAS RISING going toe to toe with Bill Paxton’s Sam Houston as the fiery Colonel Sherman. Now you can find him riding high again for Warner Bros as the famous comic antihero Jonah Hex in DC’S LEGEND’S OF TOMORROW. Jonah sometimes makes appearances on THE FLASH and ARROW.

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