• Jonathan Sadowski is an American actor, born in 1979 and best known for his role in ‘Young & Hungry’
• He has 40 acting credits to his name, and has starred in films such as ‘Live Free or Die Hard’, ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Chernobyl Diaries’
• He is engaged to fashion stylist, Melissa Lynn
• He is 6ft 1in tall and his net worth is estimated at over $4 million
• He has won several awards for his work including a People's Choice Awards and a Teen Choice Award

Who is Jonathan Sadowski? Biography

He is probably known best as Josh Kaminski from the series “Young & Hungry”, however, Jonathan Sadowski has 40 acting credits to his name, and besides the mentioned role, he’s known for co-starring in the hit movies such as “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Friday the 13th”, while he starred in the Golden Trailer Award nominated horror “Chernobyl Diaries”.

To learn more about this actor, his life, and his career, let us tell you the naked truth about him.

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Early life, family, and education

Born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 23 November 1979, Jonathan Sadowski hails from Chicago, Illinois USA, holds American nationality, and comes from a family of Polish and Italian descent. He’s the only child of his father Robert and mother Marirose.

Most of his childhood Jonathan spent in his hometown, where he attended a local high school. Upon matriculating in 1997, he enrolled at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (Theatre), in 2001.

Roles in series

Jonathan made his acting debut as Lieutenant Norski in an episode of the series “NCIS” in 2003. In the following year, he made an appearance in single episodes of the series’ “The Division” and “LAX”, followed by his role as Jefferson in five episodes of the two-time Primetime Emmy-awarded series “American Dream”.

Jonathan followed with guest roles in “The Wedding Bells” (2007) and “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008), before he was cast to play Henry Godson in the series “$#*! My Dad Says”. The series aired from 2010 through 2011, and Jonathan starred opposite William Shatner and Nicole Sullivan in this comedy about a middle-aged son who moves in with his old-fashioned father. The show won the People’s Choice Awards, USA for Favorite New TV Comedy.

In 2014, Jonathan was cast to play his most notable role to date, as Josh Kaminski in the romantic comedy-drama “Young & Hungry”, also starring Emily Osment and Aimee Carrero. The series followed the story of a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, who employs a fiery young food blogger as his chef. It aired until 2018, and had 10 award nominations, while the audience rated it 7.3/10.

Jonathan followed with his role as Andrew in the series “Lethal Weapon”, and was seen in five episodes during 2018 and 2019. He guest starred in “Patty’s Auto” (2019), “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Quarantine” in 2020 before he landed the role of Devon in the series “Sex/Life” (2021-2023). Concurrently, Jonathan was seen as Chris McGowan in an episode of the hit series “The Good Doctor” in 2022.

Roles in movies

Jonathan made his first movie appearance as Sam in the TV drama “Pool Guys” in 2005. He followed with his role as Paul in the 2006 romantic comedy “She’s the Man”, also starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum, which won the Teen Choice Award for Movies- Choice Comedy.

Later that year, Jonathan was seen in the TV movie “My Ex-Life”, followed by his role as Trey in the 2007 action movie “Live Free or Die Hard”, starring Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant and Justin Long, which was based on the article “A Farewell to Arms” by John Carlin.

Next, Jonathan was seen in the TV movies “Squeegees” and “Courtroom K” in 2008, before he was cast to play Doug in the 2009 comedy “Spring Breakdown”, which was poorly rated by the audience and critics.

Also in 2009, Jonathan was seen as Wade in the horror “Friday the 13th”, which had five award nominations and ‘won’ two, including the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Worst Film. Later that year, Jonathan portrayed Blake in the comedy “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard”, in the story revolving around a car dealer who’s hired by a struggling auto dealership to turn their Fourth of July sale into a hugely profitable event. Although it had no nominations, the audience loved this movie, saying it was a funny, raunchy comedy.

Jonathan was next cast to play Paul in the 2012 horror mystery “Chernobyl Diaries”, which was his first lead role. He starred opposite Jesse McCartney and Olivia Taylor Dudley, in the film telling the story of six tourists who visited the abandoned city of Pripyat, where workers from the Chernobyl nuclear reactor used to live, and soon realized they were not alone.

Two years later, Jonathan landed the role of Harry in the movie “All Relative”, followed by being cast as John in the 2020 short movie “Alexa”. Most recently, he was seen as Terry in the mystery horror thriller “The Devil Below”, also starring Alicia Sanz, Will Patton and Adan Canto, which was nominated for two the Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival Prizes for Most Innovative Direction and Best Feature Film.

Love life and wife

Jonathan is known as a very secretive person when it comes to his personal matters, and hasn’t spoken about his previous relationships before he met his now-fiancée, Melissa Lynn. He hasn’t shared how and when they met either, however, Jonathan shared the news about their engagement with his Instagram followers.

The two were apparently in a long-term relationship before they became engaged in June 2015. Melissa is a fashion stylist, and also prefers to keep her private life away from the public eye, thus little is known about her.

Despite the rumors about their secret wedding, the truth is that the two are still together, but haven’t yet tied the knot; they don’t have children.

Age, height, and net worth

The trademark of this 43-year-old actor is his cerulean blue eyes, which according to his fans perfectly fit his light brown hair. He’s 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and weighs around 175lbs (78kgs). Jonathan takes care of his body by working out at the gym three to four times per week.

When it comes to his earnings, thanks to his acting talent, his income’s grown over the years, and according to sources as of February 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $4 million.


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