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Who is Jonathan Groff from “Glee”, And What Is He Doing Now?

Jonathan Drew Groff was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 26 March 1986, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA, and so is 31 years old. Jonathon is best known as the actor who provided voice recordings for “Frozen”, and additionally worked on a renowned TV series, “Glee”, in which he portrayed Jesse St. James. Jonathan. As of mid-2018, the actor is working on “Mindhunter”, another acclaimed series.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Jonathan Groff as of mid-2018? According to authoritative sources, this actor has a net worth of over $3 million, accumulated from his career in the previously mentioned field. He hasn’t disclosed any information regarding his assets such as houses and cars.

Early Life and Family

Jonathan was born to Julie and Jim Groff and has one older brother, named David, and, despite being born in Lancaster, he was raised in Ronks, and spent his formative years there, in a Methodist family. Speaking about that, the actor said that his family is conservative and had strong values, which is also how he grew up. However, he added that his parents would always encourage him and his brother to be happy with what they were doing. He is a first cousin of James Wolpert, a contestant of “The Voice”.
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Is He Single? Personal Life

Jonathan publicly came out as gay in October 2009 during the National Equality March, and from through 2010 he dated a fellow actor Zachary Quinto. In 2015, he was honored by the Point Foundation with the Point Horizon award, in recognition of his advocacy for the LGBT community. In his early 20s, the actor faced melanoma skin cancer, but has managed to overcome it. The actor is, however, generally secretive about his private life, and isn’t active on any social media. In one interview, the actor jokingly said that he did have AOL Instant Messenger when he was in middle school, but stated that the idea of “curating his life seems like so much work”. Speaking about his sexuality, he said that there’s kind of a gift in being gay, because you have to express yourself once you come out, adding that it becomes a muscle for someone who doesn’t like conflict and comes from a background where no one talks about their feelings. “It’s forced me to be more expressive than I would be naturally”.

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Groff made his debut with the role of Henry Mackler in “One Life to Live”, and after working on 11 episodes of the series, went on to join “Pretty/ Handsome”, the movie which follows the story of a father who comes out to his wife and children as transsexual; his performance contributed  to the generally positive reviews from critics and the audience. As of 2010, the actor began playing Jesse St. James in “Glee”, a worldwide popular TV series, which has won four Golden Globe awards in addition to winning numerous others. Groff continued working on the series over the course of the following five years, appearing as a recurring character. In 2012, Jonathan landed the role of Ian Todd in “Boss”, an acclaimed crime drama series, working with actors such as Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen and Hannah Ware, and in the next year starred in “C.O.G”. In the same year, Groff provided voice recordings for the role of Kristoff in “Frozen”, one of Disney’s most successful animated movies, which in addition to winning numerous awards including two Oscars, was nominated for a BAFTA Children’s Award, EDA Female Focus Award, and ACCA.

Latter Career

In 2015 Jonathan worked on “O.T.P”, which received generally positive response, opposite Laura Jordan and Peter Graham. In 2016, he provided voice recordings for Kristoff in “Lego Frozen Northern Lights”, and in the same year played Patrick Murray, the main character of “Looking”, an appraised TV movie which focuses on his character as he returns to San Francisco looking for closure regarding some of his relationships. In 2017, Groff joined “Mindhunter”, a successful TV series about two FBI agents who try to solve crimes by exploring the psychology of murder; in the series he plays the main character, opposite Holt McCallany. Jonathan will also provide voice recordings for the 30th season premiere of “The Simpsons” on Fox, due for release on 30 September 2018.

Singing Career

In addition to being an actor, Groff is also a musician, and contributed to numerous recordings such as “Spring Awakening (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” in 2006, “Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna”, “Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers” and “Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals”, all in 2010. His latest recordings include “36 Questions: Songs from Act 1 – EP”.

Friendship with Lea Michele

Jonathan is close friends with “Glee” co-star, Lea Michele. As she stated, the actor will play a special part at her wedding, and will be her maid of honor. The two met when they filmed “Spring Awakening”, which earned Groff a nomination for a Tony Award, and an everlasting friendship with Michele.

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