Jonathan Togo

Jonathan Togo


8/25/1977, Rockland, MA

Birth Name

Jonathan Togo


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Jonathan Togo was born on August 25, 1977 to Michael, a Ukranian-Jewish retired graphics designer and Sheila Togo, an Irish-Italian store owner. He was raised in Rockland, Massachusetts, attending Hebrew school as a child and graduating from Rockland High School in 1995. Togo describes himself as "a little…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • The daily internet show 'Cute With Chris' features recurring requests for photos of Togo shirtless.

    • In 2006, Togo and CSI: Miami co-star Brendan Fehr went up to Canada to visit the Degrassi: The Next Generation set.

    • Jonathan Togo began acting early, when he won the role of a Lollipop Kid in a community production of The Wizard of Oz. He kept at it, but didn't consider it as a career until he did an Equity stage play at 13.

    • At Vassar College he performed in a band named "The El Conquistadors" with Sam Endicott and John Conway, both of whom are now members of the band The Bravery.

    • He is 5' 11" (1.80 m).

    • Jonathan plays a saxophone and guitar and played in a punk rock/ska band called Skabba The Hut while at college.

    • Jonathan is left-handed.

    • Jonathan has a tattoo on his right shoulder of a clown waving a wand while riding a bee, which is an image from the joker found in older decks of playing cards.

    • He attended Hebrew school as a child.

    • Togo was picked for the role of Ryan Wolfe on CSI: Miami from an audition tape viewed by Ann Donahue.

  • Quotes

    • Jonathan Togo: The odds are so against you... They make like 50 pilots. Of the 50 there are parts for you in 20, and of those 20 there are 1000 guys auditioning for those 20 parts and 10 of them go to names, and of those pilots five go to air and one survives past the first year. So to get on a show as good and as successful as CSI: Miami, to be part of the franchise, is astonishing. I feel extremely lucky.

    • Jonathan Togo: People say when the right job for you comes you'll know it. All indications point to this one as the one.

    • Jonathan Togo: (talking about his apprehension of dead bodies or things in general) It made me nauseous. Now that I'm faced with it, the idea of actually seeing a dead body is daunting.

    • Jonathan Togo: Music is a hobby and a stress reliever but it was never a really serious endeavor for me like acting was.

    • Jonathan Togo: (talking of his first regular part on Special Unit 2) A lot of my friends went to grad school; I did Special Unit 2. I learned the method by which to memorize the jargon and get on set and sell that sort of dialogue.

    • Jonathan Togo: (when he first arrived replacing Tim Speedle's character) It's difficult. Being the new guy on a show is sort of like going to someone else's house for Thanksgiving dinner. Or it's like being a foreign exchange student. You live in the house, you're part of the family, but you're not really part of the family.

    • Jonathan Togo: (telling how he first discover CSI) Here's the funny thing-my girlfriend is obsessed with all of the CSIs. So I started watching and started getting into it. So to be a fan of it and then to be on it is a quick, really crazy jump.

    • Jonathan Togo: (talking about his CSI:Miami part) I said to the writers, so who is he, who is Ryan Wolfe? One of the writers sort of looked at me and said, "It's you. You're the guy. We're building it on you." I sat down with the writers, they got my sense of humor, they heard me tell some bad jokes and they started writing a character. So Ryan Wolfe is based on me.

    • Jonathan Togo: (about the chemistry on the set of CSI: Miami) Pretty great. I liked all of the actors immediately. We're sort of like a football team. David Caruso is quarterback, Emily is the wide receiver, Adam the linebacker, Khandi Alexander is the running back and I'm the punter. Oh... And Rex Linn is the cheerleader, complete with pom poms.

  • Ryan is a Jerk.

    I watch all of the CSI programs. I don't understand why the writers made Ryan act like a spoiled brat. I agree with the others. Why create such a irritating character. YES, I know. He did not write the script. But does his character fit into this show?
  • A huge fan that is looking for an angle to help

    PLEASE READ if everyone could give a 1.00 up to 5.00 it will add up and it would be a huge blessing 8tjs