Jonathan still keeps in close contact with his former ballet teacher, Ms. Leonard.
He made his first appearance on camera at the age of 12.
His favorite singer is Frank Sinatra.
He is a big Rene Russo fan.
He danced with the Boston Ballet for 5 years.
He is a vegetarian.
He enjoys listening to every kind of music except Country and Death Metal.
He enjoys history, reading, math and political philosophy.
He says that his greatest inspirations are his father and mother.
He is usually looking for roles with serious substance, things that he don't get to play in real life and have a twist to them.
Some of his nicknames are Tucker, Tuck and Moss.
He postponed his admission to Columbia University.
His father is Paul Hayes Tucker. He is professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts Boston and was named "one of the world's foremost authorities on Claude Monet and America's leading Impressionist scholar" by Times.
Jonathan's sex scene with actor Josh Lucas in The Deep End (2001) was filmed on his eighteenth birthday to avoid legal implications.
Jonathan attended the Thacher School in Ojai, California and graduated in 2001. He also attended the Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Jonathan Tucker is 5'10" (1.78 m)
Jonathan Tucker: I really just realized how much happier I am when I'm doing projects that I'm chosen to do, and on the flip side, how much unhappier I am on projects that make me feel uncomfortable. I'd rather just do one good thing after the next, if I'm knocking on wood.
Jonathan Tucker: I have been blessed to have been working since I was 11. I think horror is an underrated genre. When done really well like in The Ruins, it pays homage to some of the stuff I really love in the 70s and incurs some of that energy the fanbase really wants to see. They really are a dedicated fanbase. It is important to give them the goods and not just rack up money.
Jonathan Tucker: I'm not a horror guy, it's not my thing, but I respect it a lot. I know how hard it is to make, especially to make good.
Jonathan Tucker: I feel the first thing you do when you come to a character is to ask yourself how his life is, how is it not me and how do I shift accordingly?
Jonathan Tucker: I've always used music for my acting and I do have a kind of a very personal play list that I create.
Jonathan Tucker: Whether you're doing Shakespeare or Disney, good work is good work.
Jonathan Tucker: Sometimes you choose roles and sometimes roles choose you.
Jonathan Tucker: The first 13 episodes we shot were just very, very, grueling, but if the same team came back and was interested in telling the same kinds of stories in terms of veracity and adventure, and doing something different, I'd be thrilled to do it again.
Jonathan Tucker: You can be drinking the wine today, but picking the grapes tomorrow.
Jonathan Tucker: I'm not looking to be famous, but I want a body of work and a moral character that is deserving of fame.