Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan Tucker


5/31/1982, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Birth Name

Jonathan Moss Tucker


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Jonathan Tucker got his first big break in the 1999 film The Virgin Suicides, but he's better known for his film roles in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ruins, In the Valley of Elah, and Hostage. He's also appeared in the TV series The Black Donnellys and Parenthood.…more


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    • 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.

  • Some1 pick up The Black Donnelly's! This series is one of the best, life-like, perfectly casted shows in a long time!

    just picked up "The Black Donnelly's" on DVD, 12 hours ago and have 2 episodes til' the end. I am absolutely hooked! HOOKED! I too am Catholic Irish and my family is from Brookline. My grandfather was a police officer in southie for years. I have a strong connection to this show, I can't believe NBC didn't sign on or air the last 7 episodes. HBO should have picked it up! There hasn't been another show that's kept me in front of my television for 12 hrs. After seeing this series, Ic exactly how remarkable of an actor tucker is.......moreless
  • I went to select a classification and none of them seemed to fit. Jonathan Tucker is "The next big thing". The guy is amazing. He draws your complete attention in anything he does.moreless

    Jonathan Tucker becomes a character so thoroughly that when I saw him in "The Black Donnellys" I didn't know who he was until almost the end, yet I had noticed him in "The Masters of Horror" episode "Dance of the dead" and had wondered who he was then. I rarely notice an actor and have never gotten on a forum to talk about one prior to Tucker. This man commands attention. When you're watching him he owns you like it or not. There is a lot of talk about his beautiful body, Which does look like a sculpture, but the real beauty is in his expressiveness. His eyes and whole face speak to you. You feel a connection and as a result you become sympathetic to his character.

    He is new yes but Jonathan Tucker is a master already. He makes any film worth watching and I can't wait to see more of him.moreless