Jonathan Groff

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Full Name Jonathan Groff
Age 35 Years Old
Nick Name Jonathan Groff
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date March 26th, 1985
Birth Place Pennsylvania

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About Jonathan Groff

"Jonathan Groff" is an American actor, as well as singer, rose to prominence for his performance in the lead role of Melchior Gabor in the original Broadway production of ''Spring Awakening'' in 2006. Due to the best role in ''Spring Awakening'', he was nominated for the two ''Tony Award''. Groff remains very good friends with his "Spring Awakening" co-star ''Lea Michele''. He made his ''Broadway'' debut in the musical ''In My Life'' and made his first appearance in ‘Michael Lang’ in the drama-comedy film ‘Taking Woodstock’. Similarly, he started in the musical comedy-drama ''Glee''. He is known for playing the best role on popular television and web series like ''Mid-hunter''. The nickname of Groff is Jon, Groffsauce, and JGroff. Groff has contributed his vocals to the soundtrack of musical comedy-drama TV series Glee, starting from season 1 to season 6. His upcoming movie is ''The Matrix 4'' which will be released in 2021. Talking about his social media, he is not active on any social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Read on to know about his full biography, personal life, sexual orientation, career, awards, birthday, age, facts, wiki, height, shows, and more.

Why Jonathan Groff is famous?

  • For playing a role in a big screen like TV and in web series.
  • For lending his voice to the character of Kristoff in the popular animated film ''Frozen''.

Jonathan Groff as King George III on Hamilton

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Early Life of Jonathan

An American actor, as well as singer Groff, was born on 26th March 1985. The birth nation of Jonathan is Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S, and his nationality is American. The birthname of Jonathan Groff is ''Jonathan Drew Groff''. He has German, Swiss-German, and traces of English and Scottish ancestry ethnicity. The religion of Groff is Methodism and his race is White whereas, his zodiac sign is Aries. He is the son of father ''Jim Groff'' who is a horse trainer as well as the driver and the mother ''Julie (nee Witmer)''. Groff's mother is a physical education trainer. He has his older brother named ''David Groff'' and paternal grandfather ''J. Wade Groff'', paternal grandmother '' Evelyn Herr Metzler'' and the cousin ''James Wolpert'', who is also a singer. He attended from ''Conestoga Valley High School'' and graduated from there in 2003. Then, he planned to get admission to ''Carnegie Mellon University'' but he postponed it for a year when he got a role in a musical film. He uses to celebrate his birthday on 26th March of every year. Groff had celebrated his 35th birthday until now.

Career of Jonathan?

  • Jonathan Groff began his career by appearing in the musical ''Fame'' at ''North Shore Music Theater'' during 2005 and he won the ''Actors Equity Association'' card.
  • Groff had made his ''Broadway'' debut with the ''In My Life'' by Joseph Brooks and from 2006 to 2008, he also appeared in the ''Broadway'' production of the rock musical ''Spring Awakening'' with Lea Michele.
  • On 10th December 2006, he played his role from '' Spring Awakening'' in which Groff was given the role of Melchior Gabor but before that he played the role in the original ''Off-Broadway'' production earlier in the summer of 2006.
  • On April 22, 2007, due to the ''Virginia Tech Shooting'' Groff storyline about a school shooting was cut so that, he could only appear in eleven episodes.
  • He played as Claude in the ''Shakespeare'' in the Park production of hair from 22nd July through August 31, 2008, and also appeared as Michael Lang in ''Ang Lee's'' comedy-drama film Taking Woodstock.
  • As a part of the Public Theater's  Shakespeare in the Park, he performed in The Bacchae as Dionysus in 2009.
  • Groff guest-starred in the comedy-drama ''Glee'' with his co-star as well as a good friend ''Lea Michele'' during the time of 2010.
  • Likewise, he made his ''West End'' debut with the play ''Deathtrap'' during the same time of 2010 which was directed by ''Matthew Warchus''.
  • He appeared as Ian Todd in the second and final season of the ''Starz'' series ''Boss'' from August to October 2012.
  • Jonathan and Molina reprised their roles for six more performances of the play, this time in the ''L.A. Theatre Works'' in March 2013 which performances were recorded for broadcast on radio.
  • As one of the lead characters in Disney's animated feature film ''Frozen'', he records his voice to ''Kristoff'' in 2013 which was premiered on November 19, 2013.
  • In 13th March 2015, the short film sequel ''Frozen Fever'' was premiered in which he reprised his role.
  • He starred as Patrick Murray, a gay video game developer, in HBO's comedy-drama series ''Looking'' but HBO canceled ''Looking'' after its second season but greenlit a television film to conclude the story in 23rd March 2015.
  • Due to to the postponed of ''Looking'' in HBO, in April 2013, he joined another HBO production, playing Craig Donner in the film adaptation of Larry Kramer's play ''The Normal Heart''.
  • For starring in a one-night-only concert of the musical ''How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'', he returned to the London stage on 15th May 2015 at the ''Royal Festival Hall''.
  • He starred in a production of the musical ''A New Brain'', presented as part of the ''New York City Center's Encores'' Off-Center staged concert series which was directed by ''James Lapine'' and took place from 24th June through 27th June 2015.
  • He joined the cast of the musical Hamilton, replacing Brian d'Arcy James in the role of King George III on 3rd March 2015.
  • In 13th July 2015, Groff reprised the role in the Broadway production, which started performances.
  • It was reported that he would star in the Netflix series Mindhunter, executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron in March 2016 which was released in October 2017.
  • He reprised his role as Kristoff in ''Frozen II'' and sang a solo song for the movie, titled "Lost in the Woods" which was released early on Disney+ in March 2020.
  • His Broadway performance of ''King George III'' in ''Hamilton'' has been featured in the film production on Disney+ as of July 3rd, 2020.
  • The 35-year-old plays King George III in the musical and has three solos in You'll Be Back, What Comes Next and I Know Him-among the funniest moments of the show.
  • Groff was nominated for the Tony Award for best-featured actor in a musical for playing King George, and along with the rest of the cast, won the Grammy for best musical theatre album.
  • He began trending on Twitter on Friday as musical theatre lovers who had never seen the show before, as well as those who had already witnessed the production, tuned in to watch it in all its glory.
  • His upcoming movie is ''The Matrix 4'' which will be released in 2021. 

Jonathan Groff joins The Matrix 4

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Awards and Achievements of Jonathan Groff

  • Tony Award
  • Drama Desk Award
  • Drama League Award
  • Theatre World Award
  • Audience Choice Award
  • Theatre Fans' Choice Award
  • Obie Award (2009)
  • Behind the Voice Actors Feature Film Voice Acting Awards (2013)
  • Gold Derby TV Awards (2014)
  • Bayard Rustin Award (2015)
  • Out100 Award (2017)
  • Dorian Awards (2018)
  • Satellite Awards (2020)
  • Lucille Lortel Award (2020)
  • Drama League Award (2020)
  • Outer Critics Circle Award (2020)

Personal Life of Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff with Corey Baker

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American actor and singer Jonathan Groff was known as gay during the National Equality in 2009. In the same year, he was romantically linked to actor Gavin Creel. He was in a relationship with the actor ''Zachary Quinto'' from 2010 to 2013. Groff has been dating New Zealand choreographer ''Corey Baker'', whom he met while they both were teaching at ''Christchurch International Musical Theatre Summer School'' (CIMTSS) in early 2018. He was also diagnosed with melanoma in his early 20s. He was honored by the ''Point Foundation'' with the Point Horizon Award honoring a "trailblazer who has taken a leadership role as an advocate" of LGBTQ communities in April 2015. Similarly, Groff was honored by ''Equality Pennsylvania'' with the ''Bayard Rustin'' Award, which recognizes a Pennsylvanian who is continuing the work to ensure that the LGBT community will be visible, accepted and celebrated in our society in December 2015.

 Net Worth of Jonathan Groff

As an actor, as well as singer net worth of Groff, was estimated at about $5 million. Surely his income will be increased in the coming year. About his salary information, it is unknown till now. His source of income is from the film industry. He is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings. Jonathan has also done endorsement work for numerous brands like GLAAD. He had appeared in a TV commercial for GLAAD in 2015. 

Body Measurements of Jonathan Groff

Height of Groff is 5 ft and 11 inches or 180 cm whereas, his weight is about 70 kg or 154 lbs. Similarly, the hair color of Groff is dark brown and the eye color is green. His distinctive features are beautiful green eyes. Body build of actor and the singer Jonathan is Athletic. The body structure of Groff is slim. Up to the date, his health is fine and wishes it will remain in the future too.