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Overview (2)

Born in Edgewood, Maryland, USA
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Johnathon Schaech exploded onto the scene as one of Hollywood's most handsome leading men in Jocelyn Moorhouse's How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and Tom Hanks' directorial debut That Thing You Do! (1996) Since then, Johnathon has shown incredible versatility as an actor. Over the last twenty years, he's starred in over one-hundred and sixty Hollywood productions. Working opposite some of the most acclaimed and awarded actors, producers, writers and directors including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenneth Branagh, Ed Harris, Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Bruce Willis, Tom Fontana, Gary Goetzman, Neil Moritz, Greg Araki, Cary Brokaw, Roy Lee, Jessica Lange and Bill Paxton. Schaech recently captivated television audiences as the eccentric movie-star in Showtime's hit series Ray Donovan (2014) and has portrayed comic-book legend Jonah Hex on the first three season's of DC's Legends. (2015-2018) Having aged into a ruggedly handsome man, he's fast becoming one of Hollywood's go-to stars for action roles. Starring in Renny Harlin's 5 Days of War (2014), Todd Robinson's Phantom (2015), Roland Joffe's Texas Rising (2016), Steven C. Miller's Marauders (2017) and soon takes the lead opposite Frank Grillo in the action-packed Reprisal (2018). Johnathon now uses his national voice for dyslexia, working with Harvard University accredited NoticeAbility.org; a nonprofit dedicated to helping students with the brain-based difference identify their unique strengths and build their self-esteem. Johnathon has a four-year-old son, Camden, with his wife of five years, internet influencer Julie Solomon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: john schaech

Spouse (3)

Julie Solomon (24 July 2013 - present) ( 1 child)
Jana Kramer (4 July 2010 - 8 June 2011) ( divorced)
Christina Applegate (20 October 2001 - 10 August 2007) ( divorced)

Trivia (11)

His last name is pronounced "Sheck".
Was once a fashion model
Appeared in Jay Z's new music video, playing a U.S. Marshal.
A member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
He is also an accomplished Director, Writer and Producer
Filed for divorce from Christina Applegate [December 2005]
Is a Ravens fan.
Is an Orioles fan.
Actively supports TACA (Talk About Curing Autism).
Trained with renowned acting coach Roy London.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 44, with his wife Julie Solomon to a son, Camden Quinn Schaech, born on September 12, 2013.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on his disappointment on not being allowed to be shirtless in The Legend of Hercules (2014)] I didn't get to show my abs in the movie The Legend of Hercules (2014). Way back in the day, they wanted me to do Attila (2001) and I didn't want to do it because I didn't want to just be a "Hunk" as an actor (Gerard Butler ended up taking on the role). But at age 45, it was my last chance, I loved director Renny Harlin, and I thought it was a great opportunity to take that challenge on. It was the last chance I could use all the workout skills I had from 20 years of being an actor. So I pulled out my old playbook and went along with it, I used TRX for my abdominals and then did an hour of cardio and lifted weights like when I had trained using Muscle & Fitness magazine. And I got HUGE. I'm real good at diet, I understand that is the most important thing. When I first came to Hollywood, I was a training partner of someone who won the Olympia, so I knew what went with it. I decided [the training for The Legend Of Hercules] was going to be more than just a hobby. I wanted to make a real effort. So I gained all that muscle, and I hadn't put that kind of muscle on since I was 22 years old. I have the ability to put on these huge muscles, I should be one of the superheroes. But I didn't get to show my abs in the movie! I begged the director to let me take my shirt off! There was even a sequence during which I took on Hercules (Kellan Lutz) in the final battle, but I still had to keep my armor on. I suggested ways the armor could come off, like maybe a bolt of energy hits me and off it goes? Why wouldn't I take my armor off? I wanted to show off [my body]! Because I've never done a toga movie before and it was my last opportunity.

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