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Johnathon Schaech - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography

Jonathon Scheck - biography, date of birth, place of birth, filmography, clips, Actor, Writer, Producer, Director.

Born September 10, 1969, Edgewood, USA - American actor, screenwriter and director.

Shek has German and Italian roots and was brought up as a parishioner of the Roman Catholic Church. Studied at the University of Maryland.

In 1989, at the age of 19, he dropped out of university and moved to Los Angeles. Soon after the move, Shek met Roy London, already well-known by that time, an actor and acting teacher. Shek studied with London for four years, until in 1993 he won the lead role in Franco Zeffirelli's "Sparrow".

Then Shek at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts studied dialect, staged voice and gestures. The next stage was training at the New York Actors Studio. A year later, Sheck returned to Los Angeles and learned that his teacher, Roy London, was seriously ill. And soon Shek finds out that Zeffirelli re-voiced his role, thus preventing Shek from playing it completely. All of this disappoints Shek a lot. However, he does not give up and enters the Electric Theater Company.

Shek's first success comes with the role of Xavier Red in Gregg Araki's 1995 independent film Generation DOOM. The success is consolidated thanks to a small role in the film Jocelyn Moorhouse Patchwork. The young actor's next step towards success is Tom Hanks 'decision to cast him as the ambitious vocalist of the rock band Wonders in What You Do, Hanks' directorial and screenwriting debut. Fame comes to Shek and in 1996 his portrait was printed on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

Sheck, however, opts to re-appear in independent films such as Finding Graceland and Stefan Elliott's Welcome to Whoop Whoop. Sheck then gets the role of legendary magician Harry Houdini in the TV movie Houdini, which aired on TNT. For this role, Sheck received many accolades, such as Variety, who wrote about "the outstanding performance of Jonathon Sheck."

Shek travels to the UK again to audition for the role of an English sergeant in the independent film Wounds. Shek's reward is once again critical acclaim and a British accent. However, the film was never released for wide distribution, being limited to film festival screenings. Sheck then starred in a number of television films with already famous actors: with James Caan in Criminal Blood, Christina Applegate in Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas and Heather Locklear in Angels Fall. In parallel with this, Shek also starred in the television series Time of Your Life (2001), which did not last on television for one season (only 12 of 19 episodes were shown).

Scheck and his longtime companion Richard Chizmar founded Chesapeake Films, whose main focus is on adapting fiction into screenplays. The first projects were adaptations of novels by Stephen King, Douglas Clegg and Ed Gorman.

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