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Jonathan Groff was born on the 26th March 1985, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA, and is a Tony Award-nominated actor and singer, best known for his roles in such Broadway plays as “Spring Awakening” and “Hamilton”. Groff has also played in numerous television series and films such as “Boss” (2012), “The Normal Heart” (2014), “American Sniper” (2014), and “Looking: The Movie” (2016). His career started in the mid- 2000s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jonathan Groff is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Groff’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned largely through his acting career. In addition to performing on television and film, Groff has also worked on Broadway, which improved his wealth too.

Jonathan Groff Net Worth $3 Million

Jonathan Groff is the son of Jim, a harness horse trainer and driver, and Julie Groff, a physical education teacher, and grew up alongside his older brother David in Pennsylvania. Jonathan went to the Conestoga Valley High School, from where he matriculated in 2003, and despite having plans of attending the Carnegie Mellon University, Groff moved to New York to pursue his acting career.

After playing in the theater for two years, Groff got his on-screen debut in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated television series “One Life to Live”, appearing in 11 episodes in 2007. He continued with roles in such movies as “Pretty/Handsome” (2008) with Joseph Fiennes, Carrie-Anne Moss and Blythe Danner, and in Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock” (2009) starring Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, and Edward Hibbert. In 2010, Jonathan had a part in Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator” alongside Robin Wright, James McAvoy, and Tom Wilkinson, while from 2010 to 2015, he appeared in 14 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Glee”. In the meantime, Groff also played in ten episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning show “Boss” (2012), and starred in the movie called “C.O.G.” (2013). Jonathan also lent his voice to the character of Kristoff in the animated feature “Frozen” in 2013. Thanks to his roles in Clint Eastwood’s Oscar Award-winning blockbuster “American Sniper” (2014) starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, and Kyle Gallner, Groff’s net worth significantly increased. He also had a part in the Golden Globe Award-winning film “The Normal Heart” (2014) with Mark Ruffalo and Frank De Julio.

From 2014 to 2015, Groff played the lead role of Patrick Murray in the series “Looking”, then in 2016 he starred in a movie version “Looking: The Movie” (2016). At the moment, Groff is working in the show called “Mindhunter”, produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, and which will be released late in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, Jonathan Groff survived a skin cancer in his early 20s. He is an advocate for the LGBT community, after ‘coming out’ in 2009 at the National Equality March in Washington.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 26, 1985
Birth place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:1.8 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Conestoga Valley High School, Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Lin Manuel-Miranda
Parents:Jim Groff, Julie Groff
Siblings:David Groff
Movies:“Pretty/Handsome” (2008 (2008), “Taking Woodstock” (2009), “The Conspirator”, “Looking: The Movie” (2016), “C.O.G.” (2013), “The Normal Heart” (2014), “American Sniper” (2014)
TV shows:“Spring Awakening”, “Hamilton”, “Boss” (2012), “Glee” (2010-2015), “Mindhunter” (2017)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He is of German, and some Swiss-German, English, and Scottish, descent. He has deep roots in Pennsylvania on both sides of his family (Pennsylvania Dutch, the nickname for Germans in the state).
2Was in a relationship with fellow actor Zachary Quinto during 2012 till spring 2013.
3Gained a 5 inch scar on his biceps while shooting Glee (2009) because his dance partner for the "Bohemian Rhapsody" performance (in the season 1 finale) accidentally scarred him with her stilettos.
4in London starring in the play "Deathtrap" at the Noel Coward Theatre [September 2010]
5Playing Jesse in the 'back nine' of season one of Glee. [April 2010]
6Starring in "The Singing Forest" at The Public Theater, New York City. [April 2009]
7While Groff was raised Methodist, his father was raised Mennonite.
8Groff, along with other openly gay actors (including Sean Hayes and Neil Patrick Harris), was the target of a highly controversial April 2010 Newsweek article by Ramin Setoodeh that argued that gay actors aren't convincing playing straight characters. The article created a huge media backlash, with many public figures (including Groff and Hayes' co-star Kristin Chenoweth) decrying it as homophobic and defending Hayes', Harris', and Groff's performances as straight characters.
9He remains very good friends with his "Spring Awakening" co-star Lea Michele.
10Groff was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor for "Spring Awakening" in 2007.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on appearing as Patrick Murray on 'Looking'] One of the cool things about the show is that no one's having a 'coming out' story. My character is 29, and that's the youngest of the ensemble. Most characters are in their 30s and 40s. It's a show with gay characters, but no one's grappling with their sexuality. One of the most successful gay movies ever is 'Brokeback Mountain', where the story is basically two gay men who are both devastated by the fact that they're gay and they're in love with each other. In this show everybody's completely fine with the fact they're gay, and so the issues become about their relationships and work. Hopefully it becomes even more relatable to people who aren't gay.
2[on performing intimate incidents on 'Looking'] Without fail, there was at least one moment of every script where I would grab my hair and be like,'Oh, god, I can't believe I have to do that'. Most of is social anxiety and awkwardness.
3I love the cultural and class difference between Richie and Patrick. It's really interesting and I think also a universal issue of people finding themselves in relationships, gay or straight..There's a Mexican-Cuban dynamic which is really interesting in the reflection of the Latino community. I personally wasn't aware of it until it was written into the show.
4[on working with Andrew Haigh] He has a very specific way of creating naturalism on set - he's not precious about the writing of scenes. If something doesn't feel right he's like 'Just cut it or change it or whatever'. He's very laid back...He would encourage improv into the scene - cut that one line that didn't sound right, and improv at the end - and it ends up becoming really in the moment, which is really exciting and taught me a lot as an actor.
5Just follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that it's meant to take you. Which is - maybe you're meant to be an actor. Maybe you're meant to be a director. Maybe you're meant to be a producer. Maybe you're meant to be a teacher. But if you just just sort of follow that joy and really explore what excites you, then the rest will take care of itself.
6Don't let the world define you. In the world of acting, and I think in any profession really, people are really eager to put you in a box and categorize you as one particular thing. Make sure that you always follow your heart and your gut, and let yourself be who you want to be, and who you know you are. And don't let anyone steal your joy.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Ensemble - International CompetitionThe Normal Heart (2014)· Matt Bomer
· Taylor Kitsch
· Joe Mantello
· Alfred Molina
· Jim Parsons
· Julia Roberts
· Mark Ruffalo
2014BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmFrozen (2013)· Kristen Bell
· Idina Menzel
· Josh Gad
· Santino Fontana
· Alan Tudyk
· Chris Williams
· Ciarán Hinds
· Livvy Stubenrauch
· Eva Bella
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmFrozen (2013)· Kristen Bell
· Idina Menzel
· Josh Gad
· Santino Fontana
· Alan Tudyk
· Chris Williams
· Ciarán Hinds
· Livvy Stubenrauch
· Eva Bella
2014NextyNewNowNext AwardsBest New Television ActorLooking (2014)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActorLooking (2014)
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature FilmFrozen (2013)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActorLooking (2014)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO's Looking Special2016TV Movie announcedPatrick Murray
O.T.P.2015TV Series pre-productionDennis
Looking2014-2015TV SeriesPatrick Murray
Glee2010-2015TV SeriesJesse St. James
Frozen Fever2015ShortKristoff (voice)
American Sniper2014Young Vet-Mads
The Normal Heart2014TV MovieCraig
Sophie2014/IIShortBen
Russian Broadway Shut Down2014ShortNikolai the Athlete
Frozen2013/IKristoff (voice)
C.O.G.2013David
Boss2012TV SeriesIan Todd
The Good Wife2012TV SeriesJimmy Fellner
The Conspirator2010Louis Weichmann
Twelve Thirty2010Jeff
Taking Woodstock2009Michael Lang
Pretty/Handsome2008TV MoviePatrick Fitzpayne
One Life to Live2007TV SeriesHenry Mackler

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2010-2015TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Cinderella2015/Iperformer: "Making Today A Perfect Day" - uncredited
Frozen Fever2015Short performer: "Making Today a Perfect Day"
Looking2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frozen2013/Iperformer: "Reindeers Are Better Than People"
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2007TV Movie performer: "Give My Regards to Broadway"
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV Special performer: "The Bitch of Living", "Totally Fucked"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2010TV Series special thanks - 3 episodes
Peace, Love and Cinema2009Documentary short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary filmingHimself
Broadway: The Next Generation2016Documentary filmingHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Show People with Paul Wontorek2015TV SeriesHimself
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing & Writing for Nonfiction Programming / Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking / Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special / ...
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHimself
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Frozen Special2013TV MovieHimself
The Standbys2012DocumentaryHimself
The Morning After2012TV Series shortHimself - Guest Celebrity
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Guesting on Glee2011Video documentary shortHimself / Jesse St. James
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Glee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center2011VideoHimself
Peace, Love and Cinema2009Documentary shortHimself
The Battery's Down2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Kyle Riabko: The Lead2009DocumentaryHimself / Melchior
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2007TV MovieHimself
Working in the Theatre2007TV SeriesHimself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee Encore2011VideoJesse St. James

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