Jonathan Groff’s BiographyJonathan Groff gained popularity after playing Patrick in the comedy series Looking; with gentle humor, the series tells about three young gay friends living in San Francisco and searching for love. In 2017 Groff starred as a young FBI agent in a series which was named among the best TV shows of the year.
ChildhoodJonathan is the youngest of Jim and Julie Groff’s two sons. He was born on March 26, 1986, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Jonathan and his elder brother were raised in the town Ronks; his mother worked at school and his father was a harness horse trainer.
Career. The BeginningIn 2005 Jonathan joined one of the Broadway theatres and worked there for a while as an understudy. In 2006 Groff became the act of the season in the rock musical production Spring Awakening; he received the Tony Award in the category Best Actor in a Musical.
Best RolesIn 2014 the actor managed to rise above the cohort of promising young actors when he played in the comedy series Looking telling about the life of two gay friends. Due to its nice humor, the absence of vulgarity, and the charming and skillful actors, this story of three friends was well received around the world, despite the controversial topic chosen by the producers.
The Looking movie came out in 2017, bringing a conclusion to the story told in the eponymous series. Groff’s fans started associating the actor with his character Patrick, the embodiment of goodness and humanity.
In David Fincher’s 2017 psychological thriller series Mindhunter, comparable to the movies Seven and Zodiac by the same director, Groff plays one of the two FBI agents exploring factors that turn an ordinary person into a violent criminal. The other agent is played by Holt McCallany.
Jonathan Groff’s Personal LifeIn 2006 Jonathan was diagnosed with melanoma cancer; however, early-stage surgery and his family’s support helped Jonathan to heal.
In 2009 Groff publicly came out as gay and stopped hiding his relationship with actor Gavin Creel whom he dated for over a year.