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Johnathon Schaech



Tall, dark, and very handsome, Johnathon Schaech has all of the physical attributes one would expect of a leading man. Despite his appearance, however, Schaech has eluded true stardom, appearing in films that allow him to showcase his talent without providing the opportunity for the actor to make a solid splash in the mainstream.

Born in Edgewood, MD, in 1969, Schaech was a model before being cast in his first role, in a 1993 film called The Webbers. Co-starring David Arquette and Jennifer Tilly, the film was mired in obscurity, much like Schaech's next effort, Franco Zefferelli's Storia Di Una Capinera or Sparrows (1993). It was director Gregg Araki who gave Schaech his first real break, when he cast him as a dangerous, perpetually aroused drifter in his 1995 film The Doom Generation. Ecstatically bad-mannered and filled with an abundance of sex, violence, and severed heads, the film became something of a cult classic and gave Schaech a limited dose of fame. The scope of his fame was widened a little bit with his next significant picture, How to Make an American Quilt (1995). As one of the token Y-chromosome bearers in a virtually all-female cast, Schaech made a favorable impression with many filmgoers in his role as Winona Ryder's lifeguard suitor. His notices were favorable enough to get him a leading part in Tom Hanks' 1996 film That Thing You Do! and the title role of the made-for-cable Houdini (1998). Along with these relative successes came the requisite flops, among them 1997's Welcome to Woop Woop, which featured a memorably bizarre title and little else, and Hush (1998), in which Schaech played the son of a completely crackers Jessica Lange. In 1999, Schaech had another shot at cult stardom when he again collaborated with Araki on Splendor, which had its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The same year, he was also cast in the Jennifer Love Hewitt series, Fox's The Time of Your Life.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Nocturna
  • Brisbane
2015
No Score Yet The Culling
  • Wayne
2015
4% Vice
  • Chris
2015
0% The Prince
  • Frank
2014
3% The Legend of Hercules
  • Tarak
2014
No Score Yet Flight 7500
  • Actor
2014
25% Phantom
  • Pavlov
2013
No Score Yet Breaking At The Edge
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Dark Circles
  • Alex
2013
No Score Yet Hidden Moon
  • William Brighton
2012
33% 5 Days Of War
  • Captain Rezo Avaliani
2011
No Score Yet Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2`
  • Agent Sells
2011
28% Takers
  • Scott
2010
No Score Yet Bone Deep
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Laid to Rest
  • Johnny
2009
No Score Yet From a Buick 8
  • Screenwriter
2009
No Score Yet Sex and Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal
  • Rick Tabish
2008
58% Quarantine
  • George Fletcher
2008
8% Prom Night
  • Richard Fenton
2008
60% Little Chenier
  • Beaux Dupois
2008
No Score Yet Living Hell
  • Frank Sears
2008
No Score Yet The Poker Club
  • Producer
  • Aaron Tyler
  • Screenwriter
2008
No Score Yet Nora Roberts' Angels Fall
  • Brody
2007
No Score Yet Road House 2
  • Screenwriter
  • Shane Tanner
2006
33% Sea of Dreams
  • Marcelo
2006
No Score Yet 8MM 2
  • David Huxley
2005
No Score Yet James Patterson's 'Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas'
  • Matt Harrelson
2005
No Score Yet Judas
  • Judas
2004
No Score Yet They Shoot Divas, Don't They?
  • Trevor
2002
No Score Yet Blood Crime
  • Daniel Pruitt
2002
26% The Sweetest Thing
  • Actor
2002
33% Kiss the Bride
  • Geoffrey Brancato
2002
59% How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
  • Adam
2002
7% The Forsaken
  • Kit
2001
No Score Yet Sol Goode
  • Happy
2001
No Score Yet The Giving Tree
  • James
2000
No Score Yet If You Only Knew
  • Parker
2000
No Score Yet Caracara
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Brutal Truth
  • Actor
1999
58% Splendor
  • Abel
1999
40% Finding Graceland
  • Byron Gruman
1999
No Score Yet After Sex
  • Matt
1999
No Score Yet Brand New World
  • Actor
1998
28% Welcome to Woop Woop
  • Teddy
1998
13% Hush
  • Jackson Baring
1998
No Score Yet Houdini
  • Harry Houdini
1998
93% That Thing You Do!
  • Jimmy
1996
No Score Yet Invasion of Privacy
  • Josh Taylor
1996
47% The Doom Generation
  • Xavier Red
1995
61% How to Make an American Quilt
  • Leon
1995
17% Poison Ivy II
  • Gredin
1995
No Score Yet Storia di una capinera (Sparrow)
  • Nino
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Joseph Crumbaugh
65% DC's Legends of Tomorrow
2016
  • Jonah Hex
45% The Client List
2012-2013
  • Greg Carlyle Carlye
82% Sleepy Hollow
2013
  • Solomon Kent
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Julian Bellowes
59% Star-Crossed
2014
  • Castor Uncle Castor
84% Quantico
2015
  • Michael Parrish
77% Ray Donovan
2013
  • Sean Stevens
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Det. Jimmy Mosley

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