Jonathan Brandis is an American actor who acted in many films and television series and started his career as a child model. He is best known as Bastian Bux in the movie The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter and also as Martha in the sports comedy film Ladybugs. He had acted in television series like Kate & Allie, Full House, The Wonder Years, Masters Of Illusion, Aladdin, Fall into Darkness, and many others. Jonathan died in 2003 by suicide because of depression and stress.
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The early life of Jonathan Brandis
Jonathan was born in Danbury, Connecticut, the United States. His father’s name is Gregory Brandis worked as a firefighter and food distributor. His mother is Mary Brandis, a school teacher, and personal manager. Jonathan was the only child in his family and had no siblings. He spent his early life in his birthplace, Danbury, with his parents, and at the age two, Jonathan first worked as a child model for the shoe brand Buster Brown.
Then he got a chance to appear in television commercial advertisements for many brands. Since childhood, he has been interested in acting and wants to start his career in acting; his parents are very supportive and encourage him to achieve his dream.
Jonathan Brandis education
Jonathan attended San Fernando Valley Professional School and graduated from there in 1993. After school, he did not continue his education because of his interest in acting and did not go to college.
Personal Details of Jonathan Brandis
|Jonathan Gregory Brandis
|27 years old
|Date of Birth
|April 13, 1976
|Danbury, Connecticut, United States
|Date of Death
|November 12, 2003
Body measurements of Jonathan Brandis
|Height in Centimetres
|Height in Inches
|5 Feet 9 Inch
|Weight in Kilograms
|Weight in Pounds
Jonathan Brandis’s personal life
Jonathan was born in Danbury, Connecticut, the United States, on April 13, 1976, to Mary Brandis and Gregory Brandis. He is 27 years old at the time of his death. No more personal information about Jonathan is available because he died as a teen.
Jonathan Brandis’s net worth
Jonathan Brandis acted in many films and television series and is estimated to have a net worth of $ 40,000 at the time of his death. He earned all his net worth as an actor in the entrainment industry.
Jonathan Brandis relationship
Jonathan Brandis was in a relationship with Tatyana Ali, an actress, and singer, in 1995. There is nowhere the couple first met, and there were in a relationship for many years. In 1998, they both broke up their relationship and separated, and the reason for their broke up is unknown. After that, he was not in a relationship with anyone and was single at the time of his death.
Jonathan Brandis Awards and achievements
Jonathan was nominated for the Young Artist Awards in 1990 in the Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Television Series for his acting in the series The Flash. In 1992, he was nominated for the Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture at Young Artist Award for the film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter. In 1992, Jonathan was nominated for Best Performance by a younger actor at Saturn Awards for the film The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter.
In 1993, he was nominated for the awards like Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture and Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture at Young artist awards for his acting in the film Ladybugs. 1994, Jonathan won the Best Youth Actor Leading Role in a Television Series at Young artist award for his acting in the series SeaQuest DSV. Jonathan was nominated for Best Performance by a Youth Actor in a TV Mini-Series at the Young artist award for the television series Good King Wenceslas.
Jonathan Brandis beginning career
Jonathan first acted in the television series One Life to Live as Kevin Buchanan when he was six years old. After that, he moved to Los Angeles with his parents to appear in many shows. In 1998, he gave his voice to the character in the animated film Oliver & Company. Jonathan got a chance to act as Bastian Bux in the movie The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter when he was only 13 years old. He was nominated for many awards for his acting in the film.
Jonathan Brandis’s career in television series
Jonathan acted in the television series Sledge Hammer! as young Sledge in 1986. Then he acted in television series like Buck James in 1987, Webster in 1988, The Flash in 1990, Blossom in 1991, The Wonder Years in 1991, Saved By The Bell: The College Years in 1993, and many others.
From 1993 to 1996, Jonathan acted in the television series SeaQuest DSV as Lucas Wolenczak and won an award for his acting in the series. Jonathan acted in the television films like Mars: Base One in 1988, Our Shining Moment in 1991, Good King Wenceslas in 1994, Two Came Back in 1997, and many others.
Jonathan Brandis’s career in films
In 1992, Jonathan acted in the comedy film Ladybugs as Matthew. Then he acted in the movies like Sidekicks in 1992, Born Free: A New Adventure in 1996, Outside Providence in 1999, and Hart’s War and The Year That Trembled in 2002. Jonathan gave his voice to the characters in the films like Pet Sematary in 1989, Ghost Dad in 1990, and Aladdin’s Arabian Adventures: Magic Makers in 1998. In 2003, Jonathan acted in the film Between the Sheets Robert Avocado.
Jonathan Brandis death
Jonathan was found hanged died in his apartment located in Los Angeles on November 11, 2003, and he did not leave any suicide notes, and he was only 27 years old at the time of death. His body was transported to a medical center in Cedars Sinai. Jonathan’s friend reported that he was depressed about his acting career and was also very stressed because his acting scenes in the film Drama Hats war were deleted, so he began to drink and kill himself.