|Jonathan Goodwin Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||February 20, 1980|
Jonathan Goodwin is a Welsh-American escapologist and daredevil who is widely recognized as one of the most skilled stuntmen in the world and is an expert escape artist, knife thrower, free climber, archer, sideshow performer, marksman, free diver, stunt artist, and strength performer. He has exhibited these skills and stunts in stage performances across the world and in numerous competitive reality TV shows both in the United States and the United Kingdom. He has also been employed as a stunt advisor and creative consultant for numerous TV and live stage shows. His company, Daredevil Media Inc., designs and creates bespoke stunts for live events, commercials, and TV shows around the world.
Pembrokeshire, Dyfed County, Wales, United Kingdom
He splits his time between Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States, and Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
He holds dual nationality.
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
84 kg or 185 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jonathan has dated –
- Katy Goodwin (2011–2019) – Jonathan had married his long-term girlfriend Katy Goodwin in 2011. They have a daughter together named Milligan Goodwin (b. 2013). The couple had parted ways in 2019.
- Amanda Abbington (2020-Present) – Jonathan had started dating English actress Amanda Abbington in 2020 and they got engaged in 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British descent.
- Toned physique
- Affable smile
- Sports a trimmed beard
Jonathan Goodwin Facts
- Jonathan’s first appearance on TV was Dirty Tricks, a program that was aired on the British free-to-air public-service TV network Channel 4. He went on to feature in the TV specials The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From and Deathwish Live.
- He had also been featured in Discovery Channel‘s reality TV series One Way Out and How Not to Become Shark Bait. During the filming of the latter program, he had once allowed himself to be attacked by a Caribbean reef shark. After a break from the network, he had returned to Discovery Channel in 2009 to star in a 10-part series of One Way Out.
- During an episode of the Channel 4 comedy TV game show Balls of Steel, his father had helped him with the performance of a stunt.
- In September 2012, it was announced that he had been given his own TV series on the British multi-channel broadcaster UKTV‘s pay-TV channel Watch, titled The Incredible Mr. Goodwin. The show, which had started airing in 2013, had included stunts such as free climbing skyscrapers and extreme planking. It was also broadcast on BBC America, as Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin.
- In March 2013, he had performed a stunt of lying on a single nail and having a breezeblock broken on his chest with a sledgehammer, on The Jonathan Ross Show, a British comedy chat show.
- In April 2019, he had participated in the 13th series of the competitive reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent. He had reached the finals of the season and had performed the stunt of being buried alive during the season. This was the first time that this stunt had ever been attempted on stage for a TV show.
- In October 2021, Jonathan was hospitalized after he was injured during a stunt on the set of America’s Got Talent: Extreme. He fell from 70 feet and hit his head, and later had to be rushed into surgery. In February 2022, after almost 4 months, he was released from the hospital.
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