Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 26-03-1985
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Jonathan Drew Groff

  • Popularity: 8.26
  • Homepage: N/A

Jonathan Drew Groff (born March 26, 1985) is an American actor and singer. He began his career on Broadway, rising to prominence for his portrayal of Melchior Gabor in the original production of Spring Awakening (2006-2008), for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, becoming one of the youngest nominees for the award, at age 21. He returned to Broadway to portray King George III in the original production of Hamilton (2015), for which he earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. For the original cast album of Hamilton, he, along with the other singers on the recording, won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Branching out into film and television roles, Groff made his film debut in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock (2009), and became a recurring guest star in the Fox musical-comedy series Glee (2009–2015) as Jesse St. James. He voiced the roles of Kristoff and Sven in Disney's Frozen franchise, including Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019), two of the highest-grossing films of all time, as well as the short films Frozen Fever (2015) and Olaf's Frozen Adventure (2017). Groff starred as Patrick Murray in the HBO comedy-drama series Looking (2014–2015), the network's first TV series centering around the lives of gay men, as well as its subsequent television film, Looking: The Movie (2016), and portrayed FBI Special Agent Holden Ford in the Netflix period crime drama Mindhunter (2017–2019), produced by David Fincher, for which he won a Satellite Award. In 2021, he received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Anthology Series or Movie for his performance in the Disney+ live stage recording of Hamilton. Groff starred in the fourth installment of the Matrix franchise—The Matrix Resurrections (2021)—as Smith, replacing Hugo Weaving from the original trilogy. In 2022, he executive produced the HBO documentary film Spring Awakening: Those You've Known, which saw the 15 year reunion of the original cast of the musical, and voiced the lead role of Ollie in the Netflix series Lost Ollie. He stars in M. Night Shyamalan's apocalyptic horror film Knock at the Cabin (2023) and will return to Broadway in fall 2023 in the first revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.

Year Movie Character
2013 C.O.G. as David
2016 Looking: The Movie as Patrick Murray
2021 Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age as Host
2022 Spring Awakening: Those You've Known as Self - Melchior
2011 Twelve Thirty as Jeff
2014 The Making of Frozen as Self
1970 Molly And The Moon as Brian
2020 An Evening With Audra McDonald
2023 Knock at the Cabin as Eric
1970 A Nice Indian Boy as Jay
2013 Frozen as Kristoff (voice)
2015 Frozen Fever as Kristoff (voice)
2014 Russian Broadway Shut Down
2017 LEGO Frozen Northern Lights as Kristoff (voice)
2017 Olaf's Frozen Adventure as Kristoff (voice)
2019 Frozen II as Kristoff (voice)
2016 Hamilton's America as Self
1970 Frozen III as Kristoff (voice)
2009 Taking Woodstock as Michael Lang
2017 The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin as Self
2021 The Matrix Resurrections as Smith
2020 Once Upon a Snowman as Kristoff (voice - archival)
2011 Glee Encore as Jesse St. James
2014 The Normal Heart as Craig
2014 The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic as Himself
2020 Hamilton as King George III
2010 The Conspirator as Louis Weichmann
2011 Glee: The Concert Movie as Jesse St. James
2014 Showing Up as Self
2014 American Sniper as Young Vet-Mads
2018 Blindspotting as Man by Fence (Uncredited)
2022 Spring Awakening: Those You've Known

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