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Net Worth:
$12 Million
Date of Birth:
Sep 20, 1976 (47 years old)
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
United States of America
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Jon Bernthal is an American actor who has a net worth of $12 million. Known for playing tough guys and villains, Jon Bernthal first became widely known thanks to his role as Shane Walsh on "The Walking Dead." Bernthal appeared in 20 episodes of the show between 2010 and 2012, with a brief reappearance in 2018. He is also known for playing The Punisher in several iterations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From 2017 to 2019 Jon starred on the Netflix series "The Punisher." In 2022 he starred in the HBO series "We Own This City" and the Showtime series "American Gigolo." His notable film roles include "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Fury," "Baby Driver," "Wind River," "Ford V Ferrari," "The Many Saints of Newark," and "King Richard."

Early Life

Jonathan Edward Bernthal was born in Washington D.C. on September 20, 1976. His parents are Joan and Eric Bernthal. His father is a former attorney who also served as the chairman of the board of directors for the Humane Society until 2019. Jon has two brothers, Nicholas and Thomas. Jon's parents also raised foster kids.

Jon's brother Nicholas is an orthopedic surgeon and professor at UCLA. His brother Thomas is a consulting agency CEO who married former Facebook COO and billionaire Sheryl Sandberg in 2022.

His cousin was musician Adam Schlesinger, lead singer of the band Fountains of Wayne. Adam died in April 2020 of complications from COVID.

Jon attended Sidwell Friends School and Skidmore College. He played baseball in college but dropped out before graduating to join the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia on the advice of an acting teacher. While in Moscow, Bernthal was discovered by the executive director of Harvard's Institute for Advanced Theater Training. Bernthal completed his graduate-level certificate studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2002. When he completed his training he moved to New York City to pursue a career in theatre.


Bernthal spent four years in New York City and in that time, appeared in more than 30 Off-Broadway plays. He moved to Los Angeles in 2006. He booked his first recurring, regular role on a television series was in 2006's The Class. Unfortunately, the show was canceled after one season. Bernthal's breakthrough role was on AMC's The Walking Dead. He played Shane Walsh from 2010 to 2012 and then again in 2018 on the "What Comes After" episode. For his role, he was nominated for the Breakout Performance – Male at the 2011 Scream Awards.

In June 2015, it was announced that Bernthal had been cast as Frank Castle/The Punisher in season two of Marvel/Netflix's series Daredevil. The series was released in March 2016. Netflix spun off Bernthal's character into his own series: The Punisher. The series was released in November 2017. Season two was released in January 2019. In February 2019, the series was canceled.

Bernthal has also appeared in a number of films including World Trade Center, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Baby Driver, The Accountant, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, How I Met Your Mother, and Mob City. He also appeared in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won the Grand Jury Prize for drama at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.

In 2017, Bernthal starred in the Irish action thriller film Pilgrimage. Bernthal plays The Mute in the film, which is set in the 13th century. Because he is a method actor, Bernthal stayed in character whenever he was on set, refusing to speak to the cast or crew. Bernthal received critical acclaim for his role. In 2019, Bernthal played automotive industry tycoon Lee Iacocca in the Academy Award-winning James Mangold film Ford v. Ferrari.

In September 2021, Jon appeared in The Many Saints of Newark. The film is the prequel feature film of HBO's popular series The Sopranos. In the same month, he appeared in the movie King Richard.

In 2022 he starred in the HBO series "We Own This City" and the Showtime series "American Gigolo."

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Personal Life

Bernthal married Erin Angle, a trauma nurse on September 25, 2010, in Potomac, Maryland. Erin is the niece of retired professional wrestler Kurt Angle. The couple welcomed their first son, Henry, in August 2011. Another son named Billy followed in January 2013, and a girl named Adeline was welcomed in February 2015.

Bernthal is an outspoken advocate of pit bulls. He is a spokesperson for the Animal Farm Foundation, an organization that rescues pit bulls and promotes equal treatment of the breed. Bernthal has three pit bulls of his own. Two of them, Boss and Venice, appear in his 2012 film Rampart. Bam Bam is his third pit bull.

When he was in his 30s, Jon had an altercation that changed his life. While walking his dog, he was confronted by a stranger who began to harass him. A fight ensued. In a 2017 interview with Esquire, Bernthal said he hit the man, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the pavement. The man was slow to regain consciousness. When police arrived, Jon was taken into custody for questioning but was ultimately let go when it was determined he was acting in self defense. The incident scared Bernthal straight from ever getting into public confrontations again, as he realized just a small twist of fate would have landed him in prison for decades.

Salary Highlights

When he was on The Walking Dead, Jon earned a salary of $80,000 per episode. For his work in the Daredevil and The Punisher, the actor earned $350,000 per episode. The 2018 heist film Widows earned him a salary of $1.6 million.

Real Estate

In the summer of 2015, Bernthal sold his storybook-style cottage in Venice for $1.95 million — $55,000 over his¬†asking the price of $1.895 million.¬†Bernthal and his wife bought the house in 2010 for $1.012 million.¬†Built in 1926, the renovated country English home is distinguished by a steep roofline, a curving staircase, and a breakfast nook.¬†The home has 1,874 square feet with formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms. Curved doorways, original wood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace are among the period details in the home.¬†French doors open to a covered patio and a fire pit set off by vibrant landscaping and a built-in barbecue.

In November 2014, Jon paid $1.85 million for a home on 2+ acres in a gated community on Ojai, California.

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