Born in Glasgow, Jonathan trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. On leaving college he joined the Glasgow Citizens' TAG Theatre Company and went on to work with the Traverse, Borderline, 7:84, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Perth Theatre and the Scottish Theatre Company, while returning to the Citizens Theatre on many occasions.
Recent theatre work includes: Rob Drummond's Quiz Show (Traverse Theatre); John Byrne's adaptation of Chekhov's The Three Sisters (Tron Theatre); and Douglas Maxwell's Yer Granny (National Theatre of Scotland).
Film work includes: Local Hero, Girl in the Picture, The Match, Solid Geometry, Filth and the award-winning horror film Let Us Prey, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Television work includes: Naked Video, City Lights, Rab C. Nesbitt, The Bill, Casualty, New Town, Garrow's Law, New Tricks, Rubenesque, Mountain Men, Waterloo Road, Scotland in a Day, Fried, Upstart Crow, Bob Servant, Only an Excuse? and Two Doors Down. Filming has just been completed on Back for Channel 4, and a third series of Two Doors Down starts recording soon for BBC2, including a Christmas special.