Though his striking good looks may have made Jonathan Bennett an object of affection for the “plastics” in Mean Girls, his talent and commitment are what have lead them to his becoming one of the most sought after young actors in Hollywood.
Diversifying his talent, he just release a best-selling Mean Girls parody “Burn Cookbook”, became a fan favorite on Dancing with the stars, Celebrity Big Brother, and also demonstrated his hosting skills on MTV’s competition series Copycat, which helped pave the way to his latest turn as host of Food Network’s assortment of Cake Wars specials inclusive of ratings powerhouse Food Network, dont Halloween Wars et Holiday Wars., official host of Times Square’s New Year’s Eve Countdown, as well as his role with NBC’s Winter Olympic coverage.
Additionally, he remained a part of the Viacom family with recurring arcs on VH1’s Hit the floor and MTV’s Awkward. More recently, he guest starred on Shondaland’s Station 19, filmed the original telefilm, Harvest of the heart which was one of the first vehicles to film amidst the pandemic. Jonathan Bennett starred in the indie feature, Potato dreams of America which will premiere at SXSW, as well as in the Hallmark original telefilm, The Christmas House, for which he reprises his role in the anticipate sequel, The Christmas House 2 : Deck Those Halls (December 18th). Next on the horizon, he’ll host iHeart’s PrideCast Podcast.
Bennett’s first foray into a studio film was, in fact, Paramount’s smash hit MEAN GIRLS from producer Lorne Michaels and writer Tina Fey in which he starred opposite Lindsay Lohan. In the romantic comedy Lovewrecked for Weinstein Co., Bennett transitioned into the love interest of Amanda Bynes. He has since starred as Bo Duke in Warner Bros. Prequel to The Dukes of Hazzard; the comedy romp Bachelor Party Vegas; as the title role of National Lampoon’s Van Wilder : Freshman Year, in FOX’s sequel to the hit comedy, Cheaper By The Dozen, as Steve Martin’s antagonistic son-in-law; and reunites with Cheaper co-star Hilary Duff for The Haunting of Sharon Tate. He most recently starred in Hallmark’s original Holiday film, Christmas Made To Order.
Bennett executive produced and starred in the film Authors Anonymous opposite Kaley Cuoco. Continued to wear his producing hat as well as carry a supporting role in feature PAWN with Ray Liotta and Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker, starred in IFC Films’ dramatic thriller Submerged, the comedy Do over, the crime thriller PAID IN FULL, the Lifetime telefilm Romantically Speaking opposite GLEE star Heather Morris, the indie drama Do You Take This Man opposite Anthony Rapp, and the Hallmark original telefilm Love At First Glance opposite Amy Smart and Adrian Grenier.
He previously reunited with Mean Girls co-star Lacey Chabert in the Hallmark telefilm Elevator Girl, starred in the indie comedy The Assistants, Slightly Single In L.A, the drama Memorial Day with James Cromwell, the thriller Cats Dancing on Jupiter, the romantic comedy Divorce Invitation opposite Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and lead role in Lifetime’s Holiday High School Reunion. Outside of the occasional guest star role on the likes of Supergirl, Deception, Cane, Law & order de Dick Wolf, David E. Kelley’s Boston Public, Smallville and Veronica Mars, Bennett’s first and only foray into series television was on the Emmy Award-winning All My Children, after less than a month of having moved from his native Ohio to New York City.
No stranger to winning awards, Bennett took “Best Actor” honors at the 2003 Palm Beach International Film Festival for his lead role in the independent feature Season of Youth. Originally from Ohio, Bennett currently resides outside of Los Angeles with his fiancé, Jaymes Vaughan, and their beloved pup, Bradley. The two recently made history by being the first gay couple to grace the cover of The Knot and beyond will host an LBTGQ+ OUTbound travel adventure.