The Alive Experience
Over forty years as a successful professional artist in all mediums of show business has provided Jonny with a unique perspective on how to entertain in the spotlight. Over forty years as a successful professional artist in all mediums of show business has provided Jonny with a unique perspective on how to entertain in the spotlight. Assuming the stage name Greg Ellis at the age of 16 Jonny journeyed to London seeking a career in the business of show. (Internet movie database)
With humor and humility, Jonny gives voice to the voiceless masculism pervading our current cultural zeitgeist, inspiring men to express their fears without over exposing their vulnerabilities and challenging male egocentrism to empower an empathic shift to trust in the spirit level of the sexes.
Jonny’s show business credits are extensive. He starred in the western Forsaken alongside Demi Moore with Donald Sutherland. On the big screen he is best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Commander Groves in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies as well as starring in J.J. Abrams Star Trek as Chief Engineer Olsen, the original chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise.
In 2014 Jonny formed the production company Monkey Toes. The shingle’s first project was the Sky television drama ‘Marked’, produced, written and directed by Jonny and starring Kiefer Sutherland and Stephen Fry.
Jonny joined the cast of Hawaii Five-0 in season five to play Thomas Farrow in a major recurring arc, was a regular on the Fox drama Touch as Trevor Wilcox and played the villainous Michael Amador opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the 3rd season of the hit series 24. He also co-starred opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie in Beowulf, with Brad Pitt in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic.
He is the voice of MZingo in Disney’s Lion King series The Lion Guard and Jet-Vac in the Netflix series Skylanders as well as the voice of Valen Rudor in the Disney animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Jonny’s television credits include: Dexter, The X-Files, The Riches, Bones, Alcatraz, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Closer, CSI, Nip/Tuck, Perception, Knight Rider, Days of Our Lives and Trust Me and many more.
Voice-over work includes multiple characters on Tom and Jerry, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave & the Bold, Transformers, Sophia the First, Gravity Falls, Fish Hooks, Microbots, Star Versus the Forces of Evil, Tron: Uprising, The Mummy, Scooby-Doo, The Boondocks, Ben 10, Bratz, Annoying Orange, Micronaughts, Phineas and Ferb, Teen Titans, and the animated feature films Garfield 2 as Nigel and Cars 2 as Sir Nigel Gearsley.
Jonny has over 100 video-game credits to his name including iconic series like: Call of Duty, God of War, Diablo, Unchartered, Dragon Age, Star Trek, Cars, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, and Medal of Honor, to name a few. He was also the voice of Rocket Racoon for the Guardians of the Galaxy video games.
His West End theatre credits include the role of Rusty in the original cast of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s New Starlight Express directed by Trevor Nunn, the alternate Chris in the original cast of Miss. Saigon directed by Nicholas Hytner and the role of Fat Sam in Bugsy Malone directed by Mickey Dolenz of Monkee’s fame.
Jonny has performed for H.R.H Queen Elizabeth II at Saint Paul’s Cathedral as well as two Royal Command Performances and his solo recordings garnered two Top 20 singles in many European markets and a number one hit single in Italy.
With over four decades of experience on the stage, Jonny brings a dynamic, engaging and entertaining voice that focuses on empowering individual perceptions for the greater collective good.
Familial and co-operational, his theories on phenomenology, behavioral science and the art of emotional intelligence are presented with an enlightening philosophical and playful approach that challenges people to think outside the box and feel inside the circle of life.