Jonathan Tucker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 29 May, 2018
Facts of Jonathan Tucker
Date of Birth: 1982 , May-31
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Jonathan Tucker
Birth Name Jonathan Moss Tucker
Father Paul Hayes Tucker
Mother Maggie Moss
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Boston, Massachusetts
Ethnicity Mixed ethnicity (Isrish and English ancestry)
Profession Actor
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Black
Face Color Fair
Famous for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hostage, In the Valley of Elah, The Ruins
Married to Tara Ahamed
Education The Park School, The Thacher School
Movies The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hostage, In the Valley of Elah, The Ruins
TV Show The Black Donnellys, Parenthood, Kingdom
Sisters Jennie Tucker
Siblings Jennie Tucker
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Multitalented American film and TV actor, Jonathan Tucker made his Hollywood debut in the early 90s. The actor is most popular for portraying Tim Weiner in The Virgin Suicides and Morgan in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Some of his other works include In the Valley of Elah and The RuinsRegarding his TV career, he made his breakthrough from the TV series The Black Donnellys as Thomas ''Tommy'' Donnelly. Some of his other famous series include Parenthood and Kingdom. As of 2018, he is working as Major Craddock in the HBO’s sci-fi TV series Westworld.

Early Life And Education Of Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan Tucker was born Jonathan Moss Tucker on 31st May 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts under the birth sign Gemini.  He is the son of a public relations and marketing analyst, Maggie Moss and a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Paul Hayes Tucker.


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His parents raised him with his sister, Jennie Tucker in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Tucker attended The Park School in Brookline and later joined Boston Ballet where he performed in the production of The Nutcracker. Later, he attended The Thacher School in Ojai, California.

Jonathan Tucker's Career


Jonathan Tucker started his career in the movies from some early 90s movies like Troublemakers (1994), Two If by Sea (1996) and Sleppers (1996). Tucker's role, Tim Weiner in the drama film, The Virgin Suicides was highly appreciated. He shared the screen with Kristen Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Kathleen Turner and James Woods.

In 2001, Tucker worked in The Deep End directed by David Seigal and Scott McGehee. His sex scene with Josh Lucas in the movie was considered as his breakout role. He then worked in several movies like Ball in the House, Stateside, Criminal, Pulse and The Ruins, and Meskada.

Particularly, he is popular for:

TV Series Role IMDB Rating Cast Members
Hostage (2005) Denis Cooper 6.6 Bruce Willis, Ben Foster, Michelle Horn and Kevin Pollak.
In the Valley of Elah (2007) MIke Deerfield 7.2 Charlize Theron, Tommy Lee Jones, Susan Sarandon and James Franco.

Tucker also worked in other movies like In Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ruins and The Next Three Days.

TV Series

Tucker made his TV debut in 1997 in an episode of Early Edition. The following year, he played Rob Tennant in the TV movie Mr. Music. Later, he worked in several TV series like The Practice, Philly, Six Feet Under and Masters of Horror.

His TV breakthrough came in 2007 from the NBC TV drama The Black Donnellys as Thomas ''Tommy'' Donnelly (second older brother in the Donnelly family). The series starred Thoms Guiry, Olivia Wilde, and Billy Lush.

Some of his other popular TV series include

TV Series Role IMDB Rating Cast Members

Parenthood (201


Bob Little 8.2 Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman, Erika Christensen and Peter Krause.
Kingdom (2014-17) Jay Kulina 8.4 Nick Jonas, Frank Grillo, Matt Lauria and Kiele Sanchez

For the role Jay in Kingdom, he worked hard to change his physique.

As of 2018, Tucker is working as Major Craddock (a major in the Confederados army) in science fiction western TV series Westworld with Evan Rachel, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris.

Jonathan Tucker’s Net Worth

Jonathan Tucker has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His major source of income is his acting career. He worked in several hit movies, and some of them include: 

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Awards and Nominations  Cast Members
Sleepers (1996) $44 million $165.6 million 7.6
  • Nominated for Academy Awards.
Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon and Dustin Hoffman.
The Deep End (2001) $3 million $10,031,529 6.7
  • Won Best Cinematography Award at teh Sundance Film Festival
Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Josh Lucas and Peter Donat.
The Ruins (2008) $8 million $22.3 million 5.9   Laura Ramsey, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore and Joe Anderson.


Tucker is the founder of a non-profit charity camp, The Pegasus Fund, for the disadvantaged student in Los Angeles. The camp’s mission stated, ‘’ The Pegasus Fund supplements the academic journey of top-performing students in underserved communities by sending them to summer camp as a means to help prepare them for the new geographic and social environments of the private secondary schools they plan to attend.’’

The camp received $50,000 after he won CNBC’s Celebrity Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge.

Jonathan Tucker’s Personal Life

Jonathan Tucker is married to Tara Ahamed. The couple tied the knot on 16th July 2012 at the main branch of the New York Public Library. His wife is a director of development of the production company Identity Films in LA.

CAPTION: Jonathan Tucker with his wife, Tara Ahamed. SOURCE: The New York Times

The couple rarely appears in public but, if we believe the sources, they share a very blissful relationship. 

Here is the video where Jonathan Tucker talks about the series Westworld: