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Marten has an extensive background as actor, director and teacher.
The former Artistic Director of New York's Friendship Theatre Co. and
the Hampton Roads Center for the Performing Arts, Jonathan has more than
50 productions to his directorial credit. Among his favorites are
Luv, Standing On My Knees, Company, Social Security,
Tomfoolery, Blood Ties, The Birds Do It (which he
also wrote), Manly Men: An Evening Chock Full of Lies and Testosterone
(both the 2nd Story and original New York productions), Supernormal
Clutches and the world premiere of Player's Joy, which he
also restaged for the film version.
viewers have seen Jonathan in a recurring role of the soap opera The
Edge of Night, and, more recently, on the ABC sitcom, Spin City,
opposite Michael J. Fox. He also had the starring role of Nick in
In The Balance, and was seen in the Family Channel movie, Mother's
Day, with Malcolm Jamal Warner, Denise Nicholas and Jose Ferrer (Mother's
Day was also
notable in that Jonathan was — for the first time — joined
on-screen by his brothers Seth and Ethan, who also had roles in the film,
as well as their brother Richard, who made a cameo appearance).
Jonathan's most recent film appearances include the feature Eddie,
opposite Whoopi Goldberg (also featuring his brother, Ethan), Woody Allen's
Celebrity with Kenneth Branaugh and Winona Ryder, and Stepmom,
with Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts.
Jonathan studied acting with Lee and John Strasberg at the Lee Stasberg Theatre Institute, with Eric Loeb at the Eric Loeb Studio, The American Theatre of Actors, The Actor's Institute, The School For Film & Television, and at Emerson College. Jonathan is also the proud husband of ART Managing Director Tanya Marten.
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