More Jonathan Tucker Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)Actor Jonathan Tucker, 21, first plunged into Fox Searchlight's The Deep End opposite Tilda Swinton. Tucker portrayed Swinton's sensitive teenage son in the thriller about a devout mother who instinctively reacts to cover-up a death in an attempt to avoid her son's implications. Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, The Deep End and the performances embodied within have been described by critics as mesmerizing, enlightening, and invigorating.
Also enlightening was Tucker's previous effort, Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Films, the film featured Tucker as Kirsten Dunst's voyeur teen neighbor and attempted savior. He also co-starred as the young Billy Crudup in Barry Levinson's acclaimed Sleepers and appeared in the comedy Two if by Sea with Sandra Bullock. Tucker has also appeared in an arch on David E. Kelley's hit drama The Practice and immediately segued into a guest starring role on Steven Bochco's Philly. Next on the horizon is the Toronto International and Los Angeles Film Festival entrant Ball In The House. Tucker assumes the starring role of a troubled youth who copes to regain control of his life by confronting his drug and alcohol addiction. Jennifer Tilly and David Strathairn round out the impressive cast. Tucker also wrapped a starring role in the independent film Stateside opposite Rachel Leigh Cook and Val Kilmer, and will also portray younger sibling to John C. Reilly in the Soderbergh/Clooney-produced con-themed feature Criminal.
Tucker is next set to start production in Montana on the independent feature Love Comes To The Executioner, in which he portrays a prison executioner.
Though a Boston native, Tucker has had the opportunity to travel the world over, including a couple of years in Paris as a young boy, thanks to his renowned art historian/professor/curator father, Paul Hayes Tucker, and marketing analyst mother, Maggie Moss-Tucker. By third grade, he was starring in the Boston Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. He graduated from Ojai's Thacher School and plans to attend Columbia University.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (18-Oct-2003)