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Jonathan Slavin

Jonathan Slavin

Jonathan Slavin was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. A self-described misfit, he found his voice at 14 when he was cast in his first play. He left Pennsylvania at 17 and spent the next three years traveling, studying and performing in New England, upstate New York and Oxford. Landing in New York, he performed in some terrible theater before being cast in The Best of Schools at Ubu Repertory Theater. From there he moved to Lincoln Center and then Broadway in Wendy Wassestein's The Sisters Rosensweig, went to Dallas to do Six Degrees of Separation and to Los Angeles to star in the West Coast premiere of The Destiny of Me.

After a string of insert occupation here guy TV roles (Flower Delivery Guy, Fish and Chips Guy, Computer Tech Guy, etc.), Slavin landed a memorable turn as Ice Cream Guy on Caroline in the City, and has worked in television ever since. He has appeared as a series regular on Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Union Square, and had recurring roles on My Name is Earl, Summerland, Inconceivable and Wings. Recent guest starring roles include Life, Grey's Anatomy, CSI, Ugly Betty, Friends and Bones. He has also appeared in the feature films Hard Pill, A Cinderella Story, Grand Theft Parsons, Race to Witch Mountain and My Mother's Hairdo.

Slavin is a longtime activist, dedicating much of his time to animal rights, and is a confirmed vegan and animal rescuer, sharing his home with four dogs, seven cats, a cockatoo and a pig named Ouisa. He has marched in more LGBT rights parades than he can count, and has twice participated in the California Aids Ride, a nearly 600 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles raising funds for Aids/HIV services provided by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.

Slavin and his partner of 14 years live with their motley crew of children in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Jonathan Slavin Facts

BirthplaceWilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.