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SpouseJulie Solomon, Jana Kramer, Christina Applegate
FactWas once a fashion model

Johnathon Schaech was born on September 10, 1969, in Edgewood, Maryland, to Joanne and Richard Schaech. He has two older sisters, Jennifer and Stephanie. His father worked in the construction industry and his mother was a homemaker. Schaech was raised in a Catholic household and attended Catholic schools. He graduated from high school in 1987 and then attended Towson State University, where he studied English and theatre.

Schaech began his acting career in the early 1990s with roles in the television series “Quantum Leap” and “Models Inc.” He also had a recurring role on the soap opera “General Hospital.” In 1993, Schaech made his film debut with a small role in “Dazed and Confused.” He went on to appear in a number of films throughout the 1990s, including “That Thing You Do!,” “The Crow: City of Angels,” “Set It Off” and “Welcome to Hollywood.”

In 2000, Schaech starred in the horror film “House on Haunted Hill.” The following year, he had a lead role in the action film “The Skulls.” Schaech also appeared in the films “Joe Dirt” (2001), “Road to Perdition” (2002) and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” (2006).

Schaech has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Christina Applegate from 2001 to 2007. The couple has one daughter, Sadie Grace. Schaech’s second marriage was to Jodi Lyn O’Keefe from 2009 to 2016. The couple has no children. Schaech’s third marriage is to Rose Costa, with whom he has two sons, Jack and Levi.

Schaech has a net worth of $4 million. His salary is not known at this time.

General Info

Full NameJohnathon Schaech
Height1.8 m
ProfessionActor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Fashion Model


SpouseJulie Solomon, Jana Kramer, Christina Applegate
ChildrenCamden Quinn Schaech
ParentsJoanne Schaech, Joseph Schaech
SiblingsRenee Schaech


NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Villain
MoviesThat Thing You Do!, Prom Night, The Doom Generation, Quarantine, The Legend of Hercules, Takers, How to Make an American Quilt, Hush, Poison Ivy II: Lily, Welcome to Woop Woop, 5 Days of War, Marauders, The Forsaken, Road House 2: Last Call, 8mm 2, Angels Fall, Little Chenier, Kiss the Bride, Living...
TV ShowsPartners, Time of Your Life

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1[on his disappointment on not being allowed to be shirtless in The Legend of Hercules (2014)] I didn't get to show my abs in the movie The Legend of Hercules (2014). Way back in the day, they wanted me to do Attila (2001) and I didn't want to do it because I didn't want to just be a "Hunk" as an actor (Gerard Butler ended up taking on the role). But at age 45, it was my last chance, I loved director Renny Harlin, and I thought it was a great opportunity to take that challenge on. It was the last chance I could use all the workout skills I had from 20 years of being an actor. So I pulled out my old playbook and went along with it, I used TRX for my abdominals and then did an hour of cardio and lifted weights like when I had trained using Muscle & Fitness magazine. And I got HUGE. I'm real good at diet, I understand that is the most important thing. When I first came to Hollywood, I was a training partner of someone who won the Olympia, so I knew what went with it. I decided [the training for The Legend Of Hercules] was going to be more than just a hobby. I wanted to make a real effort. So I gained all that muscle, and I hadn't put that kind of muscle on since I was 22 years old. I have the ability to put on these huge muscles, I should be one of the superheroes. But I didn't get to show my abs in the movie! I begged the director to let me take my shirt off! There was even a sequence during which I took on Hercules (Kellan Lutz) in the final battle, but I still had to keep my armor on. I suggested ways the armor could come off, like maybe a bolt of energy hits me and off it goes? Why wouldn't I take my armor off? I wanted to show off [my body]! Because I've never done a toga movie before and it was my last opportunity.


1Became a father for the 1st time at age 44, with his wife Julie Solomon to a son, Camden Quinn Schaech, born on September 12, 2013.
2His father is of German, French, and English descent. His maternal grandparents were both of Italian ancestry.
3Trained with renowned acting coach Roy London.
4Actively supports TACA (Talk About Curing Autism).
5Is an Orioles fan.
6Is a Ravens fan.
7Filed for divorce from Christina Applegate [December 2005]
8He is also an accomplished Director, Writer and Producer
9Ex-Son-in-law of Nancy Priddy.
10A member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity
11Appeared in Jay Z's new music video, playing a U.S. Marshal.
12Was once a fashion model
13His last name is pronounced "Sheck".




Day of the Dead2017post-productionMax
Jackals2016completedAndrew Powell
Hellbentpost-productionMatt Caruso
Butterfly Caught2017Brandon Banks
Impastor2016TV SeriesCurt
Legends of Tomorrow2016TV SeriesJonah Hex
Blue Bloods2016TV SeriesDetective Jimmy Mosley
Quantico2015TV SeriesMichael Parrish
Texas Rising2015TV Mini-SeriesColonel Sherman
Broken Horses2015Agent James McBradden
The Culling2015Wayne
Sleepy Hollow2015TV SeriesSolomon Kent
To Appomattox2015TV Mini-SeriesSimon Buckner
The Prince2014/IFrank
Flight 75002014Captain Pete Haining
Star-Crossed2014TV SeriesCastor
The Legend of Hercules2014Tarak
Ray Donovan2013TV SeriesSean Walker
The Client List2013TV SeriesGreg Carlyle
Dark Circles2013Alex
Breaking at the Edge2013Zach Wood
Hidden Moon2012William Brighton
Epic School Battle2012Short
Lost Rites2011ShortDeacon James
CSI: Miami2011TV SeriesJoseph Crumbaugh
Drop Dead Diva2011TV SeriesAaron Howard
Shape2011/IVideo shortDR. Robin
Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 22011Agent Sells
5 Days of War2011Cpt. Rezo Avaliani
Cold Case2009TV SeriesJulian Bellowes
Laid to Rest2009Johnny
Fear Itself2009TV SeriesBrian
Sex and Lies in Sin City2008TV MovieRick Tabish
The Poker Club2008Aaron Tyler
Quarantine2008George Fletcher
Prom Night2008/IRichard Fenton
Living Hell2008TV MovieFrank Sears / Dr. Yevgeni Tarasov
R.P.M.2008TV SeriesReed Marks
Angels Fall2007TV MovieBrody
Masters of Horror2007TV SeriesMike Franks
Little Chenier2006Beauxregard "Beaux" Dupuis
Road House 2: Last Call2006VideoShane Tanner
Sea of Dreams2006Marcelo
The Commuters2005TV MovieRay
8MM 22005VideoDavid
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas2005TV MovieMatt Harrison
Judas2004TV MovieJudas Iscariot
Mummy an' the Armadillo2004Jesse
Arrested Development2003ShortGoldstone
Sol Goode2003Happy
Jay Z Feat. Beyoncé: 03 Bonnie & Clyde2002Video shortPolice Officers
Kiss the Bride2002Geoffrey 'Geoff' Brancato
They Shoot Divas, Don't They?2002TV MovieTrevor
Blood Crime2002TV MovieDaniel Pruitt
The Sweetest Thing2002Leather Coat Guy (uncredited)
The Outer Limits2001TV SeriesAndy Pace
The Forsaken2001Kit
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog2000Adam
The Giving Tree2000James
If You Only Knew2000Parker Concorde
After Sex2000Matt
Time of Your Life1999-2000TV SeriesJohn Maguire
The Last Witness1999TV MovieDavid J. McMillan
Partners1999TV SeriesMichael Spivak
Woundings1998Douglas Briggs
Houdini1998TV MovieHarry Houdini
Finding Graceland1998Byron Gruman
Hush1998Jackson Baring
Welcome to Woop Woop1997Teddy
Invasion of Privacy1996Josh Taylor
That Thing You Do!1996Jimmy Mattingly
Poison Ivy II1996Gredin
Fallen Angels1995TV SeriesGarth Cary
How to Make an American Quilt1995Leon
The Doom Generation1995Xavier Red
Models Inc.1994TV SeriesFrank Thompson
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1994TV SeriesNevada Cooper
Storia di una capinera1993Nino
At Home with the Webbers1993TV MovieGiampaolo


Epic School Battle2012Short
Fear ItselfTV Series screenplay - 1 episode, 2009 written by - 1 episode, 2008
The Poker Club2008teleplay
Masters of Horror2007TV Series teleplay - 1 episode
Road House 2: Last Call2006Video screenplay
Comforters, Miserable2001


Epic School Battle2012Short producer
The Poker Club2008producer
Tilt-A-Whirl2005Short producer
Heroes2002/IShort executive producer


Comforters, Miserable2001


The Forsaken2001performer: "Enter Sandman"


Float2008special thanks


Then and Now with Andy Cohen2017TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hellblazerbiz2017TV SeriesHimself
Young Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual Saving Innocence Gala: Live from the SLS Hotel2015TV MovieHimself
Texas Rising: Capturing the Revolution - Filming Texas Rising2015Video shortHimself
Texas Rising: Sam Houston - A Man of the Revolution2015Video shortHimself
Home & Family2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Marie2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Sunset Strip2012DocumentaryHimself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
A Light in the Darkness2009Video documentary shortHimself
Locked In: The Making of 'Quarantine'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Yes We Can2008Video shortHimself
Feast on This: The Making of 'The Washingtonians'2007Video documentary shortHimself
VH1: All Access2006TV SeriesHimself
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Special Thanks to Roy London2005DocumentaryHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHimself
Donny & Marie2000TV SeriesHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000TV Movie documentaryHost
The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest


Won Awards

2007Copper Wing AwardPhoenix Film FestivalBest Ensemble ActingLittle Chenier (2006)
2004Best of the FestBreckenridge Festival of FilmBest Ensemble CastMummy an' the Armadillo (2004)
2001Feature Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest Supporting ActorWoundings (1998)
2001Feature Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalMost Original ScreenplayComforters, Miserable (2001)

Nominated Awards

2009MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainProm Night (2008)
1997OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Original SongThat Thing You Do! (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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