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Jonathan Lippert Keltz (born January 17, 1988) is an American actor known for his role as Jake Steinberg in the HBO series Entourage,[1][2][3] and his work in the films Prom (2011) and 21 & Over (2013).[4][5][6] He stars as Leith Bayard in The CW's series Reign. In May 2014, Keltz was promoted to series regular for the show's second season, which premiered in October 2014.[7]

Background

Keltz was born in New York City, the son of Karin Lippert, who worked in public relations, and Martin Keltz, who is a co-founder of Scholastic Productions.[8]

After moving to Canada with his family, he attended high school[9] at the Northern Secondary School in Toronto. His father is of Polish Jewish descent, while his mother is German (born in Hamburg).[10] Keltz was raised in his father's Jewish religion.[9][11][12]

Keltz began taking acting classes when he was 10 years old and began working as an actor when he was 16.[9] In Toronto he lived in an apartment once occupied by Keanu Reeves.[6] He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[5] His parents reside in Toronto.[9]

Career

As of June 1, 2011, Keltz was reported as wrapping filming of the final season of Entourage.[9] His recent projects include the 2011 films Prom, released April 2011 by Disney, in which he plays the role of Brandon Roberts, an oblivious but self-confident teen preparing for his school's prom night,[5] the completed horror film Playback, in which a group of high school students unwittingly unleash an evil spirit which destroys its victims through video playback,[13] and the film Transgression.[5]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Mayday Dough Berry Television film
2005 Cake Valet
2006 Silver Road Mark Short film
2007 Breach Greg Hanssen
2007 American Pie Presents: Beta House Wesley Direct-to-DVD
2009 Dadnapped Tripp Zoome Television film
2009 Acceptance Harry Burton Television film
2011 Prom Brandon Roberts
2011 Transgression David
2012 Playback Nate
2012 Operation: CTF Panther Short film
2013 21 & Over Randy
2013 Privileged, TheThe Privileged Jeff Lynley
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Degrassi: The Next Generation Nate 4 episodes
2004 Radio Free Roscoe Mark Episode: "Lil' and Grace"
2005 Queer as Folk Lucas Season 5, episode 4
2005 Missing Joe Johnstone Episode: "Patient X"
2006 Dark Oracle Harvey Episode: "Trail Blaze"
2007 ReGenesis Jeff Riddlemeyer 2 episodes
2007 Cold Case Dom Barron '63 Episode: "Boy Crazy"
2008 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Jeff Episode: "House of Pain"
2009–2011 Entourage Jake Steinberg 15 episodes
2009 Heartland Cody Dawson Episode: "The Fix"
2010 CSI: Miami Ben Wilcox Episode: "See No Evil"
2011 31st Genie Awards Himself Presenter
2011 Breakout Kings Oliver Day Episode: "Steaks"
2011 Listener, TheThe Listener Tyler Rooker Episode: "Eye of the Storm"
2011 Combat Hospital Private Henry Flax Episode: "Inner Truth"
2011 Leverage Travis Zilgram Episode: "The Experimental Job"
2012 Fairly Legal Jacob Mathews Episode: "Borderline"
2012 Flashpoint Luke Episode: "Below the Surface"
2013 Transporter: The Series Clyde Episode: "Give the Guy a Hand"
2013 Murdoch Mysteries Ralph Bridgewater Episode: "Twisted Sisters"
2013–2014 Republic of Doyle Grayson Mann 9 episodes
2013 Necessary Roughness Darryl "Hutch" Hutchinson 3 episodes
2013–present Reign Leith Bayard Recurring role (Season 1); Main role (Season 2 and 3)
Nominated – Golden Maple Award for Best Actor in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S. (2015)[14]
Nominated – Golden Maple Award for Best Actor in a TV series broadcasted in the U.S. (2016)[15]

References

  1. ^ Sheila Marikar (June 28, 2010). "'Entourage's' New Addition on What's to Come This Season". ABC News. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan Keltz on Role of a Lifetime, Entourage Season Finale". TV Fanatic. September 10, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jonathan Keltz: Entourage's August Man". Just Jared. July 15, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2011.  CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  4. ^ Leanne Delap (February 24, 2011). "City Unseen: Hand them Hardly, and the kids might just be all right". Toronto Star. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Bob Thompson (April 27, 2011). "Jonathan Keltz was born to act". Postmedia News. Times Colonist. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Linda Massarella (September 26, 2010). "Keltz finds luck in Reeves' old home". Toronto Sun. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ Andy Swift (May 30, 2014). "Reign Promotes Jonathan Keltz to Series Regular for Season 2". TVLine. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ staff. "Before the Trailer: Interview with Jonathan Keltz from the upcoming movie "Prom"". April 18, 2011. FeedFury. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Ilan Mester (June 1, 2011). "Jonathan Keltz and his Canadian Prom". Shalom Life. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.cjnews.com/arts/half-canadian-half-jewish-all-talent
  11. ^ staff. "Jonathan Keltz". Jewish United Fund. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ Lippert, Karin (December 6, 2012). "Hanukkah! Lights, Latkes and Kosher Hot Dogs!". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ Allan Dart (May 20, 2011). "It's Playback time.". Fangoria. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  14. ^ Levine, Sydney. "Golden Maple Awards'15 Winners Include Brandon Jay McLaren and Amanda Crew | IndieWire". www.indiewire.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "Golden Maple Awards Nominees Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 

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