Jon was born in Iowa City but attended high school in Maui, Hawaii where he began his career as a writer and actor. As a playwright, Jon is a co-creator of the ground breaking musical The Unfortunates which was originally produced at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and then enjoyed another sold out run at the prestigious A.C.T. in San Fransisco. As a song writer, Jon's music has appeared on numerous major television shows and commercial campaigns. And as a producer, Jon has developed web-series, short films and features including the upcoming neo-romance The Only One in which he also stars. As an actor, Jon's television credits range from Nickelodeon to NatGeo and Netflix. Most recently, Jon was a series regular on TNT's hit series Animal Kingdom.