Now recognizable worldwide as 'King Regis' from the epic 'Final Fantasy' franchise, Jon was born in Hull, Yorkshire and originally an Aerospace engineer & part-time DJ. Always keen to act at 12 Jon's Mam arranged for him to join a local amateur group leading to Hull Truck Youth Theatre at 16, where he performed in many groundbreaking productions, an experience that shaped his decision to pursue acting professionally. In '89 aged 23 Jon left Hull after being awarded a full grant and a 3 year place at the prestigious Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art.
A professional Actor since '92 Jon has embraced many 'other' jobs including presenting, face painting, living statue work & treasure hunt designer, to a year at the QE Hospital working in the operating theatre as an O.D.O. Bizarrely Jon would have a major thyroid operation in the same hospital theatre in '93. After his full recovery Jon moved to London settling in Streatham where he spent the next few year gaining as much theatre experience as possible via the amazingly diverse & challenging London fringe. He also toured the south west as D'Artagnan (Three Musketeers) and Alex (A clockwork orange) to exceptional reviews and acclaim. He turned his attention to film in 2010 landing a lead in the dark, indie feature 'Dead End' and his iconic Train stopping cameo in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'.
Jon's reputation as an easygoing, fun loving down to earth actor with a passion for his art, an eye for details and a commitment to the long game, together with his unique yet versatile look have help fuel a solid career that is steadily rising. Including appearances in Jonathan Creek & Doctors, commercials for Budweiser, Ted Baker, Specsavers and Ford, music videos for Trent Reznor, Elbow, Amber Run & The Feeling, and with his recent pivotal lead role as King Regis in the latest epic Final Fantasy XV film installment 'Kingsglaive', that rise continues.