Jonathan Brandis

Jonathan Brandis
1976 - 2003
Jonathan Brandis  American Actor

Jonathan Brandis dating history


Jonathan Brandis was in relationships with Monica Keena (2000), Brittany Murphy (1995), Tatyana Ali (1994 - 1998) and Vinessa Shaw (1991 - 1992).


American Actor Jonathan Brandis was born Jonathan Gregory Brandis on 13th April, 1976 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA and passed away on 12th Nov 2003 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 27. He is most remembered for Ladybugs,his best-known role as Lucas Wolenczak, a teen prodigy, in the NBC sci-fi series seaQuest DSV. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Jonathan Brandis was in 4 on-screen matchups, including Candace Cameron Bure in Full House (1987), Kellie Martin in Her Last Chance (1996), Melissa Joan Hart in Two Came Back (1997) and Vinessa Shaw in Ladybugs (1992).

Jonathan Brandis is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American film producers and American television actors.


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Dating4 3 years, 10 months 1 year, 2 months 1 month
Total4 3 years, 10 months 1 year, 2 months 1 month


First Name Jonathan
Middle Name Gregory
Last Name Brandis
Full Name at Birth Jonathan Gregory Brandis
Alternative Name The J-Man, Jon
Birthday 13th April, 1976
Birthplace Danbury, Connecticut, USA
Died 12th November, 2003
Place of Death Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Suicide by hanging
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Height 5' 9½" (177 cm)
Weight 150lbs (68 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Distinctive Feature Mischievous smile, Often played troubled boys
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School San Fernando Valley Professional School
Occupation Text Actor, director, and screenwriter
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Ladybugs,his best-known role as Lucas Wolenczak, a teen prodigy, in the NBC sci-fi series seaQuest DSV
Year(s) Active 1982–2003, 1978–2003
Brand Endorsement Cap'n Crunch, Pacific Bell, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Madballs toys (1985), Operation board game (1999) (along with Danielle Harris)
Official Websites,
Father Gregory Brandis (firefighter)
Mother Mary (teacher)
Friend Jason Marsden

Jonathan Gregory Brandis (April 13, 1976 – November 12, 2003) was an American actor. Beginning his career as a child model, Brandis moved on to acting in commercials and subsequently won television and film roles. Brandis made his acting debut in 1982 as Kevin Buchanan on the soap opera One Life to Live. In 1990, he portrayed Bill Denbrough in the television miniseries It. Also in 1990, he starred as Bastian Bux in The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter. In 1993, at the age of 17, he was cast in the role of teen prodigy Lucas Wolenczak on the NBC series seaQuest DSV. The character was popular among teenage viewers, and Brandis regularly appeared in teen magazines. Brandis died by suicide in 2003 following a period of heavy drinking and career setbacks.

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Jonathan Brandis27 AriesActor
Monica Keena45 GeminiActress
Brittany Murphy32 ScorpioActress
Tatyana Ali45 AquariusActress
Vinessa Shaw47 CancerActress


Bad Girls from Valley High2005DrewMovie
Puerto Vallarta Squeeze2004Neil WeatherfordMovie
Between the Sheets2003Robert AvocadoMovie
111 Gramercy Park2003Will KarnegianTV Movie
Hart's War2002Pvt. Lewis P. Wakely (scenes deleted)Movie
The Year That Trembled2002Casey PedersenMovie
Outside Providence1999MousyMovie
Ride with the Devil1999Cave WyattMovie
Two Came Back1997JasonTV Movie
Born Free: A New Adventure1996Randolph 'Rand' ThompsonTV Movie
Fall Into Darkness1996Chad LearTV Movie
Her Last Chance1996Preston AlthertonTV Movie
Good King Wenceslas1994Prince WenceslasTV Movie
Aladdin1994MozenrathTV Show
Saved by the Bell: The College Years1993Jonathan BrandisTV Show
SeaQuest 20321993Lucas Wolenczak / Ensign Lucas WolenczakTV Show
Ladybugs1992Matthew / MarthaMovie
Sidekicks1992Barry GabrewskiMovie
Crossroads1992Michael Stahl / MichaelTV Show
Do Not Bring That Python in the House1992Gabriel MillerTV Show
Pacific Bell: Rain Children1992BoyShort Film
Our Shining Moment1991Michael 'Scooter' McGuireTV Movie
Pros and Cons1991DannyTV Show
Ghost Dad1990Additional Voices (voice)Movie
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter1990BastianMovie
It1990Young Bill Denbrough / Bill Denbrough - Age 12TV Show
Blossom1990StevieTV Show
Gabriel's Fire1990Matthew FixxTV Show
The Flash1990Terry CohanTV Show
Stepfather II: Make Room for Daddy1989Todd GraylandMovie
Alien Nation1989AndronTV Show
Oliver & Company1988Additional Voice (voice)Movie
The Wrong Guys1988Kid TimMovie
The Wonder Years1988SteveTV Show
Mars: Base One1988TV Movie
Home Free1988Vladimir D'LugashTV Movie
Pacific Bell: The Rain Children198811-year-old NickTV Show
Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story1987Lance Reventlow - age 11 (parts 4-5)TV Movie
Full House1987Michael MonfordTV Show
Good Morning, Miss Bliss1987Michael ThompsonTV Show
The Munsters Today1987Matt GloverTV Show
Buck James1987TV Show
L.A. Law1986Kevin TalbotTV Show
Sledge Hammer!1986Young SledgeTV Show
The Real Ghostbusters1986Lee Meredith / KidTV Show
Kate & Allie1984Chip's FriendTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Kevin BryceTV Show
Who's the Boss?1984PaulTV Show
Webster1983BobbyTV Show
One Life to Live1968Young Kevin Riley Buchanan (1982)TV Show
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BettybrandisripApr 4, 2011

I'm so sad I remeber all Johnathan Gregary Brandis's dork since born .Saw Whos the boss and golden girls , thewonder years , the show the olsen twins were on apering as a Geist on blossom and stuff about seaquest it's such a sad voyage for me. His mother and father our Mary and Gregory I wish them welli can't forget there son I'm sorry to here agin a thousands thanks for the post on here rip rip my blood I look just like him it's like loosing my sorry I miss him 2 everyone who was close family blood cared about him I won't let us fall apart . A part of him is in his patents I love them give my respect to ur son threw his mother how knoble to bear such a golden dream thank you so much for letting me have any part of his life in movies so moving now he's died . I'll always have my mother to babara she look like you I love her I miss him forever your blood Betty wishes for Brandis cares saddness overwhelms me. I need to be strong now rest in peace. lovable character

SaraJan 13, 2011

Jonathan, you are loved and missed by many. You had such an impact on everyone around you. RIP. :(

jessiDec 2, 2010

Jonathan Brandis... probably the best looking guy ever. Its too bad that growing up a child actor can make you feel so worthless when your carrier tunes down at a later age that you commit suicide. I think its best that we learn to help kids grow up in a much more humble way to avoid these feelings. Even with so many people loving him throughout the world, he felt isolated and alone. Now we will never get to see him mature. What a beautiful man with a beautiful smile, I hope the world learns something from his death.

CelindaSep 11, 2010

I was 12 when I saw IT for the first time, an i fell in love with the boy who played Billy. He was one of the first crushes I ever had on a celebrity. For some reason my heart just went out to the actor. I turn 17 in october an I still remember the little boy I had a crush on when I was younger. Tonight I was watching IT again with my mother, and I couldnt help but wonder what ever happened to him? SoI scrolled the credits until I found his name, I thought maybe I could send him a fan letter. Johnathan Brandis, needless to say I found out.... I couldn`t believe it, it felt sort of ironic cuz the day before id thought of suicide myself. But I knew Id never be able to seriously do it and its so tragic that he did. If only he`d realized how many people he`d touched. I loved him as a kid, an I wish I could have gotten a chance to tell him so myself. He was an amazing actor, an I pray to god he`s an angel now. Thank you JB! ily.

HeatherAug 30, 2010

I was in love with Jonathon Brandis , when I was a teenager. Never nmissed a seaquest show. Its 2010 and I am just now finding out about his death. My deepest condolenses go out to his family. Even though I am just now finding out. Very Tragic. heather N.C.

amyAug 5, 2010

I`m here watchin The Never Ending Story with Jonathan Brandis I remember his death years ago but seein this movie again I looked him up I had pic of him on my wall as a teen never forget his big blue eyes very handsome guy he will be missed.RIP JB ......<3

mats olchondraJul 13, 2010

oh my god,,i miss u jon!

mats olchondraMay 20, 2010

i will always love you 4EVER

mats olchondraMay 19, 2010

i was shock,i just found today that he s dead,o my god,i really love him,im gonna miss him.!!

LinzyNickyMay 7, 2010

Not in shock over his death...I knew the day after the info was released...but just hanging out on-line sometimes makes you look up the things and the people that mattered....I had 29 posters of Jonathon Brandis on my wall when I was mom even got me a framed picture of him for Christmas that year (kinda weird, I know). I dreamt about him almost every night and he was in fact my number one crush for years. I know I`m not the only one, his parents and friends, know he was admired well. I am very sorry he left us. LNK

shadyvale4shadyvale4Apr 26, 2010

It has been several years since Jonathan Brandis death, and I am sure there are many people who were saddend when they heard, me included. I loved him ever since I was a young girl. Rest in peace. I`ll never stop loving you and I will miss you forever.

RaymondApr 6, 2010

Just fishing around the Internet and saw the Tweets for Justin Beiber. So I thought... What about JB? Interesting that people are still talking this long after he left us,but not a surprise. He was a great guy - seriously - who touched a lot of people. May he find peace.

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