Film & TV
Jonas can next be seen in the comedic drama indie feature Borealis, along side Joey King (White House Down, The Conjuring) and Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men). The film won Best Director and Best Actress at Toronto's Canadian Film Festival, a Special Jury Mention at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and was the Opening Night Film of the Brooklyn Film Festival. It stars Jonas as Jonah Finn, a deadbeat gambler and single father who takes his estranged teenaged daughter on a dangerous road trip from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba, to see the magnificent Northern Lights before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. Jonas also appeared in the first episode of the second season of FX's Emmy & Golden Globe Award winning mini-series Fargo, which premiered in October 2015. Jonas also co-stars in Jeremy Lalonde's comedy feature How To Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, with Jewel Staite, Ennis Esmer and Tommie Amber-Pirie, which opened in theatres across the US and Canada in May 2016.
Jonas played the lead role of Daniel Addison in the critically acclaimed CBC mini series The Best Laid Plans, which aired in early 2014. The six-part comedic political satire featured an all star cast of Canadian actors including Kenneth Welsh, Jodi Balfour, Peter Keleghan, Mark McKinney, Sarah Allen, Raoul Bhaneja and Eric Peterson. Directed by Peter Moss and Jim Allodi, it was based on the award winning novel by Terry Fallis. Jonas won a 2015 Canadian Screen Award for his performance.
Film credits include the lead role in the sex comedy My Awkward Sexual Adventure, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was named one of their Top Ten Films of 2013, won the People's Choice Award at the Calgary International Film Festival, won the Audience Award at the Whistler Film Festival and was released in the USA in April 2013 by Tribeca Film, and in Canada through distributor Phase 4 Films. Jonas was nominated for a 2013 ACTRA Award for Outstanding Male Performance for his portrayal of the sexually inept Jordan Abrams, and for a 2013 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing for his original screenplay. Jonas also co-stars in the psychological thriller Blood Pressure, which screened at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival and Beijing International Film Festival, and had a long and critically-priased theatrical run in Canadian cinemas in 2013.
He played the lead role in Lucid, which made its world premiere at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and won the City TV Award for 'Best Western Canadian Film' at the 2005 Vancouver International Film Festival. Jonas also has a co-starring role opposite Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects) in Seven Times Lucky, which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Seven Times Lucky won the awards for 'Best Feature Film' and 'Best Screenplay' at the 2004 Methodfest Film Festival in Los Angeles and the City TV Award for 'Best Western Canadian Film' at the 2005 Vancouver International Film Festival. Jonas made his feature film debut by co-developing and starring in Sean Garrity's Inertia, which won the City TV Award for 'Best First Feature Film' at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival and for which he won a Blizzard Award for 'Best Performance by a Leading Actor'.
Recently, Jonas had guest starring roles on The Ron James Show, and CTV's Saving Hope and Played, as well as a supporting role in the cable movie Time of Death. Recently, Jonas played Marty on the HBO Canada comedy series Living in Your Car and Mr. Betenkamp on the hit series Degrassi, airing on Much Music in Canada and Teen Nick in the U.S. Jonas played 'Slade' on the fast-paced hit CBC drama The Border, nominated for 9 Gemini Awards in 2009 and 10 Gemini Awards in 2008, including a win for Jonas in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series. The Border can be seen in dozens of countries, including the U.S. where it airs on the ION network. Jonas has recently been featured in several television projects including recurring roles in the CBC smash hit comedy Little Mosque on the Prairie and on Ken Finkleman's Gemini Award-winning CBC series At the Hotel; as rocket-scientist Isaac Reiss in the third season of USA Network's Covert Affairs, in CBS's Mayday; the Lifetime movies Intimate Stranger, Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story and Recipe for a Perfect Christmas; Disney's Eloise at the Plaza in which he co-starred opposite Julie Andrews; FX's Emmy-nominated The Pentagon Papers; Showtime's Emmy-nominated Last Call; and CBS's The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron. In 2003, Jonas was a member of the ensemble cast of CTV's hour-long drama The Eleventh Hour, which won the 2003 Gemini Award for Best Dramatic Series. Recent television guest appearances include The Listener (CTV), King (Showcase), Being Erica (CBC/Soapnet),'Til Death do us Part (Global/Court TV), This is Wonderland (CBC), The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (YTV), Queer as Folk (Showtime), Doc (PAX), Mutant X (Sci-Fi) and Earth: Final Conflict (Sci-Fi).
Other films in which Jonas is featured include The Glow (Fox), Cowboys and Indians: The Killing of J.J. Harper (CBC), Chasing Cain: Face, A Woman Is A Helluva Thing, Nostradamus, Life in a Day, Paid In Full (2003 Independent Spirit Award nominee), Edge of Madness, and an appearance in the cult classic Careful, directed by Canadian legend Guy Maddin.