Jonathan Weirich (Y–rik) is a professional actor, filmmaker, and artist.
Originally a towhead kid from Perth Amboy, NJ, Jonathan spent his formative years in South Jersey, though he'll deny this ever happened. He claims his parents' hometown near Pittsburgh as his own.
He went through an incredibly awkward adolescence that seemed like a cruel joke. Luckily, he grew out of that.
He went to college and studied business, which was an incredibly awkward education that seemed like a cruel joke. Luckily, he grew out of that, as well.
While at school, Jonathan minored in Philosophy, traveled the Far East, and listened to jazz and old Stax records while living in the international dorm. His perspectives on education and life began to change.
After graduating, Jonathan took advantage of his degree in Finance and Philosophy by becoming an actor. He likened the experience of showing up in New York City with no contacts and very little experience to being dropped into the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and told to start swimming towards shore. He's still swimming. Along the way, he's acted in off-Broadway plays, commercials, industrials, television, student films, short films, feature length movies, and has been a host for TV as well live comedy shows.
Through the independent film company he founded, Jake Leg Films, Jonathan has produced, written, and directed various projects, including short films, a nine episode webseries, PSA's, a documentary series, promotional films, music videos, and a travel show pilot episode.
By continuing to explore his love for literature, art and architecture, he has branched into other fields. Jonathan’s unique style of photography has led him to contract work for musicians’ album covers and actors’ headshots. His desire to follow his nephew's ever changing address has led him to photograph the heart of various cities.
Jonathan is still swimming, still changing, and happily telling everyone that he's from New York City.