Jon Jon Briones is a musician and actor of Filipino descent. He rose to prominence via his work in musical theater. Briones played The Engineer in the West End in 2014, and Miss Saigon in the 2017 Broadway revival. He was also a member of the ensemble in the original 1989 performance, making him the only cast member to appear in both.
Jon Jon Briones Age
Jon Jon Briones Height and Weight
Briones stands at the height of 5′ 5″/1.65 m tall.
Jon Jon Briones Family
Ernesto Briones Sr. is his father’s name. “However, I am at peace in the knowledge that he is proud of me,” Jon Jon said of his father, who died in the Philippines. We discovered that specifics concerning his mother’s name and occupations are not available to the public, nor is it known if he has any siblings.
Jon Jon Briones Wife
Briones is married to Megan Johnson Briones. On August 5, 1996, the happy couple married. Megan is a singer and actor. They are the proud parents of two children, Isa and Teo. Both of his children have followed in their father’s footsteps in the entertainment industry. They are presently based in Los Angeles.
Jon Jon Briones Daughter
Isa Briones, Briones’ daughter, has already made her professional musical theater debut. She portrayed Natalie, the daughter in “Next to Normal,” the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical at Los Angeles’ Pico Playhouse.
Isa has been described as “impressive” by the Los Angeles Times, “superb” by Tin Pan LA, and “terrific” by Culture Spot LA. When she was four years, she commenced her modeling. Her family migrated to Los Angeles when she was seven years old, where she began her acting career.
Isa portrayed Susan, Megan’s daughter, in the Broadway production of “Miracle on 34th Street.” Isa went to LA County High School for the Performing Arts. She double-majored in theater and musical theater while there. Isa later appeared as the Mistress in the Cabrillo Music Theater performance of “Evita” at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, California.
While his parents were on tour, Brones’ son Teo was born Mateo Justis Briones in Oxford, England. When he was three years old, his family relocated to Los Angeles. He began performing and modeling when he was five years old.
He holds a blue belt in Karate, studies XMA, gymnastics, ballet, hip hop, and tap, and likes horseback riding and drumming. Teo starred as Jeremy Renner’s kid in “Wind River,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Jon Jon Briones Net Worth
Briones has an accumulated net worth of $500,000.
Jon Jon Briones Career
Briones appeared in the original London production of Miss Saigon in 1989. He was still an engineering student in the Philippines at the time. Briones, in addition to aiding with audition organizing, auditioned and was accepted into the ensemble.
He appeared in several Miss Saigon touring shows, finally portraying the Engineer. In 2014, he was a member of the original cast of the Miss Saigon West End production, playing the Engineer. He played the part till the production ended on February 27, 2016. Briones moved the production to Broadway in 2017 at the Broadway Theatre.
He received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Engineer. He was also named Best Actor in a Musical by Whatsonstage.com. He attended the Emmys for the first time in September 2018, when his FX program won a major prize.
He was cast as the lead in the forthcoming Netflix drama series Ratched in January 2019. Ratched is an anticipated American online television psychological drama series based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The film will be released on Netflix on September 18, 2020. Briones plays Dr. Richard Hanover in the film. Corey Stoll, who plays Charles Wainwright in the series, is also in the cast.
He appeared as a guest star in Kiefer Sutherland’s FOX show Designated Survivor. In one episode, he played Bultani Prime Minister Khallou, the country’s head of state. The television series Designated Survivor is an American political thriller drama. For two seasons, the show aired on ABC. Season three broadcast on Netflix exclusively and internationally.
Jon Jon Briones Movies And TV Shows
- Anyone Home? – 2018
- Miss Saigon – 2016
- Blood Ransom – 2014
- Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage – 2014
- Jolly B. Fierce – 2012
- Proud American – 2008
- Ratched – Since 2020