Jonas Chernick wrote, produced and starred in the feature comedy My Awkward Sexual Adventure, named by the Toronto International Film Festival as one of 2012’s Top Ten Films, as well as winning Audience Awards at the Whistler and Calgary International Film Festivals. Jonas was nominated for a 2013 ACTRA Award for Best Male Performance and a 2013 Canadian Comedy Award for his screenplay.
Jonas co-wrote and starred in Lucid, a feature film that premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and won the City TV Award for Best Western Canadian Feature Film at the 2005 Vancouver International Film Festival. He also collaborated on the screenplay and starred in Inertia, which won the award for Best First Canadian Film at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival and for which he picked up the Blizzard Award for Best Leading Actor.
Jonas won a 2008 Gemini Award and was nominated for a 2009 ACTRA Award for his work as “Slade” on the hit CBC drama series The Border. He’s had recurring roles on the comedy series Living in Your Car, The Ron James Show and Degrassi, and has recently appeared on Saving Hope, Played, Covert Affairs, King, The Listener, Haven, Being Erica, Little Mosque, This is Wonderland, At the Hotel, and the films Seven Times Lucky (Sundance Film Festival), Blood Pressure (Busan International Film Festival) and The Samaritan with Samuel L. Jackson.
Jonas currently has several feature film screenplays in development: Borealis (a father- daughter road trip story co-produced by Buffalo Gal Pictures), the relationship comedy The Spark (executive produced by Don Carmody), the comedy American Moustache (produced by Hollywood-based BN Films) and The Phil Show (a Phil Hartman bio-pic produced by Tyler Levine).