participant Jonathan

About Jonathan

31, Engineer from Vancouver, B.C.

Trained as an Environmental Engineer, Jonathan’s life took a major turn after an attack on the streets of Vancouver left him with a traumatic brain injury. Since the injury he has pursued a career in the world of entertainment as a comedian, screenwriter and filmmaker. His career paths show his strengths in language and logic, but Jon’s secret weapons are his physical prowess as a long time hockey and baseball player, and his eye for visuals as a talented, published cartoonist.

Jon was able to take the challenges he has faced in his life and turn them into art, most recently winning “Best Animation Screenplay” at the Las Vegas International Screenwriting Festival.

Jon took on the challenge of Canada’s Smartest Person as a chance to test his own limits as he returns to his former self after a long road of recovery.