Jon Bernthal | The Punisher
The Walking Dead
The Accountant (2016)
Jon Bernthal is an American actor born and raised in Washington D.C. He is best known for his aggressive and unstable characters Shane Walsh from AMC’s The Walking Dead and Frank Castle (a.k.a. The Punisher) on Netflix’s Daredevil.
Bernthal has had roles in Oliver Stone’s 9-11 drama World Trade Center (2006) and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009). He also appeared in the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother and the HBO miniseries The Pacific. In 2013, he re-teamed with The Walking Dead director Frank Darabont for Mob City, a TNT television series about the struggle between the LA police force and organized crime during the 1940’s.
Since his stellar turn as the antagonistic zombie slayer, Bernthal’s career has skyrocketed. He has now tackled the stock market with Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), fought with Brad Pitt in a Sherman tank during WWII in Fury (2014), duked it out with Robert DeNiro and Sylvester Stallone in Grudge Match (2013), and most recently, attempted to assassinate Ben Affleck in The Accountant (2016).
2017 looks to be busy year for the actor, as he will appear as the titular character in Netflix’s The Punisher, star alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner in Wind River, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and John Hamm in Baby Driver, and Richard Armitage and Tom Holland in The Pilgrimage.