Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff - Updated Apr 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Jonathan Groff is a well-known actor and singer from the United States. Jonathan Groff rosed to fame for his role of Melchior Gabor in the original production of “Spring Awakening” (2006-2008) and for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance.

Early Life

Jonathan Groff came to the world On the 26th of March 1985, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the United States of America. His age is 37 years old as of 2022 and holds American nationality.

In addition, his birth name is Jonathan Drew Groff, and has believed in Christianity. Similarly, he has the zodiac sign of Aries and belongs to the German ethnicity. Talking about his family background, he is the son of Jim Groff (father) and Julie Groff (mother).

By profession, his father is a horse trainer and his mother is a teacher. He grew up with his elder brother whose name is David Groff. From his childhood days, Jonathan was interested in performing arts and appeared in several musicals at the ‘Fulton Opera House’ during his school days.

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Caption: Jonathan Groff childhood photo (Source: Absolute Music Chat)


Following his academic qualification, he completed his graduation from Conestoga Valley High School in 2003. Afterward, he was planning to join Carnegie Mellon University.
In addition, the offer to join the national tour of the musical ‘The Sound of Music,’ changed the course of Groff’s life. Later, he moved to New York City and started his career in the entertainment industry.

Professional Career

Jonathan Groff started his acting career, by appearing in the 2005 musical “Fame”  at the ‘North Shore Music Theatre,’ Beverly, Massachusetts, and earned his ‘Actors’ Equity Association’ card.
In addition, he made his Broadway debut with the musical “In My Life” by Joseph Brooks. From 20 October to 11 December 2005, he made 61 performances. Later, he appeared in the Broadway production of the rock musical “Spring Awakening” with Lea Michele from 2006 to 2008.
Following it, he played the recurring role of Henry Mackler appearing in eleven episodes of the 2007 ABC soap opera “One Life to Live.”
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Caption: Jonathan Groff as the role of Melchior Gabor in the original production of Spring Awakening (Source: Playbill)

He played the lead role of Claude in the 2008 Shakespeare in the Park production of “Hair”, a rock musical about hippie counterculture during the Vietnam War that was directed by Diane Paulus. Afterward, he made his big-screen debut after portraying the role of Michael Lang in the 2009 drama-comedy movie “Taking Woodstock.”
In 2010, he recurring guest-starred in the musical comedy-drama “Glee” along with his co-star and good friend Lea Michele. For the series, he appeared in a total of fifteen episodes over the first, second, third, and sixth seasons of the series.

Other movies and television appearances

He made his West End debut in the London revival of “Deathtrap”, a play written by Ira Levin and directed by Matthew Warchus at the Noël Coward Theatre. This play ran from 21 August 2010 to 15 January 2011.

In 2013 Disney’s animated movie “Frozen,” he lent his voice to the character Kristoff. Moreover, the movie became the highest-grossing animated film of all time and earned him several awards and nominations for his role in the movie.

In the HBO gay comedy series “Looking” he starred and played the role of Patrick Murray, a gay video game developer. And, he was part of the series from 2014 to 2015.
Afterward, he played the role of Craig Donner in the 2014 drama film “The Normal Heart” directed by Ryan Murphy, the film adaptation of Larry Kramer’s autobiographical play of the same name.

Recent Works

He played the lead role of Holden Ford in the psychological crime thriller series “Mindhunter) appearing in 19 episodes (2017-2019. Again, he lent his voice to the same character Kristoff in the two short films; “Frozen Fever” and “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.”
And, he reprised the same role in the Frozen movie sequel “Frozen II” (2019). He appeared in the episode of ‘Bart’s Not Dead’ in the 2018 animated sitcom “The Simpsons.” He portrayed the role of former Agent Smith (replacing Hugo Weaving) in the 2021 movie “The Matrix Resurrections.”
In the 2021 Netflix live-action/animation hybrid series “Lost Ollie” he voices the role of Ollie, a lost toy searching for the boy who lost him. In addition, he starred in the role of Franklin Shepard in the 2022 New York Theatre Workshop off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along.”

Upcoming Projects

He will star as Brian in “Molly and the Moon,” a musical film alongside Frozen co-star Kristen Bell. And, he has been cast in M. Night Shyamalan’s horror film “Knock at the Cabin.”


As of January 203, he has won 6 awards and 14 nominations. He has won two Behind the Voice Actors Awards, one CinEuphoria Award, One Grammy Award, one NewNowNext Award, and one Satellite Award as of now.

Jonathan Groff – Net Worth 2023

Being an actor and singer, he has collected a huge sum of money in his career. As of 2022, his net worth estimates at $5 million while his earnings and income are still missing. Mainly, he makes money from his movies and television roles.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, Jonathan Groff is single and unmarried. However, in past, he has dated several known celebs. In 2009, he was linked with the actor Gavin Creel.

Similarly, he dated actor Zachary Quinto from 2010 to 2013, and New Zealand choreographer, Corey Baker from 2018 to 2020. Coming toward his sexuality, he is gay.

In his early 20s, he was diagnosed with melanoma and underwent surgery for removal. He is also an LGBTQ+ activist.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Jonathan Groff posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Relating his body stats, he is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. Moreover, he has dark brown hair with green eyes color and his body measurement measures 38-32-15 inches.

Jonathan Groff – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@grofffsauce’ there are over 66.7k followers. There are over 18.6k followers on his Twitter page ‘@dailyjgroff’ and 194 followers on his Facebook page.