Jonathan Edward Bernthal began his acting career with small roles on broadway and theatre. Thereafter, he made guest appearances on several television shows.
In 2009, Bernthal appeared in the ABC television series, 'Eastwick,' where he starred alongside Jaime Ray Newman. Eastwick was, however, canceled after one season. In 2010, Bernthal appeared as Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez on the HBO miniseries, 'The Pacific.'
In 2010, Jon portrayed 'Shane Walsh' in the AMC series, 'The Walking Dead.' He received critical success for his role in the series based on the comic book series of the same name.
He later made transition to films and appeared in several supporting and leading roles in films, such as 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Fury,' 'Sicario,' 'The Accountant,' 'Baby Driver,' and 'Wind River.'
He has also appeared in small guest roles in television series such as 'CSI: Miami,' 'Boston Legal,' and 'How I Met Your Mother.'
In 2015, he appeared in the Netflix MCU web series as was cast as Frank Castle. Thereafter, he made his debut on the second season of 'Daredevil,' before starring in the series, 'The Punisher.'
In 2013, Bernthal appeared in supporting roles in films such as ‘Snitch,’ and ‘Grudge Match.’ He portrayed the character of Brad in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ Thereafter, he appeared as Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis in the 2014 World War II film ‘Fury.’
In 2015, he starred in Denis Villeneuve's action drama film, ‘Sicario’, which received critical praise and won numerous awards. In the same year, Bernthal appeared in supporting roles in ‘Me and Earl,’ ‘the Dying Girl’ and ‘We Are Your Friends.’
He portrayed attorney Michael H. Sussman in the HBO miniseries, ‘Show Me a Hero.’