Jonathan Goldstein (actor)

Jonathan Goldstein (born December 4, 1964) is an American actor, director and musician, best known for his role as Walter Nichols in the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh (2004–2007).

Jonathan Goldstein
Born (1964-12-04) December 4, 1964 (age 56)
OccupationActor, director, musician
Years active1989–present


Some of his other television credits include The Riches, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NCIS, Heroes, Grey's Anatomy, Once and Again and The Electric Company. He also directed three episodes of the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly starring his former Drake & Josh co-star Miranda Cosgrove.

Goldstein was also a founding member of Los Angeles's Sacred Fools Theater Company and served as one of its Artistic Directors during the theater's inaugural season.[1][2]

In recent years, Goldstein has taken to traveling to Bowling Green, Kentucky during the summer to direct amateur youth theater. So far, he has directed local productions of Romeo and Juliet, Pride and Prejudice, and The Crucible.



Year Film Role Notes
1989 The Jitters Joey Debut
1993 Stranger
1996 Body of Influence 2 Rick Benson
1998 Shock Television Donut Shop Owner
1999 The Auteur Theory Santa Claus
2004 Tube Eric Short film
The Guru Singh-Cinderelli Max Short video
2005 Herstory Mark
2009 Table Manners Mrs. Hayward Short film
2010 No Heart Feelings Joe (voice)
2012 Unorthodox Morty Short film
2014 Teacher of the Year John Collier
2019 Flashout Repairman


Year Film Role Notes
1994 Target of Suspicion Bartender Television movie
1997 Maître Da Costa Le doigt de Dieu
1999 Wasteland Cigarette Guy
2000–2001 Once and Again Fosdick
2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mike Episode: "Life Serial"
2002 Without a Trace Bartender
2003 The Handler Paramedic
2004–2007 Drake & Josh Walter Nichols 56 episodes
2004 Half & Half Photographer
2005 The West Wing Knocking Congressman
2006 Drake & Josh Go Hollywood Walter Nichols Television movie
2007 The Wedding Bells Bar Guy
2007–2008 The Riches Wes
2008 The Starter Wife Bill
Californication Mario
Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Walter Nichols Television movie
2009 Eleventh Hour Charlie Wease
Meteor Walt Payne Mini-series
Party Down Douglas
Heroes Male Citizen
Private Practice Rabbi
Parks and Recreation Donnie Rotger Episode: "Christmas Scandal"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Ken May
Criminal Minds Detective John Fordham
The Defenders Luke Purcell
2011 NCIS Glenn Block
Svetlana Episode # 2.12
2012 Workaholics Father
2016 Fear the Walking Dead Alan Episode: "Ouroboros"
2018 Lucifer Jonathan Burke Episode: "Boo Normal"
2019 Magnum P.I. Roland McDowell Episode: "Black is the Widow"
Adaptation Larry Filming
2020 Danger Force Santa Claus Episodes: "Santa Goes Down" Pt. 1 and 2

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 CSI: NY Steven Benson
2010 BioShock 2 Additional Voices Minerva's Den DLC


  1. ^ "SACRED FOOLS Members & Staff". Sacred Fools Theater Company
  2. ^ "SACRED FOOLS Past Productions". Sacred Fools Theater Company

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