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Jonathan Frederick Togo (born August 25, 1977) is an American actor, best known for his role in CSI: Miami as Ryan Wolfe.

Jonathan Togo
Born
Jonathan Frederick Togo

(1977-08-25) August 25, 1977 (age 41)
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
Notable work
CSI: Miami
Spouse(s)
Diora Baird
(m. 2013; div. 2016)
Baker Lim (m. 2019)
Children1

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Early lifeEdit

Togo was born in Rockland, Massachusetts, the son of Sheila, a housewife and former visual merchandiser and Michael Togo, a commercial artist and graphic designer who previously worked for the Boston Globe. Sheila Togo now runs a booth at the SoWa Open Market in Boston called Simply Sheila.[1][2]

Togo's mother is of Italian and Irish descent and his father is Jewish, with the original family surname, "Tonkaviev", shortened by a forefather who wanted something snappier for his carpet business.[3]

He attended Hebrew school[4] as a child and graduated from Rockland High School in 1995, where he was a wrestler. He attended the "Project Contemporary Competitiveness, Advanced Study Program" (a.k.a. PCC ASP) as a student in 1991 and 1992, then worked as a proctor in 1996.

He went on to attend Vassar College, graduating with a B.A. in theater, and furthered his studies at the National Theater Institute of the Eugene O’Neill Theater. While at Vassar he performed in a band named "The El Conquistadors" (originally named Skabba the Hut) with Sam Endicott and John Conway, both of whom are now members of the band The Bravery.

CareerEdit

Togo has performed and participated in numerous plays, including Our Country's Good. While he is most famous for his role as Ryan Wolfe in CSI: Miami, he has other TV show credits including a starring role in Special Unit 2, as well as appearances in Judging Amy. He also played a store clerk in Mystic River.

In 2008, Togo wrote and directed a web series, My Best Friend Is My Penis for Atom.com.[5]

Togo also starred in a web series called "Casted: The Continuing Chronicles of Derek Riffchyn, Greatest Casting Director in the World. Ever", where he plays the lead role of Derek: a sassy, somewhat abusive, and extremely crass casting director. Togo's real-life best friend Justin Long plays his assistant, Scott. In 2010, he signed on to play twin brothers Richard and Mark (who fall in love with the same woman), in the movie Identical.

In September 2013, it was announced that Togo would be part of the cast in the fourth season of Covert Affairs.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Togo was married to actress Diora Baird from 2013 to 2016. The couple have one child.[7] He got married to actress Baker Lim (known for Birds Court from 2015 and The Cat's Mrow from 2018 ) on January 17, 2019.

FilmographyEdit

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Mystic River Pete
2011 Identical Mark / Rich Washington
2012 Somebody Up There Likes Me Adult Lyle
2014 A Hundred Eighty Degrees Nick Short film
2015 7 Chinese Brothers Don
2015 A Rising Tide Roger
2017 Infinity Baby Intern
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2001–2002 Special Unit 2 Jonathan 12 episodes
2003 Judging Amy Charles "DJ Dizz" Simbour Episode: "Looking for Quarters"
2003 Law & Order Eddie Episode: "Blaze"
2003 Ed Keith Kessler Episode: "The Offer"
2004 The Jury Dennis Dudley Episode: "The Honeymoon Suite"
2004–2012 CSI: Miami Ryan Wolfe Main role (seasons 3–10); 182 episodes
2012 Harry's Law Randy Hessly Episode: "Breaking Points"
2013 Covert Affairs Nelson Smith 2 episodes
2015 Ex-Best Frank Episode: "Episode 10"
2016 Angel from Hell Gavin 2 episodes
2017 Lucifer Anthony Annan Episode: "Candy Morningstar"
2017 Teachers Handsome Preppie Episode: "Dire Straights"
2018 Christmas Cupid's Arrow David Martin Television film; also known as The Christmas Cupid

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jonathan Togo Film Reference bio". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Togo doesn't follow a script when it comes to home design". 2010-09-18. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  3. ^ "Elyse's CSI Crime Scene Investigation Site: CSI: Miami News". Members.aol.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  4. ^ "The Birthright Inspired Jewish Hollywood Executive Who Brought the Cast of CSI to Israel | Jewish & Israel News". Algemeiner.com. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  5. ^ "'CSI: Miami's' Jonathan Togo to Star in Atom.com's Release of 'My Best Friend Is My Penis'" (Press release). Morningstar, Inc. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  6. ^ "Covert Affairs' Recruits 'CSI: Miami' Star for Season 4 (Exclusive)". 2013-09-10. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  7. ^ "Someone FINALLY decided to make his grand entrance into the world..." Diora Baird official Twitter. December 12, 2012.

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