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Jonathan Coyne is an English actor, the middle child of a seamstress and a professional footballer. He is best known for playing Warden Edwin James on Fox's short-lived series, Alcatraz (2012).[1] He also appeared as Dr. Lydgate in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Once Upon a Time[2] and recurred as George de Mohrenschildt in 11.22.63.

Jonny Coyne
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Coyne at the 2012 WonderCon
Jonathan Coyne

Years active1990–present



Coyne's earliest performances were in school plays. He played leading roles in two productions: The Judge in Oscar Wilde's Hang of the Gaol and Phaeton in Ovid's Chariot of the Sun. He won rave reviews for his performances in the national press and decided to pursue a career as an actor.[3] He won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and upon his graduation, he received the Hannam Clarke Award.[3]

His first role on TV was on an episode of London's Burning in 1990. His next big role was in a mini-series Gulliver's Travels starring Ted Danson. He appeared in many British TV series over the next few years including guest appearances on EastEnders, Pulling and The Bill. In 2003, he was cast in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. In 2010, he was cast in The Nutcracker in 3D.[4]

His biggest role was as Warden Edwin James on Alcatraz. He was later cast in such films as Would You Rather and London Boulevard. In 2013, he was cast in supporting film roles, as a henchman in Gangster Squad and as the right hand man of John Goodman's character in The Hangover Part III.[5]

In 2018, Coyne appeared in the third season of the AMC television series Preacher, playing the recurring role of Allfather D'Daronique, which required him to wear a fatsuit.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Secrets & Lies Fiancé
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Gus Petraki
2007 Irina Palm Dave
2008 Sharpe's Peril Croop Television film
2009 The Nutcracker in 3D Gnomad
2010 London Boulevard Heavy One
2012 Would You Rather Bevans
2013 Gangster Squad Grimes
2013 The Hangover Part III Hector
2014 Nightcrawler Pawn Shop Owner
2018 Beirut Bernard Teppler


Year Title Role Notes
1990–2008 The Bill Various Characters 5 episodes
1996 Gulliver's Travels Yahoo Mini-series
2009 Merlin Asgerd Episode: "The Last Dragonlord"
2012 Alcatraz Warden Edwin James 13 episodes
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Dr. Lydgate 2 episodes
2014, 2016–2017 Turn: Washington's Spies Colonel Jonathan Cooke 7 episodes
2014–2017 Mom Victor Perugian 5 episodes
2015 Gotham Clyde Destro/Red Hood Episode: "Red Hood"
2016 11.22.63 George de Mohrenschildt TV mini-series
2016 Once Upon a Time Dr. Lydgate Episode: "Strange Case"
2017 Twin Peaks Polish Accountant Part 16
2017–2018 The Blacklist Ian Garvey 6 episodes
2018 MacGyver Raymond Episode: "Mardi Gras Beads + Chair"
2018 Preacher Allfather D'Aronique Recurring role

Mafia USA 2019


  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1 December 2010). "Two More Board J.J. Abrams' Pilot 'Alcatraz'". Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Jonny Coyne Cast as Dr. Lydgate in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland". Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Jonny Coyne bio". Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ Ford, Allan (1 June 2010). "Nutcracker and the Rat King Poster". Film Filia. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (17 September 2012). "Coyne Flips for Laffer: Thesp Joins Cast of 'Hangover III'". Variety (via Chicago Tribune). Retrieved 27 September 2013.

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