Although born in Charleston, S.C. Jonathan grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He moved to Orlando, Florida at the age of twenty where he earned a B.S. in psychology and began doing improv comedy with Wayne Brady at SAK Theatre Comedy Lab. In 1995 he moved with a group of improvisers moved to L.A. The group began performing as the Houseful of Honkeys. Since then Jonathan has toured doing improv comedy all over the world with Wayne Brady and Drew Carey. Jonathan lives in Los Angeles with his wife Leah Stanko Mangum and their two sons, Chase and Austin.