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Jonathan crombie
Jonathan Crombie
Biographical information
Born

October 12, 1966
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Died

April 15, 2015
New York City, New York, USA

Birth name

Jonathan David Crombie

Family information
Family members

Parents

  • David Crombie (father)
  • Shirley Ann Crombie (mother)

Siblings

  • Robin Crombie (sister)
  • Carrie Crombie (sister)
Career
Years active

1985 - 2015

In Anne series

Gilbert Blythe

Jonathan Crombie was a Canadian actor, best known for his role of Gilbert Blythe in films directed by Kevin Sullivan.

Biography

Early life

Jonathan David Crombie was born on October 12, 1966, in Toronto, Ontario, to David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto, and his wife Shirley Ann. Jonathan was the baby of family - he had two older sisters, Robin and Carrie. He was raised along with them in Toronto.

Anne of Green Gables

Jonathan never intended on becoming an actor. However, he was spotted in a high school production The Wizard of Oz by casting director Diane Polley who recommend him for casting in Anne of Green Gables (1985). The role of Gilbert Blythe won him recognition and was the role for which he was best loved. Jonathan returned to role of Gilbert in two sequels: Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) and Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000). He also portrayed him in "Old Friends, Old Wounds", the last episode of Season 3 of Road to Avonlea (1990-1996).

Career

The role of Gilbert Blythe brought him recognition. Then he appeared in many TV films and series. Jonathan was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for his role in the Canadian Stage Company's 1997 production of Arcadia.

Death

Jonathan Crombie died on April 15, 2015 of a brain hemorrhage in New York City, New York, USA at the age of 48. His organs were donated.

Filmography

Year Title Role
1985 Anne of Green Gables Gilbert Blythe
1986 A Judgment in Stone Bobby Coverdale
Bullies Matt Morris
1987 Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Gilbert Blythe
CBS Schoolbreak Special Barney Roth
1988 Mount Royal Rob Valeur
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Rick Garrison
1989 The Jeweller's Shop Christophe
The Teddy Bears' Picnic Benjamin Bear
The Hitchhiker Kenny
1990 The Campbells Kevin Horatio Sims
1991 21 Jump Street Bill Howard
1992 Road to Avonlea Gilbert Blythe
Cafe Romeo Bennie
The Teddy Bears' Christmas Benjamin Bear
The Good Fight Sam Cragin
1993 Class of '96 Sam Clive
Matrix Cumberland
1998 Comedy Now! Various Characters
SketchCom Various Characters
The Teddy Bears' Scare Benjamin Bear
1999 - 2000 Power Play Hudson James
2000 Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story Gilbert Blythe
2001 The Waiting Game Matt
2002 Earth: Final Conflict Dr. Field
2003 - 2005 Slings and Arrows Lionel Train
2004 The Jane Show Dave
2004 - 2010 The Secret World of Benjamin Bear Benjamin Bear
2006 Empty Room
2013 Cottage Country Dan Mushin
2014 Russian Broadway Shut Down Villager

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Actors who portrayed Gilbert Blythe
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Live-action actors
Paul Kelly | Tom Brown | Patric Knowles | Jeremy Spenser | David Spenser | William Cole | Hervé Brousseau
Robin Halstead | Christopher Blake | Jonathan Crombie | Kevin Flinn | Tanner Gillman | Sean Persaud | Drew Haytaoglu
Voice actors
Audrey Cameron | Charles Mason | Derek Lansiaux | Eric Clavering | Pavol Mikulík | Kazuhiko Inoue | Robert Harper
Ali Mukaddam
Stage actors
Dean Regan | Jeff Hyslop | Bill Houghton | Barrie Wood | Jim White | Tim Howar | Sean Hauk | Peter Deiwick | Louie Rossetti
Aaron Kyte | Matt Wagman | Michael Hughes | Andrew McAllister | Jory Rossiter | Justin Stadnyk | Patrick Cook
Gabe Antonacci | Ben Chiasson | Alex Furber

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