The son of a Colombian mother and Honduran father, Brooklyn-born and mountain-raised Johnathan Fernandez brings his quick witted acting chops to FOX’s hit new buddy cop action-comedy television series “LETHAL WEAPON“.
Based on the uber successful film franchise, the hour long show follows Texas cop and former Navy SEAL ‘Riggs’ (Clayne Crawford) who after losing his wife and baby moves back to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he is partnered up with LAPD Detective ‘Roger
Murtaugh’ (Damon Wayans), who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid stress in his life. Fernandez plays ‘Scorsese,’ a dry-toned and creative pathologist with the LAPD who works with ‘Riggs’ and ‘Murtaugh’ solving cases. The show, created by Matt Miller (“CHUCK,” “THE 100”) and directed by McG (“SUPERNATURAL,” “THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA”) had its first season finale on March 15th, and has already been renewed for season 2!
Proving that he is one of the most versatile and in-demand actors on television right now, Johnathan guest starred on the CBS drama Bull in April 2017 and in TruTV’s hit comedy series Adam Ruins Everything. Bull, which is based on the pre-TV career of Dr. Phil McGraw, stars Michael Weatherly (NCIS) as the intense but a bit frayed ‘Dr. Jason Bull’ as he leads a diverse and skilled team through exonerating their clients – sometimes in ways no one expects. Fernandez guest starred as ‘Giancarlo Sartor’, an ambitious fashion designer who works directly for famous fashion icon ‘Nella Wester’ (played by Paulina Porizkova). He’s a friendly beta male driven by spectacle. Fernandez has additionally guest starred in TruTV’s breakout hit original program Adam Ruins Everything. The series has been a solid ratings performer, and follows star Adam Conover (CollegeHumor) as he continues his comically inventive yet unrelentingly serious quest to reveal the hidden truths behind everything you know and love. Fernandez will play ‘Flamien Flirst’, a buzzy, brooding, super pretentious modern artist.
In addition to his work on screen, Fernandez’s hobbies include listening to metal music, riding his Harley, playing video games, and watching WWE Wrestling and FIFA sports. He also has a keen innate sense for style and enjoys amassing his collection of designer specs. His true passion is the time he spends actively in the community, fighting for civil rights and equality for all human beings. Johnathan Fernandez resides with his wife in Los Angeles.