Jonathan Mangum began performing in Orlando, FL with the SAK Theatre, a local improv show, while in college. He performed 13 shows each week and began to work with a tight-knit group of improvisers that included Wayne Brady.
Soon after, Mangum moved to Los Angeles. His television credits include “The Wayne Brady Show,” “The Drew Carey Show” and “Drew Carey’s Greenscreen Show.” He made appearances on “Reno 911,” “Pushing Daisies,” “NCIS” on the Network and “The Sarah Silverman Program.”
After two seasons working with Drew Carey on “The Drew Carey Show,” he was invited to join the “Drew Carey Improv All-Stars.” The group went on to tour in over 60 venues, including Carnegie Hall.
His feature film credits include an appearance with Jack Nicholson in “The Bucket List” and with Eddie Murphy in “Imagine That.”
Mangum’s writing credits include “The Wayne Brady Show” and the “Brandon T. Jackson Show.” He co-wrote and starred in “Home Purchasing Club” as well the short film “Conversations.” Recently, he wrote an animated short pilot, “The Lumberjacksons,” and continues to develop ideas for television and film.
A native of Charleston, S.C., Mangum’s birthdate is January 16.