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Who is Jonathan Goodwin?
Jonathan Goodwin is a well-recognized Welsh daredevil and escapologist on global media platform. In fact, he has appeared on a multitude of popular TV shows, including ‘The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From’ and ‘Deathwish Live’, as well as Discovery Channel’s ‘One Way Out’ and ‘How Not to Become Shark Bait’, among others.
Specifically, Jonathan competed on America’s Got Talent in 2020, finishing in the semifinals. Likewise, the following year he was recruited for the new season titled America’s Got Talent: Extreme. Unfortunately, while preparing a stunt for the show, Goodwin was injured in a near-fatal mishap on 14th October, 2021.
Profile of Jonathan Goodwin
|Full Name||Jonathan Goodwin|
|Popular As||Jonathan Goodwin|
|Birthdate||20th February, 1980|
|Place of Birth||Pembrokeshire, UK|
|Profession||Escape Artist & Stunt Performer|
|Race / Ethnicity||English-White|
|Age||42 Years Old|
|Children||1 (Milligan aka Milli)|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
Jonathan Goodwin is a well-known stuntman from the United Kingdom. Recently, he was thrust into the spotlight after suffering a major injury while prepping for a stunt for AGT: Extreme in October 2021.
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Jonathan Goodwin was born on 20th February, 1980 in Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom. Accordingly, he is of English nationality and belongs to the English-white ethnicity.
Regardless, the additional information about his parents, siblings, family background, and educational backgrounds is kept hidden from the media scrutiny.
Jonathan Goodwin’s Professional Career
Goodwin made his television debut on Channel 4’s Dirty Tricks, and has since appeared in TV specials. These include; ‘The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From’ and ‘Deathwish Live’.
In addition, he has also performed on Discovery Channel’s ‘One Way Out’ and ‘How Not to Become Shark Bait’, in which he allowed himself to be attacked by a Caribbean reef shark. Similarly, in 2009, Goodwin reappeared on Discovery Channel for a ten-part series of One Way Out, which also featured engineer Terry Stroud.
Likewise, Jonathan has also made an appearance in an episode of Channel 4’s ‘Balls of Steel’, where his father assisted him with a stunt. Further, in April 2008, Goodwin starred in a ten-part series called One Way Out on the Discovery Channel. Whilst in the show, he pulled off a number of daring escapes, including being confined in a box with 200,000 bees and escaping from a crane dangling 30 feet above the earth.
Thereafter, Jonathan announced that he would feature in his own series, ‘The Incredible Mr. Goodwin’, on UKTV’s Watch on 11th September, 2012. Eventually, his broadcast premiered in early 2013 and included a wide range of stunts, spanning free climbing skyscrapers to “extreme planking”. Moreover, since July 2013, the series was also broadcasted on UKTV’s Dave and BBC America as “Dangerman: The Incredible Mr. Goodwin”.
Further, he executed the jaw dropping performance on The Jonathan Ross Show on March 9, 2013. There, he performed the stunt of lying on a single nail and having a breezeblock broken on his chest with a sledgehammer. Subsequently, Goodwin made it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in April 2019, performing “buried alive,” which was the first time this feat had ever been performed on a stage.
AGT, Accident & Recovery
Jonathan Goodwin participated on America’s Got Talent in 2020, reaching in the semifinals. Likewise, he was also recruited on the next season of the AGT titled, AGT: Extreme.
However, while rehearsing a stunt for America’s Got Talent: Extreme, Goodwin was involved in a near-fatal accident on 14th October, 2021. Immediately, he was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery straightaway.
Currently, he is recovering from his near-fatal stunt accident. Meanwhile, following the Goodwin incident, ‘AGT: Extreme’ has temporarily halted production.
Achievements as a Daredevil
Goodwin has invested years as a professional danger man, exposing himself in the most precarious environments and escaping death each time. As a consequence, he is without a doubt one of the most awe-inspiring performers in the world today, following in the footsteps of the legendary daredevils who initially inspired him.
Besides, he is undoubtedly one of the most diversely competent individuals worldwide. Moreover, he is an exceptional escape artist, knife thrower, free climber, archer, side show performer, marksman, free diver, stunt artist, and strength performer.
Remarkably, Jonathan has been attacked by rattlesnakes, bitten by sharks, burned at the stake, buried alive, hung from skyscrapers, helicopters, and cable cars, among many other astounding events.
Interestingly, Jonathan has performed on every continent (with the exception of Antarctica) and has a lengthy list of previous clients.
Goodwin’s Personal-life & Relationships
As regards to his personal life, Jonathan Goodwin was previously married to Katy Goodwin since 2011. However, they separated after 8 years of marriage in 2019. Nonetheless, the official details of their marriage as well as separation are kept under wraps.
Meanwhile, the former couple has a daughter named Milligan aka Milli. Additionally, Jonathan revealed that since his separation with his former wife Katy, he has been upbringing his daughter Milligan on his own.
Besides, Katy served as an assistant to Goodwin and frequently performed with her former husband while participating in death-defying acts. And, she also worked in collaboration with her ex-spouse even after their official separation.
Goodwin, on the other hand, is dating actress Amanda Abbington, and it has been rumored that the two are planning to marry after making their relationship Instagram official. Further, he spends half his time between the United Kingdom and his residence in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Social Media Handles of Jonathan Goodwin
Jonathan Goodwin has a prominent social media presence. In fact, he has amassed more than 43.9k Instagram followers. Similarly, he has 39k followers on his Facebook account. Likewise, he has over 11.8k followers on his verified Twitter handle.
Net Worth of Jonathan Goodwin
As of 2022, the Welsh Stunt Performer Jonathan Goodwin is expected to have a net worth of roughly $1.5 million. The primary source of his revenue is his TV as well as Live daredevil performances.