On May 31, 1982, Jonathan Moss Tucker was born and raised in Boston's notoriously tough Irish neighborhood of Charlestown. His father, Paul Hayes Tucker, is a renowned art historian/ professor/curator, and his mother, Maggie Moss-Tucker, a marketing analyst. Because of his parents’ professions, young Tucker had the opportunity to travel to several places around the world, including a couple of years in Paris.
The kid who received nicknames Tuck and Moss received his primary education at Park School in nearby Brookline, Massachusetts. He then relocated to the West Coast to receive further coaching at the Thatcher School in Ojai, California. He was accepted for early admission at Columbia University, but postponed it as he was pursuing a full-time acting career.
Establishing his love for acting in the third grade when he was cast as Fritz in a Boston Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker,” Jonathan Tucker made his film debut in 1994 in the Terence Hill/Bud Spencer’s Western comedy “Troublemakers”. Two years later, he nabbed more substantial roles in Bill Bennett's romantic comedy “Two If by Sea” and in Barry Levinson's dramatic movie based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel, “Sleepers” (2006) (starring Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman).
Tucker then teamed with Jeremy Renner and Ginnifer Goodwin in Kyle Bergersen's drama comedy “Love Comes to the Executioner” (2006), in which he portrayed a prison executioner, and then played Josh, a twenty-something computer hacker, in Jim Sonzero's adaptation of the 2001 Japanese horror film “Kairo” directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, “Pulse” (2006). He also guest starred in a March 2006 episode of NBC's crime drama series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and had a regular role (as Tommy Donnelly) on NBC's drama, "The Black Donnellys." (2007). Tucker is currently appearing as Bob Little in the TV series “Parenthood”.
Today we celebrate Jonathan Tucker’s 30th birthday.