Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Birthday: January 16
Jonathan Mangum began performing while in college in Orlando, Fla., with the SAK Theatre, a local improv show. He performed 13 improv shows each week and began to work with a tight-knit group of improvisers that included Wayne Brady.
Mangum’s television credits include “The Wayne Brady Show,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza,” and “Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show.” In addition, he has made appearances on “Reno 911,” “Pushing Daisies,” “NCIS,” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.” Also, he recurs on “Celebrity Name Game” and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
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 more than 60 venues, including Carnegie Hall. He has also toured internationally with Wayne Brady, performing improv since 2000.
Mangum’s feature film credits include appearing with Jack Nicholson in “The Bucket List” and with Eddie Murphy in “Imagine That.” In addition, he’s starred in the kids’ movies “Monkey Up” and “Pup Star.”
Mangum’s writing credits include “The Wayne Brady Show,” “The Brandon T. Jackson Show,” “The BET Honors” and “The Late Late Show.” Also, he co-wrote and starred in the series “Home Purchasing Club” for VH1. In addition, he wrote an animated pilot, “The Lumberjacksons” for Disney and has written and produced several short films, including “Conversations,” “Open Carrie,” “Man Down,” and “Robots Are Hard.”
A native on Charleston, S.C., Mangum grew up in Mobile, Ala. He is married to Leah Mangum, a writer, actor and casting director. They have two children together. His birthday is Jan. 16. Follow him on Twitter at @mangum1 and Instagram @jmangum1. His website is jonathanmangum.com.