Jonathan Roumie

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Jonathan Roumie will be joining the attendees of the CREATE conference via Zoom from 12-12:30 PM on Saturday January 28th.

Actor, director, producer and voice-over artist, Jonathan Roumie is best known for his award-winning role as ‘Jesus’ in the groundbreaking series, THE CHOSEN, a drama about the life of Jesus Christ and the calling of his initial disciples. A global sensation with a 7-season commitment, THE CHOSEN is subtitled in nearly 60 languages and audio dubbed in a dozen. The critically acclaimed series has broken all records to become the highest crowdfunded media project of all-time ($50+M its first three seasons) and has a 100% positive Rotten Tomatoes score.

Born and raised in New York City, Roumie graduated from The School of Visual Arts with a degree in filmmaking. After successfully working behind the scenes, he relocated to Los Angeles to pursue acting full time, and has appeared in television episodes of CHICAGO MED, THE MINDY PROJECT, THE GOOD WIFE, LAW & ORDER and the NCIS franchise.

Roumie enjoys a thriving career as a voice-over artist, working most recently in animation on multiple film and television series, as well as world-renown video game franchises. His latest projects include the recently announced Disney+ animated sequel, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: KAMUNRAH RISES AGAIN as well as two separate upcoming Netflix animated series based on hit video games. 

Roumie has also voiced spots for a wide variety of corporate and entertainment clients including: American Express, ESPN, MTV, Nick Jr. McDonalds, ABC-TV, CBS-TV, A&E and among many others.

Jonathan serves as Strategic Advisor for the HALLOW APP, one of the largest prayer and meditation apps in the world, and can be heard as a Narrator for dozens of their prayer challenges and daily prayers and reflections.  He also currently hosts the YouTube series CLASSIC POETRY WITH JONATHAN ROUMIE on The Word on Fire Institute Channel.

Jonathan recently returned from Rome following an invitation to the Vatican for him to participate in a global summit of artists called to promote the faith through their artistic gifts.  Initiated by the VITAE organization, Jonathan had his second encounter with His Holiness, Pope Francis.  In August 2021, Roumie had the distinct honor of meeting the Pope for the first time in connection with one of the monumental moments featured in an upcoming documentary he is producing and hosting about the impact of Christ in the culture around the globe. 

Jonathan has had the honor of being awarded several titles of Knighthood based on his ecumenical work in ministry and the arts. His current titles include: Esquire in the Universal Archconfraternity of Papal Knights, Dames and Esquires; Knight of Columbus, Honorary Lifetime Member of the 3rd degree; Knight of the Order Valiant of St. George; and Knight Commandeur in the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, for whom he also serves as his Priory’s chaplain.

Following the theatrical release of Season 3 of THE CHOSEN this winter, Roumie will be featured on the big screen in early 2023 in Lionsgate’s 70’s period drama, JESUS REVOLUTION, playing the real-life, enigmatic hippie street-preacher, Lonnie Frisbee.

He currently resides in Southern California.