Jonathan David Crombie was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 12th, 1966 to David and Shirley Anne Crombie. Jonathan is the youngest of three children; he has two older sisters, and their father is a former mayor of Toronto and former Canadian federal Cabinet Member. His educational pursuits include graduating from the University of Toronto’s Victoria College (http://www.vicu.utoronto.ca/) in 1995 and performing with the Stratford Festival (http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/) in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. In 1997, Jonathan earned a nomination for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance due to his performance as Valentine Coverly in the Canadian Stage Company’s production of Arcadia. He’s also starred in various Toronto and Broadway productions such as This Could Be Love (2004, Toronto); The Drowsy Chaperone (2006, Broadway, New York City, New York); and Ouch My Toe (2004, Toronto).
Jonathan Crombie is best known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in the Canadian television movies Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Green Gables – The Sequel, and Anne of Green Gables – The Continuing Story. This trilogy was produced for CTV (http://www.ctv.ca), Canada’s largest private broadcaster, by Sullivan Entertainment (http://www.sullivanmovies.com).
Jonathan’s Twitter handle is @JDCrombie, and his filmography/TV work include:
Anne of Green Gables (1985); A Judgment in Stone (1986); Bullies (1986); CBS Schoolbreak Special (1987); Anne of Avonlea (1987 – also known as Anne of Green Gables – The Sequel); Mount Royal (1988); Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1988); The Jewellers Shop (1989); The Teddy Bears’ Picnic (1989); Deadly Nightmares (1989); The Campbells (1990); 21 Jump Street (1991); Avonlea (1992); Cafe Romeo (1992); The Teddy Bears’ Christmas (1992); The Good Fight (1992); Class of ’96 (1993); Matrix (1993); Comedy Now (1998); SketchCom (1998); The Teddy Bears’ Scare (1998); Power Play (1999 to 2000); Anne of Green Gables – The Continuing Story (2000); The Waiting Game (2001); Earth: Final Conflict (2002); The Jane Show (2004); Slings and Arrows (2003 to 2005); Empty Room (2006); The Secret World of Benjamin Bear (2004 to 2010); Cottage Country (2013).
I have some sad news – Jonathan Crombie passed away on April 15th, 2015 of a brain hemorrhage, according to his sister Carrie.