Jonathan Robert Kaplan
|Jonathan Robert Kaplan|
Jonathan Robert Kaplan is a former writer for the lonelygirl15 video series.
Sharing a birthday with both Ed McMahon and Michelangelo, Jonathan was raised amidst the farmlands of Northern Illinois. After growing up watching "Bewitched" (in re-runs) and noticing how Darren always had to shave, put on a suit, go into an office, and suck up to Mr. Tate, Jonathan decided that he never wanted to grow up and take part in what grown-ups called "work."
As such, he traded a budding career as a corn detasseler in his hometown of De Kalb for a much more lucrative and slightly more interesting career as a TV writer out in Hollywood, CA. Since then, he's written for "NYPD Blue," "JAG" and a number of other shows. He got involved with lonelygirl15 after his friend and colleague Mary Feuer asked him to join the show's writing staff.
Interestingly, Jonathan won a "stupid human tricks" contest during David Letterman Week at the University of Iowa by cracking his jaw to the tune of Bonanza. He beat a guy who put dental floss up his nose and pulled it out his mouth.