Jonathan Goodwin Biography
Jonathan Goodwin is a Welsh escapologist and daredevil who suffered a spinal cord injury while rehearsing for a stunt in October 2021. Originally from Pembrokeshire, Jonathan reached the Final of Britain’s Got Talent in series 13.
During his Britain Got Talent audition, Goodwin revealed that he had been performing stunts since he was 7 years old. In addition, he explains the history and inspiration behind his stunt was Harry Houdini first performed the act of escaping from a straightjacket. He performed a horrible stunt where he had assistants cover him in fuel and once he was upside down, a flame was brought onto the stage, engulfing him immediately.
Jonathan competed in the Semi-Final of the series. The Final saw him do a stunt his daughter had planned for him, a basic hourglass, escaping a box of gravel. He later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2020, he auditioned for American Got Talent and made the Semi-Finals before his eliminations. This was his first audition by American Got Talent.
In Mid October 2021, Jonathan was hospitalized after a stunt involving two vehicles suspended in the air went wrong. The two vehicles then stroked him and caused him to fall 40 feet and miss the airbag that was supposed to have caught him.
He suffered multiple broken bones in both legs, lacerations on his face, & burns, before later having scabs on his face and his hand in a bandage in a picture that he posted to social media.
Jonathan Goodwin Age
Goodwin is 42 years old as of 2022. He was born on February 20, 1980, in Pembrokeshire, the United Kingdom. In addition, Jonathan celebrates his birthday on February 20th every year.
Jonathan Goodwin Wife
Goodwin is currently engaged to Amanda Abbington. The duo has been a social media friends for a decade but on;y after Jonathan divorced Martin Freeman. He proposed marriage within 30 minutes of their first meeting in Vienna.
Jonathan Goodwin Career
Jonathan made his television debut on Channel 4’s Dirty Tricks, and has since appeared in TV specials such as The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From and Deathwish Live, as well as Discovery Channel’s One Way Out and How Not to Become Shark Bait, in which he allowed himself to be attacked by a Caribbean reef shark. In 2009, Goodwin returned to the Discovery Channel for a ten-part series of One Way Out, co-starring engineer Terry Stroud. He also made an appearance in an episode of Channel 4’s Balls of Steel, where his father assisted him with a stunt.
On September 11, 2012, it was announced that Goodwin would star in his own series, The Incredible Mr. Goodwin, on UKTV’s Watch. The show debuted in early 2013 and included a wide range of exploits, from free climbing buildings to “extreme planking.” Beginning in July 2013, it was also broadcast on UKTV’s Dave and BBC America.
Goodwin did the trick of lying on a single nail and having a breeze block cracked on his chest with a sledgehammer on The Jonathan Ross Show on March 9, 2013. He made it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent’s 13th series in April 2019, performing “buried alive,” the first time this act had ever been performed on stage.
He competed on America’s Got Talent in 2020, finishing in the semifinals.
Jonathan Goodwin Family
Goodwin has managed to keep his parents and siblings away from the public. However, we are keeping tabs to update you once the information is available.
Jonathan Goodwin’s Net Worth
Goodwin has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His income is mainly from his successful career as an escapologist.