Jonathan Crombie Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Feb 08, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Nov 29, 2023
Jonathan Crombie completed his education at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Canada.
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About Jonathan Crombie

Jonathan Crombie was a Canadian actor who gained recognition for his act in CBC TV's 1985 film 'Anne Of Green Gables' and its subsequent sequels where he played Gilbert Blythe.

Aside from his iconic role in the 'Anne Of Green Gables' series, Crombie also made appearances in various television shows and movies, including '21 Jump Street', 'The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear', 'Slings & Arrows', and 'The Good Wife'.

In addition to his screen work, he had a notable presence in stage productions, contributing to four seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and making his Broadway debut in the musical comedy 'The Drowsy Chaperone' in 2007.

Jonathan Crombie passed away on April 15, 2015.

Jonathan Crombie: Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Jonathan Crombie’s net worth?

Jonathan Crombie's net worth was estimated at $2 million as of the time of his death.

How much did Jonathan Crombie earn per year?

There are no details regarding how much Jonathan Crombie earned per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Jonathan Crombie?

Jonathan Crombie was 5 ft 11 in (180 cm).

How old was Jonathan Crombie?

Jonathan Crombie was born on October 12, 1966, and passed away on April 15, 2015. He was 48 years old at the time of his death.

Childhood And Education

Jonathan Crombie was born in Toronto, Ontario, to parents David Crombie and Shirley Ann Crombie. According to available sources, he was the youngest among their three children, with one of his siblings known as Carrie Crombie, while the name of the other sibling remains undisclosed. His father, David Crombie, held the position of Toronto's mayor from 1972-1978 and later served as a cabinet minister in the Canadian government during the '80s.

Jonathan pursued his education at the University of Toronto's Victoria College, where he completed his degree in 1995. During his college years, he developed an interest in acting and took part in various stage productions. Notably, he was discovered by casting director Diane Polley during a high school production of 'The Wizard Of Oz', which ultimately led him to audition for the role of 'Gilbert Blythe' in 1985.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Jonathan Crombie dating?

Jonathan Crombie was not married and had no children until his death.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jonathan Crombie's acting career included a diverse range of roles in movies and TV shows. His acting career began in 1983 when he played Kenny in one episode of the TV series 'The Hitchhiker'. However, it was in 1985 that he gained recognition for playing Gilbert Blythe in 'Anne Of Green Gables', a TV mini-series spanning two episodes, where he acted alongside Megan Follows, who played Anne Shirley.

Moving into the '90s, Crombie played various roles, including Bill Howard in '21 Jump Street' (1991) and Bennie in the movie 'Cafe Romeo' (1991). In 1992, he starred in the TV movie 'The Good Fight' as Sam Cragin and voiced Benjamin Bear in 'The Teddy Bears' Christmas'.

In the late '90s, he had a recurring role as Hudson James in the TV series 'Power Play' (1999-2000) and repeated his role in 'Anne Of Green Gables: The Continuing Story' in 2000 as Gilbert Blythe, spanning two episodes.

In 2006, he appeared in the short film 'Empty Room'. Crombie continued to showcase his talent in various roles, including the TV movie 'The Waiting Game' (1998), where he played Matt and his portrayal of Benjamin Bear (voice) in 'The Teddy Bears' Scare' (1998). He also made a comedic appearance in 'SketchCom' (1998) in one episode and showcased his humor in a Canadian TV series 'Comedy Now!', (1997) for one episode as Skippy's Rangers.

Notably, he played the role of Dan Mushin in the movie 'Cottage Country' (2013), Young Dave Teague in one episode of the TV series 'Haven' (2015), and made a guest appearance as Inspector Bill Frazier in 'The Good Wife' (2015).

Other Interesting Jonathan Crombie Facts And Trivia

  • Jonathan Crombie received a Canadian Comedy Award nomination in 2000 for his role in 'Comedy Now!', specifically for the episode titled 'The Show They Never Gave', which he shared with Bob Martin, Paul O'Sullivan, and Lisa Lambert.
  • Portraying the character Gilbert Blythe, Crombie secured the role at the age of 17, over several actors, including Jason Priestley, the lead actor from the show, '90210'.
  • He passed away in New York City on April 15, 2015, a fact verified by his sister, Carrie Crombie, during an interview with CBC News.


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