Jonathan Edward Bernthal (born September 20, 1976) is an American actor. Bernthal began his career in minor roles on Broadway and theatre before guest starring on various television shows. In 2010, he gained critical acclaim and prominence for his portrayal of Shane Walsh on the AMC series The Walking Dead. He later starred in supporting and leading roles in various critically acclaimed films including The Wolf of Wall Street, Fury, Sicario, The Accountant, Baby Driver, Wind River, and Widows.
In 2015, he was cast as Frank Castle/Punisher as part of the Netflix MCU web series. He debuted on the second season of Daredevil before starring in his own titular series The Punisher in 2017, which eventually got picked up for Season 2 and aired in January 2019.