British-born U.S. citizen Jonathan Goodwin is a daredevil, escape artist and stunt performer that has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks and rattlesnakes, covered in 200,000 bees and more. Jonathan is an accomplished knife thrower, archer, escape artist, martial artist, free diver and free climber.
Jonathan is a single dad and lives in Las Vegas, with his 8-year-old-daughter, Milligan, whom he makes pancakes for on a daily basis. In 2019, Jonathan was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent, and hopes to go at least as far on AGT!
Season 15 Audition
Jonathan Goodwin's performance in Episode 1508 consisted of performing a danger act which featured him blindfolded with his back to a target dodging crossbows being shot at him. His performance was strong enough to advance to the Quarterfinals.
Jonathan Goodwin's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1511 consisted of performing a "trial by fire" escape act. Simon Cowell was not present, but Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara gave him standing ovations. Jonathan finished in 4th, 5th or 6th place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, he received fewer online votes than Spyros Bros. In the Judges' Choice, Howie Mandel and Kenan Thompson did not vote for him but Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara did, forcing a tiebreaker; whichever act had received more votes from America would progress. He received more votes than Alexis Brownley & The Puppy Pals, advancing to the Semifinals in Episode 1512.
Jonathan Goodwin's Semifinals performance in Episode 1519 consisted of performing a death-defying escape act involving travelling on a zipline 60 feet in the air suspended by his mouth while undoing a combination lock and his hands tied behind his back. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara all gave him standing ovations. Jonathan did not receive enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1520, eliminating him from the competition along with Brett Loudermilk instead of Bello Sisters.
- Jonathan appeared on AGT in Season 10 as apart of The Illusionists. The Illusionists were a guest performer for Episode 1019. Jonathan locked Howie Mandel into a chair and Howie had 20 seconds to free himself before garbage would be dropped ontop of him. He again performed with The Illusionists in Season 11 in Episode 1118. This makes him the first quarterfinalist to be a guest performer on a previous season.
- During both the America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent live shows, Jonathan won the Judges' Choice after getting a tie both times.
- Jonathan, Max Major, and Dance Town Family (via Wild Card) are the only three acts from the Season 15 online auditions to advance to the semifinals.