Jonathan Maxwell Reeves

Jonathan Maxwell Reeves

Actor, director and producer in Antwerpen, Belgium

About Jonathan

I was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1968. My mother didn't want me to become an actor and so I was send to a school to become bookkeeper. This went wrong and at age 18 I left school without any degree. In 1992 after a whole range of jobs going from PC/Hifi salesman,salesman at an ISP and even working in a pizzeria for a short time I finally got my chance when I was accepted at the Municipal Academy of Word and Music in Hoboken. At that time one of the best artistic schools in the Antwerp area with a wonderful reputation.



There I was trained for 6 years by Belgian's leading actor Herbert Flack and Erik Maes. I had several parts in plays from Shakespeare, Moliere, Anouilh and many more. The most important lesson I learned over there was that doing classical plays on stage is the best way to learn and to shape your fundamentals in acting.



From 1992 till 1994 I had a short artistic break - I only did plays at the Theatre Academy - and I served my country for two years in the Belgian army as a volunteer. They tried to make a Rambo out of me, but that was not a success. I was using my brain to much I guess. :-)

At the end of 1994 I returned back to the stage and I did audition for the part of Billy Bibbit in the Dutch stage play version of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, directed by Wim Lanckrock and adapted by Alex Van Haecke. My biggest part until today, I did 80 shows in total of this play and more than 15.000 people saw it. For a city like Antwerp that's a huge audience.



In 1999 I started to concentrate more and more on writing (screen) plays, directing and developing game-show formats instead of acting but from time to time I still accept guest appearances in television series or Belgian movies and you can find me in the streets of Antwerp where I regularly do mime, clown and living statue acts as a street-performer.


In 2007 I was for a short time connected as actor at the Belgian amusement park 'Ooit Tongeren' but the company went into bankruptcy three weeks after opening. Due that I became very disapointed in people and most fellow actors over there. When the ship was sinking most of them where putting knives in eachothers back. It made me loose my believe in playing and my love for the stage a bit. It's unsure I will ever be on a stage again due this whole event. Convincing me to play again will be hard, but not impossible.



Since 2008 I'am more focused on writing plays, screenplays, developing tv formats, webtv concepts, directing, making shorts etc... I do have several great ideas for feature movies, television series and shorts, but I'am still looking for some really creative people (maybe you ?) to work together with. Let's hope I can find those people here at Stage 32. I need the people, the people to be creative with...



In February 2013 I started to study again and since January 2017 I can call myself 'Graduated Photographer'. YES, I made it, but it were 4 hard years of study. If you like to see some of my photo's please visit https://500px.com/ghostphotography were you can find a huge selection of my work. In photography I'am using the artistic name 'Ghost'. If you like what you see, and if you want to buy/use my work or if you want pictures made by a profressional photographer feel free to contact me.



Name: Jonathan Maxwell Reeves

Lives in: Antwerpen, Belgium

Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Photographer (Still), Content Creator, Narrator, Playwright, Voice Actor and Voice Artist

Awards

  • Co-winner Emmy Award Digital Program Non Fiction for Entertainment Experience
    (2013)

  • 3th prize writing contest Creative Writing for 'Bubbelzee NV'
    (2009)

  • 1st prize diction contest Municipal Education Antwerp
    (1980)

Projects

  • Neighbourhood Police (De Buurtpolitie) Season 3 - Plastic Baby

    Neighbourhood Police (De Buurtpolitie) Season 3 - Plastic Baby (2015)
    Television by Zodiak Belgium Carjacker / Actor

  • The Truth (De Waarheid) Season 1 - Episode 20 - The Wrong Choice

    The Truth (De Waarheid) Season 1 - Episode 20 - The Wrong Choice (2013)
    Television by Eyeworks Belgium Kris De Groote / Actor

  • Missing (Vermist) Season 5 - Episode 3 - Milla

    Missing (Vermist) Season 5 - Episode 3 - Milla (2013)
    Television by Eyeworks Belgium / Kaat Beels Rally Leader / Actor

  • Background shoot for Proximus commercial (Belgian Telecom Operator)

    Background shoot for Proximus commercial (Belgian Telecom Operator) (2013)
    Print by Who Killed Joe Janitor / Model

  • Commercial for Base (Belgian Telecom Operator)

    Commercial for Base (Belgian Telecom Operator) (2013)
    Commercial by Caviar Content / A French speaking dude Atilla The Hun / Extra

  • Entertainment Experience - Tricked The Animated Version parts 6 - 8

    Entertainment Experience - Tricked The Animated Version parts 6 - 8 (2012)
    Voice-over by FCCE / Virmima Tobias / Voice over and also screenplay & animation

  • Summer Of The Viewer

    Summer Of The Viewer (2010)
    Television by Prime / Unknown Myself / Host & introducing the movie Close Encounters Of The 3th Kind on the pay channel Prime

  • The Stripes Of The Zebra

    The Stripes Of The Zebra (2008)
    Film by Men with Movie Cameras / Toon Mertens Roadworker / Actor

  • Dead Serious (English & Dutch version)

    Dead Serious (English & Dutch version) (2007)
    Internet by GhostTV / Jonathan Maxwell Reeves Death / Actor (also screenplay,cinematographer,director)

  • Opel Belgium TV commercial & Billboard

    Opel Belgium TV commercial & Billboard (2007)
    by Unknown Zero / Actor

  • Spoed

    Spoed (2006)
    Television by Studio's A / VTM / Jean-Pierre Van Steerteghem Policeman / Guest Actor

  • Sardsch

    Sardsch (1999)
    Television by ZDF / Wolfgang Hesse Jewish Diamondtrader / Extra

  • Shades

    Shades (1999)
    Film by Corsan Productions / Erik Van Looy Papparazi Cameraman / Extra (I wanted to be in a movie with Mickey Rourke :-) )

  • Wittekerke

    Wittekerke (1998)
    Television by D&D Productions / Renaat Coppens Journalist / Guest Actor

  • Marlene

    Marlene (1998)
    Television by VMMa / VTM / Unknown director Myself / Studio Guest

  • What's Up

    What's Up (1997)
    Television by D&D Productions / Mark Damen Client in bar / Guest Actor

  • Broken Dreams (Turbo Adaptation of 12 classical theater plays)

    Broken Dreams (Turbo Adaptation of 12 classical theater plays) (1997)
    Theater by HAT / Herbert Flack Othello & several other parts / Actor

  • The Cherry Orchard (Anton P. Tsjechov)

    The Cherry Orchard (Anton P. Tsjechov) (1996)
    Theater by KNS / Karst Woudstra Servant & Partyguest / Extra

  • Character

    Character (1996)
    Film by First Floor Features / Mike van Diem Communist / Extra

  • Edition

    Edition (1996)
    Television by Studio's A / Walter Rits Gilbert Delafaille / Guest Actor

  • Not Tonight Honey

    Not Tonight Honey (1995)
    Television by VMMa / Kanaal 2 / Unknown director Myself / Studio Guest in the show

  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Dutch Adaptation - 80 shows)

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Dutch Adaptation - 80 shows) (1995)
    Theater by TAA / Wim Lanckrock & Alex Van Haecke Willy Witters (original Billy Bibbit) / Actor

  • Law / Injustice & Power / Powerlessness

    Law / Injustice & Power / Powerlessness (1995)
    Theater by HAT / Erik Maes Several parts & improvisations

  • The Gentlemen's Orchestra ( Adaptation of L'Orchestre by Jean Anouilh)

    The Gentlemen's Orchestra ( Adaptation of L'Orchestre by Jean Anouilh) (1994)
    Theater by HAT / Herbert Flack Clarinet Player / Actor

  • Avanti La Musica

    Avanti La Musica (1994)
    Theater by HAT / Erik Maes Several parts & improvisations / Actor

  • Taming Of The Shrew (Modern adaptation of the Shakespeare play)

    Taming Of The Shrew (Modern adaptation of the Shakespeare play) (1994)
    Theater by HAT / Herbert Flack Georges Joly aka Bjonne (original Biondello) / Actor

  • Oh What A Lovely War

    Oh What A Lovely War (1993)
    Theater by HAT / Erik Maes Several parts / Actor

  • Hold Me (Jules Feifer)

    Hold Me (Jules Feifer) (1993)
    Theater by HAT / Herbert Flack Several parts & improvisations / Actor

  • Internet E Fragmmenti : Othello (First online play ever done on the internet)

    Internet E Fragmmenti : Othello (First online play ever done on the internet) (1993)
    Internet by Rag Doll Theatratical Productions / Roberta Lerici Othello (in English) / Virtual Actor trough VoIP System and slide projection

  • Scapino (Moliere/ Frank Dunlop/Jim Dale/Luk Wyns)

    Scapino (Moliere/ Frank Dunlop/Jim Dale/Luk Wyns) (1993)
    Theater by HAT / Herbert Flack Jellito / Actor

  • Family

    Family (1992)
    Television by Studio's A / Herman Fabri Dokter / Guest Actor

  • Artist's Entry

    Artist's Entry (1992)
    Theater by HAT / Herbert Flack Several parts & improvisations / Actor

  • A Man Needs A Plan

    A Man Needs A Plan (1992)
    Film by Prime Time / Marc Didden Client in bar / Extra

  • Willems & Co

    Willems & Co (1991)
    Television by BRTN / Marc Lybaert Barman / Guest Actor

  • La Ronde (Arthur Schnitzler)

    La Ronde (Arthur Schnitzler) (1991)
    Theater by HAT / Herbert Flack Soldier / Actor

  • FC The Champions

    FC The Champions (1991)
    Television by BRTN / Willy Vanduren Football Player / Extra

  • Along the Quay

    Along the Quay (1991)
    Television by BRTN / Patrick LeBon Bad guy / Extra

  • Beck - The Locked Room

    Beck - The Locked Room (1991)
    Film by Prime Time / Jacob Bijl Policeman / Extra

  • Shake before use  (first time on a stage)

    Shake before use (first time on a stage) (1980)
    Television by Kindervreugd / Mady Van Dyck Citizen

Education

  • Encora Cadixstraat (Photography)
    (2014-2017)

  • TKO Hoboken
    (2013-2014)

  • Municipal Education Antwerp - SIHA 2
    (1983-1986)

  • State Education - RMS I
    (1980-1983)

  • Municipal Education Antwerp - SILO 51
    (1974-1980)

  • Municipal Academy for Music and Word - Hoboken Belgium
    (1991-1997)

  • Theatre Of Public Works (Improvisation & Acrobatics)
    (1992-1992)

  • Kopspel : Twin Peaks Theater Course
    (1992-1992)

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