Jonathan Freeman Movies and Career Information
Feb 05, 1950
Jonathan Freeman (born February 5, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American actor known for voicing the villainous Jafar in Disney's Aladdin and its sequel The Return of Jafar, as well as the Kingdom Hearts series and was the puppeteer for Tito Swing of the Jukebox Band (Flexitoon Puppets) on the PBS series Shining Time Station. In 1994, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his role in She Loves Me. Additionally, he appeared in the Broadway revival productions of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Producers, On the Town, and 42nd Street, during which his caricature was drawn for Sardi's restaurant in 2002. Freeman can be heard on the 1997 Varèse Sarabande studio recording of the flop 1965 musical Drat! The Cat!. He was also seen on stage as Cogsworth in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and originated the role of Grimsby in Disney's newest Broadway production, The Little Mermaid. Freeman is currently starring as Admiral Boom and the Bank Chairman in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. He began his run on December 12, 2009.