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Jonathan Freeman Biography

Jonathan Freeman is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and puppeteer. He is known for puppeteering and voicing Tito Swing in the film Shining Time Station. Freeman did a voiceover for Jafar in Disney’s Aladdin franchise as well as the Kingdom Hearts franchise and the 2011 Aladdin musical.

Jonathan Freeman

Jonathan Freeman Age

The American voiceover and actor was born on 5 February 1950 in Cleveland Ohio, United States. As of 2019, he is 69 years old.

Jonathan Freeman Height

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Jonathan Freeman Wife

Jonathan is possibly single. There is no provided information about his previous relationships. This information will soon be updated.

Jonathan Freeman Education

Freeman who plays the role of Jafar studied and graduated from the University of Ohio.

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Jonathan Freeman Career

As well as being the voice of Jafar in Aladdin, Freeman is also known for being 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!.

Jonathan Freeman Photo As Jafar

He was also seen on stage as Cogsworth in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and originated the role of Grimsby in Disney’s Broadway production of The Little Mermaid. Freeman began his run starring as Admiral Boom and the Bank Chairman in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins on December 12, 2009.

Freeman reprises his role as Jafar on stage in the new musical adaptation of Aladdin, which played at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre from July 7–31, 2011. He is currently reprising the role in the Broadway production, which opened in March 2014 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and he is the only actor from the original cast of the animated film to do so.

Jonathan Freeman Movies and TV Shows

The following are some of the roles he has performed in different films/ movies

1987 Forever, Lulu
1988 Homeboy
1990 A Shock To The System
1992 Aladdin
1994 The Return of Jafar
1996 The Associate
1997 The Ice Storm
2001 Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
2002 Mickey’s House of Villains
2004 Shark Tale
2007 The Hoax
2016 Life, Animated

The following are his roles on the television shows


K.I.D.S. TV News
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd


Shining Time Station


Shining Time Station: ‘Tis a Gift


Aladdin on Ice


Remember WENN




House of Mouse


Lilo and Stitch: The Series


American Dragon: Jake Long


Gossip Girl


Law & Order: Criminal Intent


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit


Too Big to Fail
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Jonathan Freeman Theater Work

Before joining the field of media production, he had started small as a stage performer and its from which he was picked and identified as a potential actor in the onset world. The following are some of his then works:

Broadway credits

  • Aladdin as Jafar (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Mary Poppins as Admiral Boom and the Bank Chairman (Replacement)
  • The Little Mermaid as Grimsby (Original Broadway Cast)
  • Beauty and the Beast as Cogsworth (Replacement)
  • The Producers as Roger De Bris (Replacement)
  • 42nd Street as Bert Barry
  • On the Town as Pitkin W. Bridgework
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as Mr. Bratt
  • She Loves Me as Headwaiter – Nominated – Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
  • Platinum as Minky
  • Sherlock Holmes as Lightfoot McTague (Replacement – RSC Transfer)

Off-Broadway credits

  • Of Thee, I Sing as Senator Lyons (City Center Encores)
  • Finian’s Rainbow as Finian (Irish Repertory)
  • A Class Act as Lehman (Manhattan Theatre Club)
  • An Empty Plate In The Cafe Du Grand Boeuf as Claude (Primary Stages)
  • Sail Away as Joe (Carnegie Hall)
  • Wall To Wall as Frank Loesser (Symphony Space)
  • Li’l Abner as Dr. Rasmussen (City Center Encores)
  • On The Town as Pitkin W. Bridgework (Public Theater/Delacourte)
  • In A Pig’s Valise as Zoot/Gut (Second Stage)
  • Claptrap as Harvey (Manhattan Theater Club)
  • Bertrano as Louie/Momo (Primary Stages)
  • Confessions Of Billie as Conrad Gerhardt (Performing Garage)
  • Thirteen Days To Broadway as Cy (890 Studios)
  • Babes In Arms as Steve (Playwrights’ Horizon)
  • Pinocchio as Fire Eater (Marionette Theater)
  • The Miser as Cleante (Greenwich Mews)
  • Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme as Dancing Master

Regional/Stock credits

  • Restoration Comedy as Sir Novelty (Seattle Repertory Theater)
  • A Christmas Carol as Scrooge (Bay Street Theater)
  • You Can’t Take It with You as Boris Kolenkov (Bay Street Theater)
  • An Empty Plate In The Cafe Du Grand Boeuf as Claude (Berkshire Theater Festival)
  • Peter Pan as Hook/Mr. Darling (Austin Musical Theater)
  • How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as Bert Bratt (La Jolla Playhouse)
  • Fortinbras as Claudius (La Jolla Playhouse)
  • Babes In Toyland as Gonzorgo (Houston Grand Opera)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Marcus Lycus (La Jolla Playhouse/Orange County Performing Arts Center)
  • The Flowering Peach as Shem (Coconut Grove Playhouse)
  • Emigration Of Adam as Issac Kurtzik (Williamstown Theater Festival)
  • Gay Divorce as Teddy (Goodspeed Opera House)
  • The Student Prince as Hubert (Milwaukee Melody Top)
  • Can-Can as Boris
  • Arsenic and Old Lace as Jonathan (Meadowbrook Theater)
  • The Desert Song as Benny (Coachlight Theater)
  • George Washington Slept Here (play) as Steve (Berkshire Theater Festival)
  • How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying as Bud Frump (Coachlight Theater)

Jonathan Freeman Jafar

Jafar is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures’ 31st animated feature film Aladdin. He is voiced by American actor Jonathan Freeman, who also portrayed the character in the Broadway musical adaptation.

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Jonathan Freeman Voice

Jonathan Freeman Jafar Voice

The American actor, voice actor, singer and puppeteer took up the role of Jafar and did the voice over the character. Listen to the record below.

Jonathan Freeman Net Worth

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