2013 is Jonathan Torrens’ 25 year anniversary of working in TV & Film. He started the year off by writing and producing The Jenny McCarthy Show for Vh-1 before reprising his role as J-Roc in the 3rd Trailer Park Boys movie, currently in production.
In 2012, in addition to playing Vice-Principal Robert Cheeley on the second season of CBC’s Mr. D., he also finished shooting the 4th season of HBO Canada’s highly acclaimed Call Me Fitz.
In 2011, Jonathan hosted Wipeout Canada (TVTropolis) and shot the 26-episode third season of TV with TV’s Jonathan Torrens (TVTropolis), on which he serves as performer/co-writer/co-producer/director. TV was nominated for a Banff Rockie Award as Best Comedy and Torrens was nominated for a Gemini as Best Host.
Before that, Torrens was seen as “Gerald” on Spike TV’s popular reality show parody Joe Schmo 2. Hosting stints include both The Kids Are in Charge (Travel Channel U.S.) and Popularity Contest (CMT U.S.), as well as co-anchoring and reporting on Reality Remix (Fox Reality Channel’s daily flagship show) and making frequent appearances on the E! Network’s popular 50 Most…clip shows.
The 2008 theatrical release of Trailer Park Boys; Countdown to Liquor Day wrapped up a 7 season, 2 feature film Gemini Award nominated run for Jonathan as J-Roc (a culturally-misguided wannabe rapper) on the hit Showcase series.
In 2007-08, Torrens created, wrote and produced two pilots for VH-1 called Hollywood Tonight and Tested.
Here in Canada, Jonathan’s sketch, host and writing work on five seasons (225 episodes) of Jonovision earned a total of 7 Gemini Award nominations, including Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series. Prior to that, he starred for seven years on the International Emmy award-winning series Street Cents.
Jonathan’s film work has been screened at the Sundance Film Festival 3 times; in Jason Eisener’s special jury prize-winning Treevenge, in Thom Fitzgerald’s Beefcake and in Jenny McCarthy’s award-winning Dirty Love.
In December 2011, his production company TORRentertainment premiered the doc A Walk in My Dream at theTIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the Canadian Folk Music Awards. TORRentertainment also co-produced a lifestyle pilot for the Slice Network called Vermin Girls.