Jonathan Ames

Executive Producer, Creator, Writer


Jonathan Ames is the author of eight books: 'I Pass Like Night,' 'The Extra Man,' 'What's Not to Love?,' 'My Less Than Secret Life', 'Wake Up, Sir!,' 'I Love You More Than You Know,' 'The Alcoholi'c (a graphic novel illustrated by Dean Haspiel), and 'The Double Life is Twice As Good.'

He is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a former columnist for New York Press.

Mr. Ames's screenplay for his novel 'The Extra Man' is currently in post production, and stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes. The directors are Shari Berman and Robert Pulcini, who also co-wrote the script.

Mr. Ames adapted his memoir 'What's Not to Love?' as a TV special for the Showtime network and he played himself. At the time, he said, "It's the role I've been waiting for!" The special aired in December 2007 and January 2008.

Besides writing, Jonathan Ames performs frequently as a storyteller (often with The Moth) and has been a guest on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.'

He has had two amateur boxing matches, fighting as "The Herring Wonder," and he had a one-man show off-off-Broadway, entitled 'Oedipussy.' Mr. Ames also had the lead role in the IFC film 'The Girl Under the Waves' and was a porn extra in the porn film 'C-Men.'