Jonathan Goodwin is a West-British escapologist and go-getter. He is also a skilled escape artist, knife thrower, free climber, archer, sideshow performer, marksman, free diver, stunt performer, and strength artist. He is famous for being one of the most talented stuntmen in the world. He has shown his skills and stunts in numerous competitive reality TV shows in the US and UK. His first television appearance was “Dirty Tricks,” a show that aired on Britain’s free-to-air public television channel Channel 4. He then appeared in the TV specials The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From and The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From Death Wish Live. He has also appeared on the Discovery Channel reality TV series One Way Out and How Not to Become Shark Bait. In April 2019 he took part in the 13th series of competitive reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent where he reached the season finale and performed the stunt of being buried alive during the season which was the first time that this stunt had ever attempted to be on stage for a TV show. He was injured during a stunt on the set of America’s Got Talent: Extreme on October 15, 2021. He was hospitalized after falling from 70 feet and cracking his head, and later required urgent surgery. “Two cars were hanging on either side of him, rocking back and forth. The stunt consisted of Goodwin breaking free of the restraints and then falling onto an air mattress and not being crushed by the cars as they swung in mid-air.” A mishap then occurred as the two cars crashed into each other and Jonathan in between” got stuck”. The informant recalled: “The impact caused the cars to explode and erupt in a gigantic fireball. Goodwin fell to the ground and hit his head.” In February 2022, he was discharged from the hospital after almost 4 months. His Instagram bio reads: “World’s Greatest Theater Stunt Performer”. Walking the tightrope between genius and idiot”. His website also states that he has performed on almost every continent except Antarctica.

What is Jonathan Goodwin famous for?

  • To be a television escapologist and a daredevil.
  • For his participation in America’s Got Talent (season 15) and Britain’s Got Talent (season 13).

What nationality is Jonathan Goodwin?

Jonathan Goodwin was born on February 20, 1980 in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, United Kingdom. He has Welsh/British nationality and his ethnicity is British White. His race is white. His current age is 42 years as of 2022. Pisces is his zodiac sign and his religion is Christianity.

There are no details about his parents and family life. He began practicing his skills at the young age of 7 after being inspired by a book by Harry Houdini.

With regard to his school qualifications, he attended the now-closed Tasker Milward Voluntary Controlled School in Haverfordwest.

Jonathan Goodwin’s career timeline

  • Jonathan Goodwin first appeared on Channel 4 TV show Dirty Tricks, which was followed by TV specials The Seven Stupidest Things to Escape From and Deathwish Live.
  • He next appeared on Discovery Channel’s “One Way Out” and “How Not to Become Shark Bait,” in which he allowed himself to be attacked by a Caribbean reef shark.
  • In 2009, he returned to the Discovery Channel for a ten-part series of One Way Out.
  • He then appeared in an episode of Channel 4’s Balls of Steel where his father helped him perform a stunt.
  • On 11 September 2012 it was announced that he would be appearing in his own series on UKTV’s Watch entitled “The Incredible Mr Goodwin”. His series aired in early 2013 and included a variety of stunts, from free-climbing skyscrapers to extreme planking.


  • On March 9, 2013, he appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show. There he performed the stunt of lying on a single nail and using a sledgehammer to break a crushing block on his chest.
  • In April 2019 he appeared on series 13 of Britain’s Got Talent and made it to the finals when he performed Buried Alive, the first time the stunt had ever been attempted on stage.
  • In 2020, he appeared on America’s Got Talent where he graduated as a semifinalist.

Escape artist and daredevil Jonathan Goodwin


Who is Jonathan Goodwin engaged to?

Jonathan Goodwin was previously a married and divorced man. But he is currently engaged to his beautiful girlfriend Amanda Abbington. The duo started dating in 2020 and after a year they got engaged in 2021. They had been friends on social media for a decade but only met after she split from her partner Martin Freeman. Goodwin proposed marriage within 30 minutes of their first meeting in Vienna. Today, the couple enjoys life very much and plans to get married soon. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.

Jonathan Goodwin and his fiancee Amanda Abbington


He previously married longtime girlfriend Katy Goodwin in 2011. The duo were blessed with a daughter named Milligan Goodwin (born 2013). Unfortunately, the duo separated through divorce in 2019.

Jonathan Goodwin and his daughter


He splits his time between Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA and Hertfordshire, England, UK.

What is Jonathan Goodwin’s net worth in 2022?

Jonathan Goodwin is a television escapologist and daredevil who has put his life on the line countless times. According to his AGT bio, he’s been hanged, buried alive, hung by the feet of helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks and rattlesnakes, stung by 200,000 bees, and more. As of 2022, Jonathan’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. While his exact salary is yet to be announced, there is no doubt that he makes a significant amount of money from his work. He currently lives a standard lifestyle. His main source of income is stunt performances and TV appearances.

How tall is Jonathan Goodwin?

Jonathan Goodwin is 1.82 m tall and his balanced weight is 85 kg or 187 lbs. His shoe size is 12 US. His physique is athletic. His hair color is bald and he has a pair of green eyes. He has a toned physique and an affable smile. He has a trimmed beard. Overall he has a fit body with a radiant face and a charming smile. His other height is yet to be announced.

Back in October 2021, Goodwin suffered a near-fatal accident while rehearsing a stunt for America’s Got Talent: Extreme. The stunt was to have Goodwin escape from a straitjacket while hanging upside down at a height of 30 feet (9.1 m) between two suspended burning cars. The cars were released early resulting in Goodwin being pinned before the fall. He suffered third degree burns, broken bones and a severed spinal cord and is now confined to a wheelchair.

Jonathan Goodwin’s fiancee says he’s paralyzed after near-fatal accident

AGT: Extreme fiancé Jonathan Goodwin said he is now paralyzed after suffering a near-fatal accident on the set of AGT: Extreme. “He’s paralyzed now, he’s in a wheelchair,” Amanda Abbington said on the May 2 episode of the podcast, “Out to Lunch with Jay Rayner.” “Unless there’s some sort of stem cell surgery or that thing that Elon Musk designs with the little chip, it’s going to be like this forever.” Jonathan was rushed to the hospital on October 14, 2021 to undergo surgery after undergoing multiple sustained injuries while rehearsing a daring stunt for NBC’s America’s Got Talent: Extreme. At the time, sources told TMZ that Jonathan was hanging upside down in the air while wearing a straight jacket. The goal for the stuntman was to break free while two cars (also suspended in mid-air) swung back and forth on either side of him. However, the cars collided and caused an explosion, trapping Jonathan in the middle. He fell to the ground and hit his head, knocking him out. Jonathan later became responsive and was flown to the hospital. He shared some details of his recovery efforts with fans in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “6 months ago I went rehearsing and had this little hairy monkey waiting patiently for me… he only saw his dad a few weeks ago and when he finally did dad had new cool wheels,” Goodwin wrote. “A lot has changed in the last 6 months but love is a constant and I am loved very, very much. I look forward to my next chapters and to being a role model.”

Jonathan Goodwin is currently paralyzed


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