Jonathan Van Ness

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Personality • Podcaster • Activist

Growing up openly gay in Illinois at the turn of the millennium, Jonathan Van Ness dealt with his fair share of homophobia and hate, but he also had his triumphs, becoming the first male cheerleader at his high school and carrying that to a college scholarship at the University of Arizona. That didn't last, though, as he didn't even make it a year before dropping out of school to study hairstyling instead. Eventually, Van Ness made the move to Los Angeles in 2009, working at various salons until opening up his own a few years later. His personality shined through his work, which eventually led him to working with Erin Gibson of Funny or Die, a client of his, on a web series of "Game of Thrones" recaps entitled "Gay of Thrones" (2013- ). It quickly took off, notching a pair of Emmy nominations in the process. He also made an appearance on the miniseries "I Love the 2000s" (VH1 2014). 2015 saw the launch of the podcast Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, a biweekly show where Van Ness talked with experts about a variety of subjects ranging from religion to politics. In 2018, he joined the revival of "Queer Eye" (Netflix 2018- ) as the grooming expert. Van Ness quickly became one of rebooted show's breakout stars. In June 2019, Van Ness identified as non-binary in gender, and appeared with his fellow members of the "Fab 5" in Taylor Swift's video for anti-bullying anthem "You Need To Calm Down."

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Live with Kelly and MarkStream

Guest
Talk
2023

Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness

Self
Show
2022

I Heart Arlo

Voice
Furlecia
Show
2021

HIV: The Neglected Pandemic

Narrator
Show
2021

Arlo the Alligator Boy

Voice
Furlecia
Movie
2021

Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine

Actor
Show
2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2020

GMA3: What You Need to Know

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Show
2020

The Not-Too-Late Show with ElmoStream

Guest
Talk
2020

Jack Whitehall: Christmas With My Father

Guest
Show
2019

Queer Eye: We're in Japan!

Self
Show
2019

Access Daily

Guest
Show
2019

GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke

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Show
2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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Show
2019

Strahan & Sara

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Show
2019

Today 3rd Hour

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Show
2018

Busy Tonight

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Talk
2018

GMA Day

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News
2018

Big City GreensStream

Guest Voice
Confident Stylist
Series
2018

Our Cartoon PresidentStream

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Himself
Series
2018

Queer EyeStream

Self
Reality
2018
93%

Big MouthStream

Guest Voice
Himself
Series
2017
96%

Megyn Kelly Today

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Talk
2017

Daily Blast Live

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2017

Daily Pop

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Talk
2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Talk
2017

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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Talk
2015

Celebrity Family FeudStream

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Game Show
2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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Talk
2015

The Beauty Lounge

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2015

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Gay of Thrones

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Jonathan
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2013

The Jonathan Ross ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2011

The Project

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2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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Talk
2009

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

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2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

etalk

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2006

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

The ViewStream

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1997

This Morning

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1988

Good Morning America

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1975

TodayStream

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1952

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