Please explain what just happened.

I looked out the window and saw a bird flying away on some errands.


What is your earliest memory?

Dressing up as a little clown for Halloween.


If you weren’t an actor, what other profession would you choose?

My dad always wanted me to be a plumber but I always wanted to play in the NBA.


Describe a typical work day.

Rehearsal, lunch, rehearsal.



Is there a time you wish you’d lied?

Five questions from now.


What would you say to yourself if you could go back in time and have a conversation with yourself at age thirteen?

Keep your pace but be patient.  And never settle.


If you could have only one album to get you through a breakup, what would it be?

Any volume of the “That’s What Kite Calls Music” collection.


What are three websites—other than your email—that you check on a daily basis?,,


From what or whom do you derive your greatest inspiration?

I am inspired by family and not reaching my goals.  These things make me work harder.



Name three books that have impacted your life.

Everybody Poops, Where the Red Fern Grows and Treasure Island.


If you could relive one moment over and over again, what would it be?

Hitting the winning basket, a half court 3-pointer, to win a high school league game.


How are you six degrees from Kevin Bacon?

I own the movie Footloose which is probably also owned by Kevin Bacon.


What makes you feel most guilty?

Being dishonest in questionnaires.


How do you incorporate the work of other artists into your own?

I study and steal from the best.



Please explain the motivation/inspiration behind the CBS comedy Two Broke Girls.

I don’t know what motivated/inspired Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings to create this project.


What is the best advice you’ve ever given to someone else?

Trust in yourself and you can learn something from anything.


List your favorite in the following categories:  Comedian, Musician, Author, Actor.

Comedian: Rodney Dangerfield.

Musician: Freddie Mercury.

Author: Oscar Wilde.

Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis.


If you had complete creative license and an unlimited budget, what would your next project be?

A script I am working on right now.


What do you want to know?

The information contained on a truthful version of Wikipedia.


What would you like your last words to be?

“Spoiler alert: This is how it ends.”


Please explain what will happen.

I will go back to rehearsal.



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JONATHAN KITE is quickly becoming known for the wide array of characters that he has brought to life on television and in film.

Currently, Kite can be seen co-starring as “Oleg,” the Russian cook, opposite Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs in one of the most widely anticipated new series premiering this fall, CBSʼ Two Broke Girls.

A Chicago Native, Kite has been performing since birth. Growing up in the Windy City, he was immersed in the comedy world, as it is a huge part of the Chicago theater scene. Being around this subculture and gravitating to it at such a young age helped make him a fan of improv and sketch. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Acting from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, while in conjunction studying with Second City, one of the worldʼs premier comedy schools, and participating in numerous improv groups. In 2003, Kite made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

The first major project Kite booked upon arrival to Los Angeles was a BEE MOVIE promo with Jerry Seinfeld. Up until that point, Kite had been booking a plethora of national commercials, as well as independent shorts and films, but the promo for the film helped him get into the theatrical world and would ultimately help him land his most notable projects to date. In 2009, Kite booked the pilot episode of FOXʼs “Raising Hope” where he played opposite Bijou Phillips. He also wrote, produced, and starred in his own sketch comedy TV pilot called The Skokie-Jo and Shappy Show. In 2010 Kite went on to be cast on a new series for FOX called In the Flow with Affion Crockett, produced by Jamie Foxx, and also became the face of Muscle Milk -- which showcased some of his best characters and infiltrated TV screens and radio nationwide.

Aside from his acting, Kite has a huge passion for writing and is currently putting the finishing touches on his first full length feature film, The Walk On, which he will also star in, and produce. Kite also is an expert mimic, boasting over 50 impressions and dialects that include Vince Vaughn, Tom Hanks, Seth Rogen, Liam Neeson, and Robert Downey Jr. He is an active supporter of various autism and breast cancer charities, and looks forward to supporting them more in the years to come.

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