In 1989, dance troupe Chippendales flew Schaech out to Los Angeles and offered him a job, but his father urged him to aim higher.He signed with Wilhelmina West and survived for three years doing commercials and bit parts in movies.Schaech won a pivotal role in How to Make an American Quilt opposite Winona Ryder.
Schaech flew to Morocco in 2001 to take on the title character in Tom Fontana's Judas for ABC.
The film would be highly controversial and was pushed back for several years until Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ was released in 2004, opening a window for the network to air the film.
Schaech has written co-written a number of screenplays with Richard Chizmar, including Heroes (2002), Road House 2 (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006), based on a story by Miles Chapman, Masters of Horror The Washingtonians (Showtime, 2007), based on a story by Bentley Little and The Poker Club, based on the story by Ed Gorman.
Schaech and Chizmar have also co-written screenplays based on stories by Peter Crowther: Fear Itself: Eater (NBC/AXN Sci Fi, 2009); Lewis Shiner: Fear Itself: The Circle (NBC/AXN Sci Fi, 2009); and Stephen King: From A Buick 8 (in production 2009) and Black House (in production 2009).
Actor Johnathon Schaech, best known for 'That Thing You Do,' is single again just a month after marriage, reports Life & Style. From Life & Style: Actor Johnathon Schaech and One Tree Hill actress Jana Kramer have split after only a little more than a month of marriage.
Schaech proposed to his fiancee Jana in an elaborate ice rink proposal, which he posted on Facebook last December. The couple got engaged in 2009 and were married Fourth of July weekend in Michigan.
Jana's rep Janice Lee tells Life & Style, "Jana and Johnathon have agreed to dissolve their marriage.
Jana is humbled by the outpouring of support from her fans, friends and family, and appreciates the respect of her privacy."Why did the couple call it quits so quickly?
A source close to Jana tells Life & Style exclusively, "Jana is a good 14 years younger than Johnathon.
She moved in with him within six months or less of dating. It was his bachelor pad and just not enough space for the both of them."This is the second failed marriage for Johnathon.
In 2007 he divorced Samantha Who star Christina Applegate, who recently announced that she is expecting her first child with fianc%C3%83%C2%A9 Martyn Lenoble.