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Evan Jonigkeit, We Knew Him When He Was a Tour Guide for The Constitutional Walking Tour

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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While you may know that Evan Jonigkeit is an actor and producer who is famous for his roles including “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” “Bone Tomahawk” and “Easy,” you may not know that Jonigkeit leveraged his acting and producing skills as a member of the start-up cast with The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia for its inaugural season in 2005. 

Evan Jonigkeit, Tour Guide, The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Jonigkeit, 35, grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where he graduated from Neshaminy High School in 2001. After attending Temple University in Philly on a baseball scholarship, Jonigkeit was sidelined with tendonitis, and while injured, he started pursuing his interests in theater.

Upon graduating with honors from Temple with his Bachelor of Arts in May 2005, Jonigkeit and his college roommate became part of the original cast as official Tour Guides for The Constitutional Walking Tour where they helped write, research, rehearse, produce and provide The Constitutional’s signature tours of America’s Birthplace at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.

Evan Jonigkeit, Tour Guide, The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

During college, Jonigkeit served as a Production and Office Intern with Pig Iron Theatre Company. Jonigkeit also volunteered with the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Festival every Fall from 2001-2003. Additionally, Jonigkeit honed his craft with various roles for Temple Theaters including playing Lysimachus in Pericles, Frondoso in Fuente Ovejuna, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rick in Six Degrees of Separation, and Ste in Beautiful Thing,

Jonigkeit currently lives in New York, and he is married to Zosia Mamet, who is an actress and producer, and plays Shoshanna on “Girls” and Sasha in “The Kids Are All Right”. In 2017, Jonigkeit and Mamet returned to Temple University to give advice to students interested in acting and the entertainment industry.

“Evan was a great addition to our original tour guide cast with his dedication to the art of storytelling,” said Jonathan Bari, President of The Constitutional Walking Tour. “We are so proud of Evan and happy for all of his accomplishments. As a member of The Constitutional Walking Tour’s Alumni, Evan is part of a great group who have helped showcase America’s Birthplace and then gone onto many great accomplishments in their chosen respective fields including in business, communications, education, entertainment, government, law, medicine, philanthropy and sports.

 

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