He has appeared in several roles in American television, most notably in American Dreams. On this, he played series regular Henry Walker, an employee in the radio and television store owned by the patriarch of the protagonist's family. This show appeared on NBC from 2002 - 2005.
Adams formerly portrayed Dr. Daniel Goodman in the Fox television series Bones. At the start of season 2, his character appointed Dr. Camille Saroyan to be the Jeffersonian's first head of forensics (the immediate boss of Temperance Brennan). Although he was supposed to have left on a short sabbatical, his character did not return to the show. The show's creator, Hart Hanson, stated that Saroyan's role was a better fit with the rest of the characters in the series.
Adams next appeared on TV in the ABC crime drama Women's Murder Club.
Between 1996 and 2000, Jonathan spent four years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, playing, among other roles, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Buckingham in The Three Musketeers, and Guy Jacobs in Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage. He also has been a voice actor in Army of Two The 40th Day as Tyson Rios.
- Frasier (2001) - Fire Marshall
- Walker, Texas Ranger (2001) - Lyle Nugent
- Felicity (2001) - Paramedic
- The American Embassy (2002) - Elque 'Q' Polk
- Crossing Jordan (2004) - Juror
- American Dreams (2002–2005) - Henry Walker
- Bones (2005–2006) - Dr. Daniel Goodman
- One Tree Hill (2007) - Charles "Chuck" Taylor
- The Unit (2006) - Buko
- 24 (2007) - Peter Hock
- The Closer (2007) - Randall Williams
- NCIS (2007) - Thomas Zuri
- Cane (2007) - Fosko
- Women's Murder Club (2007–2008) - Ed Washburn
- Medium (2008) - Curtis Lambert
- Boston Legal (2008) - Officer Preston Holt
- NCIS: Los Angeles - (2009) Peter Caldwell
- Black Panther (2009) - T'Chaka
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010) - Kang the Conqueror
- Castle (2011) - Vulcan Simmons
- Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011) - Atrocitus
- Burn Notice (2011) - Kamba
- Heartstopper (1993) - Jorell
- Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme (2007) - Dormammu
- Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) - General (uncredited)
- Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010) - Martian Manhunter
- Army of Two: The 40th Day - Tyson Rios
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011) - Galactus
- ^ a b "IMDB Entry: Jonathon Adams (III)". http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1201149/. Retrieved 2006-08-14.
- ^ "IMDB Entry: American Dreams". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319930/. Retrieved 2006-08-14.
- ^ "IMDB Entry: Bones". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460627/. Retrieved 2006-08-14.
- ^ "TV Squad: Hart Hanson Talks About Bones". http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/05/17/creator-hart-hanson-talks-about-bones/. Retrieved 2010-04-28.