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is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Virgin Suicides (1999), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Hostage (2005), In the Valley of Elah (2007), The Ruins (2008), and Charlie's Angels (2019). He has appeared in the television series The Black Donnellys (2007), Parenthood (2011–2013), Kingdom (2014–2017), Justified (2015), Snowfall (2018), Westworld (2018), City on a Hill (2019), and Debris (2021).
Jon Tucker is a senior analyst and project director at the Academy. His areas of expertise include: strategic planning/foresight, organizational design, change management, and S&T/innovation policy. His public management consulting experience includes projects with seventeen federal agencies. Recent projects include: developing a strategic plan for the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (U.S. Indian Health Service); developing options for the establishment of a new Under Secretary at USDA focused on international trade; developing a white paper for the Project Management Institute on institutionalizing project and program management in the federal government; assessing Census transformation initiatives; developing a long-term strategic plan for operational transformation at the Social Security Administration. In addition to his consulting activities, Jon contributes to the work of the Academy’s Strategic Foresight Panel (part of the broader Academy Transition 2016 initiative). Jon also has experience assessing science and technology policies and programs, with a focus on supporting innovation. He has worked for organizations including Battelle; the National Research Council; the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and the New York State Department of Economic Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy (with a concentration in Science and Technology Policy) from George Mason University, an M.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.A. from New College of Florida. (Source: napawash.org)
Actor Jonathan Tucker was born on May 31, 1982. A native of Boston, MA, Tucker attended the Park School in Brookline, MA and was raised in Boston's Irish neighborhood of Charlestown. Tucker set his sights on Hollywood at an early age, kicking off his acting career with a starring role in a third grade production of "The Nutcracker Suite." While attending the Thacher School in Ojai, CA, Tucker applied to and was accepted to Columbia University on an early admission. Tucker made his major screen debut in director Barry Levinson's "Sleepers" (1996) as the Young Tommy Marcano (a character played by Billy Crudup as an adult). Arriving in Hollywood in the early 2000's, Tucker made the rounds guest-starring on a myriad of prime time offerings such as "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-15) "Law & Order: SVU" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). After several years cutting his guest star teeth, Tucker graduated to a show of his very own in 2007, starring as Tommy Donnelly in Paul Haggis' highly anticipated new crime drama, "The Black Donnellys" (NBC, 2007). Hyped by the trades as NBC's Irish answer to "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), "The Black Donnellys" was an inter-generational family saga set in Boston's tough south side. (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)
After finishing his studies Tucker worked as an arms control specialist for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, and the U.S. State Department. He was an editor at High Technology and Scientific American magazines and wrote about military technologies, biotechnology, and biomedical research. Tucker was a UN weapons biological inspector in Iraq in February 1995. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)