Jon Bernthal's best TV role: Shane Walsh or the Punisher? | The Tylt
Jon Bernthal is now 41 years old, and the silver screen star is best known for bringing beloved comic book characters to life. He made a breakthrough playing Shane Walsh, a heroic cop-turned-sociopath on the first two seasons of "The Walking Dead." But Jon's popularity grew when he took on the role of the Punisher, Marvel's popular comic book anti-hero, for the second season of "Daredevil." Which role is Jon's best? 📺🌟
Jon Bernthal's best TV role: Shane Walsh or the Punisher?
Below is the synopsis of "The Walking Dead," per IMDB.
Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma, to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.
Jon co-starred in the first two seasons of the hit series. He basically helped the series become a fan favorite geek show. Shane started off as a heroic deputy but later became a psychotic survivalist.
He was the best friend of protagonist Rick Grimes. Rick was in a coma when the zombie outbreak happened; Shane took care of Rick's wife Lori and son Carl. Sounds like a good best friend? Wrong. Shane took a little too much care of Rick's family; he began sleeping with Rick's wife Lori and was a surrogate father to Rick's son Carl. Rick eventually woke out of a coma and found his family and friends. Shane grew increasingly jealous and lost his mind—escalating his increasingly psychotic efforts to protect Lori and Carl.
Jon played the hell out of the character, giving Shane the depth and development the character needed in the two short seasons he was on the show. Though Shane died, his legacy as a popular "TWD" character lives on.
Watch the transformation of Shane below.
Below is the synopsis of "The Punisher," per IMDB.
After the murder of his family, Frank Castle becomes a vigilante known as "the Punisher", who aims to fight crime by any means necessary.
Though "The Punisher" hasn't premiered yet, Jon has cemented a fan following playing the character. And we already got a good taste of him as the total badass on the second season of "Daredevil." Let's just say that Jon stole the show; he has his own series set to premiere on Netflix later this year.
Check out the trailer to "The Punisher" below and get you hyped for the upcoming series.