Jonathon Kralt

Hollywood stuntman

Description:

Notable & Obvious Advantages

Appearance and Social Traits:

  • Appearance: Attractive
  • Charisma
  • Good with (Dogs) (P)
  • Wealth

Other notable positive traits that can be determined with spending time around him:

  • Absolute Direction
  • Combat Reflexes
  • Daredevil
  • Enhanced Tracking
  • Eye for Distance (P)
  • Fearlessness
  • Fit
  • Heroic Archer
  • High Pain Threshold
  • Less Sleep
  • Night Vision
  • Patience of Job (P)
  • Perfect Balance
  • Sure-Footed (Slippery) (P)
  • Sure-Footed (Uneven) (P)
  • Temperature Tolerance

Notable & Obvious Disadvantages:

Appearance and Social Traits:

  • None

Behavior Traits:

  • Charitable
  • Code of Honor (Professional)
  • Code of Honor (Soldier’s)
  • Curious
  • Gregarious (Q)
  • Honesty
  • Keeps his promises (Q)
  • Overconfidence
  • Sense of Duty (Teammates)
  • Truthfulness
  • Workaholic

Other notable negative traits that can be determined with spending time around him:

  • Increased Consumption
  • Prefers food cooked over an open flame (Q)

Primary Features:

Birthdate: September 28, 1975
Distinguishing Marks: None
Eye Color: Blue
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Location Of Home: Monroe, WA
Profession: Stunt man
Skin Color: Caucasian
Web Page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0469420/

Bio:

Jon’s Background

Growing Up

Jon was born in Monroe, Washington, to Lily and Edward Kralt, ranchers. Growing up, he was very much an outdoorsy kind of boy, and always trying the craziest stunts. He was the younger of two children, but when he was 8, his sister was hit and killed by a drunk driver on her way home from a high-school dance. While this was hard on Ed, it devastated Jon’s mother, who was quite close to her daughter. Lily passed on less than two years later, leaving Ed to raise a boy on his own. Ed tried to find ways to spend time with Jon that had practical value as well; they worked on repairing the vehicles together, they worked on other repairs together, like fixing the barn or the fences, but most importantly, Ed taught Jon how to hunt. This was Jon’s favorite time with dad, because it wasn’t work (even though it made huge dents in the food bill). Having lost his mother and his big sister (who he practically worshiped), he relished time with his father, and spent nearly all of his free time outdoors – often doing stuff with Ed. In high school, he began to expand his circle of social influence beyond his father, but was not terribly active in sports. He did, however, participate in FFA and start a hunting club at the school. It was not uncommon for the club to have outings that often included the fathers as well, something that made the club more acceptable with the school board. In his senior year, Jon was voted most likely to be hospitalized from a spectacularly crazy stunt that no one had ever tried before. He has yet to fulfill this ambition.

College

Jon went to WSU and got a degree in drama, or as he called it, " a degree in make-believe". While he was less interested in being a movie star, WSU didn’t have a separate program for stuntmen in the movie industry. The degree did, however, get him started in the industry; not so much because of the degree itself, but because of the connections he made from it. One of his professors knew someone who was making a TV series, “The Outer Limits”, and Jon ‘interned’ with the production over the summer after his sophomore year. Through his work there as a stunt double, an opportunity opened up immediately after college on a much more mainstream opportunity, a show called “Stargate SG-1”. With his degree in hand, Jon left academia for the workforce.

The Industry

Jon dove into the stunt industry with both feet first, and never looked back. He was exhilarated that he was doing the crazy stunts he loved and getting paid for it. It also helped that he was naturally good at it and quite fearless. It was early in his career that he acquired his hobby of WWII memorabilia – though no one is really sure when the preoccupation with WWIII and cataclysms (or post-cataclysms) came about. Jon even sought out work on shows or movies associated when he could:

  • First Wave (’99): Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus.
  • Dark Angel (’00): A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.
  • Jeremiah (‘02): In a post-apocalyptic future, a deadly virus has wiped out most of humanity. The only ones who survived, were those who hadn’t yet reached puberty. Now a decade has gone by, and a man called Jeremiah is set on a quest to find a mysterious place his father spoke of, a place called Valhalla.
  • Dawn of the Dead (’04): A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.
  • 10.5 (’04): An earthquake reaching a 10.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, strikes the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. A large portion of land falls into the ocean, and the situation is worsened by aftershocks and tsunami.
  • The 4400 (’04): As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.
  • Impact (‘08): While the entire world watches the largest meteor shower in 10,000 years, a rogue asteroid, hidden by the meteor field, smashes into the moon in a tremendous explosion of rock and debris. Fragments from the asteroid, and even from the moon itself, penetrate Earth’s atmosphere and make impact.
  • The Andromeda Strain (’08): A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (’08): A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
  • The Thaw (’09): A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.
  • Riverworld (‘10): Welcome to Riverworld, a place of strange, watery beauty and the current abode of a fascinating cast of the recently (and not-so-recently) dead. It certainly isn’t Heaven, but it just might be Hell.
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (’11): A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising.
  • Resident Evil: Retribution (’12): Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Life Beyond Work

Jon is a bit of a workaholic, but he does have his hobbies. Besides collecting WWII memorabilia, he still hunts as well. He hunts with his two german shepherd dogs, Tristan and Isolde. He would still hunt on occasion with his father as well, but Ed passed away in 2010 from pancreatic cancer. That was a tough time for Jon, but focusing on work got him through.
Jon has few people he would consider friends; Daryl Jacobs, his caretaker who has ambitions of being a famous author, Ben Andrews, the horse trainer who takes care of Jon’s two horses in exchange for the use of the remaining stable space and corral, and Ted Jenkins, his dairy rancher next door neighbor. While he has numerous associates in the movie industry, he recognizes that those relationships are meaningless beyond the confines of a given movie. The shallow nature of most of the people in Hollywood is one of the reasons he chose to keep his residence in his hometown of Monroe, WA.

The Bunker of Jon Kralt

Jon has always been fascinated with war and humanity’s proclivity for violent conflict. His biggest hobby revolves around WWII, and he is certain that WWIII is coming any day. Because of this, he has worked to prepare for what he sees as inevitable. He has built a personal fall-out shelter that is designed to last indefinitely.

The Bunker

Considerable amounts of wealth went into preparing Jon’s nuclear fallout shelter. It was prepared to tap into natural geothermal energy sources, providing ample energy for all its needs. It has its own water and air filtration system, with large supplies of water. It has multiple automated hydroponics sections, with plant life to provide both food and oxygen. It was engineered (by an outside company specializing in such things) to fully sustain life for a dozen people (15 actually, for room for a safety buffer as well as some growth) for decades. Jon also wanted to ensure information was saved, so key information servers were backed up to server systems in the bunker – included were not only manufacturing blueprint systems for important components to modern civilization (computers, automobiles, energy production, biotech, etc.), but also important general information stores (medical knowledge, Wikipedia, any tech book available through digital purchase). There are redundant systems with fail-over mechanisms, and full video walkthroughs on how to repair or rebuild systems if needed. The whole premise was to be able to (decades later) restore the knowledge of society, on the off-chance that no other attempts to do the same survived. While only being able to sustain life for 15, at the most, the shelter was also purposed to be able to provide the knowledge and tools needed to restore society to its previous abilities, with the hope that post-WWIII the resurgent society would use this knowledge for growth rather than destruction (admittedly an odd idea for someone rather preoccupied with war).

The Flaw In The Plan

Jon planned for the bunker to be an emergency shelter to fall back to, when the alarms were raised regarding incoming nuclear strikes. All the internal controls are hardened against EMP, as EMP waves are expected as part of a nuclear blast. There are no direct communications means between the outside and the inside, as that would constitute a vulnerability for radiation. The closest thing would be the entrance controls, which must be accessible from both the outside and the inside. Because of the accessibility factor for the external controls, there was only so much protection that could be afforded against EMP. Because of the risk of the radiation and EMP frying the controls to open the massive door (albeit lower, but still present), a manual fail-safe was installed to be able to open the door easily if desired. It was quite a bit of engineering, in fact. With the proper codes, sent from the keypad at the door or from Jon’s smartphone (it had an app, of course), the doors would quickly open for any fleeing refugees to enter. Except for the weekly data updates (and checking up on the hydroponics, despite them not needing it because of complete automation), the vault remained sealed. What he hadn’t planned for, though, was the immediacy of the EMP blast. That initial EMP blast voided any chance of opening the doors from the electronic controls. This means that the huge doors, meant to protect the occupants from a direct nuclear strike, could now only be opened with the manual non-electronic controls, which were on the inside. Jon’s impregnable vault would serve as a constant reminder that no matter how well you prepare, it’s always possible to overlook something. He knew that everything he had done would sustain itself (and produce quite a supply of organic fruits and vegetables, all of which would be freeze dried via automation), but would never help the world until they found tools to penetrate walls that a nuclear blast couldn’t. His vault was now the world’s largest and most complex paperweight ever devised.

Stunt work

listed in alphabetical order
10.5 (TV movie)
Agent Cody Banks
Andromeda (TV series)
Are We Done Yet?
Arrow (TV series)
AVPR: Aliens vs Predator – Requiem
Bad Seeds (TV series)
Betwixt (TV movie)
Beyond Loch Ness (TV movie)
Black Christmas
Black Sash (TV series)
Blade: Trinity
Blue Smoke (TV movie)
Caprica (TV series)
Carrie (TV movie)
Case 39
Chaos (TV series)
Chaos Theory
Christmas Miracle
Conspiracy (TV series)
Dark Angel (TV series)
Dawn of the Dead
Dead in a Heartbeat (TV movie)
Deck the Halls
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Eastwick (TV movie)
Elektra
Endgame (TV series)
Extreme Ops
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four
Far Cry
Fear Island (TV movie)
Final Destination 3
Final Destination 5
First Wave (TV series)
Frankie & Alice
Free Style
Fringe
Gravity Boy (short)
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (TV series)
Harper’s Island (TV series)
Home Room
Hot Rod
Human Target (TV series)
I Love You, Beth Cooper
I Was a Teenage Faust (TV movie)
I, Robot
Impact (TV mini-series)
In the Land of Women
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Inception
Jake 2.0 (TV series)
Jeremiah (TV series)
Jesus Chris (short)
John Doe (TV series)
John Tucker Must Die
Killer Instinct (TV series)
Kingdom Hospital (TV series)
Life Unexpected (TV series)
LiTTLEMAN
Lost Boys: The Tribe (video)
Man About Town
Masters of Horror (TV series)
Mindstorm
My Boss’s Daughter
My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (TV series)
New York Minute
Night at the Museum
NightMan (TV series)
Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld
Partition
Pathfinder
Paycheck
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Possession
Postal
Psych (TV series)
Q-Case (short)
Rampage
Rapid Fire (TV movie)
Reaper (TV series)
Red Riding Hood
Resident Evil: Retribution
Riding the Bullet
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Riverworld (TV movie)
Rogue
Sanctuary (TV series)
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Seeking Fear
Seismic Upheaval: Relentless Beatings (video)
Seven Days (TV series)
Seven Deadly Sins (TV series)
SGU Stargate Universe (TV series)
Smallville (TV series)
Smallville: Vengeance Chronicles (TV mini-series)
Snakes on a Plane
Spymate
Stargate SG-1 (TV series)
Stargate: Atlantis (TV series)
Stephen King’s Dead Zone (TV series)
Still Life (TV series)
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Taken (TV mini-series)
Tarzan (TV series)
Taurus World Stunt Awards (TV special)
Terminal City (TV series)
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (TV movie)
The 4400 (TV series)
The Andromeda Strain (TV mini-series)
The Bourne Legacy
The Cabin in the Woods
The Chris Isaak Show (TV series)
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Grey
The Guard (TV series)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Loch Ness Monster (short)
The Outer Limits (TV series)
The Pink Panther
The Thaw
The Thing Below (video)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Zone (TV series)
The Unprofessionals (TV series)
Things We Lost in the Fire
This Means War
Three Moons Over Milford (TV series)
Total Recall
Traveler (TV series)
Trick ’r Treat
True Blue (TV movie)
True Justice (TV series)
UC: Undercover (TV series)
Under (TV movie)
Underclassman
War
Watchmen
White Chicks
Why Did I Get Married?
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (video)
X2

Jonathon Kralt

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