A Conversation with 1899 Cast Member Jonathan Walrus

A woman on the deck of a boat with a man standing to her side
Jonathan Walrus can be seen here standing slightly behind the character TOVE. 

Steve Barnes and I held a Facebook Live Q & A with 1899 cast member Jonathan Walrus. Jonathan played a third-class passenger who was often seen on-screen in scenes with Tove, Anker, and Iben.

Steve and I asked him questions about being on set and his experience working on the set of the Volume. Steve also asked him questions about his life as a musician and frontman of two bands, THE RECALLS and THE BLACKBYRDS. Jonathan was a gracious and engaging guest and was happy to answer any questions thrown at him. The Facebook Live was recorded on March 16, 2024 and includes questions asked by a live audience. For more of my 1899 content, please visit the 1899 landing page where you can find all of my 1899 recaps. 

A group sits at a wooden table. One man writes.
An image from Jonathan's Instagram account on the set of 1899. Jonathan was told his character was a writer after they saw him writing a note. 

About Jonathan Walrus: Jonathan was born in Chile, later moved to Barcelona, and now lives in Germany. He was interested in music from a young age and began a career as a performer and song writer. He performs in two bands, THE RECALLS and THE BLACKBIRDS. But he’s also an actor and has landed roles in both THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT and 1899, plus a German film called TRASH DETECTIVE. You can find his credits on IMdb under the name Jonathan Neira. Find Jonathan on IG @JonathanWalrus.

A woman and man in turn of the century clothes
Another still from Jonathan's Instagram account where he is in costume.

About Steve Barnes: Steve Barnes is guitarist for stoner metal band Introvoid, and also plays guitar for the cover band Rebecca Crow. All of Steve's stuff can be found at linktr.ee/introvoid.

Lindsey Dunn is a film critic with membership in both NC Film Critics and Southeastern Film Critics. She loves all things Cobra Kai, Netflix Dark, indie horror, and any stories about complicated relationships. You can find her at 1ofmystories.com and most social channels @1ofmystories.