Jonah Hauer-King is our new Disney prince! The actor plays Prince Eric in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid star — a role he landed after participating in 7 months of auditions. Obviously, Jonah’s proud of it! But even prouder are his parents who influenced him to be an actor ever since he was a child.
Let’s get to know Jonah Hauer-King’s parents better as this article proceeds.
Who Are Jonah Hauer-King Parents?
Jonah Hauer-King was born to his parents, Jeremy King and Debra Hauer. They’ve been his number one supporters and biggest fans since day one. In fact, it was his mother Debra who inspired him to be into the entertainment industry.
“I owe a lot of my love of theatre to her [his mother],” Jonah said in October 2016. “She’d always take me to shows, and she gave me quite a diverse exposure to the theatre world. Though I grew up with it, I never really admitted to myself that I wanted to act until my mid-teens.”
However, though Jonah’s parents did influence him to get into acting, they also said that the industry came with a lot of “uncertainty” and “instability.” Thus, he took his sweet time to make up his mind before finally stepping into the entertainment world.
Jonah made his debut in the 2017 British drama film, The Last Photograph. Although he had starred in productions like Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre in 2014 and Equus in 2015, The Last Photograph gave him the big break he was looking for. In 2018, he then starred in three movies Postcards from London, Ashes in the Snow, and Old Boys, and made his way into Hollywood with a starring role in the 2019 feel-good film, A Dog’s Way Home.
Now, he playing Prince Eric in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and also is working on his next project, World on Fire. In the latter show, he portrays a grimy pilot called Harry in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II.
Meet Jeremy King, Jonah Hauer-King Father
Jeremy King is Jonah Hauer-King’s father who was “hugely supportive” of his dreams.
Let’s talk more about him below.
Jeremy King Age
Jeremy King was born in 1954 in Somerset. That made him 69 years of age in 2023.
His mother’s surname is Chinn.
Jeremy King Job
Jeremy King is the Proprietor and CEO of Corbin & King.
This prominent restauranteur initially pursued a career in merchant banking but gave that up to become becoming Searcy’s youngest-ever manager at the age of 21. He then joined the American restaurant Joe Allen in London and worked as Maître d’Hôtel.
In the late 1970s, Jeremy then met Chris Corbin and they have been business partners ever since. Together, the pair have established some of the most iconic and highly-regarded establishments in London as The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Zédel, Colbert, Fischer’s, and Café Wolseley.
Thanks to his contributions to the hospitality industry and voluntary services to the Arts, Jeremy was awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.
Is Jeremy King On Instagram?
Jeremy wasn’t on Instagram.
But here’s his son’s IG @jonahhauerking.
Meet Debra Hauer, Jonah Hauer-King Mother
Debra Hauer is Jonah Hauer-King’s mother who influenced him to become an actor. She was born to Polish Jews parents who fled to America in the 1930s. It was also because of this reason Jonah was always fascinated by “how war affects one’s identity.”
Her parents were named Samuel David Hauer (a surgeon who was in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII) and Mildred Harris.
Let more about Debra as you scroll down.
Debra Hauer Age
Debra Hauer was reportedly born in 1956. That made her 67 years of age in 2023.
She is two years younger than her husband Jeremy.
Debra Hauer Job
Debra Hauer is a former theatre director and producer who now works as a psychotherapist. You might have stumbled upon her production such as Eureka Street (1999), The Red Violin (1998), A Night with Handel (1997), Omnibus (1997), Equinox (1992), and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1987).
After retiring from the entertainment industry, Debra went on to get a MA/PGDIP in Psychotherapy from Regent’s University in 2014 and started working as a Psychotherapist at Terrence Higgins Trust. Then, she joined Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and even as of now, she’s employed there.
“I work within the service as a counselor seeing employees of the hospital, working therapeutically with a range of issues from stress management, bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, etc,” she said.
Is Debra Hauer On Instagram?
No, Debra wasn’t on Instagram.
Are Jonah Hauer-King Parents Still Married?
Sadly, Jonah’s parents are divorced. They parted ways after 24 years of marriage in 2005. It was also the reason why Debra opted to pursue psychotherapy — for a change.
How Many Kids Do Jonah Hauer-King Parents Have?
Jonah’s parents share two more kids — Hannah and Margot.
Like her mother, Hannah Hauer-King is a producer. She worked at the all-female Damsels in Distress theatre company.
As for Margot Hauer-King, she went on to become an advertising executive in New York.
Where Do Jonah Hauer-King Parents Reside?
Although Debra is American and only Jeremy is British, both of them resided in England, United Kingdom.