Jonathan Michael Goodson (born August 20, 1945) is a television game show producer and the son of Mark Goodson.
Jonathan Michael Goodson was born on August 20, 1945 in New York City, New York. His parents are Mark Goodson and Bluma Neveleff. He received a B.A. at Stanford University in 1967, and an L.L.B. from Yale Law School in 1970.
Jonathan first joined his father's production company Goodson-Todman Productions in 1973 as chief counsel. He later produced several game shows for Mark Goodson Productions until December 1992, when his father passed away. Jonathan took over the company beginning in early 1993 and ran it until 1995 when the company was sold to All-American Television.
Jonathan formed his own production company in January 1996, Jonathan Goodson Productions. His company has mostly produced state-based lottery game shows. He holds the distinction of being the most successful creator and producer of lottery game shows in televison history.
Jonathan formed Goodson Gaming in early 2010. Later that year, he formed a joint venture, Velocity Gaming, with Foxwoods Development Company.
Jonathan Goodson Productions
The Big Spin
Chuck Woolery (1985) Geoff Edwards (1985-1994) Larry Anderson (1995-1996) Jack Gallagher (1996-1999) Pat Finn (1999-2009)
Maiquel Alejo (1993-2009)
Charlie O'Donnell (1985) Rich Hardaway (1986-1998) Jackie Taylor (1999-2003) Randy West (2004-2009)
Regional Syndication through California: September 14, 1985-January 10, 2009
Massachusetts WCVB-TV 5 January 1995-March 1998
A Chance de Ouro
Pilot, April 5, 1994
GSN, January 6, 2003 – September 19, 2003
Dirty Rotten Cheater
PAX, January 6, 2003 – April 14, 2003
JD Roberto (1995-1996), Michael Young (1996-1999) Rich Fields (Sub-Host)
Heather Alexander (1995-1996), Lisa Stahl-Sullivan (1996-1999)
Syndication (Florida Only) October 14, 1995-February 28, 1999
Forgive or Forget (TALK SHOW)
Mother Love (1998–2000), Robin Givens (2000)
Syndication, June 8, 1998 – May 26, 2000
Illinois Instant Riches/Illinois' Luckiest)
Bill Barber (1994-1998) Tony Russell (1994-1998, 1998-2000)