Jonathan Cake takes time out from Desperate HousewivesAn English actor who has worked on various TV programmes and series. His notable screen roles include Jack Favell in Rebecca (1997), Oswald Mosley in Mosley (1997), Japheth in the NBC television film Noah’s Ark (1999), Tyrannus in the ABC miniseries Empire ( 2005), Cole Barker in the NBC TV show Chuck and Det. Chuck Vance on the ABC hit drama-series Desperate Housewives (2011–2012).

He has also appeared in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Jump, The American Embassy, Six Degrees, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order, among other TV programmes. His film credits include First Knight (1994), True Blue (1996), The One and Only (2002), Brideshead Revisited (2008) and Krews (2010). Cake has also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and made his Broadway debut in Medea (2002). Other stage productions he has appeared in include The Mill on the Floss, Tennessee WilliamsBaby Doll, Doubt, Coriolanus and Cymbeline.