Jonah Vatunigere was born in Nadroga, Fiji. Attending summer courses at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco during his high school years inspired him to pursue his passion in film and television. After serving four years in the US Navy, Jonah moved to Los Angeles and studied English Literature at California State University of Northridge. He also studied with veteran acting coach Michelle Danner at Edgemar Actors Studio in Santa Monica, CA. He is an actor known for Monument (2008), Parts of Disease (2013) and Final: The Rapture (2013).