Jonathan Sagall grew up in Haifa, Israel, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. As an actor, he appeared as "Bobby" in the Lemon Popsicle series, among others. He worked at the Habima National Theatre, has directed his own plays, and published short stories. He is also a member of the Israeli-Palestinian writing team for the television series Sesame Street. Following two short films, he made his feature debut with Urban Feel (1998).