When Jonsson was a civilian, he was previously an influential radio host, music journalist and a bass player in a garage band. He still keeps up a music blog. Jonsson resides in Los Angeles with his family and petting zoo (1 dog, 2 cats, 1 tortoise), occasionally riding his motorbikes, driving his Land Rovers and bicycling the Hollywood Hills as well as honoring his roots as an avid futbol fan.
Arni Thor Jonsson is an Icelander born and raised in Reykjavik where he is a co-owner of the production house Republik Film Productions. Arni has directed hundreds of commercials for clients like Jeep, Walgreens, Behr, Audi, Sony, McDonalds, Walmart and Ikea, all over the globe. In addition he has directed award-winning music videos, for the likes of Damien Rice and Hjaltalin to name a few. Before blossoming into a director, he worked as an editor and assistant cameraman under the tutelage of his father, who was a mainstay in Icelandic production.