Became widely known for comprising one-half of the YouTube vlogging channel DanandJon. He gained popularity there alongside his partner Daniel Webster for vlogging about their life as a gay couple, and other LGBTQ issues and stories. He and Daniel eventually broke up.
He and Daniel began their YouTube channel on May 4, 2016.
He has amassed more than 40,000 followers to his jonathanbarakat Instagram account.
He told the story about coming out to his mother, who he stated was unconditionally supportive of him. He also has one brother and one sister. He and Daniel were engaged, but they broke up before tying the knot.
He collaborated with fellow YouTube star Davey Wavey on his DanandJon YouTube channel.