Jonas Taylor is the main protagonist of the Meg Saga. He is the husband of Terry Tanaka-Taylor and the father of Danielle "Dani" Taylor and David Taylor. He was once the husband of Maggie Taylor before she left him and before her death. He is also the best friend of James "Mac" Mackreides. At the beginning of book one, he is 39 years old, and at the end of book four, he is around 66 years old. In the film he was portrayed by Jason Statham.
Jonas Taylor was born in 1956. He was a deep sea diver working for the United States Navy on a top-secret dive in the Mariana Trench. He sees a megalodon, the Meg, a massive ancient predator that is believed to be extinct. Because he is the only survivor, he is disbelieved. He becomes a paleontologist and tries to prove that the megalodon is real, but was still considered a crackpot.