John has enjoyed a fifteen year collaboration with Larry Fessenden and
GlassEye Pix, having appeared most recently in Mickey Keating’s DARLING and as a subway evangelist in the upcoming MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. He also plays a lead role opposite James LeGros, Fessenden and Kevin Corrigan in the upcoming caper film STRAY BULLETS, directed by Jack Fessenden. John has appeared in Joe Maggio’s BITTER FEAST (with James LeGros), and as Cornelius Murphy in Glen McQuaid’s comedy/drama I SELL THE DEAD. Other GlassEye projects include Fessenden’s WENDIGO (as Otis), Ti West’s HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE ROOST and THE INNKEEPERS (playing “Officer Mitchell” in the latter two films) and briefly in Larry’s THE LAST WINTER. John has also performed in all three season’s of Glen McQuaid and Larry Fessenden’s acclaimed horror radio anthology “Tales from Beyond the Pale”, as well as starring in Fessenden’s webisode short STAKELAND: ORIGINS as Dad, the butcher.
Other film work includes: INSIDE MAN (dir. Spike Lee), FANTASTIC FOUR, CAYMAN WENT, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (dir. William Friedkin), SCHOOL TIES, JERSEY GIRL, TOWN DIARY, and THE TRADE. John plays a starring role in the indie film UNCONSCIOUS, directed by Brad Wigor, and appears in the memorable FAO Schwarz scene of Raja Gosnell’s recent THE SMURFS. As Dr. Michael Slovak, John stars opposite Graham Skipper and Lauren Ashley Carter in Joe Begos’ upcoming indie horror THE MIND’S EYE.
Numerous television credits include recurring roles on Denis Leary’s “Rescue Me”, and work on “Law & Order”– including the series finale, “Law & Order CI”, and “Law & Order SVU”. Other recent credits include “The Good Wife”, “Weekends at Bellevue”(pilot), and a memorable scene with Tom Selleck as a corrupt cop in the Season One finale of CBS’s “Blue Bloods”.
John was directed by Sidney Lumet in “100 Centre Street”, was a series regular on Oprah Winfrey’s “Brewster Place” and ABC’s “Sirens”, and played Buck in the CBS mini-series “Return to Lonesome Dove” alongside Ricky Schroder and Oliver Reed. Other TV roles include “New York Undercover”, “Education of Max Bickford”, “Queens Supreme”, “Far East” (PBS), and recurring roles on daytime’s “All My Children”, and Comedy Central’s “Onion SportsDome”.
On stage, John twice worked with the legendary Arthur Miller: playing Happy in the National Tour of “Death of a Salesman” starring Hal Holbrook, and performing on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of “A View from the Bridge” with Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney. Numerous off-Broadway productions include the lead in Paul Weitz’s “All for One” at E.S.T. with Liev Schreiber and Calista Flockhart, and The Vineyard Theatre’s “Food and Shelter” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.
As a principal actor in more than thirty commercials, John has been directed by Sir Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Penny Marshall and Joel and Ethan Coen, among many others.
He has studied acting with Glenda Jackson, William Esper and has an MFA from Rutgers University.