In addition to a busy, award-winning acting career, John is also a TV and film producer and one of Canada’s most sought after acting coaches, both on and off set. He is a lifetime member of the renowned Actors Studio in NYC/LA and is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Railtown Actors Studio in Vancouver.
Some of John’s film credits include, Disney’s Alive, David Fincher’s Seven and The Game, Sony’s A Dog’s Way Home, and the black comedy Break A Leg in which he also co-wrote and produced (Best Actor at the Marco Island Film Festival). Some of John’s television credits include lead roles in the comedy series Robson Arms (Leo Award: Best Actor) and the critically acclaimed drama, Intelligence – currently on Netflix, in which he received a Canadian Screen Award (Gemini) nomination for Lead Actor.
John was a co-founder of Third Street Theatre in Los Angeles and performed in several of productions including David Mamet’s Edmond, Sam Shepard’s Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Harold Pinter’s One for the Road. In Canada, some of John’s theatre credits include, Rabbit Hole (Arts Club), God of Carnage (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre) and Stephen Adley Guirgis’ The Motherf**ker with the Hat, (Jessie nomination: Best Lead Actor). John also works as an onset Acting Coach (Fifty Shades of Gray, various Hallmark movies) as well as an independent film and television movie producer.
Upcoming projects include the much anticipated Fox series NeXT, the award winning sci-fi thriller Volition on Apple TV, the gritty APTN TV series Tribal and the critically acclaimed horror film True Fiction on iTunes. His film Daughter (Lead Actor, Producer) premiered at the BC Spotlight Gala in the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival.
In 2020 John received 4 LEO Award nominations for acting and producing. He currently serves on the UBCP/Actra board as both a Director and National Councillor. In 2018 John was awarded the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Achievement.
Other Services Offered:
Text Analysis, Sensory work, Character Development. Teaching techniques and exercises from Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen and the Actors Studio