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John has appeared on stage with several theatre companies in Simcoe & Huronia (professional  & amateur), performing in both dramatic and comedic roles. Prior to moving to the area full-time in the early 2000’s, John’s experience included film and television work.

Stage Appearances

2007:
Jekyll & Hyde (MAT) corpse, rich man/poor man, chorus member
Cheaters (Village Players of Coldwater) Howard
On Golden Pond (MAT), Bill Ray Sr.

2008:
The Gospel According to…Life (Garage Door Players Comedy Review) Various roles
You Can’t Take It With You (Kempenfelt Community Players) Mr. Kirby
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Sunshine & Company) Erronius
Over the River & Into The Woods (Huronia Players) Nunzio

2009:
Murder by the Book (Huronia Players) John Douglas

2010:
Dancock’s Dance (Huronia Players) The Superintendant
Rumors (Kempenfelt Community Players) Ernie Cusack
Barefoot in the Park (MAT) Victor Velasco

2011:
The Drowsy Chaperone (South Simcoe Theatre) Man in Chair
Mid-Summer Night’s Shakespeare
(Theatre Aurora & Queensville Players) Various roles

2012:
Leaving Home (MAT) Jacob Mercer
Our Town (Huronia Players) Stage Manager*
(‘Our Town’ was the premiere production at the Midland Cultural Centre)
Noises Off! (Huronia Players) Philip/Freddie/The Sheik

2013:
Spamalot (Kempenfelt Community Players) Historian, Brother Maynard
Geometry (Huronia Players Studio Night) The Waiter (also author & director)
Our Living Space (SST 4 Play) François (also co-translator)

2014:
Dracula (SST) Doctor Seward

2015:
Squabbles (Huronia Players) Abe Dreyfus
The Unknown Warriors (Mural Productions) Lord Haw-Haw

2017:
Heroes (MAT) Superman

Film Appearances
2000-2002: Various TV commercials for European producers
2005: The White Dog Sacrifice (produced and directed by Michael Flaman) Body double for ‘John’ the pilot
2008: Paint Her (the Sheridan 3×3 Project, produced by Jacob Barker) David
2010: Predictable is Preventable (OPP “Safeguard Ontario”) Homeowner

Accents:
Canadian
British Standard
Irish/Newfoundland
Southern USA (Georgia/Alabama)
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York (Jewish & non-Jewish)

Training
Actors’ Studio, Toronto
Cindy Tanas Actors’ Workshop, Toronto
Michael Caruna (Bongo Productions), Toronto
Scott Hurst Monologue Workshop, Barrie
Scott Hurst Advanced Adult Workshops (several), Barrie
Mairty’O’Carrigan; Dialect Coaching, Barrie