An ensemble member since 2001, John joined Strawdog shortly after performing the role of Robert Sideway in "Our Country's Good". Some shows outside of Strawdog you may have recently seen him in include “Opus” directed by Jason Gerace at Redtwist and “Model #736” by Ronan Mara and directed by Brigitte Ditmars as part of Collaboraction’s THE DECADE PROJECT. Up next is part of the 6 person ensemble playing over 40 characters in “Great Expectations” directed by Jason Gerace in the Fall and Aveling in “Miss Marx” by Philip Dawkins directed by Megan Shuchman in the Winter- both here at Strawdog. He has appeared in over a dozen shows at Strawdog- most notably Andre in "Three Sisters", Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar", Daniel Deering in "Old Town", Flote in "Red Noses" and "Red Noses Remounted", and most recently Nikos in “Big Love” . Prior to working with Strawdog, he performed with Mike Dailey in About Face Theatre's inaugural production of "Dream Boy" at the old Eclipse Theatre space in Bucktown far too many years ago. John is a company member with A Crew Of Patches Theatre Company where he performs Shakespeare ("Romeo and Juliet", "Macbeth", and "Julius Caesar" in rotating rep) for high schools in the Chicagoland area. He is also an Artistic Associate at THE DIVISION. He has also worked on multiple productions at Lifeline Theatre including "The Count of Monte Cristo", “Watership Down”, "Treasure Island", "The Picture of Dorian Gray", "The Mark of Zorro", "Talking it Over", and (working with Ned Mochel as director) the critically acclaimed productions of "The Killer Angels", "The Return of the King", and "The Two Towers". Some other theatres around town that he has worked at include: Goodman, Court, Roadworks, Famous Door, National Jewish, Eclipse, Stage Left, The Hypocrites, The Side Project, Thunder Road, About Face, and many others. John has been lucky enough to appear in many commercials including a slew of national Nintendo spots for various sports games. He also does some voice-over work around town. Television credits include two episodes of Prison Break. Film credits include Jack Slash and Nevel is the Devil. John holds a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at Depaul University and is proudly represented by Paonessa Talent. He wants to thank his amazing wife, Chelsea, for bringing him back from the dead and constantly reminding him how amazing life is.