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Overview (3)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameJohn Alan Snyder
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anyone lucky enough to have seen his work never forgets the incredible richness that John Snyder brings to film. With his uncanny Christopher Lee demeanor, Joe Strummer looks, and James Mason-esque gaze, it is perhaps his haunting and indelible voice that makes his career so legendarily paved.

Born in 1952, John holds a BFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts. He has appeared in over sixty plays, films, and television episodes. He has received acting awards from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Drama-Logue and The Boston Phoenix. On stage, he appeared in the original Broadway cast of "Bent" and the world premier of Denis Spedaliere's ''Vicious''. His directing credits include stage and video productions of Hybrid Vigor, Scenes from an Interracial Marriage, Finnegans Wake-up Call, and Shaving Orbits, as well as PXL productions of Venus in Flames, and Locals. His essay "Confessions of a Wakefiend: Bibliomantic Readings in Finnegans Wake" was originally presented at the 2001 International James Joyce Conference at the University of California Berkeley.

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Trivia (9)

Close friends with James Russo.
Trained by John Abbott.
Graduated from Melrose High School in 1970.
In the original script of The Warriors (1979), he was supposed to play a Dingo gang member along with Kevin Bacon, but this was ultimately cut. John instead played the gas station man in the final version.
Guest starred as a Soul Hunter in Babylon 5 (1994) along with fellow voice artist William Morgan Sheppard.
Highly trained in many dialects, including Appalachian, Australian, British, Brooklyn, Canadian, Cockney, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Middle Eastern, Minnesota, New England / Boston, New York City, Russian, Scandinavian, Scottish, Slavic / Eastern European, South African / Afrikaans, Spanish, and Yiddish.
A regular devoté of the Marshall McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club in Venice, California.
Adopted the stage name 'Ivan Buckley' based off of the ineffable 'Lord Buckley'.
Portrayed the role of Sid Vicious in the original play, which inspired the movie Sid and Nancy (1986). John was given a role in the film, although a bit part and not the lead.

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