Mini Bio (1)
As an actor, he has appeared on and Off Broadway, in several films and television shows, and at regional theaters across the country. His first break came when he was cast in the off-Broadway play "It's My Party (And I'll Die if I want To)", starring Joyce Van Patten and Academy Award Winner F. Murray Abraham. Since then, he has shared the screen with such legends as Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Edward Asner.
In 2004, he made his Broadway debut as Motel the tailor in the Broadway Revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" starring Alfred Molina. His performance earned him an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award nomination.
Most people seem to know John from his work on television. From 2002-2007, he played CSU Tech Julian Beck on NBC's long-running drama Law & Order (1990). He also had recurring roles as Professor Otto Bahnoff in the final season of CBS' Numb3rs (2005) and as reporter Michael Falk on the IFC's The Onion News Network (2011).
As a playwright, he is best known for his first play, "Almost, Maine," which premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, opened Off Broadway in 2006, and is now featured in Smith and Kraus' "New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006." Since it's debut Off Broadway, "Almost, Maine" has become one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States, with nearly 2000 productions to date. It has also been translated into eleven languages. His second play, "cul-de-sac" premiered off-Broadway in April of 2006 in a Transport Group production. His third play, "Last Gas," premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2010 and will be produced at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY in early 2014; and his newest play, "Love/Sick," premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2012 and will be opening at Hartford TheaterWorks in the spring of 2014.
Originally from Presque Isle, Maine, John is a graduate of Amherst College, and now lives in New York City.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: FEAA