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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 16 April 1978

Mini Bio (1)

After graduating from Weslyan University, John Buffalo Mailer founded Back House Productions in New York City with three of his fellow grads. Within one year Back House became the resident theater company of The Drama Bookshop's Arthur Seelan Theater, and developed several plays, including the 2008 TONY Award Winner for Best Musical, "In The Heights".

In 2001, John's first play, "Hello Herman", had its New York Premiere at the Grove Street Playhouse. The play is about a High School shooter being interviewed on death row three days before his execution. In 2009, the Edgemar Center For The Arts in Los Angeles opened the West Coast Premiere with John in the lead role opposite Sawyer Spielberg. Dramatists Play Services published Hello Herman in the Spring of 2010, prompting Smith And Krauss to include an excerpt of the play in their Best Monologues of 2010 publication. The feature film, which John adapted himself, is currently in post-production and stars Norman Reedus and Garrett Backstrom. The film was directed by world renowned acting coach, Michelle Danner. A trailer for the film can be viewed on YouTube.

John's second play, "Crazy Eyes", had its world premiere in Athens, Greece in 2005, and the US Premiere in Provincetown, Massachusetts later that same year. Crazy Eyes, which takes place in October of 2001, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, centers on an actor, a day trader, an AIDS researcher, a bag of white powder, and a Palestinian American who owns the 99 cent store.

In 2003, John took the position of Executive Editor for High Times magazine under the Leadership of Richard Stratton (SLAM, Street Time), to re-launch the publication as an Outlaw version of Vanity Fair. In 2004 he interviewed his father, Norman Mailer, for New York Magazine, on the possible dangers and benefits of the protests of the 2004 Presidential election. That interview was later included in a book of discussions between father and son on topics ranging from Protest to Poker and everything in between, titled "The Big Empty" (Nation Books, February '06).

In 2008, in partnership with his brother, Michael Mailer, he produced the documentary adaptation of Naomi Wolf's New York Times best selling book, "The End Of America", as well as a National Television commercial directed by Oliver Stone.

John is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and The Actors Studio. He has lectured at the University of Notre Dame, Wesleyan, the University of Athens, Syracuse University, The New York Society for Ethical Culture, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Long Island University, NYU, and has appeared on Fox News - Hannity and Combs, Air America, Democracy Now, WNYC, TheBigThink.com, and CSPAN's Book TV.

As a Journalist, John has covered the homeless problem in America through the eyes of National Spokesperson for The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, Cheri Honkala and her movie star son, Mark Webber, as well as The World Social Forum in Venezuela, the 2006 Presidential Election of Mexico, "The recovery of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as seen through the eyes of the strippers and service industry", award winning, world renowned artist Matthew Barney's KHU, in which he transformed the city of Detroit, Michigan into a living opera. John has freelanced for Playboy, New York Magazine, ESPN Books, Provincetown Arts, Lid Magazine, Stop Smiling, Corriera De La Sera, The Norman Mailer Review, and The American Conservative.

John was selected as one of People Magazines "Sexiest Men Alive" and has been written about by The New York Times, GQ Magazine, the New York Post, Paris Match, Daily News, New York News Day, New York Observer, The Last Magazine, Liz Smith, the New York Sun, the Daily Telegraph, London Times, Time Out New York, Sonntags Blick Magazine, Gotham Magazine, Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Vanity Fair, Portland Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

As an Editor, in addition to being Executive Editor at High Times from 2003-2004, John was an Editor-At-Large for the national publication Stop Smiling from 2004-2007, and Contributing Editor for the international magazine, TAR from 2006-2007.

John's acting career was catapulted forward in 2010 with a head-spinning performance in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" as Robby Mancini, the best friend of Shia LaBeouf's character, Jake Moore. This performance led to Elle Magazine naming John one of the top Ten Breakout Stars of 2010.

John is a Founding Partner of Supreme Films, a development, production, and social networking company which is rolling out its launch with its first feature, "Spiral", a murder mystery/sci-fi thriller set in the fishing community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, a film John not only wrote but will star in, as well. The film is being produced by Michael Mailer, Anson Avellar and Stuart Wrede, and is being directed by David Ambrose.

John's script "Blind", a romantic drama that made Hollywood's Blacklist, will star Clive Owen, and Uma Thurman is in talks to star opposite him. The film is being produced by Michael Mailer via his shingle, Michael Mailer Films, and Mark Damon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Wrede/Vainshtein Management (aka Stuart Wrede Management)

Trivia (3)

Youngest child of Norman Mailer, with wife Norris Church Mailer.
Was selected as one of People Magazine's sexiest men alive in 2002.
Elle Magazine named John one of the Top Ten Breakout Stars of 2010.

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