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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Ross Bowie was born on May 30, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Speechless (2016), The Big Bang Theory (2007) and Childrens Hospital (2008). He has been married to Jamie Denbo since June 5, 2004. They have two children.

Family (2)

Spouse Jamie Denbo (5 June 2004 - present)  (2 children)
Relatives Guldemond, John (cousin)

Trivia (12)

Attended/graduated from Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities 1989
Member of Naked Babies sketch comedy troupe, along with Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey and Seth Morris.
Former member of seminal pop-punk band Egghead, along with Mike Faloon and Michael M.B. Galvin.
Has a real speech impediment - he has a Sibilant S which causes him to lisp.
Graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in English / Education.
Wrote a book on the 1989 film 'Heathers.'.
Cousin of renowned cigar-box guitar builder John Guldemond.
Wrote a play about the Ramones entitled "Four Chords and a Gun," which has been produced in the United States and Canada.
Two children, a son and a daughter.
No relation to either Jim or David Bowie.
Born on the same date as Idina Menzel.
Coincidentally, born on the same day as David Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones.

Personal Quotes (21)

Your kids have these big emotions they can't put into words.
I have friends who have children with various disabilities, and I was able to talk to them about just sort of the struggle and the extra effort that has to be put into very commonplace things.
I think punk rock needs an 'Amadeus.'
The bottom line is we go to theatre to vicariously spend time with really intense characters.
Some people will go for the quick joke and not pay attention to the consequences.
Living in a city is stressful absent terrorism.
It's really hard to figure out what they need to know. And that's parenting, in general. It's hard to figure out what would benefit your kids and what would just make them needlessly frightened.
There's a certain steely resolve when you decide to live in a city and decide to raise children in the city. And if you're doing it properly, you have sort of a heightened awareness anyway.
'Speechless' is first and foremost a show about a family that doesn't have a ton of money, but they move into a really crappy house in a really nice neighborhood so their kids can go to a nice school.
We just can't scare our kids by living in fear.
I came out of UCB and, before that, punk rock, and the whole deal was you do it yourself. Get up and rent the space, get up and press your own records, get up and silkscreen your own tees, get it done yourself. That sort of self-reliance will only serve me. Any time I lose sight of that, my career suffers.
Tragedy is the oldest form of theatre.
The days are long. I'm not complaining, but it's a lot of work doing a single-camera comedy.
I got recognized on the subway in South Africa because of 'Big Bang.'
Commercials led to TV, and TV led to movies here and there.
Humor is a way to deal with stresses. It is a way to cope.
I don't really have guilty pleasures - I like what I like. But I've seen a lot - a lot - of 'Taxicab Confessions.'
I guess that's the big challenge of any art: Do you want to be something for everyone or everything for someone?
I think that the idea of wanting to fight for your kids, but also knowing that your wife is probably better at it, is something that rings very true for me.
There are some people who were born with good timing, and I think my comic timing is pretty solid.
My wife has a small part in 'Spy,' and that movie killed me repeatedly.

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