|Born||in Columbus, Georgia, USA|
|Height||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
John showed an early interest in the performing arts, beginning at age ten when he and his best friend built an amateur radio station that broadcast to the neighborhood. Later, after attending high school in England, he first worked in radio at age 17... with his childhood friend.
In college and in the Navy, this interest continued as he performed voice talent for production companies and ad agencies in the Southeast. John left the Navy while his ship was deployed in the Mediterranean and he remained in Europe, eventually working as a translator and dialog replacement talent for a motion picture being produced in Paris.
In 1974, John returned to his home town of Columbus, Georgia where he continued his career in radio and television. It was during this period that he was asked to audition for a role in the State Theatre of Georgia's production of "Dial 'M' for Murder". The audition won him the lead role of Tony Wendice and favorable reviews. Other roles followed, including leads in "Pack of Lies", "Christmas Carol" and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas". Other stage roles include Max the brutal Kit Kat Klub owner in a gritty production of Cabaret and the Father roles in The Yellow Boat.
After appearing as an extra in the TV series In the Heat of the Night (1990), John sought guidance from the show's casting director Shay Griffin who was instrumental in securing roles in commercials and industrial films. In 1991, he moved to Florida where he performed in numerous commercials and industrial films, on HGTV's "All In Good Taste" and ultimately in the Tom Hanks HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon (1998) and with Brion James in the independent motion picture Jekyll Island (1998).
As of 2014, John was living on the coast of Georgia where he spends most of his time behind the microphone narrating documentaries and performing voice talent for commercials, movie trailers and video presentations.
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|Gail Mellencamp||(23 April 1995 - 24 September 2004) ( divorced) ( 3 children)|