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Overview (3)

Born in Melbourne, Australia
Birth NameJohn Papanicolaou
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Papp was born John Papanicolaou to Greek parents in Melbourne, Australia. His first taste in the arts began in 1981 in the 6th grade when he won a part in the school pageant "Snow White" as Dopey. In the same year he was 1 of 6 chosen from his heavily Greek populated primary school to sing Greek folk songs in a recording studio. The songs were sold and played on Melbourne Greek radio for years to come. The years passed and John had not given any thought to a career in the arts until he was 16 when a few cast members from a popular theatrical production called "Wogs Out Of Work" visited his high school to promote their show. After seeing the show and these actors live John the acting bug and uttered, "what a great job to have, make people laugh and get paid for it"! From then on the acting classes began and he never looked back. In Melbourne he appeared on various TV shows, short films, did community theater as well as some very successful Greek theater. In 1994 he moved to New York and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute where he performed 2 plays for the public. In 1996 he moved to L.A and studied with Eric Morris, and with Eric Kline at the Film Actor's Workshop. In L.A he continued to do theater, T.V, voice overs, production assisting on films as well doing a ton of short films aimed for film festivals.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Demetra Karakostas (13 February 2000 - present)

Trivia (4)

He is the biggest fan of Get Smart and in 2003 had the pleasure of meeting Don Adams and becoming good friends, even gave Don some missing Get Smart episodes that he needed.
Taught acting by Eric Morris in Los Angeles whose students include Jack Nicholson, Teri Garr and Arnold Schwarznegger.
Studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York. Two of the teachers he studied with were actor/ teachers Robert Castle and George Loros. George currently plays Raymond Curto on the Sopranos.
Most recent acting teacher and mentor was Eric Kline in Los Angeles, who is also the personal acting coach of David Paymer. Kline is the sole teacher at the Film Actors Workshop, created by Tony Barr. Tony wrote the book "Acting for the Camera" (first published in 1982) which is considered to be one of the best books on the art and craft of Film Acting.

Personal Quotes (1)

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is great enough.

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