Member of two Tae Kwon Do demonstration teams at 11; earned Black Belt at 13. His aspirations to be a Navy Seal halted after a severe motorcycle accident disqualified him from enlisting. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a double major in Russian and Communication and was a member of the Communication Department's Honor Society. John fell in love instantly with Eliana Alexander when they met in Hap Ki Do class. John and Eliana worked together on the feature Agenda (2007) and he was the stunt double for John Bennett Perry and Robert Rusler. John and Eliana are now producing and starring in an untitled television series which was created and written by Eliana. They are playing opposite each other and John choreographs all the fights.