John has been an actor, director and playwright for over 30 years. Recent acting credits include David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Production 2015 Capital Critics Awards), Speed-The-Plow (Outstanding Male Actor nomination Prix Rideau Awards, Best Actor nomination Capital Critics Circle Awards), and The Extremely Short New Play Festival 2017. For television, John was a writer on Mann to Mann, directed by Derek Diorio (Hard Rock Medicine, House of Luc) featuring Patrick McKenna. A member of ACTRA, The Canadian Actors Equity Association and the Playwrights Guild of Canada, John is a co-founder of the Ottawa Acting Company and a recipient of the Audrey Ashley Award for longstanding dedication to the Ottawa theatre community. John's first full length play, Burn, was nominated as Best New Play of 2017 by the Ottawa Capital Critics Circle and has since been produced at theatres across Canada. An Act of Grace, John's new play, was performed at the Eastern Ontario Drama League Festival in November of 2018 and was awarded Best Production, Best Ensemble, The People's Choice Award and an adjudicators award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting. Grace has since been produced at the Gladstone and the Avalon Studio, and is slated to be produced in 2021 in Toronto. John is also a drama instructor and playwriting teacher having taught at the Ottawa School of Speech and Drama, The Ottawa Acting Company and The Glebe Neighbourhood Activites Group.
John lives in Kanata with his wife Dana and their young daughter Janey Summer.