John grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Robbinsdale High School where he later served on the School Board for six years. He attended North Park in Chicago and earned his BFA in theatre at the Tisch School of the Arts from NYU. John studied speech with Edith Skinner, mime with Johnny Seitz and Bob Stromberg, dance with Phil Black and Geoffrey Holder, acting with Lee Strasberg, David Garfield, Barbara Covington, David Gideon, Elaine Aiken, Gordon Phillips. John appeared in A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater,) Godspell (Chicago, New York,) Haven Can’t Wait (New York with Rip Torn, Jon Voight,) Julius Caesar (New York, with Richard Dreyfuss) and numerous shows in Minneapolis, Chicago and New York. John created the role of the White Rabbit in the original production of Alice – A Musical Fantasy with Tony Award winner Donna Murphy and The Washington Square Players in NYC. With CFCT, he appeared in Inspecting Carol, The Wizard of Oz, The Silver Whistle, A Christmas Carol, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, Uh-Oh Here Comes Christmas, Deathtrap, I Love a Piano and Guys and Dolls. John managed the Off-Broadway Entermedia Theatre, (12th St & 2nd Av) where shows like Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat started prior to Broadway. John has been the General Manager of the Oster Regent Theatre & CFCT for over 19 years and was an investor/producer for the 40th anniversary revival of GODSPELL at Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway (next to WICKED).