My name is John. I live in LA. I like to build make-believe worlds where I can tell make-believe stories.
I was born in Miami, Florida decades ago. When I was 18 years old, I left home to study in Chicago and went from hurricanes and 105-degree humidity to blizzards and -70-degree wind chill—that’s Celsius 41° to -57° for those outside the U.S.
I attended DePaul University’s The Theatre School (yeah, you gotta keep the “The” in there) where I met many of my closest colleagues and friends today. I graduated in 1997, endured the Midwest winter for 4 more years, joined a small group of artist and helped build the foundations of a theatre and arts organization called Collaboraction. Twenty years later, they’re doing really great work, focused on social change and community engagement. You should check them out.
In 2001, I moved here to LA. In 2002, I was cast on a TV show called Gilmore Girls—in a role I thought would only last one episode… I returned for 31 more over the next five years.
After the series ended, I moved away from acting and began my current career in screenwriting. I wrote and produced a non-linear, short-form series for Warner Brothers back in 2012, called H+, and it has influenced the type of projects I’ve worked on since. In fact, I’ve spent a large portion of the past decade exploring new content platforms, distribution models, and creative formats.
There’s a lot more to tell, but I’d like to leave that for the blog itself.
Thanks for stopping by and for your interest.