Former dancer-turned-playwright and screenwriter, Spano returns to acting full-throttle with roles in several short films including The Big Pitch; With Robert; Jaywalkers; Almost; Picking Up The Pieces; and Internal. In April 2023, Jon wrapped filming of his first self-produced short film, THE BIG GUN, for which he is also screenwriter and lead actor in the role of Noir detective Jonnie Kildaire.
Jon is also an acting "regular" with REEL ARC, New York's premiere service for actors' demo reels, and has written over 120 scenes for them. Jon recently played "Joe" in Regeneration Theatre's production of The Shadow Box on the heels of performing for the same company in two other productions, playing "Marcus" in Arthur Miller's The Archbishop's Palace, and “Steve” in Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings.
Jon also recently played "Tokio," the boxing trainer, and “Eddie Fuseli,” the mobster, in two consecutive productions of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy.
Jon's latest plays Dennis, and his gothic prequel to Suddenly Last Summer, Sebastian, are moving towards formal stagings. Jon's dance play Joey Variations (semi-finalist at both Lark Play Development Center and the O’Neill Playwrights Conference) was an award-winning hit at the 2016 New York Fringe Festival.
Jon's ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT PLAYS AND MONOLOGUES is available through Amazon. His short plays The Sweat; Ripple Effect; 8th Wonder; and Second Son have been winners and finalists at several festivals.
Jon danced professionally for fifteen years and performed in a dozen musicals on tour, in Europe, at the Public Theatre (Peggy and Jackson), and at DUO Theatre in New York. Jon studied acting with Sanford Meisner and William Alderson and is an alumnus of NYU. Dog whisperer, chef, yoga practitioner, member of The Dramatists Guild and Best Friends Animal Shelter.