Former dancer-turned-playwright, Jon returns to acting full-throttle with roles in several short films including With Robert; Jaywalkers; Almost; Picking Up The Pieces; Internal; and Joaquin. Mr. Spano currently tackles the role of "Marcus" in Arthur Miller's The Archbishop's Ceiling, making its New York City debut. He recently appeared as “Steve” in Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings.
He recently played "Tokio," the boxing trainer, and “Eddie Fuseli,” the mobster, in two consecutive productions of Clifford Odetts' Golden Boy. Jon also played the dual role of "Inspector Sinclair / Big Sexy" in Certifiably Yours, a farce staged by Emerging Artists at TADA!.
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 fanatic, chef, Bikram yoga practitioner, member of The Dramatists Guild and Best Friends Animal Shelter.
As playwright, Jon's new play Dennis opened to standing ovations in its first presentation at Theatre 54 in April, 2018. Dennis is aimed for its next-level production in 2019. Sebastian, his latest play, is a prequel to Suddenly Last Summer. 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.
His short plays The Sweat; Ripple Effect; 8th Wonder; and Second Son have been winners and finalists at several festivals. Many of his plays have been published by Smith & Kraus. Jon is developing screenplays based on his plays Joey Variations and Muskego Lake.