Actor & Writer, New York, NY
SAG-AFTRA / AEA
Former dancer-turned-playwright, Jon 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.
Jon is also an acting "regular" with REEL ARC, New York's premiere film service for actors' demo reels.Jon recently played "Joe" in Regeneration Theatre's production of The Shadow Box on the heels of performing for the same company in two recent productions, playing "Marcus" in Arthur Miller's The Archbishop's Ceiling, 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 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, Bikram yoga practitioner, member of The Dramatists Guild and Best Friends Animal Shelter.
As playwright, Jon's new play Dennis will open in 2023, delayed from it's off-Broadway premiere due to the pandemic. 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.
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. Many of his plays have been published by Smith & Kraus. Jon is developing screenplays based on his plays Joey Variations and Muskego Lake, as well as a novel based on the latter.