John Anthony has been a lifelong performer, but he only began to study acting in 2014 after auditing a class in Dallas TX. His previous experience prepared him well though, given John spent time on stage with the Improv Comedy troupe Comedy Sportz, based in Dallas. He committed his time and effort to delving deeper after that initial class, and he has never looked back. John considers himself fortunate to having studied under these amazing artists: Michelle Condrey, Jackie Burch, and Glenn Morshower.
Rather than choosing an existing movie scene to recreate in his classes, John took the road less traveled and wrote his own scene as an experiment. That was all it took to be bitten by the writing bug and bring the stories in his mind to life. Since taking that first leap in class performing original material, John has written and acted in more than fifteen short films, authored two screen plays with more ideas just waiting to be narrated in a script. Both his writing and acting have been laureled in multiple film festivals, including the Platinum Award for Best Actor in The Independent Movie Awards (Los Angeles, CA) and the Bronze Award for Best Drama for his short film “A Love Not Lost”. “A Family Matter”, “Rookies”, “Swimmers”, and his first film “A Gift” have been recognized with various awards and accolades.
John’s career branched out in recent years having booked local and national commercials with these companies: Ready Seal, Inc., H-E-B Grocery Company, LP, and Ambetter Insurance. Don’t be surprised when you hear his voice in advertisements, given he has booked some voice over spots too.
When he isn’t acting, writing, or directing, John enjoys working out and spending time with his family. He credits his wife, Anne, to be his biggest supporter. But be on the look out for his dog, Hank, who makes a cameo appearance in nearly every short film.