John Anthony

Actor. Filmmaker. Alien

Wade Wofford, Director, Writer and Producer of the upcoming feature “The Answer”

“Much like the adage that "you make a film three times: writing the script, shooting it, and editing," I find that working with actors is very similar; you work with them in a very different way in all three parts of the filmmaking process.  Most actors, in my experience, do not shine across all three...  John Anthony, on the other hand, proves a pleasure through each stage of the process. His intentness on understanding relationships and willingness to build character history enriches beyond the script in preproduction. During production, his sense of humor, willingness to work his ass off, and "turn it on" on demand were assets to shooting swiftly and efficiently. And during post, his consistency and strong choices shine through; movements made on specific lines from wide to close make the editor's task able to focus on quality rather than tedious technicalities. A true pro, and craftsman at his art.”

 

 

  John Anthony Wylliams

 

 

Winter 2018, John Anthony stars in SquareEnix and PS4's next global sensation, "The Quiet Man", bringing film and ultra rich RPG realism together, showcasing the next level of cinematics and gaming to the entertainment console. Hitting theaters across the country this September, he stars in Dark Cuts Pictures "e-Demon". A psychological horror surrounding four friends whom unknowingly release an evil entity with the ability to possess people via our technological connections. After an impressive festival run, we will also be able to catch him on VOD in best selling author JM Benjamin's adapted screenplay "Moves We Make".  Produced by Nonstop Showgroup,  John Anthony portrays title character Christopher "Real" Hill,  a ruthless and cunning gangster with a penchant for chess and an achilles heel as crippling as the stakes he finds himself fighting against.  Now viewing on Amazon Prime, we will find him alongside Happy Wasteland's production of Wade Wofford's, "The Answer", starring as a husband and father navigating loss and searching for a reconnection amongst a group of friends all living very different lives.  He is also a recurring character on the award winning digital series Two Grown, heading into it's second season.  Other recent work includes commercials for Arm and Hammer Plus OxiClean, Sauza Tequila, Petro, Bud Light "Gold Can" Superbowl, Subway, The New York Times, One World Trade Center, Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime, AT&T and Amazon.  We can currently hear him in the new nationwide radio spots for Ciroc Vodka.

Hailing from Queens, New York and Alum of the New Actors Workshop, under the tutelage of Mike Nichols, Paul Sills and the late great George Morrison, he acquired a deeper insight into this art.  Continuing his training in recent years with master teacher, Deena Levy and her unique approach to the work solidified his purpose, fervor and more importantly the respect to the craft that is required to pursue a career successfully.

When John Anthony isn’t thousands of feet in the sky acquiring more flight time in pursuit of a pilot’s license, practicing arm breaks in his Aikido dojo or watching in awe at a person attempting to sit right beside him on an empty subway car, he is busy not waiting for something to happen.