Born: Sept. 7, 1959
Died: Oct. 8, 2018
John graduated from John Adams High School in 1977 and from Indiana University in 1985, with a B.A. in Theatre and Drama. A Chicago actor, he spent many years as an ensemble member at American Blues Theater. Memorable performances at American Blues Theater include A View from the Bridge (Jeff Award Nominee), American Buffalo (After Dark Award Winner), Below the Belt (After Dark Award Winner), A Lie of the Mind, Working, Where Have You Gone Jimmy Stewart?, and It’s a Wonderful Life.
He also appeared at Northlight, Steppenwolf, Goodman, and performed regionally at Kansas City Rep., Madison Rep., The Kennedy Center, and Red Barn Summer Theatre. and the film, Road to Perdition. As a voice-over artist, John narrated over 300 children's books, training films, and commercials.
John is survived by his mother, Phyllis, of South Bend, IN; and his sisters, Diane (Scott) Roush of Greenwood, IN, Linda (Ken) Grimes of South Bend, IN, and Roxann (Jeff) Silvius of Carmel, IN. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Nathan Roush, Erin (Aaron) Stephens, Kristin (Jason) May, Jeffrey Silvius, Cortney (Kurt) Grandin, Kevin (Alexa) Silvius, and Allison Silvius. John loved Indiana football and basketball, and vacationing in upper Michigan and Martha's Vineyard. He will be dearly missed by those who knew him.