Advisory Council

John Kelly

John is a veteran actor and theatre producer who has worked extensively out of New York, Los Angeles, and his native Chicago.

Early years were spent training at The Goodman School of Drama and Second City, and performing in theatre, while building up dozens of credits in commercials and corporate films. His favorite theatre roles include: Proteus in "Two Gentlemen of Verona"; Wesley in "Curse of the Starving Class"; Dan in "Borderline"; and Charlie in "Da".

From there, John moved on to producing for the stage: "Doug" - The Beverly Hills Playhouse; "Borderline"- Chicago Dramatists; "Confessions of an Irish Rebel" - The Mercury Theatre Chicago; and the only-ever North American presentation of Shaun Davy's epic Irish orchestral piece "The Pilgrim" - Symphony Center Chicago.

You've likely seen John in featured and guest-starring roles on Chicago PD, The Mentalist, Desperate Housewives, The Office, House, Weeds, Las Vegas, Dollhouse, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and many others.

John served as a CIMA Vice President for two consective terms, and was the Executive Producer of the annual CIMA Mass & Awards Event for four years. He is currently on sabbatical from CIMA while writing and developing Catholic-focused media projects.