Advisory Council

John Kelly

John is a veteran Actor and Theatre Producer who's worked extensively out of New York, Los Angeles, and his hometown of Chicago

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

From there he 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).

John is now full-time in Los Angeles where you've seen him in featured roles on The Mentalist. Desperate Housewives, The Office, House, Weeds, Las Vegas, Dollhouse, Terminator :The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and many others.

He thanks his huge Irish family for their love and spirit.
The Jesuits for his education and their example.
And Elizabeth for everything.

John currently serves as Co-Executive Producer of the yearly CIMA Awards