Vocal Coach / Drama Coach / Musical Theatre Tutor
At 24 years of age, Johnny has built up a very impressive résumé. He has just finished shooting the new Kirsten Sheridan film “Doll House” where he starred as the male lead ‘Eanna’. In August 2010, he also had a leading role in the feature film “This Must Be the Place” where he starred alongside Oscar Winner, Sean Penn. Johnny has been featured in a number of films and TV programmes. He was ‘Danny’ in “The Best of Times”; ‘George’ in “Fear” (Disney’s Incredible Stories), ‘Bastien’ in “The Sock Monster” (Disney’s Incredible Stories), ‘Billy O’Brien’ in “Stone”, ‘Paul’ in A “Man of Few Words”. He has also appeared in “Delphine”, “Boy from Mercury”, “Custer’s Last Stand Up” (BBC/RTE) and “The Informant”. He starred on RTE TV’s Soap Opera “Fair City” as ‘Kurt Whelan’ for over a year. He played the part of ‘David Flood’ in a film about the “Stardust” tragedy (RTE), ‘Marcus’ in “Prosperity” (RTE) and played ‘Diarmuid’ in the award winning short “An Creatur”.
In theatre, he has played many roles including ‘Prince Edward’ in the Theatreworks award winning production of “Richard the III” at the Samuel Beckett Centre, ‘Gavroche’ in the Cameron Mackintosh production of “Les Miserables” at the Point Depot, ‘DJ’ in “The Buddhist of Castleknock” by Jim O’Hanlon, and principal parts in numerous musicals and cabarets in Ireland and abroad. Johnny has been the recipient of many awards and bursaries for Drama, Singing and Musical Theatre. Notable Awards include “Best Newcomer” prize in the Irish Country and Western awards held in February 2006 and Best New Cabaret Performer in February 2007.
Johnny is a singer/songwriter and bass player in the prize-winning band, Lost and Soundwhich featured on “Fair City” and TV3. He featured on “Capital D” with a song he wrote for Teen-Line Ireland. Other TV credits include: Late Late Toy Show, Kenny Live, Den TV, Starstream (Winner), Jump Around, Echo Island and Ireland a.m.
He has been in a number of Web dramas, Voice-overs, TV and Radio adverts including the current McDonalds and Lyons Tea TV Commercials.
Johnny is a Drama and Singing teacher at Talented Kids Performing Arts School and Agency. He is represented by its adult agency and continues his training with Maureen V Ward.