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John Lavelle

Originally from New York, John spent much of his career appearing on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regionally, and at The Royal Shakespeare Company. John received a Drama Desk Award for his work in The Royale at The Lincoln Center Theatre and he is a member of IAMA Theatre Company in Los Angeles. He has appeared on TV and Film in numerous roles, most notably portraying Roy Reed in Ava DuVernay’s Academy Award nominated film Selma. As a voice artist, John has worked for Disney, Netflix, Dreamworks and is voice of the beloved children’s book series Nate the Great. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has studied at The Upright Citizens Brigade where his improv team Some Kinda Monster performs regularly.

Besides performing, John is the author of several plays including Sinner’s Laundry (Ovation recommended), and his work has appeared in the ABC Discovers Talent Showcase. John is also an acting teacher at Zak Barnett Studios, Art of Acting Studios, and he mentors children for the non-profit program Young Storytellers.

John’s most consistent voice work is narrating all the characters in his daughter’s favorite books, and creating distinct personalities for her many stuffed animals.

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