John Bixler

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John Bixler was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio with his identical twin brother, professional musician, Patrick Bixler.

Mr. Bixler graduated from Shaker Heights High School and is a summa cum laude graduate of Ohio University School of Theatre with a BFA in Acting.[citation needed] He has also studied acting at the Circle Repertory Company School where he performed in the Circle Rep LAB.

Mr. Bixler is best known for his break out performance as Elliot in Stephen Svoboda's 2004 New York International Fringe Festival hit, Odysseus Died From AIDS. Other new play premiers include The Hitchhiking Game by Piper Perabo, Spit for Distance by Scott Marshall Taylor, Disengaged by Anita Gabrosek, Sophie by Anne Cofell, Tracks by Josh Weil and Clarence Darrow’s Last Trial by Shirley Lauro.

Other regional credits include Hally in Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard at Gables Stage, Joe in The Last Sunday in June at Caldwell Theatre, David in the one man show Santaland Diaries at Fresco Productions in residence at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, Jake Mace in House and Garden by Alan Ayckbourn and Turkey in Johnny Guitar all at Actor's Playhouse.

Mr. Bixler won an Artie Award for his performance as Carl in Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz at the Buffalo United Artists Company.

Mr. Bixler starred as Eddie, opposite Piper Perabo, in Fool for Love by Sam Shepard at the Ohio Studio Theatre.

Mr. Bixler's feature film roles include Terry in The Dynamic, for Native Films, John in Afterthought for Iko Productions, and Davis in In Plain Sight for Ball Four Studios.

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