John Driscoll (actor)

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John Driscoll
John Driscoll 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.jpg
Born John Edmund Driscoll
(1981-06-27) June 27, 1981 (age 33)
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, USA
Occupation Actor, soldier

John Edmund Driscoll (born June 27, 1981 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia) is an American television and soap opera actor.

Early life[edit]

Driscoll grew up in Virginia. He went to Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia and graduated in 1999. He was raised in a military family that valued athletics.

Driscoll went to George Mason University where he majored in theatre and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Career[edit]

After he graduated from high school, he was a professional runway and catalog model for Armani and Versace, among others. Modeling led to acting in commercials and musical theatre.

Driscoll's first role was as Brandon on Young Americans, in 2000, in a recurring role. He also had a recurring role on Dawson's Creek (2001–2002). In 2004, he appeared on an episode of One Tree Hill. In 2006, he had a starring role on the short-lived NBC series, The Book of Daniel. He also guest starred on Law & Order: Criminal Intent that year.

Driscoll is best known, however, for his portrayal of "Coop" (Henry Cooper Bradshaw) on the daytime drama Guiding Light. He joined the show in 2004 and played his final scenes in February 2009, when the character died after injuries sustained in a car accident.

In July 2009, Driscoll made his debut as Chance Chancellor, another scion of an established soap family, on The Young and the Restless. He continued in this role until September 2010, when his character was shot and apparently killed by his half-brother, Ronan. However, it was disclosed to Nina and Philip that Chance was not dead. The character was in the Witness Protection Program. Driscoll returned for several appearances in February 2011 as Chance became a donor for half-brother Ronan's liver transplant. In May of that year his character rejoined the Army and returned to war in the Middle East on a touching Memorial Day episode, May 30, 2011.

In September 2007, he made his New York stage debut in Matt Morillo's play, Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans with High-Class Issues.

Military Service[edit]

In October 2012, Driscoll followed in his father's footsteps and joined the United States Army National Guard. Driscoll graduated top of his class in basic training achieving Honor graduate. He was a great influence on his fellow battle buddys in Basic training. [1]

SPC Driscoll is currently in the 29th Infantry Division, Headquarter and Headquarters Company. He represents the company as the guidon bearer and frequently leads physical fitness sessions.

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