John A. Mirisch

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John A. Mirisch
73rd, 76th Mayor of Beverly Hills
Assumed office
2013-2014 and 2016-2017
Preceded by William W. Brien; Julian Gold
Succeeded by Lili Bosse
Personal details
Nationality American/Swedish
Relations Harold Mirisch (grandfather), Walter Mirisch (great-uncle), Marvin Mirisch (great-uncle)
Profession movie studio executive

John A. Mirisch is an American-Swedish movie studio executive and politician. He served as the Mayor of Beverly Hills, California from 2013 to 2014, and is serving again from 2016 to 2017, and was elected for a 3rd term on the Council on March 7th.

Early life[edit]

John A. Mirisch grew up in Beverly Hills.[1][2] He has a brother, Richard Mirisch, and a sister, Amanda Goldberg.[2] His grandfather, Harold Mirisch, alongside his great-uncles Walter Mirisch (born 1921) and Marvin Mirisch (1918-2002), founded the Mirisch Company in 1957.[1][2] He attended Hawthorne Elementary and Beverly Hills High School.[1] He graduated from Yale University magna cum laude in 1985.[1]


Mirisch started his career at 20th Century Fox.[1] He later worked as Managing Director of the Austrian office of United International Pictures, following by the Swedish office.[1] He served on the Boards of the Austrian and Swedish Film Distributors' Associations and the Swedish Academy Awards Selection Committee.[1] He currently works as an executive at Paramount Pictures.[2]

Mirisch was elected to the Beverly Hills City Council in 2009.[3] As councilor, he opposed plans to annex Holmby Hills, Los Angeles into the city of Beverly Hills.[4] He served as Vice Mayor of Beverly Hills in 2012, and became Mayor in 2013.[2][5][6][7][8]

During his tenure as Mayor, Mirisch established the Sunshine Task Force to improve local governmental transparency and public participation.[2] He has also spearheaded the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission to honor the City's rich history and architectural legacy.[2] His term ended in March 2014, when Lili Bosse was sworn in as Mayor.[9]

Mirisch served his second term as mayor from March 2016 to March 2017.[10] During that time, he encouraged transparency in city government, promoted the use of drones, and worked on issues like public transportation and public pensions.[10] He was elected to a third term in four years.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Mirisch has a son, Vin.[2] He is a member of the Geelong Football Club of the Australian Football League.[2] He is a dual Swedish-American citizen.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Campaign website
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The City of Beverly Hills Mayor and Council Members
  3. ^ Martha Groves, Mirisch elected to Beverly Hills City Council, The Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2009
  4. ^ Martha Groves, Holmby Hills seeks annexation by Beverly Hills over potholes, The Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2012
  5. ^ Matt Lopez, Vice Mayor John Mirisch Officially Files Papers for Beverly Hills City Council Re-Election, The Beverly Hills Courier, November 6, 2012
  6. ^ Matt Lopez, John Mirisch Installed As Beverly Hills Mayor At 2013 City Council Installation Ceremony, The Beverly Hills Courier, March 27, 2013
  7. ^ Marla Schevker, Matt Lopez and Laura Coleman, John Mirisch Wins Top Spot In Beverly Hills City Council Race, The Beverly Hills Courier, March 7, 2013
  8. ^ Matt Lopez, John Mirisch Ready to Lead As Mayor of Beverly Hills, The Beverly Hills Courier, March 21, 2013
  9. ^ Laura Coleman, Beverly Hills News – John Mirisch Reflects On His Term As City’s Mayor, The Beverly Hills Courier, March 20, 2014
  10. ^ a b c Talbot, Victoria (March 31, 2017). "John Mirisch Looks Back On His Year As Mayor" (PDF). The Beverly Hills Courier. LI (13). pp. 4; 27. Retrieved March 31, 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
William W. Brien
Mayor of Beverly Hills, California
Succeeded by
Lili Bosse
Preceded by
Julian Gold
Mayor of Beverly Hills, California
Succeeded by
Lili Bosse