John Altieri

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John F. Altieri (October 16, 1969 – May 4, 2008) was an American singer and stage actor.

Altieri was born in Brockton, Massachusetts.[1] He graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 1987, where he became involved in school plays and acting.[2] Altieri went on to receive his bachelor's degree in dramatic literature from Duke University.,[2] serving as president of Hoof 'n' Horn, its student-run theater company. In 1991, Altieri moved west to Los Angeles, California, where he earned a masters degree in fine arts from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).[2]

Much of Altieri's career centered on a series of successful stints in regional California theaters.[2] His stage credits included The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which was performed in San Jose, California; The Threepenny Opera, performed in Long Beach, California and Romance by David Mamet, which ran in San Diego.[2] In addition to his acting career, worked at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, a summer camp for children focusing on acting, for fifteen years.[2] He also volunteered as a coach and director at The Arc of San Francisco, a nonprofit organization serving those with developmental handicaps in San Francisco.[1][2] Most recently Altieri was on tour with the first national tour of the musical, Jersey Boys, where he was performing the role of Bob Crewe.[1][2]

John Altieri died of pneumonia in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 4, 2008, at the age of 38.[1][2] He had been in the city for a performance of The Four Seasons musical, where he had joined the theater company for an extended period of time.[1][2] His funeral was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Brockton, Massachusetts.[2] He was survived by his parents, Charles and Eileen Altieri, his sister, Mary Nardone and brother, Charles.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Simonson, Robert (2008-05-08). "John F. Altieri, Jersey Boys National Tour Actor, Dies at 38". Playbill News. Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Collette, Matt (2008-05-10). "John F. Altieri, 38; actor performed in 'Jersey Boys'". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-06-02. 

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