John DeLuca

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John DeLuca
Born John DeLuca
April 25, 1986 (age 29)
Longmeadow, MA
Occupation Actor and singer
Years active 2009-present

Johnny "John" DeLuca is an American actor who is known for his role as Butchy in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, and as Anthony in coming-of-age comedy Staten Island Summer.[1] He also guest starred with Maia Mitchell on an episode of Disney Channel's latest show, Jessie, along with a guest appearance on Wizards of Waverly Place.

Early life[edit]

DeLuca was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Growing up, DeLuca was an athlete.[2] In his senior year of high school, DeLuca decided to try out for high school production of The Wizard of Oz, where he auditioned the role of scarecrow. After he got the part, he decided to pursue acting.[3] DeLuca is a 2008 graduate of Fordham University in New York where he was a Theatre major.[4]


DeLuca had a film debut in movie We Made This Movie, where he played the role of Jeff.[5] In 2012, he had a role as Colin Hemingway in the indie drama movie Hemingway.[6] In 2013, he landed the role of Butchy in the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie.[1] The movie was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and earned 13.5 million total viewers on Disney Channel.[7] He played the role of Butchy , the leader of the biker gang in the movie within the movie. Also in 2013, DeLuca had a recurring role in the TV series Twisted, as Cole Farell.[8] He had a role in short film It Remains.[9] DeLuca has guest starred in many TV shows such as Ugly Betty, Zombies and Cheerleaders, Lights Out, Wizards of Waverly Place, Jessie, and Instant Mom.[10]

In 2015, DeLuca reprised his role as Butchy, leader of the biker gang, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach 2 sequel to the hit movie Teen Beach Movie.[11] The film was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and premiered to 7.5 million total viewers on Disney Channel.[12] He had a main role in coming-of-age comedy Staten Island Summer as Anthony DiBuono, Italian lifeguard who dreams of joining the Navy.[13] The film was directed by Rhys Thomas and written by Colin Jost and had a limited release in theater before premiering worldwide on Netflix in July 30, 2015.[14]

His upcoming role include indie film Chalk It Up and All Hallow's Eve.[15]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 We Made This Movie Jeff Minor Role, Film debut
Hemingway Colin Hemingway Main Role
2013 Teen Beach Movie Butchy Disney Channel Original Movie
2015 It Remains Party Goer Short Film
Teen Beach 2 Butchy Disney Channel Original Movie
Staten Island Summer Anthony DiBuono
2016 Chalk It Up Chet Post-Production
All Hallow's Eve Wade
Year Title Role Notes
2009 30 Rock Lead Singer 1 Episode, Cameo
Ugly Betty Kevin 1 Episode, Guest
2011 Zombies and Cheerleaders Bucky Buchanan unsold Disney pilot
Lights Out Brent 2 Episodes, Supporting Role
Wizards of Waverly Place Tommy 1 Episode, Guest, Disney Channel Original Series
2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Guy 1 Episode, Guest
2013 Jessie Timmy "McD" Finkleberg 1 Episode, Guest along with Maia Mitchell, Disney Channel Original Series
Twisted Cole Farrell 5 Episodes, Recurring Role
2014 Instant Mom Zack 1 Episode, Guest

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show Teen Beach 2: Shared with Cast Nominated


Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details Notes
Teen Beach Movie
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Teen Beach 2
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Roman, Elizabeth (July 15, 2013). "Longmeadow native John DeLuca to star in Disney's 'Teen Beach Movie'". The Republican (MassLive LLC). Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Longmeadow native John DeLuca to star in Disney's 'Teen Beach Movie'". Retrieved 2015-09-24. 
  3. ^ "10 THINGS - John DeLuca | Celebrity Fashion & Style Trends". Retrieved 2015-09-24. 
  4. ^ "Longmeadow native in new Disney Channel movie - Longmeadow News". Longmeadow News. Retrieved 2015-09-24. 
  5. ^ "John DeLuca biography and filmography | John DeLuca movies". Retrieved 2015-09-04. 
  6. ^ "Hemingway - Christian Movie, Christian Film, DVD Alan Thicke". Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  7. ^ "Disney Channel's 'Teen Beach Movie' Surges to 13.5 Million Total Viewers in L+7, Becoming the Number 2 Movie in Cable TV History". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  8. ^ "John DeLuca Live Tweeting During ABC Family's "Twisted" August 13, 2013". Retrieved 2015-08-30. 
  9. ^ "It Remains short film (2015)". 
  10. ^ "John DeLuca". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  11. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth. "Disney Sets June 26 Premieres for 'Teen Beach 2' & New Series 'Best Friends Whenever'". Retrieved 2015-06-30. 
  12. ^ "'Teen Beach 2' Premiere Swells in L+3". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  13. ^ "'Teen Beach Movie's' John DeLuca Nabs Lead Role in 'Staten Island Summer' (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  14. ^ "Netflix Gives Lorne Michaels' 'Staten Island Summer' July Premiere". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  15. ^ "Chalk It Up (2015)". FilmAffinity. Retrieved 2015-05-29.