John DeLuca

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John DeLuca
Born John DeLuca
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Alma mater Fordham University
Occupation Actor and singer
Years active 2009–present

John "Johnny" DeLuca (born April 25, 1986) 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.[1] 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.[2] He graduated from Longmeadow High School in 2004.[1] DeLuca is a 2008 graduate of Fordham University in New York where he was a Theatre major.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2009, DeLuca had his acting and tv debut, when he guest starred in shows Ugly Betty and 30 Rock.[4] In 2011, he guest starred in tv shows Lights Out and Wizards of Waverly Place.[5] That same year he also starred as Bucky Buchanan in Disney Channel unsold pilot Zombies and Cheerleaders.[6] In early 2012, DeLuca guest starred in an episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.[7]

In 2012, DeLuca had a film debut in movie We Made This Movie, where he played the role of Jeff.[8] Later, he guest starred in an episode of Sketchy.[9] In December 2012, he had a role as Colin Hemingway in the indie drama movie Hemingway.[10] In early 2013, DeLuca guest starred with Maia Mitchell on Disney show Jessie.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] He had a role in short film It Remains.[14]

In 2014, he guest starred on an episode of Instant Mom. 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.[15] The film was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and premiered to 7.5 million total viewers on Disney Channel.[16] He had a main role in coming-of-age comedy Staten Island Summer as Anthony DiBuono, Italian lifeguard who dreams of joining the Navy.[17] 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.[18]

On April 4, 2016, it was announced that DeLuca had joined the cast of ABC's soap opera, General Hospital.[19] His character, Aaron Roland, started recurring on April 27, 2016.[20] DeLuca guest starred in multiple season 4 episodes as Jeremy in Hulu's drama East Los High.[21] He played the role of Brett in web released short films Free Period.[22] The short films were released on Disney Channel's YouTube page.[23]

He starred as Chet in the family friendly gymnastic movie Chalk It Up alongside Maddy Curley and Nikki SooHoo.[24] The movie was released on September 13, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.[25] He also starred as Wade in the family friendly movie All Halloes' Eve co-starring Lexi Giovagnoli and Ashley Argota.[26] The movie was released on digital hd on September 27, 2016.[27] On October 6, 2016 DeLuca guest starred in an episode of How to Get Away with Murder.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Currently, DeLuca has been in a relationship with model Lidia Rivera.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 We Made This Movie Jeff Minor Role, Film debut
Hemingway Colin Hemingway
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
All Hallows' Eve Wade

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 30 Rock Lead Singer
  • Episode: "Into the Crevasse" (S 4:Ep 2)
  • Uncredited
Ugly Betty Kevin Episode: "Backseat Betty" (S 4:Ep 6)
2011 Zombies and Cheerleaders Bucky Buchanan unsold Disney pilot
Lights Out Brent Episodes:
  • "Pilot" (S 1:Ep 1)
  • "Head Games" (S 1:Ep 8)
Wizards of Waverly Place Tommy Episode: "Rock Around the Clock" (S 4:Ep 25)
2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Guy Episode: "The Beach Is Back" (S 4:Ep 18)
Sketchy Bernie Episode: "MTV Presents: Weekend at Bernie's" (S 2:Ep 8)
2013 Jessie Timmy "McD" Finkleberg Episode: "Jessie's Big Break" (S 2:Ep 10)
Twisted Cole Farrell Recurring
2014 Instant Mom Zack Episode: "James Goes Pro" (S 2:Ep 6)
2016–present General Hospital Aaron Roland Recurring
2016 East Los High Jeremy Recurring (Season 4)
2016 How to Get Away with Murder Guy Episode: "Always Bet Black" (S 3:Ep 3)
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Free Period Brett short films (Disney Channel)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result ref
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show Teen Beach 2: Shared with Cast Nominated [30][31][32]

Discography[edit]

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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "10 THINGS - John DeLuca | Celebrity Fashion & Style Trends". Regard Magazine. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Longmeadow native in new Disney Channel movie - Longmeadow News". Longmeadow News. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "10 THINGS - John DeLuca | Celebrity Fashion & Style Trends". 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive Feature: John DeLuca". Daman.co.id. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Zombies and Cheerleaders John DeLuca". 
  7. ^ "General Hospital: Teen Beach Movie's John DeLuca Cast in Recurring Role". Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  8. ^ "John DeLuca biography and filmography | John DeLuca movies". Tribute.ca. United States. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "John DeLuca". Who's Dated Who?. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  10. ^ "Hemingway - Christian Movie, Christian Film, DVD Alan Thicke". Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Maia Mitchell: Fun with Ross Lynch & John Deluca on "Jessie" Set". Shine On Media. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  12. ^ TV by the Numbers Staff. "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". TV by the Numbers. Tribune Digital Ventures. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  13. ^ Crooks, Amy. "John DeLuca Live Tweeting During ABC Family's "Twisted" August 13, 2013". Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ "It Remains short film (2015)". YouTube. United States: Google. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (May 6, 2015). "Disney Sets June 26 Premieres for 'Teen Beach 2' & New Series 'Best Friends Whenever'". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ TV by the Numbers Staff (July 1, 2015). "'Teen Beach 2' Premiere Swells in L+3". TV by the Numbers. Tribune Digital Ventures. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  17. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (August 28, 2013). "'Teen Beach Movie's' John DeLuca Nabs Lead Role in 'Staten Island Summer' (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  18. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (July 20, 2015). "Netflix Gives Lorne Michaels' 'Staten Island Summer' July Premiere". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  19. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (April 4, 2016). "General Hospital: Teen Beach Movie's John DeLuca Cast in Recurring Role". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  20. ^ "General Hospital casts John DeLuca as Aaron". Soaps.com. United States: SheKnows Media. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Credits - East Los High". Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  22. ^ "Disney Channel is launching 12 short films online". Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  23. ^ disneychannel (2016-08-05), Episode 1 | Free Period | Disney Channel, retrieved 2016-08-06 
  24. ^ "Cast". Chalk It Up, LLC. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  25. ^ Watch Chalk It Up () online - Amazon Video, retrieved 2016-08-30 
  26. ^ "MarVista Entertainment". www.marvista.net. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  27. ^ Watch All Hallows' Eve () online - Amazon Video, retrieved 2016-09-21 
  28. ^ "John DeLuca's Sexy Arms on How to get Away with Murder". the DataLounge. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  29. ^ "16 of the Hottest Celebrity Couple New Year's Eve Kisses". Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  30. ^ Coggan, Devan (June 9, 2015). "Teen Choice Award nominations pit Zayn Malik against One Direction". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  31. ^ Johnson, Zach (July 8, 2015). "Teen Choice Awards 2015 Nominees: Wave 2 Revealed!". E! Online. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 
  32. ^ Stutz, Colin (July 30, 2015). "Teen Choice Awards 2015: More Nominees; Ludacris, Gina Rodriguez & Josh Peck Hosting". Billboard. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 

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