John Lavelle (actor)

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John Lavelle
Born (1981-11-23) November 23, 1981 (age 36)
Brooklyn, New York,[1] U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Johnny "John" Lavelle (born November 23, 1981) is an American stage, film, and television actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Benjamin Braddock in John Reid's 2002 Broadway adaptation of The Graduate, where he starred opposite Lorraine Bracco.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

The Brooklyn native graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School in Staten Island, New York in 1999. A member of the drama club there, he starred as Danny Zuko in Grease, Will Parker in Oklahoma!, and Bobby Van Heusen in The Boy Friend.[4] At Monsignor Farrell, Lavelle also became the first anchor of their student-run television station, WFBN.[5] After high school Lavelle attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, graduating in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.[1][4]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Frozen Impact Michael TV Movie
2003 Sixteen to Life Kyle Braddock TV Movie
2004 Innuendo Police Detective Short film
2007 The Sandpiper Ethan Lang
2008 August Suit #1 (Brad)
2009 Can Openers Tom TV Movie
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Team Member (NYPD)
2010 Porcelain and Diamonds Jimmy Waldricki Short film
2010 12 The Intern Video short
2011 Dirty Movie The Writer
2011 Good News, Oklahoma! River Short film
2012 Broadway's Finest Goldstone
2013 Frozen Additional Voices (voice)
2013 Some Other Time Hocky
2014 LA Bound: 7 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving to LA Passenger Guy Short film
2014 Selma Roy Reed
2016 Zootopia Mouse Foreman (voice)
2017 Born Guilty Grant
2017 In the Bubble Hipster/Redneck #1 Video short
2017 Pretty Paper John Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Guiding Light Luke Huff 1 episodes
2004 All My Children Seth Phelps 3 episodes
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Mark Arnett Episode: "Blue Wall" (uncredited)
2007 The Black Donnellys Eddie Maxwell Episode: "Run Like Hell"
2009 Numb3rs Gill Harkness Episode: "Con Job"
2011 NCIS Derrick Archer Episode: "Tell-All"
2012 LA'd John Episode: "Mouseketeer"
2011-2012 Cracked Advice Board Rick 2 episodes
2013 Modern Music Xavier Chase 2 episodes
2015 Forever Anthony Hanson Episode: "Hitler on the Half-Shell"
2016 Heirloom Roger 6 episodes
2017 Grace and Frankie Highsmith Episode: "The Incubator"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bully Derby Harrington voice only and main antagonist of the game.


  1. ^ a b John Lavelle on IMDb
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-20. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  3. ^[permanent dead link] Lorraine Bracco of 'The Sopranos' Joins The Graduate November 19
  4. ^ a b Follow Spot: Tovah Feldshuh gets her Irish up to play Dolly Gallagher Levi, and John Lavelle acts like a Wall Street minion in Burleigh Grime$. Plus: What went wrong with Tarzan?
  5. ^ Cornerstone 1999: Monsignor Farrell High School Year Book

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