John Robert Magaro
February 16, 1983
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
John Robert Magaro (born February 16, 1983) is an American actor. He starred in Not Fade Away (2012). He also had roles in The Big Short, Carol (2015) and the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black and The Umbrella Academy. He made his Broadway debut as Earl Williams, the escaped convict, in the hit revival of The Front Page in 2016.
Life and career
John Magaro was born February 16, 1983 in Akron, Ohio, the son of Wendy and James Magaro, and grew up in its nearby suburb of Munroe Falls. His father is of Italian descent and his mother is Jewish; he was raised in his mother's religion. His parents were teachers. While attending school within the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District, John began acting in local theater, including shows at the Cleveland Play House and the Kent State Porthouse Theatre at Blossom Music Center, and Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio. As a youth, John Magaro also appeared in television commercials, and had a role in a Rescue 911 episode. In addition John was a member of the Stow-Monroe Falls swim team.
After graduating from Stow-Munroe Falls High School in 2001, John went on to study theater at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. John Magaro lives in and works out of New York. Among his acting highlights are The Big Short and Carol (2015). His early film work included The Brave One, the HBO film Taking Chance and a lead role in the horror film My Soul to Take. John also appeared in eleven episodes of Orange Is the New Black, spanning seasons 3-7.
Magaro was the lead in the 2012 film Not Fade Away, which earned him the HFF Spotlight award. In 2019 he portrayed the lead role of “Cookie” in Kelly Reichardt’s critically acclaimed film First Cow, for which he was nominated for a 2020 Gotham Award as Best Actor.
|2007||Law & Order||Nathan Gersh||Episode: "Talking Points"|
|2009||Taking Chance||Rich Brewer||TV movie|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Andrew Hingham||Episode: "Conned"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Chuck Foster||Episode: "Buried Secrets"|
|2012||Person of Interest||Carl Elias (Age 22)||Episode: "Flesh and Blood"|
|2013||The Greatest Event in Television History||Paul||Episode: "Hart to Hart"|
|2015||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Keith Musio||Episode: "Institutional Fail"|
|2015–2019||Orange Is the New Black||Vince Muccio||11 episodes|
|2015–2016||The Good Wife||Roland Hlavin||3 episodes|
|2016||Angie Tribeca||Snick||Episode: "The Coast Is Fear"|
|2016||Crisis in Six Scenes||Alan Brockman||5 episodes|
|2018||Jack Ryan||Victor Polizzi||Recurring; 3 episodes|
|2019||The Umbrella Academy||Leonard Peabody / Harold Jenkins||Main role|
|2008||Bully: Scholarship Edition|
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