John Crocker Biography
Quick Facts John Crocker
- NameJohn Crocker
- FatherDonald Crocker
- Birth PlaceNew York City, United States of America
- ProfessionAmerican actor, director and producer
- EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London
- SiblingsRobin Crocker, Shelly Crocker
- MotherGracie Crocker
John Crocker is an American actor/ director and producer. He was born in the 16h of April, 1965 in New York City, United States of America. Born in a small business family, John’s father Donald Crocker was a singer/ performer but was initially a student of politics. His mother Gracie is also an artist who sings/ writes and performs too. So as he was brought up in this family, as the youngest child, entertainment and performance were something that he never missed out.
As a child, John had big interest in Photography and his first role in TV also came as a photographer. John has got two siblings; both are his sisters Robin and Shelly. Wanting to become an actor after he saw something spectacular in a movie, John never thought of becoming anything else. Even when his parents tried to make him become something else, he never listened to what they had to say. As a result, they got him into the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, whenever he was free. He also had a school so there were time management issues that his mother had to deal with. After he graduated from Bronx High School of Science in 1983, everybody expected him to continue his studies. But, he chose to join the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, which came as a surprise to everybody in the family. Brought up in a religious family, John follows Christianity as his religion. He belongs to white ethnicity and is an American citizen by birth.
Starting as a photographer he played in the No Small Affair (1984), in which he played the role of a leading character. Then again in 1986, he played the character “Duckie” in John Hugh’s Pretty in Pink. He also did his acting in Broadways’ Torch Song Trilogy (1988), and then he was immediately featured in Brighton Beach Memoirs (1989). It was in an interview conducted with his mother by Daily News in which she said that after his performance in Pretty Pink, she started to get calls and messages from several teenage girls around. Then in 1989, he got his main role in the comedy series The Famous Teddy Z. although the show stopped just after one season. Then he appeared again in Hot Shots which was another comedy genre TV series, starring alongside Charlie Sheen and Jim Abrahams. He appeared then in many of America’s TV series, especially comedy ones. His appearance was seen in some movies too, like Harry Porter, The Women in Black, etc.
As his shows had not been gaining much popularity in recent times, he thought about writing and came up with a story. Then he debuted as a writer and producer and started his own episodes of Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five. When the show aired in 1998, it received very appreciable comments and positive reviews. You can know more about John and his life by reading his biography in Wikipedia, IMDB, Rottentomatoes, and other sites. He also has got an official twitter account, where you can stay connected and updated with all his recent news.