Canadian actor John Cassini was born on September 2 (year unknown) in Toronto. When he was in his eighth grade at Central Tech High School, he grew a passion for a career in acting. But he was an athlete then and he was good at 4*100 relay. He received a scholarship from Simon Fraser Athletic Scholarship and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His passion for his acting career was again ignited at Simon Fraser, Theatre program. John's teacher for acting was Julie Bovasso. He used to study in the daytime and then worked as the usher at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
After a reasonable experience in acting associated with the TV and film projects, he entered the main stream roles with the Hollywood movie ‘Alive’. Soon he made the permanent move to Los Angeles where he got into The Actors Studio. He impressed the people there and managed to get the permanent membership in a very short time. He worked in the lead roles for some TV series and films and received positive criticism throughout his career. Then he appeared in a major role in the half hour comedy ‘Robson Arms’.
From the comedy characters, he moved on to the most action-oriented characters like detectives, criminals, etc. and this trend increased his demand on television and film industry. John Cassini didn't confine himself to the TV and films. He gave guest appearances in and around fifty movies and the best among them are in ‘The Eleventh Hour’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘
The Practice’, etc. His lead roles appear in the TV Series like ‘The Handler’, ‘Kingdom Hospital’, ‘
Brimstone’, etc. He has some big screen credits as well. His luminous efforts can be seen in the movies like ‘Break a Leg’ for which he produced, co-wrote and also acted. This film was a big hit those days, and it received many awards that year in many American Film Festivals.
John Cassini is the co-founder for the 3rd Street Theatre in Los Angeles. In the Pulitzer-Winning play Howie Corbett, he played the lead male role. All through his career, he received good criticism and is well acclaimed for his contribution to the film industry. He was honored with the Leo Award for Best Lead Actor for his role in Robson Arms. He received a Gemini nomination for the drama ‘Da Vinci's Inquest’. He also produced the new film version of ‘Hamlet’. In Canada, his self-produced independent movie ‘Hit 'n Strum’ which was a theatrical hit, received an outstanding response. Throughout his career, he has acted and worked for films, and has received world-class awards and entertained the global audience.