John is familiar face to Bay Area fans of improv and sketch comedy thanks to his work as a member of the region’s top performing groups: BATS Improv, True Fiction Magazine, and Killing My Lobster.

He appeared with Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness and in the independent films Security and Charlie the Ox. He also pops up in the occasional commercial.

You may also recognize him from your company’s safety, sales, or sexual harassment y also recotraining video, due to his many appearances in industrial films, earning him the unofficial title of “King of the Industrial.”

He performed for many years as a member of the Main Stage Company at BATS Improv and with renowned improv troupe True Fiction Magazine, performing with TFM at the Amsterdam International Improvisational Theatre Festival and in Helsinki, Finland.

He wrote for and performed with Killing My Lobster, San Francisco’s favorite sketch comedy troupe, appearing in Tales of a Lonely PlanetThe Bruno’s Island New Plays FestivalGOOOAL!!!, and KML Goes to the Polls. With the lobsters, he performed at Upright Citizens Brigade in both New York and Los Angeles.

He appeared in the world premeire of Hunter Gatherers, the lobster’s first full-length play which was named one of the “Top 10 Bay Area Theatre Events of the Year ” by the San Francisco Chronicle and was named outstanding new play by the National Theatre Critics Association.

Other local theatre roles include Tony in Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding at the Cable Car Theatre (during which, he met his wife Jennifer), Paul in Moon Over Buffalo at California Conservatory Theatre, and 106 Years of Comedy with Eastenders Rep at the Eureka Theatre.

When he’s not on stage and screen, he works as a creative director for Bay Area creative companies and agencies. 

And to answer the most commonly asked question, it’s pronounced CO-VACK-UH-VICH.