The Actor's Road to Hollywood

The Actor’s Road to Hollywood is for actors who are considering a professional career in film and television. This book is a guide as to what is required to be a working professional actor in Los Angeles and other national markets. Included are some of the author's personal experiences and anecdotes of working in Hollywood.

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About John Lizzi

John Lizzi is an American freelance actor in film, television, stage and commercials with over 400 industry credits.

After graduating high school, Lizzi attended Onondaga Community College and received his Associates Degree in Drama. He knocked around New York acting in small theatres and working temporary jobs until he was drafted into the military. After completing his military service, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Lizzi also went back to school and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from California State University at Northridge.

Career Highlights

In the film Trevor, directed by Peggy Rajski, Lizzi co-starred as Trevor’s Dad. This was the first film to address the issues and concerns of LGBTQ youth. Trevor won an Academy Award® for Best Short film.

On Seinfeld (NBC) Lizzi guest starred as the Other Guy in the episode The Doll. He was the famous third tenor whose name Jerry and Elaine could never remember, yet Elaine wanted an autograph poster from him for her boyfriend, the “Maestro”.

On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) he was the Robert Shapiro character in all the O.J. Simpson trial comedy skits.

Early in his career, Lizzi worked as a double for Robert Blake in the NBC TV series Joe Dancer and for Charles Bronson in Death Wish II.

Some of Lizzi's commercials include The Big East, Time Warner, Heluva Good Cheese and Kinney Drugs.

Awards and Service

Certificate of Appreciation - Good News, Good Kids
From the New York State Senate
For writing and directing Respect and Responsibility skit for a school district

Certificate of Appreciation - Summer Youth Opportunity Program
From the United States Army, Ft. Carson, CO
For youth counselor and producing and directing variety and talent shows for children

Honorable Discharge – for service in the Armed Forces of the United States
Vietnam Era Veteran

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