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

Where to find John Lizzi online


The American Way
Price: Free! Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Essay » Political
America is a country that means well. Americans do not fully trust government but tolerate it in an attempt to keep order. The intent of our American rights and laws are clear but sometimes their interpretation, by a few, may be convoluted in order to achieve ulterior motives. How our rights and laws have stood the test of time may help to better understand The American Way.
The Actor's Road to Hollywood
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 30,200. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media
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.
Reel Quick Movie Reviews
Price: Free! Words: 20,210. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Updated 6/17/2016 Reviews are added periodically, so check back. So if you like to sit home and watch movies in your PJ’s with a reasonably priced giant bag of popcorn and your favorite movie beverage but dislike long-winded reviews when all you wanted to know is what the movie was about, then hang on to your popcorn because here we go!
Life Is Very Eclectic
Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Biography
A poetic journey from searching to enlightenment. The issues of each generation may be different but the passions for truth and justice are shared. Know this, you will come out of it for the better, so hang on, enjoy the ride and stand for something lest you fall for anything.

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