John was a pioneer in the unique art and science of Steadicam cinematography under the tutelage of its Oscar-winning inventor receiving international acclaim. John has worked at every major studio and with many Oscar and Emmy award-winning actors, producers and directors including: George Roy Hill, Mickey Moore, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Hugh Wilson, Scott Rudin, Joseph Papp, Daniel Petrie, Sr., Steven Zaillian, Peter Yates, Conrad Hall, Spike Lee, Joel Schumacher, Howard W. Koch, Joe Dante, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, John Goodman, Michael J. Fox, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Bette Midler, Dianne Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Catherine McCormack, Randy Quaid, Wesley Snipes, Jackie Mason, Charlie Sheen, Bill Cosby, Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith-Osborne, Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Moore, Nastasia Kinski, John Savage, Zack Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Dick Miller, Michael Corrente, Ed Norton, Dennis Franz, Bill Clark, Sam Elliott, Alicia Keys, Elizabeth Hurley, Gwendolyn Glenn, Robert Wagner, Stephanie Powers, Roseanne Barr, Joe Pesce, Ruben Blades, Jimmy Smits, Franco Nero, Joanne Whaley Kilmer, Val Kilmer, Armand Assante, Debbie Allen, William Atherton, Jerry Orbach, Peter Graves, Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Mariska Hargitay, Queen Latifah, Howard Stern and Scott Valentine.
Career highlights as a cinematographer include work on: The First Wives’ Club, Fatal Attraction, Gremlins 2, Funny Farm, Rounders, Matinee, Ghostbusters 2, Lassie, Searching For Bobby Fischer, Clockers, Get On The Bus!, American Buffalo, NYPD Blue, Spin City, The Frank Sinatra Story, The Odd Couple Movie, New York Undercover, Cosby Mysteries, The Memoirs Of Sally Hemings, The Law & Harry McGraw, and Murder, She Wrote.
John filmed the Oscar-nominated documentary Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. For Suchard Chocolate, he directed a long-running European TV spot campaign on location in Vienna launching the company’s Finessa line of chocolates. He directed an irreverent TV spot campaign for “shock-jock” Howard Stern promoting Stern’s extremely successful pay-per-view special generating significant revenues. He directed Blood Circus, a sci-fi film, . A graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts Film School, and an award-winning student, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Producing and Directing. While at NYU ,John filmed the historic debut of The Ramones and Talking Heads at the legendary venue Max’s Kansas City.