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John started working and going on the road at an early age with the following bands and acts:
Louie Bellson and Peal Bailey, Stan Kenton, Osmond Brothers, Canned Heat, Andy Williams, Captain and Tennielle.

John has played the Bassoon/Bari low woodwind chairs @ the Shubert Theater, Ahmanson and Pantages Theaters for the last 4 decades on the following LA Broadway shows:
Cats, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, Folies, Kiss Me Kate, Jerome Robbin’s Broadway, Full Monty, Secret Garden, Caroline and Change, Dr Dollitle, Stop the World I want to Get Off(Sammy Davis), Chicago, Showboat, City Of Angels, Into the Woods, Music Man, Hello Dolly, 42nd Street, Man of LaMancha, Anything Goes, White Christmas, Cinderella(Prokofiev Ballet), (more?)

One of the Highlights of John’s career was working with Richard Stone and his extremely talented and creative writing team playing the Bassoon/Bari Sax/Bass Sax/tenor Sax/Contra Bassoon chair on the Warner Bros cartoon shows: Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain Freakazoid, Sylvester & Tweety, Historia, Taz Mania, Carrotblanca, That period also included playing bassoon and low woodwinds on the following Disney cartoons:
Goof Troop, Bonkers, Buzz Lightyear, Timone and Pumba, Little Mermaid and other series such as Toonsylvania, Casper, Invasion America, and Tom and Jerry.

Other Shows include Futurama, Simpson’s, Family Guy, American Dad, St. Elsewhere, Vegas, Sho-Gun, Hotel, Vegas, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek :Voyager, Cheers, The Critic, Home Improvement, and Malcolm In The Middle.

Some Movie Credits:

Alf, Adam Sander’s 8 Crazy Nights, Amityville Horror, Amos and Andrew, Another Stake Out, The Black Knight, BrainStorm, Children of a Lesser God, Chronicles of Riddick, Collateral Damage, Mission Impossible III, Spiderman III, Ratatouille, Daredevil, The Day After Tomorrow, Die Laughing, Down Pariscope,  Dude, Where’s My Car?, Mighty Ducks II, Easy Money, An Extremely Goofy Movie,  Fatal Instinct, Friday After Next, The Ghost in the Machine, Going In Style, Gordy, Head of State, Hey Arnold! The Movie, Higher Learning, Honeymoon In Vegas, Ice Castles, The Incredibles, It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Jack, The Jerky Boys, Jumanji, Ladybugs, The Last Starfighter, Legally Blonde 2, Little Big League, Look Who’s Talking Too, Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, Looney Tunes Back in Action, Master of Disguise, Matchstick, McHale’s Navy, Mean Girls, Metalstorm, Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas, Micki and Maude, Mr McGoo, Mystic River, Naked Gun 33 1/3, The Net, Newsies,The Nutty Professor, Oliver and Company, Piglet’s Big Movie, Problem Child II, Remo Williams, Rumer Of War, Short Circuit 2, Sin City, The Substitute, Tank Girl, That Darn Cat, Titan A.E., Tweety’s High Flying Adventure, Under The Cherry Moon, War Games, Mod Squad, National Lampoons European Vacation, and The Tigger Movie.

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