John D. Alexander
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John D. Alexander is a resident and native of New York, where, as a lad, he began his acting career. After spending the past 20 years in theatre, as well as film and radio, in Burlington, Vermont, he is now back in Manhattan. He has worked on such films as The Bronx Bull (opposite Paul Sorvino), The Mudge Boy (opposite Richard Jenkins and Emile Hirsch), American Gun (opposite James Coburn), and Me, Myself, and Irene and What Lies Beneath, as well as television work on Law & Order: SVU and a variety of commercials. Read more... Crick in Photograph 51 (Vermont Stage Company), Theodore Roosevelt in Bully! (Lost Nation Theater), Feldzieg in The Drowsy Chaperone (St. Michael's Playhouse), and before that as Phyllis, Leslie, and Tom in Sylvia (Vermont Stage Company), and Treat in Orphans at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts. Other favorite roles include Prospero (The Tempest), Teach (American Buffalo), Pozzo (Waiting for Godot), Arthur Goldman (The Man in the Glass Booth), Johnny Pateen (The Cripple of Inishmaan), Orin the Dentist (Little Shop of Horrors), Arscott and Collins (Our Country's Good), Ross (The Elephant Man), and Eddie Schultz (No Orchids for Miss Blandish). Mr. Alexander has taught acting at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, with the Summer Discovery Program, and in private workshops. He has worked as a dialect coach on Aunt Dan and Lemon, Hallelujah Girls, Oliver Twist, Steel Magnolias, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Dancing at Lughnasa, Our Country's Good, Fully Committed, Stone, various children's shows, and private workshops. Aside from skill with dialects, Mr. Alexander is proficient in the German language, fencing, marksmanship, and stage combat, and has experience in film stand-in work. He is a cofounder of Off Center for the Dramatic Arts, a 60-seat black box theater in Burlington, established to provide an affordable, professional venue for local theater artists, and is a member of both Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.