John Saba (John Anthony Esteban)
BiographyFrankfurt am Main, Germany
The son of a U.S. Army officer and a school teacher, John was born at the 97th General Army Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His family moved to Arizona until his his father was posted to Northern Virginia where John grew up. After high school, John studied theater at Northern Virginia Community College where he performed in several productions including, Hamlet and culminating in his winning the lead of John Proctor in the NOVA production of The Crucible. Through a friend, he learned of a casting call for 'Terrance Malick's The New World (2005). Read more... without a proper head-shot or completed resume. Told to leave a summary of what he could contribute to the production, he gave a brief description of his classical theater background, prowess with the sword, and martial arts skills as well as, proficiency with ancient firearms. The casting director called him in immediately and cast him as an extra. Later he was called on to help train other extras with the pike. During filming of The New World (2005) John was also cast as a clerk in another production No Retreat from Destiny: The Battle That Rescued Washington (2006). Impressed with his performance, the director asked him to come to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where he would give him a larger role instead of the simple part of a clerk, but John had to turn it down due to his commitment to Malick's film. John's desire is to play eccentric and complex, three-dimensional characters. He is known for his devotion to any project to which he commits. He continues to work on many projects and has been cast in various roles in television and film productions. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles, California.