About

Jon is an award winning actor, screenwriter and playwright. He is often recognized for his critically acclaimed role of Rocco in Luc Besson’s film, The Family with Robert De Niro. Other films include Run with Eric Roberts, and recently Big Time Adolescence with Jon Cryer. He received best actor award in Sisyphus’ Supper at the Take Two Film Festival in New York City, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival. His TV credits include  The Deuce, The Blacklist, and Law & Order SVU. Jon is also the co-producer/actor in 50 To Death, an award winning web series about three boomers jousting with the 21st Century, having achieved the unique recognition of being the number one comedy series in New Zealand!  His New York theater credits, among others,  include critical recognition for his performances in George Tabori’s Mein Kampf, Imagine Dat! a solo show about Jimmy Durante (which Jon wrote and starred; only current show about Jimmy Durante approved by his estate) and Norman Beim’s On A Darkling Plain. Jon also appeared as a nationally traveled Inspector Clouseau character, having performed that role regionally in The Pink Panther Strikes Again.  His recent regional theater credits include Over The River and Through The Woods and Breaking Legs. Among his writing credits, his screenplay, Who Wants To Marry My Husband, was produced and distributed as a feature film by Echelon Entertainment Group. He also co-wrote with Letty Serra, the eleven times awarded screenplay, Say Nothing, about the untold story of Italian incarceration in an American concentration camp in Maryland during World War Two, and won three screenplay awards for his thriller feature script, Sparks. His sci-fi comedy musical Alien Adventure The Adventure won four awards at the Midtown International Theatre Festival In New York City. Weekly, Jon teaches the Improvisation Workshop at the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory in New York City. Prior to acting, Jon served as a naval officer, taught undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, was a research psychologist for the government, and had a private practice in clinical psychology. He has a PhD in experimental and organizational psychology, and a postdoc PhD. in clinical psychology. Jon also consults as an executive presentation coach with Harrison Monarth, a New York Times best-selling author and owner of Gurumaker. Jon is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Equity.   jonfreda.com