Jon Vellante (He/Him/His)
Actor - Boston, MA
Jon Vellante is a New England-based actor living in Somerville, Massachusetts. He graduated Boston University (2016, BFA Acting) and also studied physical performance abroad at the Accademia Dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Disclaimer: despite any notion of seriousness presented on this page, he is a total goof at heart no matter how hard he tries.
Jon's favorite type of rehearsal room is the development of new plays. The questions he's interested in - is this story accessible? Is it important to hear at this moment in time? Could people walk away with their minds changed on an issue? And perhaps most importantly, do these characters accurately reflect the shifting world we live in?
...It also doesn't hurt that acting can be pretty fun.
When he isn't performing, Jon can be seen working the floor staff at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (a non-profit moviehouse in Brookline with some of the best independent programming in the city). He loves ensemble comedy, is a huge presidential nerd and appreciates public transit to a fault. He's been hunkering down fairly well throughout the pandemic with his cat Nora and will someday learn to unmute himself on Zoom when it's his turn to talk.