J grew up in Chicago. He was very young when he was born, and although only a newborn baby, he immediately had a sense for the dramatic. In his first scene, “birth,” he performed all of his own stunts and even cried on queue. Exhausted from that all consuming role, he decided to take the next 30 years off to start a family. Upon his return to “the business,” he immersed himself in training and took to smaller projects to help re-sharpen his skills. Although his “comeback” has been long and challenging, he continues to push forward in the pursuit living out his dreams as a professional pretender.