John Trujillo was born and raised the San Francisco Bay Area. He first began performing in school plays and in the Palo Alto All-City youth choir. John has a BA in History from San Diego State University and an MA in Political Science from San Francisco State University. In 2002, John began performing stand-up comedy in and around the San Francisco Bay Area in clubs before moving to NYC in 2005. While employed as a college professor in Political Science, John continued performing, eventually branching into improv, and returning to acting and singing. John made his Off Broadway debut in 2012 in Robert L. Hecker’s musical, “Honestly Abe.” Since then he has been in numerous New York stage productions, including the 13th Street Repertory’s production of “A Christmas Carol” as Ebenezer Scrooge, as Papa George in “Yankee Peddler,” and most recently as Kulygin in the Russian Arts Theater production of “Three Sisters,” and as the title character as “Papo” in Ken Bravo’s new musical “Papo’s Variety Store.” John can also be seen on TV and film. He is best known for his portrayal of Detective Misile in Oxygen Network’s series, “Homicide for the Holidays,” “Thanks-Killing,” and as Lyle Kopenkoskey in the ID Channel Network’s series “Diabolical.”
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