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John Catucci


Biography:

John Catucci is a talented actor-singer-comedian who has been performing professionally for the past several years. His love for the stage began at York University where as a member of Vanier College Productions he performed in such plays as Romeo and Juliet and the Canadian debut of the comedy Festival. It was during this time that John teamed up with David Mesiano and formed the musical comedy duo The Doo Wops.

In 2001, The Doo Wops won the prestigious Homegrown Comedy Competition at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and returned to the Festival in 2004 where they were a huge hit. They were a part of the Just For Laughs, Wiseguy Tour as well as on the line-up for an incredibly successful 25 city run across North America with the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour. This year they returned to the festival to star in their own gala performance.

The Doo Wops have also performed at the Vancouver International Comedy Festival and at various clubs in Canada and the United States, including the world famous Improv and Comedy Factory in L.A. John is also a member of The Second City Touring Company as well as a founding member of The Minnesota Wrecking Crew, the 2003 and 2004 Canadian Comedy Award winners for best sketch troupe.

Some of John’s film and television credits include The Tuxedo, staring Jackie Chan, Toronto 1’s The Toronto Show, CBC’s To Die Four and The Sean Cullen Show, the feature film First Time Caller, The Comedy Network’s Liocracy, and ABC’s Movie of the Week Kiss My Act.

John has guest starred a number of times on Global TV’s Train 48, and is a series regular on the CBC children’s show called The Doodlebops which is presently in it’s second season.

Past work:

Television & Film:

Doodlebops (season 1 & 2)
Role: Bus Driver Bob

Monster Warriors
Principal

Video On Trail
Featured

Just For Laughs Gala
Featured – The Doo Wops

Just For Laughs: Front Row
Featured – The Doo Wops

Toronto Laughs
Featured – The Doo Wops

Train 48 (3 eps.)
Guest Star

To Die 4
Actor

Out of Bounds (with John Oakley)
Panel Guest

The Toronto Show
Role: The Italian Guy

The Toronto Show
Featured – The Doo Wops

Comedy NOW! – 1 hr Speical
Featured – The Doo Wops

The Sean Cullen Show
Role: “Bishop” in episode: “Kissing a Nun” (episode # 1.3)

The Tuxedo (with Jackie Chan)
Role: CSA Firing Range Op

Liocracy
Role: “Miguel Villinetti” in episode: “Miguel Villinetti”

Kiss My Act
Role: Comedy Club Host

Chez Carla
Featured – The Doo Wops

First Time Caller
Lead

The Hit
Hit Man

Stage & Theatre:

Second City Touring Company
Player

Just for Laughs Can/US Comedy Tour 2004
The Doo Wops

Just for Laughs Festival 2004
The Doo Wops

Just for Laughs Wiseguy Tour 2004
The Doo Wops

Big Bad Wolf

Various Roles

No More Medea
Role: Jason

She’s the End of the World
Role: Tommy Knuckles

Sogna, Dora
Role: Gigi

Infinity Wishes
Role: The Devil

All Those Yesterdays
Role: Gust

‘dentity Crisis
Role: Son/Father/Grandfather

Life and Death and Other Comedies
Role: Brian

Festival
Role: Matthew Austin

Romeo and Juliet
Role: Benvolio/Tybalt/Friar

Winner of a 2004 & 2003 Canadian Comedy Award for best troupe ‘The Minnesota Wrecking Crew’

Winner of the 2001 Just for Laughs Homegrown Competition ‘The Doo Wops’



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