John Fortson is an award winning director, writer and actor born on November 6th in Palatka, just outside of Jacksonville, Florida, USA.John's film directorial debut Rated (2016) which he wrote and stars in alongside 'Christie Lynn Smith' and Abby Ryder Fortson has garnered more than 11 awards including 7 Jury Prizes for Best Short F... Show more »
John Fortson is an award winning director, writer and actor born on November 6th in Palatka, just outside of Jacksonville, Florida, USA.John's film directorial debut Rated (2016) which he wrote and stars in alongside 'Christie Lynn Smith' and Abby Ryder Fortson has garnered more than 11 awards including 7 Jury Prizes for Best Short Film including; The Savannah Film Festival, DC Shorts, Sonoma International Film Fest and Big Island Film Festival. It continues to be a festival favorite playing more than 40 top festivals around the world including; Palm Springs International Shortfest, Rhode Island International Film Fest, Heartland Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, and Short Shorts Japan to name a few. He has finished writing the script for the feature film version.John Fortson's versatile film work includes roles in both dramas and comedies. He starred opposite Kathleen Rose Perkins in Agapé (2014) as a man not of this world intensely fighting for the love of his life. In Spacechild (2011) , John grew a beard & lost weight portraying an astronaut regretting his solo 20 year mission.For Motel Blues (2015), John learned guitar playing a younger Springsteen on edge as his career becomes legendary. In Happy and You Know It (2013) , he plays the patient husband to his overwhelmed pregnant wife. John earned a Best Actor Nomination for his Cary Grant-esque role in the film, Definite Maybe (2002). He played James Spader in _My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005)_ , the good brother in Lather. Rinse. Repeat. (2002) opposite film steady Marshall Bell and Golden Globe Nominee Troy Garity, was seen as a meth addict on death's door saved by Maura Tierney in _"ER" (2000)_ , and opposite Jessica Biel in 7th Heaven (1996) and in the relationship drama Magnetic Poles (2006), a Sundance Festival Selection.John wrote, produced and starred in 2 acclaimed one person shows including Loveswell which played to LA audiences for more than 3 years. He has been invited to write and perform for _Transparent (2014)_ Creator Jill Soloway show, SitNSpin, for LA's MOCA Museum and for the LA Comedy Festival.Married to Actress 'Christie Lynn Smith', they welcomed their daughter, Actress Abby Ryder Fortson , into the world in 2008. In 2012, he and Christie welcomed their son, Joshua Taylor Fortson. John loves to surf and travel as well support many charitable causes. Show less «
John Fortson's FILMOGRAPHY
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...