From theatre to television to film, Jon Prescott crosses many genres. His theatrical credits include lead roles in "Memorial Day" (Artistic New Directions), "Played" (Players Theater), "Welcome Home Soldier" (Playhouse West), "Ernest In Love" (Lakedwood Theatre Company), "Carrie" (Emerson Stage), and "She Loves Me" (Emerson Stage).
On television Jon had notible roles in "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Rescue Me," "30 Rock," "One Life To Live," "As The World Turns," "Las Vegas," "Watch Over Me," "CSI: NY," "Hot Properties," and host of "Outdoor Investigations" where Jon got to incorporate his love for the great outdoors as he traveled from Brazil to the Arctic Sea and locations in between investigating environmental catastrophes and extreme sports tragedies.
John's film credits include "Construction," "Maladies," "Howl," "Placebo," "Doesn't Texas Ever End," "Careless," and "The Holiday." After sold-out screenings at Cinefest, Frameline, Ridgewood and Qfest, one of Jon's most recent films "The One," directed and written by Caytha Jentis, will be relased theatrically on October 7, playing The Quad Cinema in NYC, and then on DVD on October 18 and is available for pre-order now through TLA Video! According to press notes, "The One" tells the story of Daniel, a young successful Manhattan investment banker living the charmed life and about to marry Jen, the woman of his dreams, until a charismatic man from his past, Tommy, shows up and and turns Daniel's life upside down. "The One" is a story about coming of age while coming out. "The One" is available for pre-order at TLA Video.
1. Who or what inspired you to become a performer? Mrs. Larsen (aka: Wendy Westerwelle) and her little enclave of art and drama at Valley Catholic High School. A great actress and a great teacher and friend.
2. Who is the one person you haven't worked with that you would like to? Linda Lovelace....eh...or...Carey Mulligan or Daniel Day Lewis.
3. What attracted you to "The One" and what has been the best part about working on the film? It is a far cry from the typical roles I do...I knew it would be a challenge and a stretch for me. I love a challenge.
4. What did you learn from working with Caytha Jentis that you have not learned from other directors? The beauty of taking an established story and theme that is concrete and then inviting everyone to collaborate--encourage the artists involved to follow that story but bring their individuality to the table to uncover and reveal our story.
5. What have you learned about yourself from being a performer? Vulnerability is the connection key. Together in depth we will endeavor to kick life's ass.
6. Favorite place to practice/rehearse on your own? My apartment.
7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Navigate rivers and climb mountains.
8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxers.
9. Favorite website? http://www.thenorthstarsession.com Of course.
10. Superman or Wonder Woman? For what? Ohh, Wonder Woman.
11. What's the best advice you've ever received? Stay in my own conversation.
12. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? I had a dream about an ex of mine last night. She kinda has the wonder woman thing going on. Funny how it's all connected.