John Parsons: Actor and Musician
John’s earliest on camera appearance dates back to when he was 12 years old and was chosen to be the host of Atlanta TV station WSB’s Sunday morning kids’ program, “Super 2.” Though he was always performing for anyone who’d watch and listen, he didn’t pursue acting in earnest again until the late 90s. Initially focusing on voiceover work, John trained at The Voice Factory and honed his improvisational chops at Bay Area Theater Sports (BATS). John is represented by Stars Agency in San Francisco.
John’s on camera credits include a role alongside Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard in the upcoming feature film “The Diary of a Teenage Girl.” TV and web credits include two episodes of “I (Almost) Got Away With It,” Corning’s “Day Made of Glass 2,”, and the Chevron commercial “The Gig.” John has also starred in the independent films “Waiting Room,” “Details,” “Dissonance,” and “What’s Normal?”
Voiceover credits include national television spots for Franklin Templeton Investments (John has been the ‘voice of FT’ since 2002); narration for over 25 documentaries included in George Lucas’ “Adventures of Young Indiana Jones” DVD series; and local and national radio spots for SpeeDee, Bay Alarms, SF Opera, Charter Communications, Personal Capital.
John is also an accomplished songwriter and musician. He led San Francisco rockers, Rule of Thumb, through four albums in the 90s, producing what listen.com called “multi-faceted, near-flawless gems of catchy, yet uncompromising pop. Rule of Thumb’s music is smart, beautifully produced, and scintillates with wit.” John currently sings and plays guitar/bass with Verst.