Bio – Johnny Video
Influenced almost entirely by SCTV, Johnny Video began performing celebrity voice impersonations as far back as 1981, doing small comedy bits on cassette tape for friends and family. Even the name Johnny Video itself was originally inspired by an SCTV sketch, where Rick Moranis played a small time VJ named Gerry Todd. Video’s career in the entertainment industry first grew it’s legs in 1999, after accepting an offer to join the professional wrestling business as a tag team manager known as Evil Mr. Manager. However, despite becoming quickly renown for his microphone and improvisational skills, Video eventually felt that his acting was best suited for behind the camera, and retired to voice acting only.
Soon after becoming an on-air personality at the Smart Mark Radio network in 2010, and after voicing hundreds of cartoons, movie trailers, video games, radio commercials, phone apps and web projects, Video landed his first film, Cheery Point (2012), voicing the role of Consulate Barack Obama. He would later go on to star in the films Libertaria (2013), Journey To Mt Fuji (2014) and the short The Seventeenth Kind (2014). As a writer and producer, JV single-handedly composed, performed and produced the SA Magazine Comedy Album for the popular webzine, Smartasses Magazine.
After establishing himself as a popular on-air talent with Smart Mark Radio, Johnny was handed the reins to his own show in February 2013, when he accepted the offer to become the inaugural emcee of the virgin joint-enterprise of Smartasses Magazine and the SMR Network, Smartasses Radio. One of the top comedy podcasts in the country, Video has received notoriety for delivering unique and innovative interviews with some of the top names in the entertainment industry today.
Johnny’s Notable Smartasses Radio Interviews
SCTV Legend Dave Thomas, R&B Legend Pebbles, 90210’s Jessica Lowndes, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, The Bold & The Beautiful’s Lawrence Saint Victor, Miss Illinois 2012 Ashley Hooks, Sharknado author Thunder Levin, Reno 911’s Mary Birdsong, WWE Diva and 2014 Sexiest Woman Alive Gail Kim, Hogan’s Heroes’ Robert Clary, Devious Maids’ Tricia O’Kelley, BBC Broadcast Journalist Sharon Carpenter, China Beach’s Cathryn Michon, The 1oo’s Marie Avgeropoulos, Robot Chicken’s Leah Cevoli, Food Wars’ Camille Ford, Pretty Wild’s Alexis Neiers, Napoleon Dynamite’s Ellen Dubin, film producers Evan Ginzburg, Michael David Lynch and Kenneth Stevenson, True Detective’s Brad Carter, Resident Evil: Afterlife’s Fulvio Cecere, General Hospital’s Tracey Rooney, Ghost Hunters International’s Susan Slaughter and Kris Williams, Electric City’s Jason Antoon, NPF Pitcher & ESPY Winner Taryne Mowatt, 2012 Olympian Destinee Hooker, Naruto & Digimon voice actor Joe Ochman, Pretty Little Liars’ Greg Cromer, Seinfeld’s Adam Wylie, Red Dead Redemption’s Steven J Palmer, LFL Hall of Famer Monique Gaxiola, Gossip Girl’s Benita Robledo, GLOW wrestlers Queenie Booher, Jeanne “Hollywood” Basone and Angelina “Little Egypt” Altishin, and WCW Legend Daffney.