|Born||in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA|
Mini Bio (1)
John Elvis Lara was born on January 10, 1992 in Fayetteville, NC. His middle name honors his late Uncle Steven, nicknamed Elvis. The son of a Korean National and a Mexican American, John was exposed to a lot of cultural diversity at a young age and loved it.
John moved around a lot until the age of 10, when his father decided to settle in his old hometown of Rockport, Texas. He was homeschooled/private schooled until his 8th grade year, then attended Rockport-Fulton Middle School and Rockport-Fulton High School.
John excelled in academics and extracurricular activities. He always had an A average in all 4 years, and graduated in the class of 2010 with honors. He lettered in varsity cross country during his freshman year. An avid fan of boxing, he pursued this sport throughout high school. In his 8th grade year, John picked up skateboarding (a love he has to this day). He was also a lifeguard at the local pool for 3 years, becoming head lifeguard within 3 months.
The oldest of three, John hopes to set a good example for his siblings. He also loves to make music. John has played drums in a number of bands in his hometown of Rockport. Currently, he is the drummer for the Hoodrat Hughes, a band he started with fellow artist Jake Shelton.
Through a random act of God, along with a call from a school called Barbizon, John began acting at age 19. Scouted by - and signed with - Calliope Talent Management and Calliope Talent, Model & Artist Management, John became a full-time working actor within 2 years. (He worked in the Calliope office as the company's full-time Production Manager during these 2 years.) John's nationwide team also includes CESD Los Angeles/New York, and the Landrum Arts Agency in Louisiana.
John looks forward to opening a skateboard shop someday, and to sponsor budding skateboarders who might not otherwise be able to afford to skate.
John is very excited to have scored the role of "Ben" in CBS's hotly anticipated summer TV series event Under the Dome (2013).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kristy Martin, MA