Poet/Actor John Frisby
Poet/Actor John Frisby will be performing at Five Minute Follies presents TELLING STORIES, Fri, Sept 28th, 2012 in Philadelphia. Get your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/265896.
Since the earliest days I can remember in my life, I have been fascinated with television and film. As a child my family used to refer to me as a “TV addict” because they never had to look any further than in front of the TV set if they were trying to find me. I believe as early as 8 years old I knew without a shadow of a doubt what I wanted to do with my life. Although, I do believe that when you come from where I came from, the hardest step to chasing your dream is the initial one.
Growing up and trying to be successful in other occupations outside of ‘My Dream’ always left me feeling like something was missing. In January of 2009 I decided that if I didn’t GO HARD for what I wanted I would never feel complete, so I audited a few acting classes and wound up at the Walnut Street Theatre. My time there confirmed what I had felt in my heart – this is what I’m supposed to be doing for as long as I am able to do it! Since then I have been in 15 films, 5 TV shows, a couple commercials, a documentary, a music video, I’ve done print work, and have been in 2 AWESOME stage plays.
Poetry has also been a passion of mine since an early age. My earliest memory of exploring writing was to say the things I was too shy to say to a female. I used poetry to express myself on numerous occasions. That grew into a love for writing so when I felt life was getting to be a little too much I would retreat to my bedroom and scribe my emotions. As I diligently pursue my acting career I still take the time to write and am now working on my first poetry book entitled ‘Tears of a Ghetto Child’. I feel like I am running in two directions that mean the world to me with one goal in mind, and that’s to keep on going until I am a household name.