Johnny began his career as an artist at an early age. Drawing, Painting, Writing, Performing Music, and working in Film and Television. He is also an accomplished martial artist, and instructor, holding a second degree Black Belt under Chris Lisciandro (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club) in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
As an actor, he has performed in 8 feature films:
- The Glimmer Man
- Get Carter
- The Fast and the Furious
- Black Hawk Down
- Sinners and Saints
- Daylight's End
- Cold Brook
As a musician, has been signed to 2 major record labels RCA, and Warner Atlantic, and has released several records including:
- Bombthreat Before She Blows
- Lick My Neck Good Sleep
- Can You Hear Me Now
- La Luna Del Diablo Blanco
- The War of Art
- Close to Extinction
- War Horse
- Volume: 7 White Light
Johnny created the OPERATOR project in 2001, and In addition to writing the music and lyrics, producing and mixing, Johnny also plays most of the instruments on all the records.
He has composed and performed the music score for three feature films:
- ‘Sinners and Saints’
- 'Daylight's End'
In addition to his own records, Johnny collaborated with longtime artist and friend, Bryan Arrigo, on a side project called 'THE VALERIO INCIDENT: Axiom', where Arrigo wrote all the songs and sings, and Johnny produced and played the music.
For the last decade Johnny has been making and designing custom knives, and has been featured twice on the cover of Blade magazine, in the January 2012 issue and the October 2016 issue. He occasionally works on custom builds he finds interesting, and has recently worked with Tek on a limited production run of his designs for 2020.
Johnny continues to push the boundaries of his creativity and life; whether it's making films, music, steel art, or pursuing his outdoor adventures in the mountains, hiking, climbing, shooting, hunting, and "Living"...
With Johnny, being an artist is not a job, it's a way of life.
"Vivo Sicut Leones"