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Joy Keys chats with Actor and Deaf Advocate John Autry II

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To meet John today, you would never guess that he was once described as shy. His outgoing personality makes him a true people magnet, and his childhood dream of becoming an actor is coming true. 

In the summer of 2007, John was filmed in a starring dramatic role for his first television pilot “Katrina”. His television pilot is still awaiting pickup from Nickelodeon.
In mid 2009, John met casting director Robert Ulrich and team when he first went on an audition for “Glee”. He was so excited to be there. John had to learn how to sign the Beatles’ song “Imagine”. Robert encouraged him to try it different ways. Robert was kind, patient and supportive. It was two weeks later, John remembered sitting on the front porch, his father came out with a big smile on his face and said, “you got the part!” He was so happy when he got the part. When he went to the set of “Glee” and met all cast members, it was so cool.

In the winter of 2009, John appeared on “Til Death” after Brad Garrett and his production team saw him on “Glee” and thought John was very talented. Brad wanted him to play the short part on his show.

In January 2011, he went on an audition for the new TV show called “No Ordinary Family” and got the part. He portrayed Jasper Woods.

John met James Bland, who is a co-president of Home Team Entertainment. James put him on his web show “FAIL”. John continues to be on the web show.

John’s acting reel: http://youtu.be/FC3Im47E-Yo