John Magaro

John Magaro

Highest Rated: 96% First Cow (2019)

Lowest Rated: 10% My Soul to Take (2010)

Birthday: Feb 16, 1983

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA

John Magaro was an American film and TV actor who rose to prominence in 2015 with his role in the critically acclaimed historical drama "The Big Short" (2015). Magaro was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and despite the geographical limitations of his hometown, took an early interest in the craft of acting. He started performing in plays in an around his hometown, most notably the Cleveland Playhouse, and by his early 20s was appearing in TV commercials. Magaro appeared in a few short films before landing his first high-profile film role in 2007's "The Brave One." He continued nabbing mostly film roles over the next few years, most notably in "The Life Before Her Eyes" (2007), "We Pedal Uphill" (2008), and "The Box" (2009), the latter of which was written and directed by Richard Kelly. Then in 2012 Magaro landed his first big break when he was cast as the lead in David Chase's feature film debut "Not Fade Away." Magaro starred alongside the late James Gandolfini in the film, about a 1960s New Jersey rock group trying to make it in the music industry. The film put Magaro on the map as a young actor to watch, and over the next two years he appeared in such big budget films as "Captain Phillips" (2013) and "Unbroken" (2014). By 2015 Magaro's status as a respected actor continued to rise with his supporting roles in two of the year's most critically acclaimed dramas, "Carol" and "The Big Short." Furthermore, he also appeared in three episodes on the third season of the Netflix prison comedy-drama "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix, 2013- ).

Highest rated movies

First Cow Carol Sylvie's Love The Big Short Overlord
Liberal Arts
Not Fade Away
The Finest Hours




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Many Saints of Newark Silvio Dante (Character) - 2021
25% 94% The Birthday Cake Cousin Joey (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lansky Meyer Lansky (Character) - 2021
93% 77% Sylvie's Love Sid (Character) - 2020
96% 61% First Cow Cookie Figowitz (Character) $161K 2019
81% 66% Overlord Tibbet (Character) $21.7M 2018
49% 34% War Machine Cory Staggart (Character) - 2017
63% 66% The Finest Hours Ervin Maske (Character) $27.6M 2016
89% 88% The Big Short Charlie Geller (Character) $70.2M 2015
94% 74% Carol Dannie (Character) $12.7M 2015
57% 58% Don't Worry Baby Robert Lang (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Armed Man Ned (Character) - 2014
51% 70% Unbroken Tinker (Character) $115.6M 2014
No Score Yet 31% Deep Powder Cota (Character) - 2013
69% 42% Not Fade Away Doug (Character) $607.3K 2012
71% 60% Liberal Arts Dean (Character) $241.8K 2012
45% 37% Down the Shore Martin (Character) $4.8K 2011
10% 26% My Soul to Take Alex (Character) $14.6M 2010
44% 24% The Box Charles (Character) $15M 2009
44% 64% The Brave One Ethan (Character) $36.8M 2007
24% 51% The Life Before Her Eyes Michael Patrick (Character) $303.4K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoners of War Prisoner (Character) - 2005


83% 87% The Umbrella Academy Leonard Peabody (Character) 2019
18% 62% Crisis in Six Scenes Allen (Character) 2016
96% 73% Angie Tribeca Chief Petty Officer Carlton Snick (Guest Star) 2016
90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
93% 91% The Good Wife Roland Hlavin (Guest Star) 2015-2016
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Andrew Hingham (Guest Star) 2015 2010
92% 76% Person of Interest Carl Elias (Age 22) (Guest Star) 2012
76% 65% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2007


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