John is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in business. His involvement in theater started at age ten as a hobby, and continued on and off through college. Entering his senior year, with real life bearing down and the reality of corporate America knocking at his door, John realized his passion and love for acting should translate into his career.
After graduation, John packed his car and headed to Los Angeles. He lived there for four years, working odd jobs as well as acting jobs. In the summer of 2007, an audition led to a screen test in New York for the role of Jared Banks. He landed the part and had five days to pack up his life and move across the country.
Prior to booking OLTL, John expanded his involvement in the entertainment world by writing, producing, directing and starring in his first film, Smith & Mike on a Tuesday. The film has found much success on the festival circuit.
John currently resides in New York City with his fiancée, Alison. They met in acting class, became good friends and then inevitably fell in love. The teacher of that class is marrying the couple in the summer of 2008.
John credits his mother as his biggest support and source of wisdom, in all aspects of his life.
One Life to Live
August 10, 2007
to November 18, 2009 December 8, 2009
; December 22, 2009
Smith and Mike on a Tuesday
DATE OF BIRTH: August 21
: Brotherton booted from OLTL family. [Sep 24, 2009]