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Facts About John Magaro That You Might Want To Know

Published Tue Jan 07 2020 By DGM
Facts About John Magaro That You Might Want To Know

John Magaro, whose full name is John Robert Magaro, is a famous American actor who is known for appearing in the hit Netflix television series 'Orange Is The New Black' and 'The Umbrella Academy'. 

Magaro was born on the 16th of February, 1983, in Akron, Ohio, in the United States. Here are some facts about him:

What's his Net Worth?

Magaro holds an estimated net worth of $2 million which he amassed from his successful career as an actor. Throughout his career, he has appeared in movies, television shows, and commercials.

Wife - Janice Hong

Magaro has been married to his longtime girlfriend Janice Hong since the 10th of December 2016. The two first met back in 2012 at the actor's wedding ceremony and took an interest in one another. 

They gave a shot at their relationship by going on a date which eventually led to them being an ideal couple. The couple walked down the aisle after dating for four long years and have been living a very blissful marital life ever since. 

John Magaro with his wife, Janice Hong.
John Magaro with his wife, Janice Hong.
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Parents Are No Longer Together

James Magaro and Wendy Magaro, John's parents, split a long time ago when the actor was just 13 years old. As a teenager, it was very difficult for him to cope with the divorce of his parents. Both of his parents were teachers by profession and couldn't manage to take their marriage for longer. 

Though they shared two children, they parted ways in 1996 and ended their marriage. After the divorce, John went on to live with his mother and was raised in the Jewish religion as it was his mom's religion.

Elder Brother - Joe Magaro

The 'Overlord' star has an elder brother named Joe Magaro from his parents. He is four years older than the actor and the firstborn of their parents. Following their parents' divorce, the siblings went through a pretty rough time but remained there for each other. 

They started living together in New York and were the only people on each other to rely on. Still to this day, both of the brothers reside in New York and visit one another once a week.

Talking about their personal life, Joe is a happily married man as we mentioned earlier John met Hong at his wedding. He is the father of two children from his marriage and is currently working for Jay Goldman & Co. in the financial sector.  

Famous for the Coke Commercial by Walmart

Before rising to fame as the cast of 'The Umbrella Academy', John already tasted a bit of fame in the late 2000s (2008) when he appeared in the Walmart/Coke Commercial which was entitled 'My Extended Family'. 

was Not only did he star in the commercial but he also sang the song which played in the commercial. The commercial turned out to be a huge success and also hit the theaters. So, gaining popularity isn't a big thing for him. 

Lost 40 Kg For His Movie

We all know that John played the role of Frank A. Tinker in the 2014 hit sports/drama movie 'Unbroken'. There's one thing that surely most of us didn't about his endeavor in the movie. 

Yes, he went to lose a huge 40 kg/88 pounds so that he could do full justice to the character and portray the role properly. The film which focuses on the aftermath of the second world war did pretty well at the box office and Magaro's work was also praised very much.

Learned Drum By Andy White

Andrew White also known as Andy White, is a late Scottish drummer who is known for playing drum in the Beatles' first single album 'Love Me Do'. Fortunately, John Magaro also got to learn to play drums by the renowned drumming legend. 

It was for the 2012 movie 'Not Fade Away' where he starred as the lead cast which was of college dropout hoping for a music career. He took several classes with White and mastered the basic level of drumming and he managed to become pretty good at it. 

Though Andy passed away in 2015, the actor is still thankful to him and owns his drumming abilities to him.

A picture of John Magaro playing drums in the movie 'Not Fade Away'.
John Magaro plays drums in the movie 'Not Fade Away'.
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Has A Habit of Touching His Face

Like everyone in this world has certain habits, the co-star of Robert Sheehan also has a habit of his own. His habit is that he touches his face a lot of time while talking and communicating with people. If you look at his interviews, you can either see him touching his facial hair or pretending as if he is scratching his cheeks. It is a habit that he has never let go of since his childhood.

Alma Mater

The Akron-born actor completed his graduation from Stow-Munroe Falls City School District in 2001. After that, he went to Point Park University, a Pennsylvania-based arts university to learn acting skills and later pursue a career in it.

No Social Media Presence

Despite being famous, John Magaro doesn't have any accounts on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The only way he made an appearance on Instagram was when Ellen Page, his co-star from 'The Umbrella Academy' posted a picture of him on her account captioning it as an appreciation post for him.

A picture of The picture of John Magaro posted by Ellen Page.
The picture of John Magaro posted by Ellen Page.
Image Source: Instagram@ellenpage

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