John C. Moskoff was born in Illinois and raised in Redwood City, California. He began studying acting in High School. He attended San Francisco State University and performed in numerous stage productions including "Kiss Me Kate", "Poor of San Francisco", "Antigene", "The Balcony", "Talk to Me Like the Pain" etc. John apprenticed during two summers at the Bridgebay Summer Theater and at the Pancake Summer Theatre working backstage and performing in many plays.
After graduating with a BA in Drama and serving in the Army, John came to Los Angeles to take his shot at the "biz"!. During his career Moskoff has appeared in over 350 television commercials and has been seen in many TV shows... among them "The Closer", "Diagnosis Murder","Veronica's Closet", "Journey of Allen Strange", "Mad About You", "Golden Girls", "It's A Living", "30 Something", and "Moonlighting". He was seen regularly as Paul's father, Alvin Pfeiffer in "The Wonder Years". Add roles on popular shows such as: "Desperate Housewives", recurring on "Everybody Hates Chris", "Law & Order: LA", "How I Met Your Mother", "Pitch", and most recently "Grace and Frankie".
Moskoff's TV movies have included "Gypsy" with Bette Midler, "Payback" with Ed Asner, "There were Times, Dear" with Shirley Jones, "Case for Life" and "Give Me Back My Child" with Valerie Bertinelli. John also appeared in the PBS Award-Winning "Eddie Files".
Onstage, a sampling of performances includes "Charley Bacon" at South Coast Rep., originating the role of Maish in the Long Beach production of "Requiem for a Heavyweight", then going on with "Requiem" playing the Bartender at the Long Wharf with John Lithgow and Riohard Dreyfuss and again on Broadway with Lithgow and George Segal. Some other plays include "Trial of A. Lincoln" with Henry Fonda and Billy Dee Williams, "Odd Couple", "Cousins", and "Catch Me if You Can".
Moskoff's Feature Films have included "The Cable Guy", "Bugsy", "Welcome Back, Roxy Carmichael", and "Death of an Angel". Most recently, John played Ross' Uncle in "Friends" and appeared in a "Cheese" commercial with Sparky Anderson and Johnny Bench. And to round out his life, John is an avid golfer!
If you have the desire to act...... go for it!
Do everything you can to achieve your goal. Don't wake up at 50 to say 'I should have tried it'. But you have to look at the biz of show and realize the odds of making it are slim. Plan your steps, and learn as much as you can about the biz. Take classes, Act, attend the theater, Act, join workshops, Act, learn about backstage, learn about production, ACT! Watch, read, ask questions. Everyone wants to be a star, but we all can't acheive that status. You can have a successful career and make a living in this difficult business. You just have to plan and set your own personal limits to guide you during your search, and, you often have to rely on other means to make a living while you're learning and searching.
The show of business can be very satisfying and rewarding - it's the business that's the challenge!
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|"Requiem For A Heavyweight"||Broadway, Dallas, Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Long Beach|
|"Charley Bacon H His Family"||South Coast Repertory|
|"Horton Foote's Cousins"||Loft Theatre|
|"Odd Couple"||San Dlego, Kansas City|
|"Trial Of Lincoln"||Huntington Hartford, Phoenlx, Detroit|
|"Catch Me If You Can"||Dallas, Lubbock, San Antonio, Boston, Rhode Island|
|Commercials||Current list available upon request|
|Dialects||French, Slavic, British, Italian, German, New York, Yiddish|
|Sports||Golf, Swimming, Tennls, Fencing, Motorcycle Riding, Water Polo, Skin Diving, Basketball|