Jon's love of music began at a very early age while listening to his grandfather, a talented classical pianist. By starting piano lessons at 6, Jon was able to accompany himself at 8, singing popular songs of the `60's. At 10, it was impossible for him to understand the emotional depth of the "Theme from Love Story", but the singing was passionate nonetheless.
Jon's teenage years were spent in Enid, Oklahoma, where he studied classical piano under the same teacher (the incomparable Evelyn Seem) who had taught Jon?s mother when she was a teenager. It was during those years that a real love of musical theatre began, and Jon had the distinction of being the youngest "Harold Hill" on record to that date.
In 1978, Jon moved to Los Angeles and studied piano and voice at the University of Southern California. The move to L.A. sparked a premiere cabaret appearance---the Skip E. Lowe Showcase at the Hyatt on Sunset. Many of Jon's fraternity brothers were in attendance at that auspicious debut.
Though instant fame and success did not ensue, Jon did become a frequent participant in most of the cabaret venues throughout Los Angeles during the `80's and `90's. He also musical directed and performed in a number of musical theater productions in and around L.A., eventually spending a year as Steve in Mark Savage's "The Ballad of Little Mikey", a role he reprised in Palm Springs and San Diego, as well as on the original cast recording.
Jon now resides in Orange County, CA and has a 19-year-old son, Spencer.