|DePaul University, BFA||1997|
Over the past decade, John Cabrera has worked as a writer, director, and actor at the Hollywood studio level as well as across a range of newly renovated and brand new areas of the Entertainment Industry.
Cabrera began his career as an actor, making over 40 guest star appearances on such shows as “CSI”, “NCIS”, and “The Office”. He was a member of the supporting cast of NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and The CW’s “Gilmore Girls”. He has also worked on some of the country’s most renowned stages, and in 2001, he was honored with Chicago’s prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for his role in Jessica Goldberg’s stage play “Refuge”.
Since 2003, he has written, directed, and/or produced a number of interactive and digital projects including a music video for singer-songwriter Willy Wisely starring Jenna Fischer of The Office. He has also collaborated on similar projects with other television colleagues such as Sean Gunn of “Gilmore Girls”, Brent Sexton of “Deadwood”, and Hamish Linklater of “The New Adventures of Old Christine” among others.
In 2006, he shifted his focus more heavily towards writing and directing and was a finalist in NBC’s director in training program that same year. He later wrote and directed Lockerz’ hit digital series “The Homes”, which starred Chelsea Kane of “Jonas” and was viewed by an audience of over 4 million. He has recently completed production on his newest series “H+”, which he developed at Warner Premiere under the guidance of Bryan Singer and his team of producers at Bad Hat Harry Productions.
Cabrera is a member of the Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, and Actors Equity Association. He is also a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as well as a company member emeritus of Collaboraction, a Chicago-based arts organization that he helped found in the late 90s.