About John Henry Soto

Hello everyone!  Thank you for taking the time to look at my page.  This first video is my latest reel.

I would like to take a moment to tell you about myself.  If you hate reading, just check out the video under my reel for an introduction to some of my work.  Also, please feel free to browse through my videos on the other pages.  Thank you!

Headshot 1I grew up in the South Bronx during the 70s and 80s. I understand the importance of community and how a neighborhood can be destroyed if the people do not get involved and work together for real solutions. Music and films were my salvation. I began to write songs and play guitar at the age of ten, and 15 years ago I started a band to raise the awareness level of teens and adults regarding the world around them. The band is called Glass of Know. The group had songs playing on rotation on upstate NY radio.

Although music was my first love I always had a fascination with film. I began study with the successful theater and film coach Ruth Kulerman four years ago. After many lessons and plenty of encouragement from Ruth I decided to start testing the waters. Early in 2007 I went out and started auditioning. The response was overwhelming and I landed 17 roles in 5 months. Not a bad problem to have your first time out of the gate. It wasn’t prime time or the big screen, but it gave me enough confidence to continue to work hard and more importantly, I knew I had something special to offer.

I’ve had films in the Asian American Film Festival, New Film Maker Festival, and 2 years ago the film En Route won first place at the Milford Connecticut Film Festival, in which I was the lead. I was nominated for best actor at the Columbia film festival for the short Good Bye. In 2011 I was the lead in the film Down & Across which went to the Cannes film festival. I’m currently working on a TV pilot with the same team. The Coffee List, was my first attempt at writer, director and actor. The film has been screened at International Manhattan Film Festival, The Katra Film Series and we came in 3rd place for the HollyShorts Challenge on Indi.com

Hire John for your film and you won’t be disappointed.  johnhenrysoto@gmail.com

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6 thoughts on “About John Henry Soto

  1. Bayonne is a good city. Glad I grew up there my first 21 years of life. I still visit every two years cause it will always be home. Im looking forward to seeing your show. Its funny my two sons were born in California, but if you ask where they are from, they say Bayonne. They too love my city.

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