John Magaro - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 18, 2022

John Magaro
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: The Umbrella Academy (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 16, 1983 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
John Robert Magaro
Birth Place: Akron, Ohio, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: James Magaro
Mother's Name: Wendy Magaro
Siblings: 1

Joe Magaro (older brother)

High School: Stow-Munroe Falls High School
University: Point Park University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, Ashkenazi-Jewish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is John Magaro?

John Magaro is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for starring in the TV series Orange Is the New Black, The Umbrella Academy, and in the films, Carol, Not Fade Away.

Yael Stone, John Magaro in Orange Is the New Black (Image: IMDb)

John Magaro – Age, Parents, Siblings

John Magaro’s birth took place as John Robert Magaro in Akron, Ohio, the USA on February 16, 1983. His father James Magaro is of Italian descent while his mother Wendy Magaro is Jewish. Both are teachers by profession. His parents, who later divorced, raised him in the suburb of Munroe Falls and were taught to follow his mother’s religion.

He also has a sibling, a brother named Joe Magaro who is four years older.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, John Magaro attended Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Following high school graduation in 2001, he enrolled at Point Park University in Pittsburgh to study theater.

His ethnicity includes Italian and Ashkenazi-Jewish.

John Magaro – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

The relationship status of John Magaro is believed to be single. Although he has been a famous actor for over a decade, he has managed to keep his romantic relationships under the radar. There are no mentions of his past girlfriends or dating history.

Similarly, he is unmarried, sans wife and children.

John Magaro, Richard Nelson on The Public Theater's Illyria (Image: WNYC)

John Magaro – Career

Early Days

While still a student at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, he began acting in local theatres such as Cleveland Play House, Kent State Porthouse Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse, etc. As a professorial actor, his debut screen role was in the short film Prisoners of War (2005). 

This was followed by minor roles in an episode of the TV series Body of Proof (2011), Person of Interest (2012), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2010-2015), and in the films The Brave One (2007), The Life Before Her Eyes (2007), We Pedal Uphill (2008), The Box (2009), My Soul to Take (2010), Not Fade Away (2012), Unbroken (2014), etc.

Finally, John Magaro’s breakthrough came in the year 2015 as he was cast in three major projects the same year. He landed the role of Dannie McElroy in the film Carol, Charlie Geller in the film The Big Short, and Vince Muccio in the TV series Orange Is the New Black. He appeared in 11 episodes of Orange Is the New Black, from 2015 to 2019.

Films, Series

Since then, John Magaro has starred in the films The Finest Hours (2016), War Machine (2017), Overlord (2018), First Cow (2019), The Birthday Cake (2021), Call Jane (2022), Showing Up (2022), Heart of a Lion (2023), to name a few. He has also portrayed characters in the episode of the TV series The Good Wife (2015-2016), Crisis in Six Scenes (2016), Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), and The Umbrella Academy (2019).

Moreover, his broadway debut role was in the 2016 revival of The Front Page as Earl Williams.

John Magaro in The Umbrella Academy (Image: IMDb)


On the set of The Umbrella Academy, John Magaro has worked with Yusuf Gatewood, Cameron Brodeur, Ashley Madekwe, Sheila McCarthy, Justin Cornwell.

John Magaro – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of John Magaro is estimated at around $1.5 million while the figure on his annual income is under review.

John Magaro – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Magaro is absent from social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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