How John D Hickman is Making an Impact as One of Hollywood’s Go-to Supporting Character Actors
Supporting actors don’t just help the main or leading characters, they steer the show and give it a real-life appeal. They are the ones writers include in the script to add depth to leading roles and scenes. Without strong supporting actors, a film cannot function well, as there remains a gap left unfulfilled. John D Hickman is one of those American actors whose roles in famous productions such as ‘The Vanished,’ ‘Becky,’ ‘My Best Friend’s Christmas,’ and the popular TV-series ‘The Vampire Diaries’ ,have filled the void with their fantastic acting.
While John is known for his supporting roles in all of the above-mentioned popular shows, he nonetheless gives his characters life while enhancing the performances of the leading performers. He is one of those artists who have gained popularity due to their outstanding performances. Even as “Tom” in “The Vanished” and “Vinnie the DJ Santa” in “My Best Friend’s Christmas,” he has surpassed the big names and tore up the screen as a memorable character.
Supporting characters have traditionally been thought to be less appealing than main actors. However, looking at John’s athletic physique and green eyes has dispelled such a notion. He exudes a sense of timelessness. While an A-List actor may rise and fall with the daily trends, John appears to have kept his schedule full and active.
Furthermore, he has proved through his fantastic work in Black Water Wilderness (2015), Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars (2018), and 10 Minutes Gone (2019) that he can disappear entirely into the characters, his real-life personality becoming unrecognizable to the audience. Soon after shooting an episode of “True Blood” at an auction in 2021, he delivered a bottle of wine to producers and many cast members as a thank-you for a fantastic night. They welcomed him back for seasons 5 and 6, offering him a regular part as werewolf because of his brilliant performance. His fantastic portrayal also earned him the nickname “The Wolf.”
Standing next to today’s Hollywood A-listers has challenges, especially in the glare of intense public and private scrutiny. Nonetheless, John D Hickman has a track record of mesmerizing his audiences and intends to continue on this path. Visit his website to learn more about him and his upcoming projects.