Jon Korkes’ acting career began Off-Broadway in 1968, when working as a reader in
the auditions for Jules Feiffer’s Little Murders, he was cast by director Alan Arkin in
the actual production and then again a year later in the film version. Since then, he’s
had the good fortune to work with and learn from an extraordinary collection of
writers, directors and actors, among them: Mr Arkin, Jules Feiffer, Mike Nichols,
Austin Pendleton,, Buck Henry, Billy Wilder, Herb Gardner, I.A.L. Diamond, Joan
Darling, Mark Rydell, David Rabe, David Milch, Tom Fontana, George C Scott, Jack
Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Vincent Gardenia, and Elizabeth Wilson. In 1971,Walter
Kerr cited him as one of most promising actors of the Broadway season for his work
in Philip Roth’s Unlikely Heroes. Credits include: Broadway: Unlikely Heroes,
Conversations With My Father, The Penny Wars. Off-Broadway: Little Murders,
The Carpenters, A Family Man, Goose and Tomtom, and Jazz Poets At The Grotto.
Regional: Exact Change, Rum and Coke (Yale Rep), Not Quite Jerusalem
(Longwharf), Our Country’s Good (East Carolina). Film: The Double, Riding In Cars
With Boys, Between The Lines, The Front Page, The Day Of The Dolphin, Cinderella
Liberty, Little Murders, Catch-22. TV: Oz, The Jury, Law And Order, Big Apple, The
Beat, Homicide, Larry Sanders, The Storyteller, The Word, All In The Family, Maude,
Mary Tyler Moore.
Training: Joan Darling, Peggy Feurie, Jack Poggi, AADA.
Jon has taught a master class for working actors in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
He is also active as a writer, director, and voice over artist.
This year marks his 50th as a working actor and his 10th year teaching scene study
at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
As of July 2018.