John is brilliant in a lot of ways. He nurtures actors both in their craft and in all that goes into pursuing their craft, and he does it without the slightest bit of condescension or intimidation you find with a lot of acting coaches. But what I’ve found to be truly unique about John is his ability to analyze who you are as a person and seamlessly integrate that with who you are as an actor. And that doesn’t mean he simply encourages you to play yourself. It means he forces you to use who you are to create nuanced, unique qualities in the characters you do play. The results and impact on my career have been immeasurable.