Jon Harrison Taylor is a Los Angeles-based writer/actor/musician by way of Dallas, Texas. He is the youngest son of Stax icon Johnnie Taylor. Jon's acting career began as a little nine-year-old boy with a big Afro eating a giant hamburger for a supermarket commercial. As an adolescent, he appeared in the musicals such as The Wiz, Damn Yankees, and Little Shop of Horrors. At 15, Jon started singing lead vocals and playing guitar in rock bands and continued to lead groups throughout college. After moving to Los Angeles, Jon spent much of his time recording and traveling the world as a professional lead guitarist with major label artists. He has played shows across the US and Europe and has appeared on The Carson Daly Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Soul Train, Top of the Pops, and more. In 2017, he created, wrote (music and screenplay), produced, directed, and starred in the rock n’ roll comedy web series Sweet: The Show, which was recently nominated for the prestigious 2018 Hollyweb Awards in Hollywood.
Film & Television appearances
Jon has appeared on several TV shows on NBC, MTV, ABC, as well as several regional and national commercials.
Baltimore Center Stage| Soul... The Stax Musical | 2018
Wilson Pickett/Johnnie Taylor
Little Shop Of Horrors
Hey Pete Productions| Sweet The Show | 2018
Hey Pete Productions| Uncle B. On...| 2016
HalfBro | My Half Brother| 2015
Hey Pete Productions |The Love Echo| 2014
Speiser Sturgess Acting Studio
Killian's Commercial Workshop
Janne Halleren - Scene Study and Technique
Los Angeles Film School
Improvisation, Guitar, Singing, drums, Dancing, Volleyball, Billiards, Yoga, Voice Over, Accents (Southern, British)