John Pollono is an actor, playwright and screenwriter from New England who currently lives in Los Angeles. He won the LA Ovation and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) Awards for Best Play for the 2011 LA production of Small Engine Repair, for which he also received the LADCC Award for Best Writing. That play had a smash hit run at MCC in NYC in 2013, and his newest play Lost Girls opened there in fall 2015. As an actor, John has appeared in Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Masters of Sex and Mob City. He is a founding member of Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles and has produced the hit underground storytelling series "Rant and Rave" there to sold out crowds for the last seven years. His screenplay Stronger based on the story of Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, is in pre-production at Lionsgate and Mandeville and will be directed by David Gordon Green. He is currently developing the dark comedy My First Black Friend with Kemp Powers at FX.