Who Is John Magaro?

John Magaro is an American actor who is well-known for playing the role of Charlie Geller in the 2015 American biographical comedy-drama movie, ‘The Big Short’. Likewise, he can also be seen playing the role of Otis ‘Cookie’ Fitzgerald in the 2019 American drama movie, ‘First Cow’ and the role of Robert Lang in the 2015 American drama movie, ‘Don’t Worry Baby’.

Quick Infos
Full NameJohn Robert Magaro
Date of Birth16 February, 1983
Birth place Akron, Ohio
Parent(s) Wendy Magaro and James Magaro
Spouse(s) Janice Hong
Net Worth $2 million


John Magaro’s full name is John Robert Magaro. He was born on 16 February 1983 in Akron, Ohio to his mother, Wendy Magaro, and to his father, James Magaro who were both teachers. Besides this, he is currently 37 years old with the zodiac sign of Aquarius.

John Magaro

Nationality and Physical Stats

John Magaro holds an American nationality and belongs of Italian descent. He is Jewish and practices Judaism as his religion. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.7m/170cms) tall and weighs around 75kgs (165lbs). Moreover, he has a slim body figure with a pair of dark brown colored eyes and dark brown colored hair.


John Magaro studied and completed his high-school from the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District located in Stow, Ohio. For further studies, he studied at Point Park University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Not much is known about the love life of John Magaro but it is known that he was involved in a loving relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Janice Hong.

Instagram and Twitter

Unfortunately, John Magaro is unavailable on social media platforms.



John Magaro gave his debut performance in the movie industry when he played the small role of a prisoner in the 2005 short movie, ‘Prisoners of War’. Following this, he went on to star in two more short movies, ‘Level Red’ in 2006 where he played the role of Putski, and ‘Bomb’ in 2007 where he played the role of Smack. The same year, he went on to star as Ethan in ‘The Brave One’ and as Michael Patrick in ‘The Life Before Her Eyes’.

He played the role of Cipriano in ‘Assassination of a High School President’ and Kyle in ‘We Pedal Uphill’ in 2008, Charles in ‘The Box’ in 2009, Alex in ‘My Soul To Take’ in 2010, Martin in ‘Down the Shore’ in 2011 and Dean in ‘Liberal Arts’ where Zac Efron played the role of Nat in the same movie. He also appeared as Douglas Damiano in ‘Not Fade Away’ in 2012.

He has also appeared in movies like ‘Deep Powder’ in 2013, ‘Unbroken’ in 2014, ‘Don’t Worry Baby’, ‘Carol’ and ‘The Big Short’ in 2015, ‘The Finest Hours’ in 2016, ‘War Machine’ and ‘Marshall’ in 2017, ‘Overlord’ in 2018, ‘First Cow’ in 2019 and ‘Sylvie’s Love’ in 2020.

John Magaro

TV Shows

John Magaro made his debut appearance on television when he played the role of Jiggy in an episode of ‘Conviction’ in 2006.

He has made an appearance for an episode each in television series like ‘Law and Order’ (2007), ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ (2010), ‘Body of Proof’ (2011), ‘Person of Interest’ (2012), ‘The Greatest Event in Television History’ (2013), ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ (2015) and ‘Angie Tribeca’ (2016). He has also had recurring roles in series like ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (2015-2019) where he played the role of Vince Muccio, ‘The Good Wife’ (2015-2016) where he played the role of Roland Hlavin, ‘Crisis in Six Scenes’ (2016) where he played the role of Alan Brockman and ‘Jack Ryan’ (2018) where he appeared as Victor Polizzi.

He has also played the main role of Leonard Peabody / Harold Jenkins in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ (2019) and has also played in the TV movie, ‘Taking Chance’ (2009) as Rich Brewer.

Video Games

John Magaro played the role of Sheldon in the 2006 action-adventure video game, ‘Bully’ and its sequel, ‘Bully: Scholarship Edition’ in 2008.


John Magaro has won the Hollywood Film Awards’ Spotlight Award in 2012, Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Ensemble Cast Award for ‘The Big Short’ in 2016, and the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival’s Best Supporting Actor award for ‘One-Armed Man’ in 2014.

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Net Worth

As of the year 2020, John Magaro has an approximate net worth of $2 million.