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About John DiResta

John DiResta is the real deal. He has been around the block, twice. Before turning to acting and comedy, DiResta spent twelve long years as a New York City Transit cop. He is a true comedic mixed-martial artist. He has done over 2,500 live stand-up gigs all over the world, has been a panel guest on "The Tonight Show" and is also a frequent guest on "The Howard Stern Show."

DiResta can be seen in a dozen feature films beside Oscar-winners such as Robert De Niro and Michael Caine. He played FBI agent Klonsky in both "Miss Congeniality" and "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous" and portrayed Matthew McConaughey's brother in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." DiResta can also be seen chasing two Russian killers alongside Ed Burns in the suspense thriller, "15 Minutes." His New York accent also gets him tons of voice-acting gigs. Listen really hard and one can hear his voice in three Steven Spielberg movies: "War of the Worlds," "Catch Me If You Can" and "The Terminal" with Tom... Read More »

John DiResta is the real deal. He has been around the block, twice. Before turning to acting and comedy, DiResta spent twelve long years as a New York City Transit cop. He is a true comedic mixed-martial artist. He has done over 2,500 live stand-up gigs all over the world, has been a panel guest on "The Tonight Show" and is also a frequent guest on "The Howard Stern Show."

DiResta can be seen in a dozen feature films beside Oscar-winners such as Robert De Niro and Michael Caine. He played FBI agent Klonsky in both "Miss Congeniality" and "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous" and portrayed Matthew McConaughey's brother in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." DiResta can also be seen chasing two Russian killers alongside Ed Burns in the suspense thriller, "15 Minutes." His New York accent also gets him tons of voice-acting gigs. Listen really hard and one can hear his voice in three Steven Spielberg movies: "War of the Worlds," "Catch Me If You Can" and "The Terminal" with Tom Hanks.

DiResta is also a grizzled TV veteran. He had his own UPN sitcom, "DiResta" and has hosted and executive produced two separate building shows, "Trash to Cash" on FX and "Hammered," on the HGTV Network. He is currently starring as Brooklyn Johnny on Comedy Central's "American Body Shop."

Married for almost two decades, DiResta and his wife, Frances, have three children, one of each.