John Pinette was born outside of Boston and entertained audiences around the world for over twenty years. He enjoyed a long career in stand-up, television, film and stage. His big break came in 1991 when he was asked to tour with Frank Sinatra. Since then, John starred as Edna Turnblad in the hit Broadway musical "Hairspray" and appeared in such films as "Duets," starring Gwyneth Paltrow, "Dear God," starring Greg Kinnear, "Junior," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and "The Punisher," starring John Travolta. His most recent film was "The Last Godfather," starring opposite Harvey Keitel. John's television credits included "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" and the final episode of "Seinfeld," as well as multiple stand-up comedy appearances on "The Tonight Show," "Dr. Phil" and "The View." His Comedy Central stand-up special and DVD, "I'm Starvin," was released in January 2007 as a follow up to his enormously successful CD "Show Me the Buffet."