Jun. 16th, 1959
Redding, California, USA
John Balma's Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles2006 - Stick It
2002 - Moonlight Mile
Guest TV Roles
Professor Jarvis Oberblau
Raised to be a cowboy, John fled his family's horse-drawn dreams and headed to San Francisco to pursue a career in theater. Trained at San Francisco State University, John was a founding member of both Reflex Action Theater and the legendary Z Collective. While in SF he appeared in over 30 productions at Berkeley Rep, Magic Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park, Asian American Theatre, and others, including two seasons in Europe with SF's Word for Word performance troupe. While in college he briefly considered a career in Genetic Research until a little math problem in one of his labs convinced him this was not to be.
- Studied Fundraising and Institutional Development at UCLA.
- Son of the late Shasta County Sheriff John Balma, the longest tenured sheriff in California in the 20th Century.
- Youngest of seven children.
- Served as President of the Board of Directors for Being Alive, an AIDS Service Organization based in Los Angeles (2004 - 2009).
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