|Real Name/Full Name
|John Michael Hemphill
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|13 February 1966
|58 years old
|In Centimetres – 182 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
Mother – Unknown
|Briarcrest Christian School
|University of Memphis
|Mary Buchignani Hemphill
|$ 1million-$5 million
John Hemphill is an American comic actor. He is one of the elderly actors in the comic industry. He has done several theatre works and was featured in comic movies as a comic actor.
Biography and Early Life
Hemphill was born in Huntsville, Alabama. His date of birth has been a center of debate for some time now. John Hemphill is one of the elderly actors. Details of his parents and siblings are not available yet as he rarely or never talks about this in public. He has not come out clear on his background. John’s early life is not available in detail to the media. He is, however, said to have attended Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis.
John worked started working as soon as he cleared college in Memphis. He did some freelancing jobs at Gaslight Dinner Theatre in Memphis. He would sign telegram messengers as an addition to his job. During these jobs at the Gaslight Dinner Theatre, he developed an interest in acting and comedy. He sharpened his skills in comedy and plays. He was very keen on growing his comic skills.
John involved himself with a certain local television show, The David Kiihnl Show. He played a character that illuminated him. He played the character of Elvin Aaron. This character grew his name widely in the country as he earned great public recognition locally. He was occasionally involved in countrywide tours where he did stand-up comedy and stand-up music. The television program faded its popularity and ended, forcing Hemphill to get involved with DJs within Memphis, such as Ron Olsen and Terrence Mckeever. They appeared on WMC-TV on Saturday nights and partnered to host the Western Movie Classics, which aired mostly at midnight. Hemphill is a comedian, and so he would do some comic skits and short sessions during the commercial breaks. The movies which were aired during this program were old and therefore garnered little audience and fan base. It was therefore brought down and terminated.
During his comic works and shows in 2006, Hemphill came across Mary Buchignani. The two dated for a while before marrying.
Hemphill is said to have graduated from Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee. He later joined the University of Memphis. He studied, but there are not many details of what he particularly studied. Hemphill has most of his details kept to himself and so much away from the public and media.
John Hemphill met his wife, Mary Buchignani, during one of his comic shows. This love story is unique and unmatched. There must be past affairs and relationships about which involved Hemphill; however, there is no evidence linking him to anyone. He has no children at the moment.
The couple has been together since 2006, and they both live at their home in Cordova, Tennessee.
Is John Hemphill Gay?
No, he is not. Hemphill is straight, and there are no sources stating that he is gay or bisexual. Hemphill, unlike many celebrities whose details are not publicly available, is not gay. Most celebrities keep cool and avoid the limelight due to unclear sexuality.
Hemphill began working as a freelancer in a certain theatre before developing his comic acting skills while in the same workstation. He first performed as an actor when he performed the role of Elvin Aaron in the local TV show, The David Kiihnl Show. This is the show that made him famous and locally popular such that he was involved in countrywide tours where he did stand-up comedies. He co-hosted a late-night movie show at WMC-TV with DJs Terrence McKeever and Ron Olsen. The show, Western Classics aired Old movies. Hemphill was instrumental in this show as there were short comedy videos during commercial breaks. The program aired a lot of old western movies and therefore did not have a promising audience turnover. This led to the show being terminated.
In 2000, Hemphill got greatly involved in theatre works. He was much involved at Playhouse theatre, where he performed comedy. He did a lot of theatre work as he had dropped his role as Elvis in The David Kiihnl Show.
Hemphill has featured in a number of films where he performed comic characters. Some of the films where he performed include;
- Guys and Dolls.
- Clair de Lune.
- A Funny Thing.
- Happened on The Way to the Forum.
- Greater Tuna.
Awards and Achievements
John Hemphill has done a number of great performances and has bagged a number of awards such as;
- Best Supporting Actor in a Musical during the 2004 Ostrander following his role for the musical Kiss Me, Kate.
- In 2015 he won the same award.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of John Hemphill in 2024
John Hemphill has an estimated net worth ranging between $ 1 million – $5 million. His main source of income has been acting for the longest period of time now. There is are no much news about his assets and belongings. His salary is also not publicly known by the public.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He belongs to the list of celebrities whose details are rare.
- He met his wife during one of his comic performances.
- He has no children.
John is successful in keeping many details about his life concealed, unlike many celebrities, which has reduced unnecessary controversies. He is an inspiration to many celebrities who would prefer much privacy.