John Elvis is an American actor best known for his recurring role as Benny Drake, Joe's best friend, in the science fiction television horror series Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King.
Elvis was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His middle name honours his late Uncle Steven, nicknamed Elvis. The son of a Korean National and a Mexican American, John was exposed to a lot of cultural diversity at a young age and loved it.
John moved around a lot until the age of 10, when his father decided to settle in his old hometown of Rockport, Texas. He was homeschooled/private schooled until his 8th grade year, then attended Rockport-Fulton Middle School and Rockport-Fulton High School.
John excelled in academics and extracurricular activities. He always had an A average in all 4 years, and graduated in the class of 2010 with honours. He lettered in varsity cross country during his freshman year.
An avid fan of boxing, he pursued this sport throughout high school. In his 8th grade year, John picked up skateboarding (a love he has to this day). He was also a lifeguard at the local pool for 3 years, becoming head lifeguard within 3 months.
The oldest of three, John hopes to set a good example for his siblings. He also loves to make music. John has played drums in a number of bands in his hometown of Rockport, including the Hoodrat Hughes, a band he started with fellow artist Jake Shelton.
John began acting at age 19. Scouted by - and signed with - Calliope Talent Management and Calliope Talent, Model & Artist Management, John became a full-time working actor within 2 years. (He worked in the Calliope office as the company's full-time Production Manager during these 2 years.)
John looks forward to opening a skateboard shop someday, and to sponsor budding skateboarders who might not otherwise be able to afford to skate.