John Henry Redwood biography
John Henry Redwood
At Writers Theatre: The Old Settler
John Henry Redwood is the celebrated author of numerous works for the American theatre, including The Old Settler (one of the ten most produced plays in America between 1999-2001), No Niggers No Jews No Dogs, Mark VIII: XXVI, A Sunbeam and Acted Within Proper Departmental Procedure. In addition to playwriting, Redwood was a lauded actor. He appeared on Broadway in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson and a revival of Guys and Dolls. Regionally, he worked all over the country and was often featured in productions of Wilson's many other plays. His film credits include: Passion Fish and Mr. Holland's Opus. He appeared on Law and Order: SVU. Born in Brooklyn in 1942, Redwood served in the Marines after high school, later returning to recieve a Ph.D in Religion from Fordham University. He died of heart disease in 2003 at his home in Philadelphia.
[Bio as of March 2010]