Navy veteran and actor John J. Pistone shares his experiences making the short action/war film Devil Dogs, as well as his time as a navy combat cameraman, and his path to become an actor, filmmaker, and military consultant for film and television.
JOHN J. PISTONE
Actor | Writer | U.S. Navy Veteran
John J. Pistone is an actor, writer, producer, and sports enthusiast. He’s also a combat veteran, a U.S. Navy combat cameraman/journalist, an expert marksman, and an avid motorcyclist.
John was born and raised in Arkansas and spent most of his time in the town of Dover. He fell in with acting at a very early age, hitting the stage for the first time when he was just five years old. He was the emcee of a tribute to Walt Disney at a school in Clarkesville. If anyone happens to have pictures of the performance, he would greatly appreciate you either sending them to him or burning them as his outfit was horrendous.
In addition to his love for the stage, he also developed a love of sports, playing football, basketball and attempting baseball. He excelled at football and truly thinks he would have been better at baseball had he not had all of his front teeth knocked out while playing catcher when he was six. An avid swimmer, he spent the summers of his formidable youth getting into trouble at the pool in the nearby town of Russelville.
The short action/war film Devil Dogs is set during the 2004 battle of Fallujah in the Iraq War.
The film premiered at the 2017 GI Film Festival in Washington D.C. over Memorial Day Weekend and was broadcast on television on the ShortsTV channel network in the U.S. and Europe.