Little Known Facts About John
Date of Birth: June 7, shares with Tom Jones, Prince and Liam Neeson.
Favorite Sport/Activities to Do: Golf and Trail Running. Loves Travel and Photography.
Female-Dominated Family: Wife Debbie, two daughters one granddaughter, two female Maine Coon cats and one male Maine Coon. “A minority in a sorority.”
Career Shift: Concentrated on entirely voice overs for a living in 1991.
Voice heard in unusual places: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee and National Marine Museum
Unusual gigs: the promotional voice of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) for 6 ½ years. Live voice at Florida Governor Inaugural Events.
Occupational Hazard: Had an edema (due to overuse) on the right vocal fold and some ensuing vocal trouble in 2002 – was under the care of the Vanderbilt Voice Center, which has doctored voice issues for Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, and others.
Set an Awards Show record: Have voiced more CMA Awards telecasts than anyone, ever – 20.
Endurance: Have voiced one FOX TV affiliate since 1998, for as long as they’ve been an affiliate. Image voice for Kat Country 103 since 1992.
Relationship: Am the proud uncle of identical twins: Danielle Kelly and Kelly Danielle Willyard and their older brother Brett, who set records as fastest high school mid-distance runner in Oregon (University of Oregon graduate)!