In March 2008 John played the character of Troy Maxon in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Fences" by August Wilson.
John Beasley appeared in the movie The Apostle (1997) with Robert Duvall. He appeared as a garbage man in Losing Isaiah (1995) starring Jessica Lange and Halle Berry.
John is married to Judy.
He appeared in the movie Crazy In Alabama (1999) as Nehemiah Jackson.
Antonio Banderas was the director.
He received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, August 12, 2005.
In 2002 founded the John Beasley Theater in Omaha, Nebraska to promote live theater, especially works written by or featuring African-Americans.
John Beasley: My vision is to create a venue (John Beasley Theater & Workshop) that will make the theater arts come alive.
John Beasley: Shooting on location is intense, hectic and demanding. But it does afford many moments of pure waiting, waiting for the next scene, take or re-shoot.