#94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars
John is an honor student.
He is a budding comedy writer.
John's band is called Dayplayer
John plays drums in a band.
John's favourite tv programs are The Office and Freaks and Geeks.
John's favourite books are East of Eden by Steinbeck and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
John's favourite piece of music is Mr. Blue Sky by ELO.
John keeps in touch with Sam Levine and Martin Starr and Jason Segel, his costars from Freaks and Geeks.
John caught the acting bug early after he was seen, by his peers, as the class clown in school.
When John was playing the role of Sam Weir in "Freaks and Geeks", he was the actual age of a high school freshman.
In 2001, John directed a short film called "What Babies Do".
John had role to play in the independent short film, "Allerd Fishbein's in Love".
In 1998, John provided vocals for a Tony Bennett child-aimed album "The Playground".
John has brown eyes and brown hair.
John first got into acting at the age of nine when he was apart of a touring company of "The Who's Tommy" with John playing the younger, title's character.
In 2001, John appeared in a music video for Abandoned Pools, "Mercy Kiss".
John experienced his first "unemployment", due to him declining work on a 2006 television pilot because the producers failed to meet his quote, therefore establishing his credibility as a bankable television personality.
John was voted #94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
While John was in Nyack Middle School, he played the role of Danny in "Grease" for his school play.
John's father's name is R.F Daley (a Broadway actor) and his mother's name is Nancy (a piano teacher).
When John appeared as a guest star on "Boston Public", his real-life father, R.F Daley, played his TV father.
When John was younger, he auditioned on Broadway for the role of Gavroche in "Les Miserable" several times but was not tall enough to play the character. By the time John was tall enough, he had lost interest.
John plays the piano.
John has a black belt in Kung Fu.
He is 6' (1.83 m).
John: (Talking about the fact that he's really young) I just tell everyone I'm 37, so I get the respect I deserve.
John: (Talking about his high school years) I had a tutor for most of my time in high school. When I was a freshman, I got Freaks and Geeks. I basically went from that to my next job to my next job. I never felt like I was missing out on high school, because I realized what an incredible experience I was having.
John: (Talking about real high school and Freaks and Geeks) Everyone can say that they went to high school, but not everyone can say that during high school they were doing a television show about high school.
John: The biggest challenge is making that transition from kid to adult on the screen. When you're a kid actor, you tend to be seen as a kid actor. It's very difficult for people to see you as anything else. Fortunately, I've been able to grow into my own skin as an adult.
John The one project that I've always wanted to do is a feature film that I'll write and direct. That, and to star in Venezuelan softcore porn. But that goes without saying.
John: My family has had the most influence on my career. They told me that I could do anything I wanted with my life, and then supported me the whole way.
John: (Comparing real high school to Freaks and Geeks high school experience) I never had the real high-school experience, only the fictional "lights, camera, action" high-school experience. But doing a television show is always going to be more fun than going to actual high school, so I can't complain.
(After earning a black belt in Kung Fu)
John: I don't get to use it too often. I try to. I pick fights with people all the time. No one wants to hit me back.
(On preparing himself for his role in "Kitchen Confidential")
John: We learned how to look like we know how to cook. We ran through this extensive thirty-minute training at the commissary on the Fox lot. By the end of it I learned how to flip stuff in a pan, and that's basically all I have to do. Flip stuff in a pan.