Anthony – John Michael Burdon- star of 54 Days
John Michael Burdon, currently represented by Sharon Power of Bold Artist , graduated from the Actor’s College of Theatre and Television in 2000 with an Advanced Diploma in Acting. John Michael went on to professionally perform in CATS, Grease, Hot Shoe Shuffle and The Odyssey. A previous knee injury that JM sustained during the fight scene in an amateur production of Oklahoma in 1997 returned to plague him, resulting in a knee reconstruction and effectively halting his dance career in professional musical theatre.
In 2009, John Michael joined the Sydney Shakespeare Festival as an ensemble actor, playing in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons respectively in leading roles such as Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Petruchio (Taming of the Shrew) and Malvolio (Twelfth Night) He has performed in the independent and professional theatre circuit ever since, from Penrith to Sydney, and recently appeared as Mitch in CTG Inc’s A Streecar Named Desire, Reverend John Hale in Emu Heights Productions acclaimed production of The Crucible and Solomon in Duck Duck Goose’s Theatre Company’s production of Pinball for the 2014 Mardi Gras Festival while exploring his craft at Bell Shakespeare. In 2011.
John Michael started to make the transition to film and television. His first foray into film was in the feature My Mind’s Own Melody directed by Josh Wakely and Silverchair’s Daniel Johns. He has appeared in CI Channel’s episodes of Deadly Women and Dark Minds as well as appearing in a number of short films for Tropfest. John’s film and television experience started to expand into independent features and web series and he recently worked on Universal Picture’s Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie. In 2014 John Michael will appear in web series Atomic Kingdom as tribe leader Breeze, web series The Sex Of Us in the supporting lead role of bi-curious cop Amos as well as independent features Wyrmwood and Awake For A Moment in supporting roles. 54 Days marks John Michael’s first leading character in film.