JON W. SPARKS - SAG-AFTRA Eligible

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Television/Internet

The Topical Podcast

Cooter

The Onion

The Waverly House Haunting

Principal/Riley

Spoken Signal Audio Drama

Sleepy Hollow

Supporting/Benjamin Franklin

Fox Television

Miracle on 34th Street

Principal/Kris Kringle

North Ember Productions (audio

Spoon River Anthology

Co-Star/The Circuit Judge

Chatterbox Audio Theatre

Savage County

Supporting/Mr. Kramer

Dir: David Harris

WKNO Action Auction

Principal/Announcer

WKNO Professor Ghoul

Supporting/Farmer

The Conversion

Co-Star/Reggie Goldsworthy

Dir: Edward Valibus Phillips

Film

Rebuilding a Dream Christmas

Nick

Dir: Sandra Martin

After We Collided (2020)

Santa Claus

Dir: Roger Kumble

Christmas Belles (BET - 2019)

Santa - Principal

Dir: Terri J. Vaughn

Hometown Christmas (Lifetime - 2018)

Santa Claus

Dir: Emily Moss Wilson

Nothing But the Truth

Rumpled Man - Principal

Dir: Rod Lurie

Rukus

Peter Goetz - Principal

Dir: Brett Hanover

Free in Deed

Doctor - Principal

Dir: Jake Mahaffy

The Last Earth Girl Went to Space to Find God

Prof. Mann - Principal

Dir: Jim Weter

Earthrise

Martin Nevil - Principal

Dir: Glenn Payne

Headrush

Dr. Kelly - Principal

Dir: Johnson Thomasson

King Lear

Albany - Principal

Dir: Steve Ross

Confessions of a Pedalphile

Rehab Director - Principal

Dir: Edward Valibus Phillips

Tennessee Queer

Town Mayor - Principal

Dir: Mark Jones

Loophole

Mr. Burruss - Lead

Dir: Trevor Campbell

One Came Home

Faro Belz - Principal

Dir: Willie Bearden

The Glass

General Seve - Principal

Dir: Dan Baker & Chris Pollock

Live Animals

Feed Store Owner - Principal

Dir: Jeremy Benson

Tricks

Sebastian Crump - Principal

Dir: DeAara Lewis

Grim Sweeper

Priest - Principal

Dir: Edward Valibus Phillips

omg/HAHAHA

Floyd - Principal

Dir: Morgan Jon Fox

Just the Two of Us

Doctor - Principal

Dir: Keenon Nikita

Divine Manipulation of the Threads

Bank Guard - Supporting

Dir: Anthony Howald

Slow Down ... You're Dating Too Fast

Farnsworth Kuhl - Prnicipal

Dir: M. David Lee III

Cruel

Mayor Higgens - Principal

Dir: Duane Craig

Unhinged

Psychiatrist - Principal

Dir: Kris Boyatt

Cadavera

Cadavera's Pop - Principal

Dir: John Michael McCarthy

Commercials/Print

This Is Our Shot

Principal

Mississippi Dept. of Health

Best Care Home Services

Old Man Winter - Lead

WMC-TV

WWE

Principal

USA Network

Shakespeare's Star Wars

Obi-Wan Kenobi - Lead

Quirk Books/Mad Genius

ChristmasLand at L.A. Live

Santa - Lead

KOST 103.5 Los Angeles

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Principal

Bohan Agency

King Cotton Quality Meats

Principal

King Cotton

University Hospitals, Jackson MS

Principal

Ramey Advertising

Harlow's Casino, Greenville MS

Principal

Touchpoints Marketing

Harrah's Casino, New Orleans

Principal

Pork Chop Productions

Harvey's Restaurant

Principal

Mabus Agency

Sanderson Farms

Principal

Don Warren Film & Video

Bok Homa Casino

Principal

Velocity Agency

Swinckels' Beer (Morgan Freeman)

Hotel guest

Brickyard Films

Stage

Polar Express Train Ride (Warner Bros)

Santa Claus (2016-2019)

Dir: Scott Calcagno

Othello

Duke of Venice

Dir: Irene Crist

Enemy of the People

Peter

Dir: Marler Stone

King Lear

Albany

Dir: Anita Jo Lenhart

Death of a Salesman

Charley

Dir: Marler Stone

A Christmas Carol

Old Joe

Dir: Ruth Johnson

The Nutcracker

Grandfather

Ballet Memphis

Training

Corey Parker

Chubbuck/Batson techniques

Red West Acting for the Camera

Amber O'Daniels

Meisner technique

Jon's experience in film, television and on stage eventually won him the role as Santa on the Polar Express Train Ride in New Orleans - 2019 was his fourth year doing the show. He's played Santa in four film projects so far.

Physical Characteristics / Measurements

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 230 lbs

Eyes: Hazel

Hair Color: Salt and Pepper

Hair Length: Shoulder Length

 

Swimming - ability - general, Host, Licensed Driver, Teleprompter, Voiceover, American - Southern Accent, British - BBC English Accent, Irish Accent, Scottish Accent