John DeLuca

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John "Johnny" DeLuca (born April 25, 1986) is an American actor and singer who is known for his role as Butchy in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie, as well as its sequel Teen Beach 2, and as Anthony in coming-of-age comedy Staten Island Summer.[1] He also guest starred with Maia Mitchell on an episode of Disney Channel's show, Jessie, along with a guest appearance on Wizards of Waverly Place.

John DeLuca
Born (1986-04-25) April 25, 1986 (age 34)
Alma materFordham University
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2009–present

Early lifeEdit

DeLuca was born in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, the eldest of 3 boys, from parents of Italian origins. Growing up, DeLuca was an athlete.[1] In his senior year of high school, DeLuca decided to try out for high school production of The Wizard of Oz, where he auditioned for the role of Scarecrow. After he got the part, he decided to pursue acting.[2] He graduated from Longmeadow High School.[1] DeLuca is graduate of Fordham University in New York where he was a Theatre major.[3]


In 2009, DeLuca had his acting and TV debut, when he guest starred in shows Ugly Betty and 30 Rock.[4] In 2011, he guest starred in TV shows Lights Out and Wizards of Waverly Place.[5] That same year he also starred as Bucky Buchanan in Disney Channel unsold pilot Zombies and Cheerleaders.[6] In early 2012, DeLuca guest starred in an episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.[7]

In 2012, DeLuca had a film debut in We Made This Movie, where he played the role of Jeff.[8] Later, he guest-starred in an episode of Sketchy. In December 2012, he had a role as Colin Hemingway in the indie drama movie Hemingway.[9] In early 2013, DeLuca guest starred with Maia Mitchell on Disney show Jessie.[10] In 2013, he landed the role of Butchy in a hit Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie.[1] The movie was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and earned 13.5 million total viewers on Disney Channel.[11] He played the role of Butchy , the leader of the biker gang in the movie within the movie. Also in 2013, DeLuca had a recurring role in the TV series Twisted, as Cole Farell.[12] He had a role in short film It Remains.[13]

In 2014, he guest starred on an episode of Instant Mom. In 2015, DeLuca reprised his role as Butchy, leader of the biker gang, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach 2 sequel to the hit movie Teen Beach Movie.[14] The film was directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and premiered to 7.5 million total viewers on Disney Channel.[15] He had a main role in coming-of-age comedy Staten Island Summer as Anthony DiBuono, Italian lifeguard who dreams of joining the Navy.[16] The film was directed by Rhys Thomas and written by Colin Jost and had a limited release in theater before premiering worldwide on Netflix in July 30, 2015.[17]

On April 4, 2016, it was announced that DeLuca had joined the cast of ABC's soap opera, General Hospital.[18] His character, Aaron Roland, started recurring on April 27, 2016.[19] DeLuca guest starred in multiple season 4 episodes as Jeremy in Hulu's drama East Los High.[20] He played the role of Brett in web released short films Free Period.[21] The short films were released on Disney Channel's YouTube page.[22]

He starred as Chet in the family friendly gymnastic movie Chalk It Up alongside Maddy Curley and Nikki SooHoo.[23] The movie was released on September 13, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.[24] He also starred as Wade in the family friendly movie All Halloes' Eve co-starring Lexi Giovagnoli and Ashley Argota.[25] The movie was released on digital hd on September 27, 2016.[26] On October 6, 2016 DeLuca guest starred in an episode of How to Get Away with Murder.[27] He also guest starred in an episode of Comrade Detective, where he voiced the character Young Nikita.

In 2017, he starred as Maverick in the short film Lara Croft Is My Girlfriend alongside his then girlfriend Lidia Rivera.[28] Later that year, he also appeared as Bobby in the Go90's romantic comedy series Relationship Status.[29] DeLuca guest starred as Billy in the horror web series Welcome To Daisyland.[30] He also guest starred as Rod in an episode of FX's American Horror Story: 1984.[31] DeLuca had a supporting role as Davey Wallace in Hallmark Channel Original Movie A Merry Christmas Match opposite Lindsey Gort.[32] He guest starred as Vinny Linguini (voice) in Disney's Muppet Babies.[33]

In 2020, DeLuca played the supporting role of Mario in the independent thriller Spree, which had its world premiere on January 24, 2020 at Sundance Film Festival.[34] He starred as Josh Grant in the Lifetime original movie Killer Dream Home alongside Maiara Walsh.[35]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 We Made This Movie Jeff Minor Role, Film debut
Hemingway Colin Hemingway
2013 Teen Beach Movie Butchy Disney Channel Original Movie
2015 It Remains Party Goer Short Film
Teen Beach 2 Butchy Disney Channel Original Movie
Staten Island Summer Anthony DiBuono
2016 Chalk It Up Chet
All Hallows' Eve Wade
2017 Lara Croft Is My Girlfriend Maverick Short Film
2020 Spree Mario
TBA Donny's Party Bobby Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 30 Rock Lead Singer
  • Episode: "Into the Crevasse" (S 4:Ep 2)
  • Uncredited
Ugly Betty Kevin Episode: "Backseat Betty" (S 4:Ep 6)
2011 Zombies and Cheerleaders Bucky Buchanan unsold Disney Channel pilot
Lights Out Brent Episodes:
  • "Pilot" (S 1:Ep 1); "Head Games" (S 1:Ep 8)
Wizards of Waverly Place Tommy Episode: "Rock Around the Clock" (S 4:Ep 26)
2012 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Guy Episode: "The Beach Is Back" (S 4:Ep 18)
Sketchy Bernie Episode: "MTV Presents: Weekend at Bernie's" (S 2:Ep 8)
2013 Jessie Timmy "McD" Finkleberg Episode: "Jessie's Big Break" (S 2:Ep 10)
Twisted Cole Farrell Recurring
2014 Instant Mom Zack Episode: "James Goes Pro" (S 2:Ep 6)
2016 General Hospital Aaron Roland Recurring
East Los High Jeremy Recurring (Season 4)
How to Get Away with Murder Guy Episode: "Always Bet Black" (S 3:Ep 3)
2017 Comrade Detective Young Nikita (voice) Episode: "Two Films for One Ticket" (S 1:Ep 4)
Relationship Status Bobby Episode: "Range" (S 3:Ep 1); "Grown Ups" (S 3:Ep 5)
2019 Welcome To Daisyland Billy Episode:"Episode 2" web series
American Horror Story: 1984 Rod Episode: "True Killers" (S 9:Ep 4)
A Merry Christmas Match Davey Wallace Hallmark Channel Original Movie
Muppet Babies Vinny Linguini (voice) Episode: "My Brother Vinny"
2020 Killer Dream Home Josh Grant Lifetime Original Movie

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result ref
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Song from a Movie or TV Show Teen Beach 2: Shared with Cast Nominated [36][37][38]


Soundtrack albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected details
Title Album details Notes
Teen Beach Movie
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Teen Beach 2
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download


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  30. ^ "Crew". Welcome To Daisyland. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
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  32. ^ "Hallmark to take viewers on a journey of love and bliss with 'A Merry Christmas Match'". Retrieved October 21, 2019.
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