Origin Story and Other AdventuresJP Sarro2017-07-05T00:49:05+00:00
I was born in Concord, NH. During my delivery, the doctor suddenly said “Oh shit.” He had broken my leg. So, I guess it’s safe to say I was destined to be a performer from the moment I was born.
My wife and I met each other doing a production of The Secret Garden. Neither of us had auditioned to be in the show, we were called in as last minute replacements and ended up being dance partners.
I enrolled in both Harvard University and Dartmouth College… For weekend swimming lessons when I was a kid.
In 2007 I ran in the Honolulu marathon.
For nearly 20 years I dreamed a dream of being in a production of Les Misérables. On October 4, 2013 that dream was realized.
Every year at Thanksgiving my family reveals the (30 lb.) turkey in a presentation ceremony complete with epic music, cheering and applause.
Once, while driving through a blizzard, I drove my car up the bank of a brook and got stuck for a few hours.
In 8th grade I made a video yearbook for my class. I edited 50 hours of footage to a 90 minute movie.
In 2012 I worked at a seasonal Halloween store in Utah.
I am a graduate of Emerson College, where I studied film.
In 6th grade I made a video based on the SNL sketch Coffee Talk, where I played the character Linda Richman. It was the first time (but certainly not the last time) I played a female character.
In 2011 for Halloween I dressed up as Zombie Amy Winehouse.
I love to cook and I make awesome pizza. It’s really good.
In 2008 I flew a rabbit from Los Angeles to Belgium to return it to it’s owner.
In high school I would try to find a way to turn any assignment into a project where I could make a movie instead.
Originally I intended to pursue a career in film editing and was lucky enough to work in the cutting room as a P.A. on the TV show RENO 911! and the feature film PREMONITION.
Being a native New Englander my body runs on Dunkin Donuts coffee. In 2006 I lived in Los Angeles and at the time there were no Dunks in all of California. So to feed the craving, two friends and myself drove to the nearest Dunkin Donuts… Six hours away in Glendale, Arizona.
One of my favorite possessions is a replica leg lamp from the movie A CHRISTMAS STORY that my dad gave to me for Christmas one year.