John Michael Cox is an actor, director, teacher, and acting coach currently located in South Carolina. He grew up in rural Illinois, and although he spent his educational years in the Detroit and Washington DC urban centers, his farm-boy roots will always remember the smell of corn fields at harvest.


Mr. Cox has established himself as a proficient teaching artist holding countless coaching sessions and theatre workshops from the Carolinas to New Jersey, and has performed as an actor in over thirty professional, community, and educational productions within the last eight years. Mr. Cox is a full-time assistant professor of theatre at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, and an every-day adventurer with his wife, Allison.


Mr. Cox earned his MFA in 2019 from Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting (ACA) at The George Washington University. In addition to their course work, his MFA class presented six different productions in collaboration with directors Dan Crane, Paul Reisman, Dody DiSanto, Craig Baldwin, Timothy Douglas, and Aaron Posner.


Recent credits include: As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Henry VI, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (ACA); The Tempest and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Greenville Shakespeare Company); A Christmas Carol (Greenville Theatre); Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Twelfth Night (Classic Players).

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