John D. Carver was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined the United States Marine Corps after high school and served four and a half years at various duty stations around the world. Upon completion of military service he decided on a career in business and attended Indiana University working towards a B. A. As the second semester began John needed an "easy" two hour course to fulfill requirements for his veterans benefits and enrolled in an acting class. He was bitten by the bug, and changed his major. John had the opportunity to attend Strasberg Theatre Institute in L. A. for a year and then returned to Southern Illinois University to purse an MFA in design and technical theatre. John has performed many major roles in more than fifty main stage productions, five films and four commercials. Dedicated to his craft, John continues the pursuit for his next role, one that both challenges and inspires.