John Deluca, sometimes credited as Johnny Deluca, is an American actor who has appeared on several TV programs and Disney Channel films.
Deluca was born on April 25, 1986, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He is of Caucasian descent, and measures five feet and ten inches. Deluca has two younger brothers, who are just as talented as he is – One can juggle, and one can walk on stilts. As a child, he was very active in sports and enjoyed going to the movies with his family. Deluca’s fascination with film made him decide that he wanted to be an actor. He was also an avid fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, even pretending to be a ninja turtle himself, named Giovanni.
Deluca liked to entertain people and make them laugh. Even though he was very skilled in sports, he really wanted to become an actor. When he was in senior year, he finally got his first taste of acting when he performed as the Scarecrow in a school production of The Wizard of Oz. Deluca also performed in other school plays, including Grease.
He graduated from Longmeadow High School in 2004, and took up theater at the prestigious Fordham University in New York. Deluca graduated from Fordham in 2008.
Deluca’s first TV appearances were guest stints on popular comedy shows Ugly Betty and 30 Rock, where he was able to showcase his singing abilities. He was supposed to play the lead character of Bucky Buchanan in a Disney Channel original show called Zombies and Cheerleaders, which, unfortunately, never came into fruition. In 2011, Deluca portrayed the recurring character of Brent in the FX boxing drama series Lights Out. During that same year, he appeared in an episode of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, which starred singer/actress Selena Gomez.
The year 2012 served as a blessing for Deluca, as he managed to nab four TV projects, and made his official film debut. The film in question was We Made This Movie, directed by Rob Burnett. Afterwards, Deluca scored a major role in his second film, Hemmingway. Here, Deluca plays Colin Hemmingway, one of the characters set to inherit the Hemmingway publishing empire. The film was directed by Derek Hockenbrough, and stars the late Charlene Tilton, Elizabeth J. Carlisle, Alexander DiPersia, Richard Moll, and the late Alan Thicke. Critics have raved about Deluca’s performance, even claiming that his acting was the main highlight of the movie.
In 2013, Deluca returned to the Disney Channel when he played the role of Butchy in the comedy musical Teen Beach Movie, alongside Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell. His exposure in a Disney Channel film garnered him millions of adoring teen fans.
In 2015, Deluca played the role of Anthony in another comedy film, Staten Island Summer, directed by Rhys Thomas and written by former Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost. In fact, Deluca shares the screen with other SNL alumni, like Cecily Strong, Will Forte, Bobby Moynihan, and Fred Armisen. He also reprised his role of Butchy in Teen Beach 2.
Deluca is considered as one of the most promising young stars in Hollywood, and he has had a very successful career. His net worth last year was double the amount that he earned in 2016. He is also planning to launch a yet-unnamed business, and is currently looking for someone who could collaborate with him.
There is plenty of speculation that Deluca is dating his Teen Beach Movie co-star, Maia Mitchell, but both parties have not confirmed the rumor – It could either be fake, or they’re just keeping things quiet about their relationship. Paparazzi have caught them numerous times, so we can assume that Mitchell and Deluca are actually together – They just don’t want to reveal anything, or their relationship is still in the early stage. Deluca has not been married before and it’s currently unknown if he has had previous girlfriends before Mitchell, although he has expressed in several interviews that he would like to settle down and raise a family one day.
Rumor and Controversy
Is John Deluca using Maia Mitchell to hide his sexuality?
Deluca has continuously expressed his dislike over invasive interview questions, especially the ones regarding his sexual orientation. As of now, he is not dating anybody and it is not really known if he has had previous relationships. Several fans have speculated that Deluca is the boyfriend of Aussie actress, Maia Mitchell, but both parties have denied it.
Deluca has often wondered why people have assumed that he is gay, especially since he has stated many times that he likes women.