Born: Omaha, Nebraska

Mom & Dad, along with me and my siblings moved from Omaha

to Portland, Oregon when I was 3 years young.


Elementary School: Richmond, in S.E. Portland (Graduated)


High School: Franklin, in S. E. Portland (Graduated)









Milestones

My network television break came in 2 separate events,

thanks to CBS & ABC. First, in 1986, Will Vinton

Productions was seeking someone to provide a specific

kind of voice for the starring role of "Rex" in the stop-action

special, A Claymation Christmas Celebration. I auditioned

and was awarded the part. For all of our combined efforts,

the television special won an EMMY in 1987.


I continued the ​role in 1987 for the full length feature film,

Will Vinton's Festival of Claymation.


In 1990, ABC television in Hollywood contacted me to

appear in their new network show, America's Funniest

People. Over the next few years, my segment continued

in reruns then was sold for other ​programming.


The achievement of seeing my name on the marquee of

the exclusive Portland Center for the Performing Arts, in 

my home town of Portland, Oregon was very gratifying.

The former Paramount Theater had been built in 1928, 

renovated, and renamed The Portland Theater, and is

located in the heart of the downtown area on Broadway.

12 years into my career, my performance here in 1993,

just prior to my moving to Nashville, TN was a personal

as well as professional milestone. 


Moving to Nashville, TN September 13, 1993 was

a wise decision. Before I decided to relocate, I made

several trips to the city, performing there and meeting

with industry professionals. By virtue of my voice impressions

and comedy, within one year of moving to Nashville,

I found myself performing on the Grand Ole Opry, 

and the popular Music City Tonight television show,

on TNN-The Nashville Network.














Lights, Camera, Counterfit

Currently, you will find me on music and comedy related television shows including, Country's Family Reunion, Music City Tonight, and Larry's Country Diner on the Heartland Television Network, and RFD Television Network.


I still enjoy making appearances on the historic Grand Ole Opry, and 

Sirius Satellite Radio features me on their Laugh-USA channel. I also

enjoy airplay on radio stations around the world.





















​​Employment:

I worked while in the 7th & 8th grade earning money repairing cars, and mowing lawns. In High School, and into my mid 20's some of my jobs included loading/unloading and driving trucks, general warehouse duties, pouring utility boxes, covers, and vaults in a concrete plant, for electrical and plumbing customers.







Most disliked jobs:

  • Picking Pole Beans from fields now under landing strips at the Portland, Oregon International Airport, and picking Strawberries in Gresham, Oregon fields.
  • Unloading a sheet-rock delivery truck by hand, and carrying the double panels up several flights of stairs.


Show Business: Photographs throughout this website.

  • Performing on concert stages, television and radio throughout the U.S., in England, Canada,

          Caribbean, and Grand Cayman.


Political Affiliation: NONE, unless you want to count our U.S. Constitution.

                           Politicians get away with only what We the People  allow......Johnny Counterfit

Skills:

  • Voice impressions of Superstar Traditional Country & Pop singers, Hollywood legends, comedians and politicians

          in a music, CLEAN comedy concert setting. *I do not get political in my show; I gently tease both sides of the aisle,                 with their own voices.

Side Note:  My show contains only clean material, and I never give any political opinions or commentary;

the audience wants to laugh and sing-along, and that's all we do, together....Johnny Counterfit

  • Songwriting, Marketing, Writing and Producing commercials for television, radio, websites. 

          *Above are page tabs that will take you to "Songs I've Written"  "Original Songs for You"  "I'll Create Your          

          Commercial" and "Advertising Tips and Samples for a Successful Show"

  • Website building. (my own)
  • Consultation and guidance for artists, see the "Consulting" page tab on this website.

​Hobbies: 

  • Rehearsing
  • Studying American History, Economics, and current events of the day.
  • Developed a theory on the practical application of Helium-3 to power fusion nuclear reactors, including transporting the isotope from the moon. When the Internet came along, I discovered I wasn't the only one working on the theory.
  • Studying the John F. Kennedy administration and assassination. NO, I don't believe the wild conspiracy theories, but for decades, I've read many books and reviewed official documents, television specials and interviews dealing with all aspects of his administration and murder. I continue to study the administration and assassination.* 
  • *Johnny is available for panel discussions, speeches, and interviews on his studies of the assassination.


Published author, Johnny Counterfit:

BOOK #1. JFK-Averting the Assassination is now selling on

          Internet stores and on this website. ​

*Click the "Merchandise" tab above to purchase. 

            

BOOK #2. (in progress) This novel, JFK-Evidence of Conspiracy unfolds with the

discovery of a long hidden piece of evidence found by the son of a man with access to

JFK's Limousine before and after the assassination. Not understanding the significance

of the item, the son studies established and current evidence, as well as his Father's

archival materials surrounding the assassination, to date. When he decides to make

public his discovery, government officials, the media, and hired assassins endanger

his life. Copyright 2016, Johnny Counterfit

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Book #3: 

Johnny Counterfit-From 41st. Avenue to a Life in Show Business 

*in progress

After more than 25 years on the concert stage, television, radio, satellite, and the Internet, I've learned the importance of not only striving to be the best at what one does for a living, but to gain the indispensable knowledge and experience of marketing, and dealing with the inflated and oftentimes fragile egos of not only those in the entertainment industry, but in small business and corporate America as well.

I love the business side of my career almost as much as the performing side, so I hope to blend in common sense advice juxtaposed with exposing the many misconceptions people have about the entertainment industry. 


2017: Currently co-writing a Musical-Play



 August 29, 2016: Elected into the Traditional Country Music

                                                      Association's Hall of Fame













My Children

      Elise                                                               John                                                                Working for me



















It was a great honor for me to perform here for the President, the First Lady, and their guests.

Personal Information and Career Highlights

EMMY

​Award