Jonjo Powers is an independent novelist, who has been seen, heard and read throughout North America as an actor, singer, radio and television personality, and author.
As a stage actor, he has appeared in leading roles in such plays as All My Sons; My Fair Lady; The Music Man; Guys and Dolls; Bye, Bye Birdie; and The Odd Couple, among others. He portrayed the Governor/Innkeeper in the North American tour of Man of La Mancha.
Jonjo was the co-host and head writer of AgDay on syndicated television, and was heard throughout the Chicagoland area on radio stations WJRC, WWHN, and WSSY.
Jonjo has written for all media. In addition to his work on television, he wrote the radio special, Remembering Ricky -- The Music and Memories of Rick Nelson. He was also the writer and host of the weekly show, Entertainment Now for WWHN Radio, which featured such guests as Tony Bennett, Betty Buckley, Joe Mantegna, Peggy Lee, Lou Rawls, John Denver and Kathy Bates, among others. In addition, he has written scores of commercials and promotional programs.
For the stage, he wrote the two-act farce, Chuck and Diana at the Palace, which was produced twice in limited runs. In 2000, he wrote and appeared in Will Rogers in the 21st Century, a new one-man show based on the life and humor of the legendary American humorist.
His screenplay, ...And I Will Give You Rest, was a semi-finalist in the first Chicago Film Office Script Competition. His new screenplay is an adaptation of his novella, Nerissa's First Christmas.
In addition, Jonjo has contributed to several publications and websites.