John Tench was born in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and grew up in Canada, where he began working in theater and film in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. He began his career on stage in Toronto with Ken Gass at the Factory Theatre Lab in the 70's and quickly moved on to study and work in New York City, London, England, Paris, France and then throughout Continental Europe, before returning to Canada. He founded the influential Theatre Company Theatre Kathartic in 1980, performing and touring shows internationally, including works by Sam Shepard, Dario Fo and Bertoldt Brecht. John moved on to Vancouver, B.C. and from there down to Hollywood and Los Angeles in the early 90's. Along with his many film and television appearances he's worked with such great directors as Ang Lee, Antoine Fuqua, Zac Snyder, Arthur Hiller and many others.
As well as performing John has produced, written and directed several short films. He has been nominated for numerous awards in the Best Actor Category. He is a master of accents and dialects and has voiced a great many cartoons and foreign language films. John has written a number of screenplays and is a published poet. He also teaches and coaches Actors throughout Canada and the U.S.
Among John's other many interests are painting, music, his family and farm. He is a talented musician and sings as well as playing guitar, banjo, harmonica, tuba and other instruments. John is an avid outdoors-man, fisherman and canoeist. He divides his time and work between Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Canada, Los Angeles and Europe.