Mr. Fry’s Biography

Jack Fry, “Mr. Fry”, is an award winning playwright, actor and fully credentialed teacher who lives in Los Angeles, California. 

They Call Me Mister Fry was just recently selected as a Best of the Fest Winner and the Outstanding Artist of 2013 Calgary Fringe Festival with a Sold Out Run (click here).

In February of 2011, Jack was asked to close the 6th Annual Writers’ Conference in San Miguel de Allende, México.  The show went so well, that
Mr. Fry he returned in the fall for 5 sold out shows.

They Call Me Mister Fry was  the Encore Winner  of 2011 Boulder International Fringe Festival and was selected as a  Best of the Fest Series Winner of 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Mr. Fry did a 4 month extended off-Broadway run at the famous Comic Strip Live Theater (see video).  

They Call Me Mister Fry, again, was selected as a Best of the Fest Series Winner (click here) by DC Theater Scene from the 2009 Washington Capital Fringe.  It was given the distinction of Best Male Monologue of the Cap Fringe (click here) by All Arts Review, it was selected as one of the best solo shows on the West Coast by Goldstar’s Miss this Show and Die. (click here)

Mr. Fry gave 2 Command Performances of his Washington Capital Fringe rendition of They Call Me Mister Fry for the Department of Education in Washington DC before 2 at capacity crowds at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Auditorium. Here is the endorsement by the US Dept of Ed. (click here)

Jack has starred in various independent films and has been seen on stage throughout the LA area. He has trained in Meisner, The Shakespeare Company, and Adam Roake’s Film Acting Lab.  He is also a filmmaker who edited the video sequences for Mister Fry.  They Call Me Mister Fry was conceived and developed in Mark Travis’ solo performance workshops.

As a full-time educator, Jack has been inspiring the “next generation” in the Los Angeles Unified School District since 1990.  In addition, Jack has acted in and done voiceover work for over 30 educational films geared towards children-- not only can these films be seen on Nickelodeon, but his films are also distributed in classrooms nationwide through Media, Inc.

Jack has been performing the show while also performing the duties of a full time teacher.  Mister Fry is currently running in theaters, college campuses, and performing arts centers.   He finds himself very busy jumping from the classroom to performing on stage to jumping back into the classroom.

Jack is very proud that Mister Fry has become the artistic voice for teachers everywhere.

He is also a regular guest and often heard on KPFK 90.7 FM broadcasting from Los Angeles.,_AGAIN%21.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5