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John Hutchinson (Randolph)

73 years old - was born and bred in the shadow of the mansion Gloria Swanson’s character, Norma Desmond, reigned in on “Sunset Boulevard.” His mother, in a state of delusional ambitiousness, decided early on that he would be the next Mickey Rooney, and a few years of tap dancing lessons, photo shoots and visits to greedy agents ensued. His high school mate, Victor Buono, was instrumental in his gaining access to the Warner Brothers lot where he lit Bette Davis’ cigarettes while she sat waiting for Joan Crawford to emerge from her trailer on the set of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” John went on to the anonymity of training films primarily for the Social Security Administration. He is currently a member of Eastender’s Repertory Company having played works by Feydeau, Williams, and Dario Fo. In 2004 he was awarded the Dean Goodman prize for his performance as Willie in the Masquer’s Playhouse production of “The Sunshine Boys.” John’s Bay Area theater experience ranges from Livermore Shakespeare to TheatreWorks. In 2008 he formed his own theater company, “Take Two Productions,” touring retirement communities and public venues with his acting partner, Marilyn Kamelgarn, from Peter Levy’s “Friends.”