Young (focusing on his own father’s side) – of John’s paternal great-grandmother, Carrie Jones (focusing on her own mother’s side) – by s_bukley/“He is a descendent of Roger Williams, arguably the earliest American abolitionist and proponent of freedom of thought, freedom of religion and the separation of church and state; and the founder of the colony of Rhode Island and the city of Providence”.John Lloyd Young made his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, and went on to win the 2006 Best Actor Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards.
John’s maternal grandfather’s name was Michael Cianciola.
Sources: Genealogy of John LLoyd Young (focusing on his father’s side) – of John’s paternal grandfather, Wesley H.
So it's difficult to engage in much of what happens.
In 1951 Newark, Frankie (John Lloyd Young) works as a barber's assistant, hangs out with a mafioso (Christopher Walken) and sings in a band with his pals Tommy and Nick (Vincent Piazza and Michael Lomenda), troublemakers up to all kinds of scams.
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I still call the actors in for auditions, nearly 15 years later.
The California native has guest-starred on Glee and appeared in the film Oy Vey!
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This is all happening very quickly for Young, who was cast after playing Valli during the stage run of the smash hit musical.
He’s not a big feature name yet — his most notable credit alongside In his Broadway debut, he won the Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award in 2006 for playing Valli.
But it's when they added songwriter Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) to the band that things begin to take off.