John Hollingsworth grew up in Concord, Massachusetts...

By the end of his time in high school, John caught the 'acting bug' and decided to pursue a career in the arts.  He attended the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a BFA in Drama.

John originally went to school for musical theatre.  At NYU, John spent his primary training at the musical theatre conservatory CAP21, which Lady Gaga, Matthew Morrison, Krysta Rodriguez, and many others attended.  In an unexpected turn of events, he discovered his love for film and television at Stonestreet Studios and now pursues work in the film/TV/commercial world, too.  Ultimately, one day, John dreams of having his own talk show.

In March of 2013, John was hanging out with one of his best friends, Shelby Bartelstein, and, together, they decided to develop a web series based on something they both love so very much: reality television.  Thus, "Back to Reality" was born.  Over the course of many months, #B2R grew from a small project with friends to a full-scale SAG/AFTRA production.  Filmed all over New York City, "Back to Reality" is a scripted look into the off-camera lives of four camera-hungry reality stars.

During the summer of 2013, John & Shelby co-founded a production company called Bartelsworth Productions.  Bartelsworth Productions is a full service production company, with a focus on online media.  The Bartelsworth brand continues to thrive, so please stay tuned for the latest.