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John Reardon ('98)
A member of the ’97, AUS Championship Football Mounties, John Reardon moved from the biology lab and MacAulay Field to acting.

Following graduation, Reardon secured roles in such notable productions at Disney’s TRON: Legacy, Showcase’s Continuum, and CBC’s Arctic Air.

Originally from Halifax, NS, Reardon has several Allisonians in his family and says it was a natural choice for him and his brother Marc (’02), and many other cousins and relatives, to come to Mount Allison.

“When I was growing up I would always hear stories about Mount Allison. My grandmother [Agnes (Fawcett) McCormick (’31)] and her sister grew up in Sackville and both graduated from Mount A. Their uncle was former University president Dr. George Trueman and because of this, their world revolved around the university...it really was the cultural hub of their childhood.”

After a year in Arts at Mount Allison, he moved to Science where he discovered a new interest in the field.

“In one of my biology classes we went bird watching as part of the course. I was reluctant at first because it often meant trudging around the marsh at 5 a.m. on a Saturday. However I really enjoyed it as a hobby and have been doing it ever since.”

Although he was not involved in theatre at Mount Allison, Reardon, who had done some acting as a child, returned to the stage following University, performing improv comedy before branching out to film, television, and theatre. He studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, as well improv at the The Second City in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Reardon is currently in Ireland, studying classical theatre at Trinity College in Dublin.