John Fleck

Writer and Performer

John is a performance artist and actor whose work has spanned performance spaces, museums, theater, television, and film. In 1990 Fleck and three other performance artists were branded the NEA-4 when their work was labelled ‘obscene’ by conservative lawmakers who put pressure on the National Endowment for the Arts to rescind their funding.  They took their case to the Supreme Court and won. Performance art venues presenting Fleck’s work include the ICA London, ICA Boston, Andy Warhol Museum, New Museum, Public Theater, Guggenheim Museum, PS-122, Second Stage, La Mama, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub, Broad Stage, REDCAT, Getty Museum, Cal Plaza, MOCA.  He has participated in theater productions at Getty Villa, La Jolla Playhouse, Geffen Theater, UCLA’s Reprise, Kirk Douglas Theatre, South Coast Repertory and the Old Globe. A sampling of TV/Film roles include guest star/recurring/series regular roles in Orville, Criminal Minds, True Blood, Weeds, Carnivale, Tales of the City, Murder One, Seinfeld, Falling Down, Velvet Buzzsaw, etc etc