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John Byner,was born John Thomas Biener, June 28,1937, “the same year as Superman and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge”,in Queens, New York, to Christina and Michael. The Fifth of six children, John found “attention” at the early age of 7. His mother had taken him with her to an afternoon movie. The movie was “Here Come The Waves”(1944), starring Bing Crosby. When returning home, Michael asked Christina what she had seen, and she, busy at the stove, said…”let Johnny tell you”. John began to sing “Accentuate the Positive ” just like Bing, gestures and all.

Everyone in the family had to hear and see him do the “Bing Crosby thing”, to the point of being awakened a few times by his mother, to go downstairs and do that thing for aunt Annie, or Uncle Joe or whomever.

This led to his impersonating teachers, friends and yes, relatives. Over the next few years, because the family moved more than a few times, John found doing voices and saying funny things, helped break the ice when entering a new school mid-term.

At age 17, John joined the Navy where he attended radio/teletype school and there again his voices and comedy were a big hit.

At 21, he was out of the service and realized that the Navy job he had wasn’t paying big in civilian life, so he landed a job building and servicing swimming pools for the Welding Swimming Pool Company in Hempstead, Long Island .

Married, with one child and another on the way, John needed to supplement his income and thought he’d try entertaining in a small club called “The Oaks”, in Syossit, Long Island. Many times he’d drive by the club on his way to a pool job. The sign read “Live Entertainment Every Saturday Night”. John worked there every weekend for a year. It led to a contest in Manhattan, a JFK contest, someone he had been doing in his act at the time. He won the contest and from there was introduced to Irving Mansfield, who was producing “The Merv Griffin Talent Scouts Show”. John auditioned for him, got the show and three weeks later opened for jazz musician Ahmad Jahmal, at “The Shadows” a night club in Washington D.C., for three weeks. From there he went back to the pool company days and was working nights in Grenwich Village at Max Gordon’s Vanguard, opening for some of our greatest jazz musicians, John Coltrane and Miles Davis to name a few.

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John Byner Biography

John Byner,was born John Thomas Biener, June 28,1937, “the same year as Superman and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge”,in Queens, New York, to Christina and Michael. The Fifth of six children, John found “attention” at the early age of 7. His mother had taken him with her to an afternoon movie. The movie was “Here Come The Waves”(1944), starring Bing Crosby. When returning home, Michael asked Christina what she had seen, and she, busy at the stove, said…”let Johnny tell you”. John began to sing “Accentuate the Positive ” just like Bing, gestures and all.

Everyone in the family had to hear and see him do the “Bing Crosby thing”, to the point of being awakened a few times by his mother, to go downstairs and do that thing for aunt Annie, or Uncle Joe or whomever.

This led to his impersonating teachers, friends and yes, relatives. Over the next few years, because the family moved more than a few times, John found doing voices and saying funny things, helped break the ice when entering a new school mid-term.

At age 17, John joined the Navy where he attended radio/teletype school and there again his voices and comedy were a big hit.

At 21, he was out of the service and realized that the Navy job he had wasn’t paying big in civilian life, so he landed a job building and servicing swimming pools for the Welding Swimming Pool Company in Hempstead, Long Island .

Married, with one child and another on the way, John needed to supplement his income and thought he’d try entertaining in a small club called “The Oaks”, in Syossit, Long Island. Many times he’d drive by the club on his way to a pool job. The sign read “Live Entertainment Every Saturday Night”. John worked there every weekend for a year. It led to a contest in Manhattan, a JFK contest, someone he had been doing in his act at the time. He won the contest and from there was introduced to Irving Mansfield, who was producing “The Merv Griffin Talent Scouts Show”. John auditioned for him, got the show and three weeks later opened for jazz musician Ahmad Jahmal, at “The Shadows” a night club in Washington D.C., for three weeks. From there he went back to the pool company days and was working nights in Grenwich Village at Max Gordon’s Vanguard, opening for some of our greatest jazz musicians, John Coltrane and Miles Davis to name a few.

John Byner Videos

  • Lore Season 1– Behind the Scenes: Black Stockings | Prime Video
    Based on real people and events, the podcast phenomenon comes to life with 6 terrifying stories from the Executive Producer of The Walking Dead and...
  • John Byner visits David Letterman's LATE SHOW - YouTube
    JOHN BYNER visits his old haunt THE ED SULLIVAN THEATRE for the first time since MR. SULLIVAN (he did about 20 shows) went off of the ...

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  • How to book John Byner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Byner for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John Byner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Byner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Byner?

    Booking fees for John Byner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Byner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Byner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Byner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Byner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Byner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Byner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

John Byner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Byner for your event is available upon request. John Byner generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nick Kroll, Martin Short, Tim Meadows, Dane Cook and Blake Clark. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Byner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

John Byner Speaker Videos

  • Lore Season 1– Behind the Scenes: Black Stockings | Prime Video
    Based on real people and events, the podcast phenomenon comes to life with 6 terrifying stories from the Executive Producer of The Walking Dead and the Executive Producer of The X-files. » Watch...
    John Byner visits David Letterman's LATE SHOW - YouTube
    JOHN BYNER visits his old haunt THE ED SULLIVAN THEATRE for the first time since MR. SULLIVAN (he did about 20 shows) went off of the ...

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