(RepublicanInformer.com)- John Zderko, an actor who starred in such series as Criminal Minds and The Mentalist, has died. He is said to have died as a result of complications from his cancer treatment. At the time of his death, the actor was 60 years old and residing in Los Angeles.
John Zderko, who is 60 years old, did not begin acting professionally until he was in his mid-40s. The actor began performing in a variety of short films with minimal parts in the early 2000s. He appeared on The Mentalist in the episode “His Thoughts Were Red Thoughts” in 2012. In the same year, he featured in the episode “The Company” of Criminal Minds.
In later years, John Zderko would have a slew of various credits. 9-1-1: Lone Star, Bosch: Legacy, and the soon-to-be-released Breaking. Zderko also had a brief part as the lead in the Dark Forrest mini-series and a minor role in The Player.
Zderko became interested in acting later in life after attending studies at UCLA. Although this isn’t the usual path for a working actor, he has obtained jobs in various Los Angeles-area shows.
Zderko was born in Ohio and reared in Colorado and New Jersey. He was on the same basketball team as James Gandolfini at Park Ridge High School. He went to the University of California, Irvine, and has a successful business career. He began performing at West of Broadway in Santa Monica after quitting his day job. In 2005, he appeared in front of the camera in the short film Twilight.
According to Newsweek, John Zderko has been battling cancer for a long time, and this was not a new diagnosis. Though the circumstances surrounding his death have not been revealed, it is a heartbreaking story for an actor who was just getting his foot in the door.
Breaking, starring John Boyega, Michael K. Williams, Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva, Connie Britton, and Jeffrey Donovan, is reportedly set to be added to the resumé after his death.
It follows a soldier dealing with PTSD and other mental challenges as he attempts to reintegrate into civilian life after the war. This summer, the film will be released.