Jonny Lewis



I was about to move to NYC, but life conspired to keep me in MIchigan just a few months longer—which is perfect, because I’ve found real-life people I’m basing two separate feature scripts on: an Iraq War veteran, and a still sexy 63-year-old biker babe. See “Biker Babes” and “Fighting Machine” on the Film & TV Projects page.


Two recent wins in Berlin bring the total awards for my 8 antiwar short comedies to 22. (15 show up on IMDb, since some festivals are not IMDb accredited, plus one award went to our editor, and another to 8-year-old Kobe Humphries for his role in Gonna Be a Soldier.)


I am a multi-award-winning actor, screenwriter, and director with experience on stage in New York (three lead roles Off-Off Broadway) and in 150 indie and student films in Los Angeles. Since 2016 eight of my short comedic antiwar films have appeared in 130 festivals, with six of them winning a total of 22 awards. In August of 2014 I left Los Angeles and moved to Michigan to look after my mother, who passed on in November 2019 at age 95. I now plan to move to New York, making trips as needed to Los Angeles to continue shooting films, and to act in the films of others when cast.
I am now writing feature-length scripts, having completed the “spiritual comedy” The Ascension of Maggie Martinez. I am the Animation Curator for the New York Independent Film Festival for 2019 and 2020, and on March 19 of this year (2019) I did my first standup comedy gig, at Michigan’s legendary Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle (where Tim Allen got his start). My hobby is languages. I can converse in five, and am working to make Japanese the sixth, since some of my extended family are Japanese and live in Japan.


Maybe one day there will be a Langhorne or a Twainie award, and you will deservedly win.

Art Dorland, Veterans for Peace, Cleveland chapter

Your work is vital to the movement!

Will Griffin, past VFP national board member, publisher of “The Peace Report”

I saw your “Truth in Recruiting” video. So funny, and so true!”

Adam Dowd, Veterans for Peace, Chicago chapter

Your videos are excellent! I’ve posted several on the Chicago VFP DeMil Facebook page.

Arny Stieber, Veterans for Peace, Chicago chapter