John Gammon bio: The Middle star’s early life, career, and net worth

Who is John Gammon? 

John Gammon as Darrin in The Middle

In the vast realm of the entertainment industry, only a few actors can quickly captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on their hearts. One of those is John Gammon, the actor known for playing Darrin in the ABC sitcom The Middle. However, there is so much more to Gammon than his fan-favorite character in the said TV series. Continue reading to find out his early beginnings as an actor, the milestones that propelled him toward being a well-known performer, and what he is doing now.

John Gammon biography

John Gammon’s age

John Gammon was born on July 11, 1985, in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. As of February 2024, he is 38 years old. His complete birth name is John Gammon Anderson.

John Gammon’s ethnicity

John Gammon’s ethnicity is Caucasian and his nationality is American.

John Gammon’s parents and siblings

There’s not much information about his family. The names of John Gammon’s father, mother, and siblings are not public knowledge, as he never revealed any information about them.  But in a previous interview, the actor mentioned that he is the youngest of three children. He has two siblings, who made him interested in acting. John shared that his elder siblings had always asked him to perform some acts in front of them as a child.

John Gammon’s education

John Gammon was believed to have attended an elementary school in his hometown. He then attended St. Ignatius High School and Washington and Lee University. For his college education, John attended Loyola University in Louisiana where he got a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, History, and Latin American Studies.

Although he was drawn to acting at a very young age, John reportedly never attended any formal acting classes during his school days. He, however, was said to be active in music, baseball, and basketball during those times.

John Gammon’s personal life

John Gammon has kept his personal life private, so it’s not clear if he’s married, divorced, or in any romantic relationship right now. It’s also unclear if he already has children of his own. Although he has an Instagram account, it’s private.

John Gammon’s movies and TV shows

John Gammon’s early acting career

After college, John Gammon moved to Los Angeles to follow his dream of acting. According to various reports, he worked as a waiter and a bartender to support himself while he was trying to break into the business. His LinkedIn profile also indicates that he worked as a caddie at the Bell Air Country Club from February to September 2008.

John made his acting debut in a 2009 episode of the TV series Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural, where he appeared as a prisoner. He then appeared in several short films, including We Are Douchebags (2009), Marvin the Matador (2010), and the short musical drama film The Binds That Tie Us (2010),

John Gammon’s big break

John Gammon’s big break came in 2010 when he was cast in the hit TV series The Middle, which starred Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, Atticus Shaffer, and Chris Kattan.

Eden Sher and John Gammon in The Middle
Eden Sher and John Gammon in The Middle

John played the recurring role of Darrin, who was introduced as a love interest of Sue Heck (Eden Sher). Gammon’s character was well-liked by fans for his humor and his sweet personality. He was also praised for his chemistry with Heaton.

Gammon appeared in 39 episodes of The Middle between 2010 and 2015. Although he was only a recurring member for his entire stint on the show, his exit from the series was met with sadness by fans.

John Gammon’s other acting roles

John Gammon appeared as a SWAT Tech in a 2010 episode of the CBS procedural forensics crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. This was followed by another guest-starring role on TV. In the same year, he guest-starred as Jason Janek in an episode of America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back.

In 2011, John made an appearance as an FBI interrogator in the film I Am Singh. Also in 2011, John also landed the role of The Skinhead in the movie Hardcore Hearts and played the recurring role of Adam in the web series Corey and Lucas for the Win

John later appeared in the 2012 short Angry Bros and went on to star as Dr. Christian Battle in 2014’s The Wonder Drug and appear in the role of Red Neck in 2015’s Cats on a Leash Presents: A Man’s World.

John’s last acting credit to date is another short titled Jax in Love (2017), in which he played the role of Vince.

John Gammon’s net worth

According to various sources, John Gammon has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $2.5 million. This is reportedly based on his earnings from his acting career, and may or may not include his earnings from his other sources of income.

Fun facts about John Gammon

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John Gammon’s LinkedIn profile picture

1. Does John Gammon own a business?

It’s not clear if John Gammon owns a business but according to his LinkedIn profile, he is the founding director of Sweet Self Storage, a storage facility in the Great Lakes Region. Join LinkedIn to see Gammon’s complete professional profile outside of showbusiness.

2. Did John Gammon quit acting?

John Gammon hasn’t starred in any TV series or movies since 2017. Based on his LinkedIn profile, he started working as a mortgage banker for Quicken Loans in Cleaveland, Ohio from 2019-2021. After that, he worked as a residential loan officer for Union Home Mortgage Corp. from 2021 to 2022. It’s not clear if John Gammon is interested in returning to his career as an actor.

Actor from "The Middle", John Gammon, Fulfils his Life Ambition
Sources:, IMDb, LinkedIn
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