John Kapelos is a Canadian actor famous for his role of Janitor Carl Reeds in the TV series The Breakfast Club and as Detective Donald Schanbe in Forever Knight. His appearance in Miami Vice, The X-files, and Desperate Housewives are commendable.

John also shared the same screen with multiple Oscars winner Tom Hanks in the movie Nothing In Common. His most recent TV appearance was as Jack Ruby in the 2020 American superhero TV series The Umbrella Academy.

Kapelos has not been active in the industry since 2020. Has he retired from acting? Where is he now? Who are his wife and children? Check the article to know about the actor in detail.

How old is John Kapelos?

Suits actor John was born in Ontario, Canada, on March 8, 1956, to his father, Malachi Kapelos, and his mother, Nancy Kapelos. He grew up with his three siblings in Canada and spent his childhood with them.

Childhood picture of John Kapelos
Source: Instagram @thejohnkapelos

John got his high school degree from London Central Secondary School, Canada.

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Who is John Kapelos’ wife?

Jhon is quite secretive about his personal life. According to several reports, his wife’s name is Maryann Kapelos. John recalls her as Heide with love, and he wished her Valentine’s day on his Instagram handle @thejohnkapelos. 

John Kapelos’s wife Maryann Kapelos
Source: Instagram @thejohnkapelos

This duo married back in the ’80s and also shares a son named Barry Kapelos.

How much John Kapelos earns per year?

John Kapelos’ net worth is around $3 million in 2022. The average annual income of the Umbrella Academy actor is about $300k to $500k.

The years of hard work, dedication, and improvisation along time deserve nothing less than this. The major source of income for the actor is through his professional acting career and brand endorsements. 

The 66- years old actor has taken a break and hasn’t appeared in any movies and TV series for a couple of years now. Now, he is enjoying his lavish life in New York City, United States with his family. 


John Kapelos started his career back in 1980 and it took whole nineteen years to get recognized by people.

He reached the peak of his career in 1999. During that period of time, he got praised by the famous magazine The Chicago Sun, The New York Times, and many others.

He had made more to the eye of the director and producer to approach him for their films and TV series. His movies Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, and The Breakfast Club co-starred alongside Judd Nelson and Mercedes Hall.

Apart from movies John equally delivers in tv shows also such as Miami Vice, The X-files, Home Improvement, and Boston Legal. 

Most recently, he appeared in the legal drama movie Suits, superhero and supernatural TV series The Umbrella Academy, and The Federation Files

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John Kapelos
Job Title
Actor and Writer