How ‘Snowfall’ Star Isaiah John Used a Job As a Gym Janitor to Launch His Acting Career

The entertainment business isn’t easy—but that hasn’t stopped Isaiah John.

Like most young and aspiring actors, he needed to find a job that helped pay the bills while also allowing him to juggle auditions, casting calls, meetings, and even shoots that were in production. After an extensive job hunt and one bad experience, John found something that would work for him—being a janitor at a local gym.

In his interview with Men’s Fitness, John tells Mike Simone about his role in FX’s new series Snowfall, shares what one bad employer told him, explains why his gym’s janitorial duties best supported his goals, and offers his personal take on working out and learning the body.

Catch Isaiah John in Snowfall at 10PM ET on FX—and give him a follow on Instagram @IsaiahKJohn.

Isaiah John in FX's Snowfall