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American actor, John Lewis recently made his soap opera debut. Lewis debuted in the role of Gio, Sonny's (Maurice Benard) new bodyguard on General Hospital. He said, "Hi. I'm John Lewis (aka GIO), Sonny's new right hand. My character debuted today. Fun role and great cast to work with. Pleasure to meet you all."
Lewis is an American actor, film producer, and writer that was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. he is a former mixed martial arts champion and a veteran of multiple world-class organizations including the UFC, Battlecade Extreme Fighting, and Vale Tudo Japan. In addition to being one of the most respected mixed martial arts fighter in the business, Mr. Lewis is renown and admired for being one of the most famous martial arts instructors and trainers in the game. His past students include some of the most elite athletes in the business including Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, and the prodigy BJ Penn, all in their prime.
His IMDB profile states:
To the Ultimate Fighting Championship, John is more than just a martial arts icon, he is the man credited with introducing Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta, and Frank Fertitta to the sport of mixed martial arts and Ultimate Fighting as a whole. Lewis trained the UFC owners for years before their purchase of the UFC and introduced them to the key players and athletes of the sport. He was also the first MMA fighter that Dana White managed, and the person who convinced Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell to allow Dana to manage them as well. The rest is history.
Today, John Lewis has established himself as an actor with a respectable body of work, as well as a producer and writer with screenplays that have been optioned and made. He is a key producer and development executive at The Wonderfilm Media Corporation and the president of his own production company, JLE Cinema Group. Mr. Lewis has multiple green-lit projects in various levels of production.
Other Notable Facts: John Lewis is a member of the Dirty Dozen, as the 4th American in the world to earn a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in 1995.