Born on a Navy base in Groton, CT, Jon Gutierrez began his career as an EMT helping his missionary mother build a hospital on an island off the coast of Honduras. He left the world of emergency medicine to study Journalism and Political Science at the University of Connecticut, while also demonstrating magic tricks in a professional clown store. After graduating, Jon moved to Miami to become a beat reporter for Miami Today and then to New York City, where he worked as an editor for ToyFare Magazine, writing the comic strip Twisted ToyFare Theatre and drawing the attention of fans Kevin Smith, Mark Hamill and Patton Oswalt. He then worked for Marvel Comics writing their stop-motion comedy web series, Marvel Superheroes: What The?!?, fulfilling his life- long dream of hearing Stan Lee perform the Vincent Price rap from “Thriller.”
In NY, Jon studied comedy at the UCB and became a member of their house improv and sketch teams while also writing comedy videos for UCBcomedy.com, which led to Fuse TV’s Digital News hiring him to write interviews, news segments and comedy videos. In 2015, he moved to Los Angeles and wrote for the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, for Lifetime’s comedy sex romp My Crazy Sex and in 2017 was staffed on Funny or Die’s @midnight. In his first season as a staff writer he produced 2 themed shows and enjoyed writing personal jokes for his comedy heroes.
Jon lives in LA, where he recently finished writing on College Humor’s upcoming streaming series Ultramechatron Team Go!. He can sometimes be found working in his favorite writing space: a Panda Express next to the Transformers ride in the Universal Studios theme park.