With over 29 years experience as an Producer and Marketing Director Jon D. Fondy has received critical acclaim from industry, community and business leaders. Jon has produced and starred in over 600 television shows and has produced over 400 live events. Jon has was retained to produce and host Fireworks in the Cage 4, a mixed martial arts live 6 camera televised event at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, and currently producing the 3rd in a series of MMA Explosion, a live 5 camera â€œlive televisionâ€ event at Planet Hollywood.
Jon became highly trained and skilled as a Television Producer and Marketing Director. Jon has just finished Producing and Directing â€œThe Builders Showcase, a Â½ hour TV program in association with Fox TV . In addition Jon produced a â€œliveâ€ variety show for UPN entitled Las Vegas Now with Dennis Bono and has completed his 100 episode of a live news broadcast entitled â€œVegas Businessâ€ for the Las Vegas Television Network. Currently Jon is hosting and producing Stars Among The Angels a â€œliveâ€ Las Vegas Variety Show for Cox Communications.
Jon began his Public Relations career as an actor in 1979 after completing his education in Business Administration. (Jon has acquired his MBA in Marketing and Communications). Jon began acting in commercials, situation comedies (Alice), dramatic series (Matt Houston) and as a Host/Emcee at Universal Studios, Magic Mountain and Medieval Times Theme Parks and in 1998 was Media/Events spokesperson for Fantasy Springs Casino. In 1989, Jon co-produced his first feature film, “The Party Animal”.
In 1982 Jon was quickly one the most sought after experts, producing major events for the City of Palm Springs, the March of Dimes, Catalina Island, Universal Studios and Princess Cruise Lines. Continuing to seek the opportunity to Produce and Perform, Jon took a staff position with America’s most popular Soap Opera â€œThe Young and the Restlessâ€ where he worked on the production staff from 1983 to 1987. In addition Jon was cast as a character actor in several reoccurring roles, and received Emmy recognition twice for Best Daytime Drama. Jon went back to Universal Studios in 1988 where he created and appeared in original live Stage shows like Puttin’ on the Hits with Alan Facett, Live Comedy with Fraiser Smith, and Hosted his own variety show Jon Fondy’s Hollywood Live. December 10 was proclaimed as Jon Fondy day in Palm Springs by Mayor Will Kliendienst for Jonâ€™s positive marketing image of Palm Springs.
Jon has worked as a TV Newscaster/Interviewer, was seen daily on â€œTHE BUSINESS CHANNEL”, C.N.B.C., made
live stage and TV appearances marketing a variety of services and products and eventually turned his attention to
the creation of marketing for Cable & Network Programming, Television Broadcast Studios, Feature Films, Television Programming Program/Content distribution via FIBER OPTICS and multi-media and marketing consultation.
In February of 1993 Jon returned to the Mainland where he continued to produce and direct Special Events, Game Shows and Infomercials. Jon has operated Video Camera for HBO, WARNER BROS., and PARAMOUNT STUDIOS and In 1994 Jon built one of Hollywood’s first independent full service “LIVE” product-marketing facilities.
In 1997 Jon was a Staff Producer for Orginamics TV and writes, shoots, edits, and directs long and short form video marketing segments & was the Technical Director for the USA NETWORK series THE SCI-FI TRADER, and produced the 25-year anniversary video for U.S.C. (a marketing and fundraising piece for world acclaimed marching band â€œSpirit of Troyâ€)
Jon was a 17 YR member of Rotary International, current member of the UNLV Entertainment, Engineering and Technology board of Advisors, Children’s ministry teacher at Canyon Ridge Community Church, Vice Chairman of St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, and former Board member of the Summerlin Y.M.C.A. and has worked with the March of Dimes, for the past 14 years. preventing birth defects in babies. Jon served on the Board of Directors for Variety International, the childrenâ€™s charity.