Jon Orlando is the creator and host of the Action Junkeez podcast and Vegas Junkeez podcast based out of Las Vegas. He is also Hollywood royalty and the son of Tony Orlando. Growing up in Los Angeles, Jon, like many of us, was all about playing baseball and watching the Dodgers win under Tommy Lasorda.
His career started as a young stand-up comedian where he opened up for his father and other legends such as Paul Anka, Tom Jones, The Temptations and Dionne Warwick. After years on the road, Jon’s entrepreneurial spirit led him in a new direction. He started working as a publicist for professional athletes and models and eventually launched his own PR-marketing boutique. Through the years, Jon O has had various consulting and marketing roles for entertainment/news media start-ups and his career has come full circle with the launch of his podcast focusing on UFC/MMA fighting, boxing, poker and all action sports. Michael Bisping, Bruce Buffer, Laci Kay Somers and Russell Peters are just a few of his recent guests. Action Junkeez will be doing a 24-hour podcast, March 5th at 8pm to March 6 at 8pm, which will be live on Facebook.
Jon O has been hustling and grinding in front of and behind the camera for over 25 years. He has had doors opened and shut and continues to push his business forward. This is a great story of the relentless pursuit of success and pivoting when the opportunities arise. Being self aware and understanding your strengths is another critical lesson we learn in this episode.