Born and raised in Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. John-Paul Pace is an actor, presenter, and model. He was born to Maltese immigrant parents, who migrated to Australia in their teens. His parents are Joseph Pace, and Gemma Pace (Pulo). His father owned various small businesses whilst John-Paul was growing up, ranging from a fruit shop, furniture business (his father made the furniture himself, being a gifted craftsman), Food Caravan, and a Dog Breeding business. His mother was always a faithful helper by his father's side, in every business venture.
John-Paul was a dedicated and hardworking student, excelling in academics, art, and sports in both Primary school and High school. He attended the highly popular Westfield Sports High, and from the ages of 16-18 he was the school's top distance runner in his age group, and the top runner in the Sydney South West Region at 17 (An area comprising about 10 High schools). By the age of 18, after two strong years of distance running, John began training for Olympic marathon, but his dreams were cut short, only a few months into training, by an ulceration flare up in his bowel, which was initially diagnosed as a low form of Crohns Disease. Although reeling more so from having to abandon his Olympic dreams than from being ill, he would go on to complete grade 12 and score high marks in his final exams, coming out with a University Index Score (UAI) of 93.8. Many University options were open, and many were contemplated. He was even accepted into the prestigious Sydney University to study Sports Medicine.
Eventually John-Paul would end up opting out of studying at Sydney Uni, and a potential future in Sports Medicine, to pursue a career in acting instead. Oops. No regrets though. He hopped into competitive acting schools-- The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and Screenwise. Within six months of signing with an agent, John-Paul booked three commercials and a co-starring role on HBO'S "The Pacific." Such successes led to John-Paul's world travels, studying at HB Studios and Suzanne Shepherd in Manhattan, and working in Vancouver, Canada, and Los Angeles, California.
"I want to inspire, motivate, and encourage people to do their best, to take risks, to face fears, to love, to forgive, to find wholeness, to help others, to make the most of life. I want to move people and touch their hearts, make them stop and think. In the journey of discovering and accepting my true identity and calling, I hope I can help others discover and accept theirs, or at least instigate some movement towards that."