John Semper Jr.

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John Semper Jr. is a writer, story-editor and producer with over thirty-five years of experience in the entertainment industry, focusing primarily on animation and children's television.

If you like animated action adventure, see his work on the Fox TV series, Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

If your family watches pre-school programming, see his work on the PBS animated series, Jay Jay the Jet Plane.

If you're a fan of Japanese animation, see his work on the English language scripts for the Hayao Miyazaki feature films, Kiki's Delivery Service and Laputa:Castle in the Sky.

If you enjoy comedy, see his work on the Warner Bros. feature film, Class Act.

More information about John Semper Jr.'s extensive and varied career is available by clicking on the links at the top of this page. Connect with him on his John Semper Jr. Writer/Producer Facebook Page and on his Spider-man the Animated Series Facebook Page.

Now Writing "Cyborg" for DC Comics

The announcement that John is the new writer for "Cyborg" was made at a 3/26/16 live-streamed press conference at WonderCon that presented the impressive creative teams behind the "Rebirth" of all of the DC line-up. John says, "I plan to create all kinds of exciting new adventures for this character, and I want to thank DC Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns for having faith in me to make this title great! You can catch a glimpse of Cyborg's origin in the new 'BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN' movie. CYBORG will also be in the upcoming big-budget 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' movie. And CYBORG is slated to have his own feature film released in 2020." Read more about "Rebirth" here and here. In the video below, John's segment of the press conference begins at 1:02:00.

Host/Producer of "Experience Talks" on 90.7 KPFK Los Angeles

"Experience Talks" is a radio show for the experienced listener, sharing the stories of dynamic, creative Baby Boomers and beyond in a way that communicates beyond generations. Join John at 5 PM PT on Sundays to hear his interviews with such notable talents as actors Burt Young and Kathy Garver, and musician/arranger John Altman. The show also broadcasts at 98.7 Santa Barbara, 93.7 No. San Diego, 99.5 Ridgecrest, is syndicated on the Pacifica Radio Network, and livestreams online at  It's archived on the Experience Talks website. There are rotating hosts, so check the website to see who's scheduled. Produced by the non-profit EngAGE, Inc.

Semper History Trivia

While a student, Mr. Semper served a summer apprenticeship in New York with award-winning documentarians Albert and David Maysles as they worked on their seminal film, Gimme Shelter.



Semper History Trivia

Early in his career, Mr. Semper worked as a film editor at Ruby/Spears and Hanna-Barbera Productions, then as an apprentice editor on the feature film, D.C. Cab.

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