Larry was born in Mesa, Arizona in 1948. Larry is the son of Charles Floyd John and Opal John. He was almost literally "born" into the advertising and broadcast business. From the time he was 3 years old he was singing and performing for family and friends. At the age of five, he became a weekly "regular" on a local Phoenix TV and radio show, "The Lew King Ranger Show." Larry sang, tap danced, acted, announced, and did live commercials until the age of 16,when he fell in love with "Rock 'n Roll." He loved music and played drums, guitar, piano, bass, and sang in local bands in the Phoenix area during his teenage years. Larry started playing drums at age 8 in a Dixieland band, "The Mesa Imps," and continued to play in bands for over 30 years. He still jams with friends in Maui a couple of times a week.
Larry received a Music-Drama scholarship to Arizona State University, where he went for two years. His last two years of college were spent at B.Y.U., where he received his B.A. degree in Advertising and Broadcasting. He later went on to receive his PhD from Harrington University in London (to prove a point.) During his college years in Utah, Larry played in Rock and Country bands and performed for 10 years on his own TV show, "Hotel Balderdash", in Salt Lake City. During that time he was also a local morning radio personality on various radio stations and owned his own newspaper, "The Deseret Gazette." It was also during this time in Utah that Larry started his own advertising agency. Larry also worked with the Dale Carnegie Training while in Utah and also in Arizona.
Larry also had a great interest in Real Estate and became a Real Estate Broker and started his own Real Estate Company.
In 1982, Larry and his family returned to Arizona, where he created Larry John Advertising and Public Relations.
In 1984, he joined forces with his lifetime friend and attorney, John Wright, to form Larry John Wright Advertising, Inc...
In 2003, Larry was inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters' Association HALL OF FAME, honoring him for his contributions of over 50 years in Broadcasting and Advertising. Larry has written and has had published two books, "Think Rich to Get Rich" and "Larryisms- Book One". Larry and Michal have been married for 41 years and together have 7 children: Jessica, Sam, Joe, Preston, David, Kim, Jackie, and 16 grandchildren. Larry and Michal now live full-time on the island of Maui and love their home in PARADISE.