John Ben Hopkin graduated from Brigham Young University. in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in acting. He now works as a professor in the at BYU. In 2012 he was in the cast of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, produced as part of the Mortal Fools Theatre project at The Echo Theatre. In 2014, he played Thomas More, the lead in BYU's production of A Man for All Seasons.