John McCarthy (referee)
John Michael McCarthy is a former American mixed martial arts referee and current broadcaster for Bellator MMA. McCarthy is best known for his officiating of numerous bouts promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship dating back to UFC 2. Known to fans as "Big" John McCarthy, he took a brief sabbatical from officiating toward the end of 2007 to pursue a career in television commentary for The Fight Network and provided commentary for Affliction, before returning to his role as a referee in 2008. McCarthy is a former Los Angeles Police Officer, a Tactical Self-Defense Instructor at the Los Angeles Police Academy, as well as the founder of C. O. M. M. A. N. D: a training and certification school for MMA referees and judges, he has officiated bouts in Bellator, is a qualified boxing referee. In February 2015, Big John and Bellator commentator Sean Wheelock launched their new weekly podcast, Let's Get It On with Big John McCarthy & Sean Wheelock. In 1985, McCarthy became a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department following his father Ronald, who worked as a police officer for thirty years.
In August 1993, McCarthy was awarded his Tactics & Self-Defense Instructor Certification by the LAPD, taught for the department until his retirement in 2007. The nickname of ` Big John' came about because of his stature, he stands 6'3" and weighs 260 lb. According to a UFC interview, the nickname was given to him by UFC co-founder and promoter Art Davie. McCarthy recalls that the nickname began when he forcibly lifted Davie off the ground and held him in the air. McCarthy was the most senior referee in the UFC and is well known for his delivery of "Let's Get It On!", a catchphrase created by boxing referee Mills Lane. McCarthy served as one of the head referees for nearly every fight in the UFC from UFC 2 until UFC 77, was considered as much a part of the UFC as the octagonal arena itself as he was the key figure in the writing of the current Unified Rules for the sport of MMA, now recognized by the ABC and Athletic Commissions across North America, his 535th bout was the main event at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra finale in Las Vegas, Roger Huerta vs. Clay Guida.
McCarthy retired after this bout to pursue a career as a commentator for The Fight Network but returned to officiating just a year later. Since his return, McCarthy has refereed for promotions all over the globe including the UFC, K-1, Affliction, King of the Cage and a multitude of others, his connection to the UFC was attributed to his relationship with the Gracie family Rorion Gracie. McCarthy had been training Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rorion at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA in the early 1990s, was designated a certified "GRAPLE" instructor by the Gracie Academy in December 1993; when Rorion Gracie was putting together his new fighting promotion in 1993, McCarthy expressed interest in fighting for the UFC, but Gracie advised against it. He debuted at UFC 2: No Way Out in 1994; the early days of UFC did not contain many rules. Although first disfavored by UFC executives, after UFC 2 McCarthy insisted on referee stoppages when a fighter cannot intelligently defend himself. On December 31, 2004, McCarthy served as the referee for a fight held on the K-1 Dynamite!
Card at the Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan between MMA legend Royce Gracie and Sumo legend-turned-fighter Akebono Taro. On December 12, 2015, McCarthy served as the referee for UFC 194 between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo, which became the shortest title bout in UFC history. In 2018, McCarthy retired for the second time, moved to Bellator as a commentator. In September 2006, John McCarthy opened his first MMA school in Valencia, CA; this 29,000-square-foot gym was one of the largest MMA schools in California. McCarthy sold the school in December 2015. In January 2007, he was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. McCarthy lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elaine, they have three grown children: Ronald II, Britney "Shae" and John Junior. In early 2008, McCarthy started a referee and judging course for MMA officials called COMMAND. On September 1, 2011, McCarthy's autobiography titled "Let's Get It On - The Making of MMA and its Ultimate Referee" was released. McCarthy appeared with retired MMA fighter Bas Rutten in New Found Glory's video "Listen to Your Friends", where he refs MMA fights between the band members.
The music video, shot on November 5, 2008 in Los Angeles, premiered on March 9, 2009. He has appeared on the Fight Science episode Super Cops on national Geographic. McCarthy appeared in the TV series Friends, season 3 episode 24 "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" where he plays the referee of a UFC match between Tank Abbott and Jon Favreau. McCarthy served as the referee on the MTV2 series Bully Beatdown, along with professional mixed martial artist Jason "Mayhem" Miller. McCarthy is featured in the award-winning mixed martial arts documentary Fight Life, the film is directed by James Z. Feng and released in 2013. He's made a cameo as himself in the mixed martial arts movie Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown. Ultimate
John McCarthy (Australian rules footballer, born 1989)
John Shane McCarthy was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League. Drafted by Collingwood with the 31st selection in the 2007 National Draft, McCarthy was a midfielder, he made his debut late in the 2008 AFL season and held his position for the last six matches of the year, including two finals. He struggled to maintain his place in the Collingwood side in 2009 and 2010, playing only two games in each season, due to poor form and injuries. In each year however, he returned to the senior side at the end of the year, playing in the qualifying final in 2009 and being named as an emergency for the 2010 AFL Grand Final, he played eight games in 2011, but was not selected during the finals and was delisted by Collingwood at the end of the 2011 season. After training with Richmond, he was drafted by Port Adelaide in the 2012 Pre-season Draft, who had the selection before Richmond, he cemented his place in the Port side.
McCarthy attended The Peninsula School in Mount Eliza, graduating in 2007. McCarthy's father Shane and brother Matthew both played football with Geelong, he had two uncles and Gavan, who played for North Melbourne. His grandfather Alan Olle and great uncle Jack Coffey played for St Kilda. McCarthy died on 9 September 2012, after falling 9 metres from a rooftop at the Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada; the incident occurred at the start of a post-season holiday for McCarthy and other Port Adelaide players. They had arrived in the U. S. resort city only a few hours before the incident. After reviewing evidence, police said that McCarthy had attempted to jump off the roof onto a palm tree, but slipped and fell to the ground. John McCarthy's playing statistics from AFL Tables
John McCarthy (soccer)
John McCarthy is an American soccer player for the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship. McCarthy played four years of college soccer at La Salle University between 2010 and 2013. While at college, McCarthy appeared for USL PDL clubs Ocean City Nor'easters in 2011 and 2012, Reading United AC in 2013, he is La Salle's all-time leader among goalkeepers in saves and games played. McCarthy signed his first professional deal with USL Pro club Rochester Rhinos on February 27, 2014. After the 2014 season, McCarthy was named the Rhinos' Rookie of the Year as he led the league with a 0.72 goals against average. McCarthy was named USL PRO Goalkeeper of the Year and USL PRO Rookie of the Year for his notable 2014 season performances. In 2015, McCarthy signed to Philadelphia Union. Signed as a third goalkeeper behind first round draft pick, Andre Blake, designated player, Rais M'Bohli, McCarthy was given a starting role as a result of injury and poor form, respectively, he made his MLS debut as the starter for the Union on April 11, 2015 versus New York City FC. McCarthy was heralded for his performance which resulted in his first win in the top flight as well as the Union's first win of 2015 season.
McCarthy started. He was played during the Union's 2015 U. S. Open Cup run, earning wins in the first four rounds of competition losing in the final. On July 6, 2017, McCarthy started in an away game against Sporting Kansas City which resulted in a 1-1 draw. McCarthy made five noteworthy saves in the game, including an excellent foot save on Latif Blessing in the 70th minute. McCarthy was released by Philadelphia at the conclusion of the 2018 season. For the 2016 season, McCarthy played on loan to the Union's USL club, Bethlehem Steel FC, he posted 5 shutouts for Steel FC's inaugural season. John signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies on January 31, 2019. United Soccer League Rookie of the Year: 2014 United Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Year: 2014 United Soccer League All-League First Team: 2014 John McCarthy at Major League Soccer
John McCarthy (Australian diplomat)
John Philip McCarthy, is a former Australian diplomat. Born in Washington, D. C. McCarthy was educated at Downside School, Somerset, in England and studied at Jesus College, Cambridge, he received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Cambridge University. He was a barrister-at-law and practised in London from 1965 to 1967, he worked with the New York City Law Firm of Shearman & Sterling from 1966 to 1967 and joined the Department of External Affairs in Canberra in 1968. McCarthy was senior private secretary to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Andrew Peacock, between December 1978 and November 1980. McCarthy served as Australia's representative in the following posts: Ambassador to Vietnam Ambassador to Mexico Ambassador to Thailand Ambassador to the United States Ambassador to Indonesia Ambassador to Japan High Commissioner to India, he served in diplomatic posts in Damascus and Vientiane. McCarthy was appointed an Officer of the Order for Australia in 1999 for service to the enhancement of Australia's international reputation and to the development of Australian regional policy while serving as Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia in Jakarta.
McCarthy has two daughters
John McCarthy (guitarist)
John McCarthy is a musician, author and creator of the Rock House Method system of learning. Since 2001, The Rock House Method has sold more than three million instructional programs of which McCarthy writes and demonstrates in. In the past John has written columns for Guitar School magazine and starting June 2009, he began writing a monthly column titled “Metal Rising” in Guitar Player magazine; as owner of the Rock House School of Music since 1981 John has developed a curriculum for learning to play music that covers guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, child music development and music theory. His awards and accolades include. CTNOW "Best Place to Learn Music" award 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, Music & Sound Retailer award for "Best Tools for Schools" 2013, Music Merchandise Review "Best Instructional Product of the Year" 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. John McCarthy began providing music lessons at the age of 15 and created the first complete rock guitar instruction series on video in 1986. In 2000, John designed the Rock House Method accelerated learning system that combined instruction in video and book form with an on-line support system.
In 2001 John began the mission to take “The Rock House Method” to masses. John has authored 50 instructional method books, 58 instructional DVDs and 1 instructional DVD rom. John designed and developed a Disney Learn Guitar method featuring the songs of Hannah Montana and High School Musical released in 2009 on DVD-ROM. In addition to his own instructional books and programs John has worked with many of the greatest musicians in the world creating personal instruction programs featuring the Rock House Method, Alexi Laiho, Alex Skolnick, Kiko Loureiro, Jeff Loomis, Bernie Worrell, Oli Herbert, Michael Paget, Rusty Cooley, Dan Jacobs, Rob Arnold, Doug Wimbish, Leo Nocentelli and Dave Ellefson are some of the collaborating artists. John has been running the Rock House School of Music in West Haven CT since the early 80's. A full service music school offering instruction for guitar, piano, drums and ukulele; as of March 2017 the school has won the CTNOW award for Best Place to Take Music Lessons in CT in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
John began playing guitar at the age of 6 inspired by listening to the vast album collection of his older brother and sisters and states this as the reason he has a wide range of music genres in his vocabulary. When John turned 8 he had a band playing local camps and parties and at 15 was playing across the tri-state area in clubs. At 15 John opened, he stayed motivated to further his music studies learning to play Piano, bass guitar and sing. In 2006 John recorded his first solo release “Drive” a full length guitar centered instrumental album. Doug Wimbish of Living Colour fame played bass on the album. Other players on the album include Will Calhoun on drums, Bernie Worrell on keyboards, Leo Nocentelli on guitar, Jordan Gengreco on keyboards. John McCarthy continues to write instructional books for his Rock House Method brand; the Rock House School of Music is expanding and adding locations and John McCarthy plans to franchise his award winning schools around the world. John McCarthy launched an interactive online learning platform called Rock House U.
RockHouseU.com is an interactive learning platform that contains video, audio and graphic images along with interactive learning tools to make a complete learning system geared for the future. The Rock House Method Learn Guitar Level 1 The Rock House Method Learn Guitar Level 2 The Rock House Method Learn Guitar Level 3 The Rock House Method Learn Piano Level 1 The Rock House Method Learn Piano Level 2 The Rock House Method Learn Piano Level 3 The Rock House Method Learn Bass Level 1 The Rock House Method Learn Bass Level 2 The Rock House Method Learn Bass Master Edition The Rock House Method Learn Guitar Mater Edition The Rock House Method Learn Ukulele a Complete Course The Rock House Method Master Rock Guitar a Complete Course The Rock House Method Master Blues Guitar a Complete Course The Rock House Method Modes Demystified The Rock House Method Guitar for Kids The Rock House Method Piano for Kids Rock House Learn Rock Guitar Beginner Rock House Learn Rock Guitar Intermediate Rock House Learn Rock Guitar Advanced Rock House Learn Rock Guitar Course Rock House Learn Rock Acoustic Beginner Rock House Learn Rock Acoustic Intermediate Rock House Children’s Guitar Method Rock House Clap, Sing & Swing Rock House The Only Chord Book You’ll Ever Need – Guitar Rock House The Only Chord Book You’ll Ever Need – Keyboard So Easy Ultimate Guitar Acoustic Guitar Course So Easy Ultimate Guitar Electric Guitar Course House of Blues Acoustic Guitar Beginner House of Blues Electric Guitar Beginner House of Blues Acoustic Guitar Course House of Blues Electric Guitar Course House of Blues Blues Guitar Course House of Blues Blues Guitar Level 1 House of Blues Blues Guitar Level 2 Rock House Learn Rock Guitar Beginner Rock House Learn Rock Guitar Intermediate Rock House Learn Rock Guitar Advanced Rock House Learn Rock Guitar Course Rock House Learn Rock Acoustic Beginner Rock House Learn Rock Acoustic Intermediate Rock House Blues Riffs, Rhythms & Secrets Rock House Hands of Steel Rock House Advanced Metal Rock House Modes Demystified Rock House Learn Metal Guitar Beginner Rock House Learn Metal Guitar Intermediate Rock House Learn Metal Guitar Advanced Rock House Learn Blues Guitar Beginner Rock House Learn Blues Guitar Intermediate Rock House Learn Blues Guitar Advanced Rock House Lead Guitar Rock House Learn to Play Ukulele Rock House Modern Classical Guitar So Easy Electric Guitar Level 1 So Easy Electric Guitar Level 2 So Easy Acoustic Guitar Level 1 So Easy Acoustic Gu
John McCarthy Roll was a United States District Judge who served on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona from 1991 until his death in 2011, as chief judge of that court from 2006 to 2011. With degrees from the University of Arizona College of Law and University of Virginia School of Law, Roll began his career as a court bailiff in Arizona and became an assistant city attorney of Tucson, Arizona in 1973; that year, Roll became a deputy county attorney for Pima County, Arizona until 1980, when he began serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for seven years. President George H. W. Bush appointed Roll to a federal judge seat in Arizona after Roll served four years as a state judge. Roll was killed in the 2011 Tucson shooting while attending a constituent outreach event held by United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Casas Adobes, near Tucson, Arizona. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania into a Roman Catholic family, Roll moved to Arizona as a child, he attended Salpointe Catholic High School.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona in 1969, a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1972, a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1990. Roll is survived by his wife of 41 years Maureen and their three sons Robert and Christopher, he was described as "deeply conservative", politically. Roll was a Roman Catholic, he served as a lector in the sacred liturgy. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. Roll was a bailiff for the Pima County Superior Court from 1972 to 1973, he was an assistant city attorney of Tucson in 1973, was a deputy county attorney of Pima County's Criminal Division from 1973 to 1980. He was a clinical instructor at the University of Arizona College of Law from 1978 to 1979, after which he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona from 1980 to 1987. During that time, he was attached to the Civil Division. After his years as an Assistant United States Attorney, he became a state judge and served on the Court of Appeals, Division Two, for the State of Arizona from 1987 to 1991, became its vice-chief judge in 1991.
He served as a judge on the Pima County Superior Court, Criminal Bench, in that year. Roll was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on September 23, 1991, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, vacated by Alfredo Chavez Marquez, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 22, 1991, received his commission on November 25. Roll was elevated to Chief Judge on May 1, 2006, succeeding Stephen M. McNamee, served until his death in January 2011. Roll was succeeded as chief judge by Roslyn O. Silver. In 1994, Roll was one of several district court judges who held that provisions of the Brady Law violated the Tenth Amendment, a holding upheld by the United States Supreme Court in the related case of Printz v. United States. In 2009, Roll ruled that the case Barnett could go forward; the $32 million lawsuit brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund against Arizona rancher Roger Barnett on behalf of 16 Mexican plaintiffs charged that the plaintiffs were assaulted and held at gunpoint by Barnett and members of his family.
After Roll's ruling and prompted by several talk-radio programs, he was the subject of hundreds of complaining phone calls and death threats and he and his family were under the protection of the U. S. Marshals Service for a month. Roll declined to press charges. Roll was shot on January 8, 2011, outside a Safeway supermarket in Casas Adobes, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire at a "Congress on Your Corner" event held by Democratic U. S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Roll had attended Mass earlier that morning and decided to attend the event about an hour before the shooting. Surveillance video revealed that Roll was shot in the back after pushing down and shielding Ron Barber, a staffer for Giffords who had just been shot. Roll died of his injuries, as did five other people. Thirteen others survived, including Giffords and Barber. Chief Justice John Roberts issued a statement in response to the event: The violence in Arizona today has senselessly taken five lives and inflicted tragic loss on dedicated public servants and their families.
We in the judiciary have suffered the terrible loss of one of our own. Chief Judge John Roll was a wise jurist who selflessly served Arizona and the nation with great distinction, as attorney and judge, for more than 35 years. I express my deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his children, as well as the other victims and their families. Chief Judge Roll's death is a somber reminder of the importance of the rule of law and the sacrifices of those who work to secure it. Other plaudits came from Senator John McCain, who had recommended Roll for appointment to the federal bench. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, whose jurisdiction includes Arizona, stated that "Judge Roll was a respected jurist, a strong and able leader of his court, a kind and sincere gentleman". President
John P. McCarthy
John P. McCarthy known as J. P. McCarthy or as John McCarthy, was an American director and screenwriter of the 1920s through 1945, he began in the film industry in front of the camera, as an actor in silent films and film shorts during the 1910s, before moving behind the camera in 1920. He would direct his own screenplays. Although he directed the occasional drama or comedy, his specialty was the Western, which make up most of his filmography. Born on Saint Patrick's Day 1884 in San Francisco, California, McCarthy entered the film industry in 1914, his first part was a small role in The Wireless Voice. Over the next four years he would appear in all but one a film short, his one feature was in a small part of a prison guard in the 1916 D. W. Griffith classic, Intolerance. McCarthy would move behind the camera in 1920, writing and directing Out of the Dust, starring Russell Simpson, he would write all but four of which he would direct himself. His notable silent films include The Lovelorn, Diamond Handcuffs.
McCarthy would direct a total of 38 films over his 25-year career. His most prolific year was 1931, when he directed eight films, two of which he wrote: Cavalier of the West and God's Country and the Man. Of his 38 films, 28 of them were westerns; some of his notable sound films include: one of the first "singing cowboy films. He took a hiatus from the film industry in the early 1940s, before returning in 1944, his final directorial credit would be part of The Cisco Kid series, 1945's The Cisco Kid Returns. In 1946 McCarthy wrote the story for the Western, Under Arizona Skies, directed by Lambert Hillyer, it would be his final film credit. John P. McCarthy on IMDb