American publicist and copywriter. He is best known for establishing the Golden Raspberry Awards ("Razzies"), a ceremony created to celebrate the worst films of the year.
He attended the University of California- Los Angeles' School of Theater, Film, and Television Studies.
He worked as a copywriter for the Los Angeles Film Festival and as a publicist for the Academy Awards.
He was born in Chicago and raised in the Los Angeles area. His marriage to Barbara Wilson produced one son.
Actor Barry Pepper won one of John J.B. Wilson's Razzie awards for his performance in Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000.