HBO Max’s Craftopia season 2 returned in 2021 and so did the judge JP Connelly. You might have seen him provide his expertise to the crafty participants creating wondrous creations, but how much do you know about his personal life?
This JP Connelly Bio explores everything you need to know about this Craftopia star.
JP Connelly On Craftopia
JP Connelly was the judge of Craftopia where contestants competed in a number of crafting challenges. And the crafts ranged anywhere from designing festive holiday platters to creating flowers and plants. So, each episode showcased the unique talents of contestants and their creative imaginations.
The show was hosted by YouTuber Lauren Riihimaki, and also the Howard alumna and Head Creative of Craftopia, Crystal Anderson judged contestants alongside JP.
If the judges considered the contestant’s craft to be the best overall, they stand to win the “Craftrophia” and $10,000.
While we’re already seen amazing participants on the show’s inaugural season, the following season seemed to be even more interesting. It featured many more expert guests from across the US including Diego Montoya, and the holiday episodes were beyond words as the talented kids melted the audience’s heart.
“For season two, not only are the contestants literally bigger, so are the challenges and we’re taking everything to the next level,” host Lauren Riihimaki shared.
As for JP, he didn’t spoil it much for us and only went on to promote the show over his IG. He wrote, “Craftopia S2: Holiday, Reality and Render, Watch me as a Judge on HBOMax.”
JP Connelly Net Worth
JP Connelly garnered a net worth of above $1.5 million by 2021.
Yes, don’t be surprised! He has worked as a production designer in over a hundred movies and TV shows. Some of his popular works include The Masked Singer, Ellen’s Next Great Designer, Top Chef, Nailed It!, and Celebrity Show-Off.
This designer showcases — 2009 primetime Emmy award for “outstanding art direction for a variety, music, or nonfiction program”, 2014-2020 Telly award for “outstanding achievement in art direction and set design for television, internet / online program”, and 2020 Daytime Emmy award for “outstanding production design for a variety, nonfiction, reality, or reality-competition series.”
As of 2021, he was working from his eponymous design services company which specialized in “pre-visualization and environmental design” for TV, special events, and residential and commercial projects.
Prior to this, JP worked for the global digital media and technology company, AOL.
Who Is Craftopia Judge JP Connelly Husband?
JP Connelly’s soon-to-be husband is Netflix’s production manager, Walter Wachter. The two were together at least since June 2018 and were scheduled to be married in December 2021.
Moreover, besides their wedding, the couple were also already planning a family. “We’re proud to live during a time it is OK to be open about the journey to be future gay dads,” JP shared. The duo prompted for an INF in January 2021, and also had already found a good candidate to be an egg donor.
Furthermore, after the doctors confirmed they both had healthy embryos, the lovebirds never looked happier.
Unfortunately, they had a very unexpected speed bump in their IVF journey — all their embryos were determined unsuitable and they had to find another donor. But they weren’t giving up! “We know this can be a hard (and effing expensive) journey, and it is. But like everyone who goes through this, straight or gay, we’re determined,” said JP.
Talking more about JP’s future husband, Walter is a Boston University 2012 B.Sc graduate who went on to start his career as a production assistant at Lua Multimedia. Then, he shifted his profession to director of photography for Solid MarC Production, and HotHouse Production for almost a year.
Finally, in 2012, he landed his dream job in HBO as an executive assistant and went on to work there for 4 and a half years. Then, he joined Netflix in Jun 2016 and worked there ever since.
Trivia: Walter is from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and celebrates his birthday on April 8.
JP Connelly Age
JP Connelly was born on April 3, 1984. That made him 37 years of age in 2021.
Corresponding to his birthday, JP is of the Aries zodiac.
JP Connelly Family
JP Connelly is the son of Mary Ellen Connelly @memeconn who lived in Middletown, New Jersey before 2021.
As for other members of his family, JP has an uncle named Bill Goode, and cousins named Hilliary Goode, and Ian Goode.
Hilliary is a certified registered nurse anesthetic who worked at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, while Ian worked as the Head of Design at Facebook’s creative shop.
Where Is JP Connelly From?
JP hails from Leonardo, NY.
But as of 2021, he resided in Los Angeles, CA.
How Tall Is JP Connelly?
JP stands tall at a height of around 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).
Is JP Connelly On Facebook?
Yes, JP is on Facebook @jamespearseconnelly.
Also, here’s his Instagram @jpconnelly.