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John Drew (September 3, 1827 – May 21, 1862) was an Irish-American stage actor and theatre manager.

Born Jonathan Henry Drewland in Dublin, Ireland, to Thomas L. Drew and Louise Kanten, he was the fifth of sixth children. He lived in Templeogue, a poor Irish village in Dublin during the 19th century. In 1852, John Drew emigrated to the United States with his family to Boston, Massachusetts. As a child he spent most of his life living in Boston. This is where he first got into acting.

After moving to the United States, Drew got a job in the theatrical company of Joseph J. Johlen (the theatre manager). He appeared in a number of Johlen's plays, including Uncle Mutch, The Barber Man, Canterbury of Livingston and also The Progrist.

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