Congratulations to MediaTech Institute Houston campus alumni Johnnie Moutra who received the key to Missouri City, Texas on March 2, 2015. Moutra graduated from the Recording Arts program in Spring 2013.
Below is the official press release from his ceremony
ABC’s Johnnie Moutra is being honored by Mayor Allen of Missouri City, TX with the keys to the city on March 2, 2015 at City Hall!
Missouri City , Texas – February, 27, 2015 – Johnnie Moutra, who is nationally known for his appearances with his family on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” show and winning the grand prize on ABC’s “Here Come The Newlyweds” is being honored by Mayor Allen of Missouri City, TX at City Hall! The ceremony will be held on March 2, 2015 at 7:00pm. Everyone can also watch it LIVE on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/JohnnieMoutra
“We greatly appreciate the love and support you have for the “Show Me City” and the recognition you continue to bring to our area.” – Stacie Walker, Director of Communications Johnnie Moutra is being honored with the keys to the city! He has accomplished a lot while having to also battle a rare, progressive eye disease called Keratoconus. Check out his story here: http://www.theempowermag.com/blind-faith
Johnnie “John-John” Moutra III is a writer, and producer known for his appearances on the ABC network. His first claim to fame was in 2004 when his family was selected over 4,000 Houston- area applicants to have Jimmy Kimmel along with producers stay as overnight guests. The Jimmy Kimmel Live show was hosted right at the Moutra’s home in Missouri City, Texas during Super Bowl week. Kimmel’s overnight stay led to the Moutras’ overnight celebrity status, bringing national recognition to their hometown of Missouri City and surrounding areas. In 2007, Moutra got engaged, married and he and his wife became contestants in ABC’s first season of their hit reality show, “Here Come The Newlyweds”. Moutra’s humor, timing, talent and tenacity boosted the couple into the top 2 finalists out of 7 participating couples, later becoming the prize winners. The spotlight remained on Moutra after his second nationwide contest win, making “John-John” a household name throughout the country. After his big win in 2008, Moutra decided it was time for a change of scenery when he discovered a passion for songwriting. He had been writing poetry since early childhood and, at the time, had an
interest in bringing songs to life with music. After composing dozens of customized poems, holiday, and birthday cards by request from friends, he took his skills to new heights. In 2012, Moutra enrolled in MediaTech Institute in the recording arts program, where he began his professional music career.
He served as both engineering producer and executive producer on the album of his first R&B project, “Letters and Numbers”. Moutra’s winning streak continued while in school, as he was declared the winner of the internet game show “Let’s Ask America” in the latter part of 2012. Moutra graduated from MediaTech Institute in 2013 as a certified audio engineer. His passion for song writing, love for record producing, and his exceptional talent in mixing and mastering led him to be the first featured graduate student nationally on the institute’s website. That same year he started his production company, H.O.M.E Studios, and wears quite a few creative and technical hats in the areas of media and music.
Moutra has worked as a consultant in the entertainment industry for over 3 years and currently resides in Missouri City, Texas.