Cannon is often compared to Lon Chaney (the Man of a Thousand Faces), and enjoys playing a variety of diverse roles. He does anything from romantic leads to monsters, from Medieval dragons to Draculian wolves, from villains to women. He joined The Long Beach Shakespeare Company in 1997, serving on the board, as an actor, and as a technician. Cannon has also been active in LBSC's educational outreach programs as an instructor, director, and technician. A Cherokee, he credits his American Indian heritage as a great influence on his acting. Cannon was recently featured in an independent film called Rado, and is frequently seen in music clubs around L.A., playing drums in rock-and-roll bands.