He is the son of a German mother and Italian father.
Giovanni is the son of Benedetto Morassutti and Sabine Piwko. His paternal great grandfather was the Italian entrepreneur and philanthropist Federico Morassutti while his great grandmother was Emilia Buzzaccarini from the ancient noble family of Padua. His maternal grandfather was a doctor. From his mother side, he has one cousin, Benjamin Piwko. He appeared in more than 20 films since 2001. He is the founder of the international art residency Art Aia - Creatives / In / Residence and project space Art Aia - La Dolce Berlin. As a Theatre actor and director, he has been working in several productions that have been presented in Italy, Sweden and in the United States.