John Cullum

Actor, Director, Singer
This handsome, weathered, stage-trained actor garnered national attention with his portrayal of trapper/restaurateur Holling Vincoeur on "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95). Tennessee native John Cullum began his acting ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Christine 2016 (Movie)

Bob Andersen (Actor)

Before We Go 2015 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

The Middle 2009 - 2010, 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Adult World 2014 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

Love Is Strange 2014 (Movie)

Father Raymond (Actor)

The Historian 2014 (Movie)

Brigston Hadley (Actor)

Kill Your Darlings 2013 (Movie)

Professor Steeves (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kilimanjaro 2012 (Movie)

Milton Sr (Actor)

Royal Pains 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Damages 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Conspirator 2011 (Movie)

Justice Wylie (Actor)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

Richard Panatierre (Actor)

Mad Men 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Night Listener 2006 (Movie)

Pap Noone (Actor)

The Notorious Bettie Page 2006 (Movie)

Preacher in Nashville (Actor)

Ricochet River 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Held Up 2000 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Quantum Leap 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roswell 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

To Have & to Hold 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Secret Life of Algernon 1996 (Movie)

Algernon Pendelton (Actor)

Northern Exposure 1989 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Buck James 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Country 1987 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

MARIE: A True Story 1985 (Movie)

Deputy Attorney General (Actor)

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prodigal 1984 (Movie)

Elton Stuart (Actor)

The Doctors 1962 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Act 1981 (Movie)

President (Actor)

1776 1972 (Movie)

Edward "Ned" Rutledge (Actor)

Hawaii 1966 (Movie)

Reverend Immanuel Quigley (Actor)

Hamlet 1964 (Movie)

Laertes (Actor)

All the Way Home 1963 (Movie)

Andrew--Mary's Brother (Actor)

Inherit the Wind (TV Show)

Actor

Money, Power, Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Sacred (TV Show)

Actor

Shootdown (TV Show)

Actor

The Day After (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Without a Country (TV Show)

Actor

With a Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

The Secret Life of Algernon 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

This handsome, weathered, stage-trained actor garnered national attention with his portrayal of trapper/restaurateur Holling Vincoeur on "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95). Tennessee native John Cullum began his acting career when he was cast by Joseph Papp in several small roles in a 1957 New York production of "Julius Caesar." Three years later, he worked extensively with Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, appearing in such plays as "Henry V" and "The Taming of the Shrew." His work on Broadway began in the original production of "Camelot" (1960), playing the role of Sir Dinadan and understudying star Richard Burton. He later played Laertes to Burton's Hamlet in John Gielgud's 1964 modern-dress production that was also filmed and nearly twenty years later supported Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in a revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" (1983). By that time, Cullum had established himself as a versatile stage actor, moving comfortably between musicals and straight plays. He received his first Tony Award nomination as the psychiatrist treating Barbara Harris in the Lerner and Lane musical "One A Clear Day You Can See Forever" (1965). In 1966, Cullum succeeded Richard Kiley as the "Man of La Mancha" and portrayed Declaration of Independence signer Edward Rutledge (of South Carolina) in the award-winning musical "1776" (a role he reprised in the 1972 feature adaptation). He received his first Tony and became an uncontested Broadway star playing the father trying to keep his sons out of the Civil War in "Shenandoah" (1975) and garnered a second medallion as the egotistical film director Oscar Jaffe in "On the Twentieth Century" (1978). He played the manipulated playwright Sidney Bruhl in "Deathtrap" (1980) and earned critical notice for his one-man show about the American artist "Whistler" (1981). In the 90s, he returned to musicals in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love" (1990) and as Cap'n Andy in "Show Boat" (1996) and then dazzled audiences and reviewers as Joe Keeler in the revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" (1997).

Relationships

John Cullum

Son

Emily Frankel

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Knoxville , Tennessee
attended for two years before serving in Korea as an officer in the Army

Milestones

2007

Cast in the Broadway revival of "110 in the Shade"; earned a Tony award nomination

2006

Cast in an adaptation of Armistead Maupin's novel "The Night Listener"

2006

Cast in the HBO original film, "The Notorious Bettie Page" starring Gretchen Mol as the 1950's pin-up model

2001

Headlined the raucous Off-Broadway musical "Urinetown"

2000

Starred in the London stage premiere of Arthur Miller's "Mr. Peters' Connections"

2000

Returned to NYC theater as co-star of Wendy Wasserstein's Off-Broadway play "Old Money"

1998

Returned to series TV as Jason Beghe's father in the CBS series "To Have & To Hold"

1997

Screenwriting debut with "The Secret Life of Algernon", co-written with John Gray and Charles Jarrott; also starred in title role

1997

Played recurring role of David Green, father of Dr. Mark Green (Anthony Edwards) on "ER" (NBC)

1996

Returned to Broadway stage as Cap'n Andy in the Harold Prince-directed revival of "Show Boat"

1990

Had brief stint in the Broadway musical "Aspects of Love"

1990

Portrayed Holling Vincoeur on the quirky CBS series "Northern Exposure"

1990

TV directorial debut with an episode of NBC's "Quantum Leap"

1989

Reprised his Tony-winning role in the Broadway revival of "Shenandoah"

1987

Starred in the ABC TV series "Buck James"

1986

Co-starred with Geroge C Scott in "The Boys of Autumn", about the adult Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn

1983

Played Victor in support of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in "Private Lives" on tour and on Broadway

1983

Had featured role in the ABC TV-movie "The Day After"

1981

Starred in the one-man show "Whistler", about the American artist

1980

Played the lead in "Deathtrap"

1978

Cast as film director Oscar Jaffe in the Broadway musical "On the Twentieth Century"; received second Tony Award

1977

Stage directing debut, "The Red Blue Grass Western Flyer Show", performed at Goodspeed Opera House

1975

Starred in the original Broadway production of "Shenandoah"; won Tony Award

1973

TV-movie debut, "The Man Without a Country" (ABC)

1972

Reprised role of Rutledge in film version of "1776"

1968

Had featured role of South Carolinian Edward Rutledge in the stage musical "1776"

1966

Succeeded Richard Kiley as Don Quixote in "Man of La Mancha"

1965

Starred opposite Barbara Harris in the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever"; garnered first Tony nomination

1964

Played Laertes in John Gielgud-directed "Hamlet" starring Richard Burton; production was filmed and received a limited theatrical release

1963

Had regular role on the NBC daytime drama "The Doctors"

1963

Feature acting debut, "All the Way Home"

1960

Broadway debut in the original production of "Camelot"; also understudied Richard Burton as King Arthur

1960

Made first apperances as member of the New York Shakespeare Festival in "Henry V', "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Measure for Measure"

1957

New York stage debut in production of "Julius Caesar"

Raised in Tennessee

Served in the US Army during the Korean War

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