John Shea

Actor, Director
John Shea began a successful stage career soon after his graduation from the Yale School of Drama. He made his New York stage debut in "Yentl" as Avigdor (played by Mandy Patinkin in Barbra Streisand's film version) ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1949 in North Conway, New Hampshire, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Agent X 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Northern Borders 2015 (Movie)

Doc Harrison (Actor)

Bombshell 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Good Wife 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The March Sisters at Christmas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Common Law 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gossip Girl 2007 - 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Trouble With The Truth 2012 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

An Invisible Sign 2011 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Eleventh Hour 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2003, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Broken Sole 2007 (Movie)

Dyslexic Lover (Actor)

The Insurgents 2007 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Medium 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Almost Perfect 1993 - 1996, 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mutant X 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's Life 1993 - 1996, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heartbreak Hospital 2002 (Movie)

Milo Derringer (Actor)

Sex and the City 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Southie 1999 (Movie)

Peter Binda (Actor)

The Adventures of Sebastian Cole 1999 (Movie)

Hartley (Actor)

Catalina Trust 1998 (Movie)

Offerman (Actor)

Getting Personal 1997 (Movie)

Chris's Dad (Actor)

Robert Ludlum's The Apocalypse Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Leslie's Folly 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Backstreet Justice 1993 (Movie)

Nick Donovan (Actor)

Conversations 1993 (Movie)

Calvin (Actor)

Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Freejack 1992 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

Hendrickson (Actor)

Ladykiller 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Notorious 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

WIOU 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Unsettled Land 1989 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

A New Life 1988 (Movie)

Doc (Actor)

Light Years 1988 (Movie)

of Sylvain (Voice)

Stealing Home 1988 (Movie)

Sam Wyatt (Actor)

Lune de Miel 1986 (Movie)

Zack Freestamp (Actor)

Coast to Coast 1985 (Movie)

John Carloff (Actor)

The Dining Room 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Kennedy 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Windy City 1984 (Movie)

Danny Morgan (Actor)

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Family Reunion 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Missing 1982 (Movie)

Charles Horman (Actor)

Robbers, Rooftops and Witches 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Hussy 1980 (Movie)

Emory (Actor)

The Last Convertible 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rock Rainbow 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

A Case of Deadly Force (TV Show)

Actor

A Weekend in the Country (TV Show)

Actor

A Will of Their Own (TV Show)

Actor

Area 51 (TV Show)

Actor

As Ye Sow (TV Show)

Actor

Baby M (TV Show)

Actor

Do You Know the Muffin Man? (TV Show)

Actor

Forgotten Sins (TV Show)

Actor

Justice in a Small Town (TV Show)

Actor

Magic Moments (TV Show)

Actor

See Jane Run (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Hearts (TV Show)

Actor

Small Sacrifices (TV Show)

Actor

Submarine D-1 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Impossible Spy (TV Show)

Actor

The Nativity (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Grey Lady 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Southie 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Grey Lady 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

John Shea began a successful stage career soon after his graduation from the Yale School of Drama. He made his New York stage debut in "Yentl" as Avigdor (played by Mandy Patinkin in Barbra Streisand's film version). Shea went on to win plaudits for his performances in "The Sorrows of Stephen" (1979), "The Dining Room" (1982) and "End of the World" (1984). In London, he played the leading role in Larry Kramer's searing AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" (1986).

Relationships

John Victor Shea Jr

Father

Elizabeth Mary Shea

Mother

Jake Pettibone Shea

Son

Laura Pettibone

Wife
married June 19, 1971

EDUCATION

Bates College

Lewiston , Maine 1970
originally attended on football and debating scholarships

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1973

Milestones

2001

Starred in the syndicated series "Mutant X"

2000

Appeared Of-Broadway in "The Director"

1998

Feature directorial debut, "Southie"; also acted

1993

Played villain Lex Luthor on the ABC series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"

1992

Co-starred in the Lifetime remake of "Notorious"

1990

TV series deut as regular in the short-lived "WIOU"

1990

TV series deut as regular in the short-lived "WIOU" (CBS)

1988

Won an Emmy for playing adoptive father William Stern in the ABC docudrama "Baby M"

1988

Co-starred in the feature "Stealing Home"

1983

Portrayed Robert F Kennedy in the NBC miniseries "Kennedy"

1982

Played Charlie Hormann who goes "Missing" in Costa-Gavras' acclaimed feature

1979

First work as film actor, "It's My Turn" (scenes cut from 1980 released version)

1979

First released feature, "Hussy"

1979

Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "The Last Convertible"

1978

TV acting debut in "The Rock Rainbow" (ABC)

1978

Played Joseph in the ABC holiday movie "The Nativity"

1975

New York stage debut in "Yentl", opposite Tovah Feldshuh; play opened Off-Broadway and later moved to Broadway

Raised in Massachusetts

Worked as assistant director at Chelsea Westside Theater and as teacher at Pratt Institute

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