John Shea Biography (1949-)

Full name, John Victor Shea III; born April 14, 1949, in North Conway, NH; son of John Victor, Jr. (an educator), and Elizabeth Mary (maiden name, Fuller)Shea; married Laura Wilson Pettibone (a photographer), June 19, 1971 (divorced, 2000); married Melissa MacCleod, August, 2001; children: (first marriage)Jake, Miranda. Addresses: Agent: Writers & Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Artist Management Group, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Contact: 955 South Carrillo Dr., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Actor, writer, director
Birth Details
April 14, 1949
North Conway, New Hampshire, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Emery Cole, Hussy, Kendon Films, 1980
  • Charles Horman, Missing, Universal, 1982
  • Danny Morgan, Windy City, Warner Bros., 1984
  • In Our Hands, 1984
  • Zack Freestamp, Lune de miel (also known as Honeymoon), AAADistributors, 1986
  • Voice of Sylvain, Gandahar (animated; also known as Light Years), 1986
  • Dee, Angel River, 1986
  • Marcus, Once We Were Dreamers (also known as Ha-Holmin andUnsettled Land), Orion, 1987
  • Doc, A New Life, Paramount, 1988
  • Sam Wyatt, Stealing Home, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Dr. Charles Hendrickson, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (also known as Honey, I Blew Up the Baby and Big Baby), Buena Vista, 1992
  • Morgan, Freejack, TriPictures, 1992
  • Calvin, Conversations, 1994
  • Nick Donovan, Backstreet Justice (also known as Dead Wrong), Prism, 1994
  • Peter Bardini, Southie (also known as Brass Ring), AmericanWorld Pictures, 1998
  • George Castellano, Nowhere to Go (also known as Silent Hearts), 1998
  • Hartley, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Paramount Classics, 1998
  • Chris's father, Lost and Found, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Mr. DeMarco, Getting Personal (also known as The Mysterious Death of Kelly Lawman), Lakeshore, 1999
  • Offerman, Catalina Trust, RGH/Lions Shore, 1999
  • Milo Derringer, Heartbreak Hospital, Goldheart, 2001
  • The Empath, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Director, Southie (also known as Brass Ring), American World Pictures, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Hank Zaret, WIOU, CBS, 1990
  • Lex Luthor, a recurring role, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures ofSuperman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventuresof Superman), ABC, 1993-1997
  • Adam Xero, Mutant X, syndicated, 2001
  • Movies
  • (Television debut) Joseph, The Nativity, ABC, 1978
  • James Cookman, Family Reunion, NBC, 1981
  • Hondo Bill, Robbers, Rooftops, and Witches, 1982
  • Client, Howard, psychiatrist, Ted, Paul, Ben, Chris, Jim, and Dick, The Dining Room, 1984
  • Karl Hoffmann, Hitler's SS: Portrait of Evil, NBC, 1985
  • John Carloff, Coast to Coast, BBC, 1986
  • Michael O'Donnell, A Case of Deadly Force, CBS, 1986
  • Eli Cohen, The Impossible Spy, HBO, 1987
  • William Stern, Baby M (also known as The Baby M Story), ABC, 1988
  • Roger Dollison, Do You Know the Muffin Man?, CBS, 1989
  • Troy Gardner, "Magic Moments," Harlequin Romance Movie, Showtime,1989
  • Frank Koziak, Small Sacrifices, ABC, 1989
  • Jack Packard, Ladykiller, USA Network, 1992
  • Devlin, Notorious, Lifetime, 1992
  • Tommy Marchant, Justice in a Small Town (also known as Hard Evidence), 1994
  • Daniel, Leslie's Folly, 1994
  • Dr. Michael Ravenson, See Jane Run, 1995
  • Sheriff Matthew Bradshaw, Forgotten Sins, ABC, 1996
  • Michael Kaye, A Weekend in the Country, USA Network, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Terry Garrigan, The Last Convertible, NBC, 1979
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Kennedy, NBC, 1983
  • Harry Latham/Lessiter, Robert Ludlum's The Apocalypse Watch (alsoknown as The Apocalypse Watch), ABC, 1997
  • Dr. Jonathan Abbott, A Will of Their Own, NBC, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Romeo, "The Naked Montague," The Man from Atlantis, NBC, 1977
  • (As John V. Shea) Jonathan Moraacci, "Triangles," Eight Is Enough,ABC, 1977
  • Brian, "The Human Interest Story," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC,1985
  • "Minuteman," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1987
  • Father John Sejac, "As Ye Sow," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1993
  • Paul Sterling, "The Ex-files," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1995
  • Dominic Del Monico, "Evolution," Sex and the City, HBO, 1999
  • Ashley Wilkinson, "Miracle at the Cucina," That's Life, ABC, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Speed, The Rock Rainbow, ABC, 1978
  • Specials
  • Voice of John Barnes, Lincoln (documentary), ABC, 1992
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Furniture removal man, Juno and the Paycock, Straight Wharf Theatre, Nantucket, MA, 1968
  • (Broadway debut) Avigdor, Yentl, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1975
  • Paris, Romeo and Juliet, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Stephen Hurt, The Sorrows of Stephen, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Don Sherman, American Days, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City,1981
  • The Dining Room, Playwrights Horizons, then Astor Place Theatre, both New York City, 1982
  • Michael Trent, End of the World, Music Box Theatre, New York City,1984
  • (London debut) Ned Weeks, The Normal Heart, Albery Theatre, 1986
  • Peter, The Director, Arclight Theater, New York City, 2000
  • Arthur Garden, Down the Garden Paths, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Also appeared in Long Day's Journey into Night, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL; Animal Kingdom and Rosmersholm, both La Mama ETC, New York City; Ancestral Voices, Lincoln Center; How I Learned to Drive, off-Broadway; and in productions of Battering Ram, Safe House, and The Master and Margarita, all New York City.
  • Taped Readings
  • The Eleventh Plague, HarperAudio, 1998
  • Free Fall, Harper, 2000
  • Screenplays
  • (With Jimmy Cummings and Dave McLaughlin) Southie (also known as Brass Ring), American World Pictures, 1998

Further Reference


    • Variety, June 29, 1998, p. 40

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