John Heffernan Biography (1934-)

Born May 30, 1934, in New York, NY. Addresses: Agent: Triad Artists, 888 Seventh Ave., Suite 1602, New York, NY 10106-0001.

Birth Details
May 30, 1934
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Arthur Olden, The Judge, Masque Theatre, 1958
  • Lepidus, Julius Caesar, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1959
  • Older draftsman, The Great God Brown, Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • Lykon, Lysistrata, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • Aase's father, Peer Gynt, Phoenix Theatre, 1960
  • Henry IV, Part I, Phoenix Theatre, 1960
  • Robert Shallow and a drawer, Henry IV, Part II, Phoenix Theatre, 1960
  • Tony Lumpkin, She Stoops to Conquer, Phoenix Theatre, 1960
  • Young Covey, The Plough and the Stars, Phoenix Theatre, 1960
  • Tailor and pedant, The Taming of the Shrew, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1960
  • Jacob McCloskey, The Octoroon, Phoenix Theatre, 1961
  • Polonius, Hamlet, Phoenix Theatre, 1961
  • Androcles, Androcles and the Lion, Phoenix Theatre, 1961
  • Galy Gay, A Man's a Man, Masque Theatre, 1962
  • Old shepherd, The Winter's Tale, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1963
  • Touchstone, As You Like It, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1963
  • Weinard, later title role, Luther, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Subtle, The Alchemist, Gate Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Butler, Tiny Alice, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1964
  • Postmark Zero, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1965
  • Kermit, Malcolm, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Captain Bluntschli, Arms and the Man, Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1967
  • The inquisitor, Saint Joan, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Chorus leader, Final Solutions, Felt Forum Theatre, New York City,1968
  • Jan Ballas, The Memorandum, New York Shakespeare Festival, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • John Rocky Park, Woman Is My Ideal, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Tillich, "Morning," Kerry, "Noon," and Robin Breast Western, "Night," Morning, Noon, and Night, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Cincinnatus the prisoner, Invitation to a Beheading, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Solveig's father, priest, and button molder, Peer Gynt, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Old Captain, Purlie, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Seumas Shields, The Shadow of a Gunman, Sheridan Square Playhouse,1972
  • Bernard Shaw, Dear Liar, Syracuse Repertory Company, Syracuse, NY,1973
  • Jason Pepper, "Ravenswood," and Hugh Gumbo, "Dunelawn," Bad Habits(double-bill), Booth Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Hatch, The Sea, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1975
  • Professor Arnholm, The Lady from the Sea, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1976
  • Abe, Knock Knock, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Lawyer Craven, Sly Fox, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Aristarkh Dominikovich Grand-Skubik, The Suicide, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, 1980
  • The Winter's Tale, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1980
  • Old actor, The Fantasticks, Sullivan Street Playhouse, New York City, 1981
  • Caterpillar and sheep, Alice in Wonderland, Virginia Theatre, NewYork City, 1982-83
  • Women Beware Women, Playhouse 91 Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Also appeared as Judge Cool, The Grass Harp, as Eddie Carbone, A View from the Bridge, and appeared in Blood Wedding, The Crucible, Hotel Paradiso, The Iceman Cometh, and Shadow of aGunman, all Charles Street Playhouse, Boston, MA.
  • Major Tours
  • Title role, Luther, U.S. cities, 1963
  • Stage Work
  • Coproducer, The Shadow of a Gunman, Sheridan Square Playhouse, 1972, then Syracuse Repertory Company, 1973
  • Film Appearances
  • Gaunt, The Time of the Heathen, 1962
  • Eddie Niles, The Sting, Universal, 1973
  • Myron, 92 in the Shade, 1975
  • Bramwell, God Told Me To (also known as Demon), 1977
  • Stockholder bum, The Fisher King, 1991
  • Brother Buyl, 1492: Conquest of Paradise (also known as 1492: Christophe Colomb, 1492: La conquete du paradis, and 1492: La conquista del paraiso), 1992
  • Cartman, Extreme Measures, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Hotel clerk, Gloria, Columbia, 1999
  • Mr. Oh, Bringing Out the Dead, Paramount, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Christopher Martin, Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure, 1979
  • Concierge, The Wall, 1982
  • Specials
  • Paddy O'Dowd, A Touch of the Poet, 1974
  • Jacques, The Ambassador, 1974
  • Episodic
  • Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, 1976
  • Welch, "Blood Is Thicker...," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Also appeared in episodes of Camera Three, CBS; The Catholic Hour, NBC; Directions '66, ABC; Experiment in TV, NBC; Hawk, ABC; Look Up and Live, CBS; and New York Television Theatre, PBS.
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Dr. Sherman, Puzzle of a Downfall Child, 1970
  • Lester Saxton, Lovers and Friends/For Richer, for Poorer (series),1977

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