John Shea

ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR

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Handsome, slim-faced, curly-haired actor John Shea is primarily known to TV audiences for his recurring role as the evil Lex Luthor in the early '90s TV series Superman - Die Abenteuer von Lois & Clark (1993).John Victor Shea III was born in 1949 in North Conway, New Hampshire, to Elizabeth Mary (Fuller) and Dr. John Victor Shea, a teacher, coach, and assistant Superintendent of Schools. He is of Irish and German descent. John was raised in Massachusetts, and received his BA from Bates College, which he achieved on debating and football scholarships. He then attended Yale University and earned an MFA in directing from its School of Drama.Following New York stage work, including his portrayal of Paris in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" (1977), initial on-camera notice came on TV with his reverential portrayal of Joseph in the mini-movie Eines Tages in Galiläa (1978). A few years later on film he appeared in the small but memorable role of the impassioned, ill-fated American idealist who becomes a casualty to Chilean war-torn politics in Costa-Gavras' Academy Award-winning thriller Vermisst (1982). Although Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek, who respectively played his despairing father and wife, were nominated for Oscars for their starring performances, John's role was central to the heart of the film and he made quite an impact. The actor was later honored by Amnesty International for his political work following the film's release.Critical kudos, as well as awards, have come in John's direction over the years on stage, film and TV. In the film Windige Stadt (1984) opposite Kate Capshaw, he earned the Best Actor Award at the Montreal Film Festival. On stage, he received a Drama Desk Award for "American Days", an Obie Award for "The Dining Room" and a 1976 Theatre World Award for his portrayal of the Jewish student "Avigdor" in "Yentl". The role was later portrayed by Mandy Patinkin in Barbra Streisand's 1983 film adaptation. On television, John was awarded the coveted Emmy for his depiction of the distressed husband and father wannabe who touches off a legal landmark case in the miniseries, Baby M (1988).In a career pocked with remarkable versatility, interesting choices and challenging parts, John has played everything from a young Nazi in the miniseries Wölfe jagen nie allein (1985) to 'Robert F. Kennedy' in the epic-styled Kennedy (1983). He has kept his face alive in guest parts over the years on such well-received series as Sex and the City (1998), Geschichten aus der Gruft (1989), Hitchhiker - Unglaubliche Geschichten (1983), Law & Order (1990) and Medium - Nichts bleibt verborgen (2005). A budding Irish-American filmmaker, John co-wrote, directed and appeared in the low-budget film Southie (1998), a drama set in the Irish-American section of Boston. The film won the Jury Award for Best Independent Film at the 1998 Seattle International Film Festival.Into the millennium, John found popularity on the Mutant X (2001) sci-fi series playing the role of "Adam Kane". Based on Marvel Comic's "X-Men", he received a nomination for Canada's prestigious Gemini Award as Best Actor. He also appears in a recurring role on Gossip Girl (2007). More recent filming includes a spat of thrillers including The Insurgents (2006) with Mary Stuart Masterson; the British Framed (2008) and the Indian drama Achchamundu! Achchamundu! (2009), plus the Jessica Alba drama, An Invisible Sign (2010), and the horror opus 51 (2011).A screenwriter and audio book performer in addition to all his other talents, John lives with his second wife, the painter Melissa MacLeod, and his family are based in New York and on Nantucket Island where he was a founding member of the Nantucket Film Festival and is Artistic Director of the Nantucket Theatre Workshop. He has one son, Jake, from his first marriage, and two children, Miranda and Caiden, by wife Melissa. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

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Releases by Year

John Shea on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1978 to 2018. See the full graphs of the number of John Shea movies released per year from 1997 till 2018.

Top Genres

John Shea works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Thriller Genre flixes. 52% of John Shea movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that John Shea worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that John Shea has worked on is 6.0.

6.0 / 10

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Biography,Drama,History
Missing (1982)

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

7.7/10122 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both of his identities.

6.7/1046 min

Available in 5 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,Thriller
The Impossible Spy (1987)

Young Israeli husband Eli Cohen is recruited by the Mossad in the early 1960's and sent to Syria. Telling his wife he has a new job that requires extensive business travel, he takes up ...

6.5/1096 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ...

6.5/10135 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Fact-based story about a 1975 cover-up of a shooting by two white members of the Boston Tactical Unit. While on stakeout on a suspected getaway car used in a armed robbery, the two gunned ...

6.2/1095 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,Family
The Nativity (1978)

The story of the courtship of Joseph and Mary, and of the events leading up to the first Christmas.

6.1/1098 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Action,Drama
Agent X (2015)

Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.

6/1060 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Set in the Middle East in 1919, a group of European Jews planning on settling in the Sinai Desert are attacked by Bedouin tribesmen. As they fight for their lives they realize that they are...

6/10120 min

Available in 4 platform(s).