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Also Known As: John Victor Shea Iii Died:
Born: April 14, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: North Conway, New Hampshire, USA Profession: actor, director

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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).

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).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Grey Lady (2014)
2.
  Southie (1998) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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4.
 51 (2011)
6.
 Broken Sole, A (2007)
7.
 Insurgents, The (2007)
8.
 Heartbreak Hospital (2002) Milo Derringer
9.
 Catalina Trust (1999) Offerman
10.
 Silent Hearts (1999) George Castellano
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Raised in Massachusetts
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Worked as assistant director at Chelsea Westside Theater and as teacher at Pratt Institute
1975:
New York stage debut in "Yentl", opposite Tovah Feldshuh; play opened Off-Broadway and later moved to Broadway
1978:
TV acting debut in "The Rock Rainbow" (ABC)
1978:
Played Joseph in the ABC holiday movie "The Nativity"
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"
1982:
Played Charlie Hormann who goes "Missing" in Costa-Gavras' acclaimed feature
1983:
Portrayed Robert F Kennedy in the NBC miniseries "Kennedy"
1990:
TV series deut as regular in the short-lived "WIOU"
1988:
Co-starred in the feature "Stealing Home"
1988:
Won an Emmy for playing adoptive father William Stern in the ABC docudrama "Baby M"
1990:
TV series deut as regular in the short-lived "WIOU" (CBS)
1992:
Co-starred in the Lifetime remake of "Notorious"
1993:
Played villain Lex Luthor on the ABC series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
1998:
Feature directorial debut, "Southie"; also acted
2000:
Appeared Of-Broadway in "The Director"
2001:
Starred in the syndicated series "Mutant X"
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Education

Bates College: Lewiston , Maine - 1970
School of Drama, Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1973

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wife:
Laura Wilson Pettibone. Photographer. Married June 19, 1971.

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father:
John Victor Shea Jr. Educator.
mother:
Elizabeth Mary Shea.
son:
Jake Pettibone Shea.

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