John Shea

John Shea

American film and theater actor, director
Date of Birth: 14.04.1949
Country: USA

Content:
  1. Biography of John Shea
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Career
  4. Later Career and Personal Life

Biography of John Shea

John Victor Shea III is an American film and theater actor and director. He is best known for his role as Lex Luthor in the 1990s series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." He has also played Adam Kane in the TV series "Mutant X" in the 2000s, and starred in the exotic Tamil language film "Achchamundu Achchamundu" in 2009, which was successful at the box office and screened at several international film festivals.

John Shea

Early Life and Education

John Shea was born to Elizabeth and John Victor Shea in New Hampshire. He grew up in Massachusetts as one of five children. His father was a teacher, coach, and later worked in school supplies. Shea obtained his Bachelor's degree in 1970 from Bates College, where he actively participated in debates, played football, and was part of the editorial board of the college magazine. He then pursued a Master's degree in directing from the Yale School of Drama, graduating in 1973. During his time at Yale, Shea also performed extensively at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

John Shea

Career

After completing his directing practice at the Chelsea Theater under R. Calfin and at the Public Theatre under J. Papp, John made his Broadway debut in Calfin's production of "Yentl" and received the Theatre World Award. After a few small roles in TV series such as "Eight Is Enough" and "Man from Atlantis," Shea landed a more significant role in "The Nativity" (1978). In 1980, he made his feature film debut in the English film "Hussy." He then appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film "Missing" (1982). Shea went on to star in films such as "Windy City" (for which he won the "Best Actor" award at the Montreal Film Festival in 1984), "Stealing Home" (1988), "Lune de miel/Honeymoon" (both the French and English versions), "Desert Bloom" (1987), "A New Life" (1988), the TV series "The Impossible Spy" (for which Shea received the Chinese "Golden Panda" award for "Best Actor"), "The Immortals" (1992), and many more. He also had guest roles in episodes of "Sex and the City" and "Law & Order."

John Shea

Later Career and Personal Life

In 2009, John Shea made his debut in Indian cinema with the film "Achchamundu! Achchamundu!" in which he played a supporting role. In 1998, he directed the film "Southie," starring Donnie Wahlberg, Amanda Peet, Anne Meara, and others, which won the "Best Film" award at the Seattle International Film Festival. Despite his success in film, Shea continued to act in theater, including performances on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and in London theaters. John Shea has been married twice; he has a son, Jake, from his first marriage to Laura Pettybone. In 2001, he married Melissa MacLeod, and they have two children together.

John Shea

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