John Shea Net Worth

John Shea Net Worth is
$5 Million

John Shea Biography

S. John Shea’s most well-known role was most likely the personality Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: THE BRAND NEW Adventures of Superman. He was also Adam Kane in the series Mutant X, predicated on the comic publication heroes “X-men.” This result in a nomination for the Canadian tv award the Gemini for Greatest Actor. Other television function carries a Nazi in Hitler’s S.John Shea net well worth: John Shea can be an American actor and director who includes a net well worth of $5 million.: Portrait in Evil, Robert Kennedy in Kennedy, and guest parts in hits like Sex and the town, Tales from the Crypt and Legislation and Purchase. He has two kids along with his current wife, Melissa, and one along with his 1st, Laura. Among other films, he has made an appearance in Hussy with Helen Mirren, Stealing House with Jodie Foster, and A FRESH Existence with Alan Alda. He utilized his flexibility to co-write, immediate and celebrity in Southie, an unbiased film of Irish-People in america in Boston. He was awarded an Obie for The DINING AREA. His stage profession includes functions in American Times and Yentl. The film received the very best Independent Film award at the Seattle Film Event in 1998. Shea is usually a New Engl, born in New Hampshire in and er1949 and elevated on Massachusetts. He comes with an MFA from Yale in directing from the institution of Drama. He offers appeared in various films including Costa-Gavras’ Missing with Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon. Splitting his time taken between NEW YORK and Nantucket Island, he’s among the founders of the Nantucket Film Event and Artistic Director of the Nantucket Theatre Workshop.

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Quick Facts

Full NameJohn Shea
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthApril 14, 1949
DiedFebruary 8, 2015, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height1.84 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director
EducationYale University, Yale School of Drama, Bates College
SpouseMelissa MacLeod, Laura Pettibone
ChildrenMiranda Shea, Jake Shea, Caiden Shea
ParentsElizabeth Mary Fuller, John Victor Shea, Jr.
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
NominationsAcademy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
MoviesMissing, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, An Invisible Sign, The Trouble with the Truth, Hussy, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!, Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil, The Impossible Spy, Windy City, The Insurgents, Stealing Home, Small Sacrifices, The Nativity, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Southie, A New Life, A Case of Deadly Force, The Apocalypse Watch, Forgotten Sins, Grey Lady, The Italian Key, 51, Family Reunion, Backstreet Justice, Catalina Trust, Unsettled Land, Do You Know the Muffin Man?, Hard Evidence, The March Sisters At Christmas, Lune de miel, Ladykiller, Anatomy of the Tide, Coast to Coast, Baby M, A Broken Sole, Heartbreak Hospital, Low Grounds: The Portal
TV ShowsMutant X, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, WIOU, Kennedy

Interesting Facts

1 At Bates College in Maine Shea ran track, played football captained the debating team, composed music, painted, and was co-editor of the literary magazine. He also acted, wrote plays, and directed them.
2 He has Irish and German ancestry.
3 John Shea auditioned for the role of "Indiana Jones" in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), alongside Karen Allen.
4 In order to prepare for his role as a concert violinist opposite Kelly McGillis in the Isreali film Ha-Holmim (1987), John spent six months rehearsing a musical piece in New York, London and Tel Aviv for a performance scene lasting one minute.
5 Became the first Hollywood actor to star in a Tamil-language film after being cast in the Indian thriller Achchamundu! Achchamundu! (2009).
6 Co-emceed the largest peace demonstration in American history, the June 12, 1982 anti-nuclear rally in Central Park, New York City. This later became the subject of the Robert Richter and Stanley Warnow documentary concert film In Our Hands (1984).
7 While starring in London's West End production of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart," John suddenly passed out on stage after being stricken by food poisoning. Literally carried off the stage, he was revived and managed to return to finish the performance.
8 For many years he played for the Hollywood All Stars, which was comprised of a group of actors who played charity baseball games around the country. He played three times at Yankee Stadium on teams that included Donald Trump, Michael Bolton, Al Pacino, Fisher Stevens, Al Franken, Paul Sorvino, Gregory Harrison and Meat Loaf.
9 Wore a blond wig, false teeth and spent three months studying Bobby Kennedy's pronounced accent in preparation for his role in the miniseries Kennedy (1983) opposite Martin Sheen as brother Jack.
10 Director Costa-Gavras spotted John playing a rock and roll producer in the stage play "American Days" at the Manhattan Theatre Club and immediately cast the actor in his critically-acclaimed film Missing (1982) without an audition.
11 While attending Bates College, he made his summer stock debut in Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock" at the Nantucket Theatre Workshop. He is presently the Artistic Director of that same theatre.
12 Only three men ever screen tested for the role of Indiana Jones for Steven Spielberg, John, Tom Selleck and, of course, Indiana himself, Harrison Ford.
13 Appeared opposite Bianca Jagger in the play "Daniella Frank," then later appeared with her ex-husband, Mick Jagger, in the movie Freejack (1992).
14 In preparation for an explicit nude scene in the British film Hussy (1980), in which John was making his film debut, the newcomer and his co-star Helen Mirren shared a bottle of red wine.
15 Made his Carnegie Hall debut playing the Soldier in Igor Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" in 2002.
16 During the first rehearsal of the TV movie Family Reunion (1981), the legendary Bette Davis asked John, who was playing her grandson, whether he smoked or not. A very nervous John lied and said he did. The star then responded, "Good, I can't stand men who don't smoke." The young actor proceeded to light up two cigarettes at once, a la Paul Henreid in the Davis film Now, Voyager (1942), and gave one to Ms. Davis.
17 Used Donald Trump and Richard III as character studies in preparing himself for the role of nemesis Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). During season two, he had to spend an average of three hours a day in the makeup chair to appear bald.
18 Preparing for his role as a sociopath in the French thriller Lune de miel (1985) [Honeymoon] opposite Nathalie Baye, John willingly entered himself into psychoanalysis in character in NYC's John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He also learned the French script and shot his scenes both in French and English.
19 He was nominated for a 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Long Day's Journey Into Night" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
20 Children: Jake (born 1987), Miranda (born 2000) and Caiden (born 2004).


1 When I read a role, I try to find something that I can bring to the role and something that the role brings to me. Something that I don't know anything about and that the character can teach me.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 American Independent Award Seattle International Film Festival Southie (1998) Bill McCutchen (producer)

Hugh Wilson (producer)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Baby M (1988)
1984 Best Actor Montréal World Film Festival Windy City (1984)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Mutant X (2001)
1998 Grand Prix des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival Southie (1998)
1988 ACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Dramatic Series The Hitchhiker (1983)



A Worthwhile Life 2017 post-production
Grey Lady 2017 Chief Maguire
Bones 2016 TV Series Dr. Marcus Eldridge
Anatomy of the Tide 2015/I Davis Harriman
Agent X 2015 TV Series Thomas Eckhart
Elementary 2015 TV Series Bill Wellstone
The Picture of Dorian Grey 2015 Short Lord Wotton
Madam Secretary 2014 TV Series Ted Graham
Northern Borders 2013 Doc Harrison
The Good Wife 2012-2013 TV Series Jeffrey Agos
The March Sisters at Christmas 2012 TV Movie Mr. Lawrence
A Deadly Obsession 2012 Dr. Egan
Common Law 2012 TV Series Judge Franklin Whitaker
Gossip Girl 2007-2012 TV Series Harold Waldorf
The Trouble with the Truth 2011 Robert
The Italian Key 2011 Older Alexander
51 2011 Sam Whitaker
Julius Caesar 2010 Julius Caesar
An Invisible Sign 2010 Dad
Achchamundu! Achchamundu! 2009 Theodore Robertson
Eleventh Hour 2009 TV Series Kristopher Merced
Framed 2008/I David Murray
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005-2008 TV Series Mr. Walker / Trevor Lipton
Law & Order 2003-2008 TV Series Dr. Isaac Waxman / John David Myers
The Insurgents 2006 Robert
A Broken Sole 2006 Bob
Pitch 2006 Short White Man
Medium 2005 TV Series David Morrow
Godless. 2005 Short Sam
Mutant X 2001-2004 TV Series Adam Kane
The Empath 2002
Heartbreak Hospital 2002 Milo Henderson / Dr. Jonathan
That's Life 2001 TV Series Ashley Wilkinson
Catalina Trust 1999 Deet Offerman
Sex and the City 1999 TV Series Dominic
A Will of Their Own 1998 TV Mini-Series Jonathan Abbott
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole 1998 Hartley Cole
Getting Personal 1998 Mr. DeMarco
Southie 1998 Peter Binda
Nowhere to Go 1998 George
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993-1997 TV Series Lex Luthor
The Apocalypse Watch 1997 TV Movie Harry Latham / Lassiter
A Weekend in the Country 1996 TV Movie Michael Kaye
Forgotten Sins 1996 TV Movie Sheriff Matthew Bradshaw
Almost Perfect 1995 TV Series Paul Sterling
See Jane Run 1995 TV Movie Dr. Michael Ravenson
Leslie's Folly 1994 TV Short Daniel
Justice in a Small Town 1994 TV Movie Tommy Marchant
Backstreet Justice 1994 Nick Donovan
Tales from the Crypt 1993 TV Series Father John Sejac
Lincoln 1992 TV Movie John Barnes (voice)
Ladykiller 1992 TV Movie Jack Packard
Honey I Blew Up the Kid 1992 Dr. Charles Hendrickson
Notorious 1992 TV Movie Devlin
Freejack 1992 Morgan
WIOU 1990-1991 TV Series Hank Zaret
Small Sacrifices 1989 TV Movie Frank Joziak
Do You Know the Muffin Man? 1989 TV Movie Roger Dollison
Magic Moments 1989 TV Movie Troy Gardner
Stealing Home 1988 Sam Wyatt
A New Life 1988 Doc
Gandahar 1988 Sylvain (English version, voice)
Screen Two 1987 TV Series Elie Cohen / John Carloff
Ha-Holmim 1987 Marcus
The Hitchhiker 1987 TV Series Jeremy
A Case of Deadly Force 1986 TV Movie Michael O'Donnell
Lune de miel 1985 Zachary 'Zack' Freestamp
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985 TV Series Brian Whitman
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil 1985 TV Movie Karl Hoffmann
The Dining Room 1984 TV Movie Client / Howard / Psychiatrist / ...
Windy City 1984 Danny
Kennedy 1983 TV Mini-Series Robert F. Kennedy
CBS Library 1982 TV Series Hondo Bill (segment: The Chaparral Prince)
Missing 1982 Charles Horman
Family Reunion 1981 TV Movie James Cookman
Hussy 1980 Emory Cole
The Last Convertible 1979 TV Mini-Series Terry Garrigan
The Nativity 1978 TV Movie Joseph
The Rock Rainbow 1978 TV Movie Speed
Man from Atlantis 1977 TV Series Romeo
Barnaby Jones 1977 TV Series Max Tate
Eight Is Enough 1977 TV Series Jonathan Moraacci


Grey Lady 2017 screenplay / story
Southie 1998 writer


Grey Lady 2017
Southie 1998


Achchamundu! Achchamundu! 2009 associate producer
Grey Lady 2017 producer


Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode


From Rivals to Romance: The Making of Lois and Clark 2005 Video short special thanks


My First Time 2006 TV Series Himself
From Rivals to Romance: The Making of Lois and Clark 2005 Video short Himself
Taking Flight: The Visual Effects of Lois and Clark 2005 Video short Himself
17th Annual Gemini Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Working in the Theatre 1983-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Baby M 1988 TV Movie Bill Stern
In Our Hands 1984 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Gossip Girl: XO XO 2012 TV Movie documentary Harold Waldorf
Mutant X 2004 TV Series Adam Kane
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1996 TV Series Lex Luthor

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