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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 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (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,... See full bio »

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Mutant X
Mutant X Adam Kane
(2001-2004)
Missing
Missing Charles Horman
(1982)
Honey I Blew Up the Kid
(1992)
Freejack
Freejack Morgan
(1992)

Filmography

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 2018/II The Guardian Angel (announced)
Colonel William Donovan
 2017 Dr. Sugar (Short)
Dr. Jack Saccharine
 2017 Grey Lady
Chief Maguire
 2017 Love at First Glance
Marshall Fielding
 2016 Bones (TV Series)
Dr. Marcus Eldridge
- The Stiff in the Cliff (2016) ... Dr. Marcus Eldridge
 2015 Anatomy of the Tide
Davis Harriman
 2015 Agent X (TV Series)
Thomas Eckhart
- Fidelity (2015) ... Thomas Eckhart
- Penultimatum (2015) ... Thomas Eckhart
- Angels & Demons (2015) ... Thomas Eckhart
- Long Walk Home (2015) ... Thomas Eckhart
- Sacrifice (2015) ... Thomas Eckhart
 2015 Elementary (TV Series)
Bill Wellstone
- The Cost of Doing Business (2015) ... Bill Wellstone
 2015 The Picture of Dorian Grey (Short)
Lord Wotton
 2014 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Ted Graham
- Passage (2014) ... Ted Graham
 2013 Northern Borders
Doc Harrison
 2012-2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Jeffrey Agos
- Invitation to an Inquest (2013) ... Jeffrey Agos
- Anatomy of a Joke (2012) ... Jeffrey Agos
 2012 The March Sisters at Christmas (TV Movie)
Mr. Lawrence
 2012 A Deadly Obsession
Dr. Egan
 2012 Common Law (TV Series)
Judge Franklin Whitaker
- Pilot (2012) ... Judge Franklin Whitaker
 2007-2012 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Harold Waldorf
- G.G. (2012) ... Harold Waldorf
- Carrnal Knowledge (2009) ... Harold Waldorf
- You've Got Yale! (2009) ... Harold Waldorf
- The Magnificent Archibalds (2008) ... Harold Waldorf
- Roman Holiday (2007) ... Harold Waldorf
 2011 The Italian Key
Older Alexander
 2011 51
Sam Whitaker
 2010 Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
 2010 An Invisible Sign
Dad
 2009 Achchamundu! Achchamundu!
Theodore Robertson
 2009 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Kristopher Merced
- Olfactus (2009) ... Kristopher Merced
 2008/I Framed
David Murray
 2005-2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Mr. Walker / Trevor Lipton
- Legacy (2008) ... Mr. Walker
- The Good Child (2005) ... Trevor Lipton
 2003-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Dr. Isaac Waxman / John David Myers
- Betrayal (2008) ... Dr. Isaac Waxman
- Shrunk (2003) ... John David Myers
 2006 The Insurgents
Robert
 2006 A Broken Sole
Bob
 2006 Pitch (Short)
White Man
 2005 Medium (TV Series)
David Morrow
- Still Life (2005) ... David Morrow
 2005 Godless. (Short)
Sam
 2001-2004 Mutant X (TV Series)
Adam Kane
- The Assault (2004) ... Adam Kane
- She's Come Undone (2004) ... Adam Kane
- Divided Loyalties (2004) ... Adam Kane
- A Normal Life (2004) ... Adam Kane
- Art of Attraction (2004) ... Adam Kane
 2002 The Empath
 2002 Heartbreak Hospital
Milo Henderson / Dr. Jonathan
 2001 That's Life (TV Series)
Ashley Wilkinson
- Miracle at the Cucina (2001) ... Ashley Wilkinson
 2000 The Birthday Party (Short)
Dudley
 1999 Catalina Trust
Deet Offerman
 1999 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Dominic
- Evolution (1999) ... Dominic
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini-Series)
Jonathan Abbott
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Jonathan Abbott
 1998 The Adventures of Sebastian Cole
Hartley Cole
 1998 Getting Personal
Mr. DeMarco
 1998 Southie
Peter Binda
 1998 Nowhere to Go
George
 1993-1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Lex Luthor
- Shadow of a Doubt (1997) ... Lex Luthor (voice)
- Seconds (1996) ... Lex Luthor
- Double Jeopardy (1996) ... Lex Luthor
- The Phoenix (1995) ... Lex Luthor
- The House of Luthor (1994) ... Lex Luthor
 1997 The Apocalypse Watch (TV Movie)
Harry Latham / Lassiter
 1996 A Weekend in the Country (TV Movie)
Michael Kaye
 1996 Forgotten Sins (TV Movie)
Sheriff Matthew Bradshaw
 1995 Almost Perfect (TV Series)
Paul Sterling
- The Ex-Files (1995) ... Paul Sterling
 1995 See Jane Run (TV Movie)
Dr. Michael Ravenson
 1994 Leslie's Folly (TV Short)
Daniel
 1994 Justice in a Small Town (TV Movie)
Tommy Marchant
 1994 Backstreet Justice
Nick Donovan
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Father John Sejac
- As Ye Sow (1993) ... Father John Sejac
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
John Barnes (voice)
 1992 Ladykiller (TV Movie)
Jack Packard
 1992 Honey I Blew Up the Kid
Hendrickson
 1992 Notorious (TV Movie)
Devlin
 1992 Freejack
Morgan
 1990-1991 WIOU (TV Series)
Hank Zaret
- One Flew Over the Anchor Desk (1991) ... Hank Zaret
- Three Women and a Baby (1991) ... Hank Zaret
- Pair o' Guys Lost (1991) ... Hank Zaret
- Bleeds, It Leads (1991) ... Hank Zaret
- Labored Relations (1991) ... Hank Zaret
 1989 Small Sacrifices (TV Movie)
Frank Joziak
 1989 Do You Know the Muffin Man? (TV Movie)
Roger Dollison
 1989 Magic Moments (TV Movie)
Troy Gardner
 1988 Stealing Home
Sam Wyatt
 1988 A New Life
Doc
 1988 Gandahar
Sylvain (English version, voice)
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Elie Cohen / John Carloff
- The Impossible Spy (1987) ... Elie Cohen
- Coast to Coast (1987) ... John Carloff
 1987 Ha-Holmim
Marcus
 1987 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Jeremy
- Minuteman (1987) ... Jeremy
 1986 A Case of Deadly Force (TV Movie)
Michael O'Donnell
 1985 Lune de miel
Zachary 'Zack' Freestamp
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Brian Whitman
- The Human Interest Story (1985) ... Brian Whitman
 1985 Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (TV Movie)
Karl Hoffmann
 1984 The Dining Room (TV Movie)
Client / Howard / Psychiatrist / ...
 1984 Windy City
Danny
 1983 Kennedy (TV Mini-Series)
Robert F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... Robert F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Robert F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Robert F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Robert F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Robert F. Kennedy
 1982 CBS Library (TV Series)
Hondo Bill (segment: The Chaparral Prince)
- Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (1982) ... Hondo Bill (segment: The Chaparral Prince)
 1982 Missing
Charles Horman
 1981 Family Reunion (TV Movie)
James Cookman
 1980 Hussy
Emory Cole
 1979 The Last Convertible (TV Mini-Series)
Terry Garrigan
- Part 2 (1979) ... Terry Garrigan
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Terry Garrigan
- The Last Convertible (1979) ... Terry Garrigan
 1978 The Nativity (TV Movie)
Joseph
 1978 The Rock Rainbow (TV Movie)
Speed
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Romeo
- The Naked Montague (1977) ... Romeo
 1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Max Tate
- Gang War (1977) ... Max Tate (as John B. Shea)
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Jonathan Moraacci
- Triangles (1977) ... Jonathan Moraacci
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Other Works:

Won a Theater World Award for his portrayal of Avigdor in Isaac Bashevis Singer's "Yentl" at the Chelsea and Eugene O'Neill Theater on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

John B. Shea | John V. Shea

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

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. See more »

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