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Overview (3)

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Died in Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Birth NameJohn Daniel Shearin III

Mini Bio (1)

John Shearin was born on September 27, 1944 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA as John Daniel Shearin III. He was an actor, known for Hunter (1984), Bret Maverick (1981) and American Gothic (1995). He was married to Jennifer. He died on April 9, 2017 in Greenville, North Carolina.

Spouse (1)

Jennifer (1984 - 9 April 2017) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (8)

Is currently the chair of the College of Theatre and Dance at East Carolina University. [2005]
Frequently plays authoritarian and/or militant characters.
Head of College of Theatre and Dance at East Carolina University. [September 2004]
In 2015, John Shearin was awarded East Carolina University's Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity, one of the most prestigious awards given by the university.
He was a Vietnam War veteran. After he was inspired by JFK's inaugural address, he joined the US Army in 1965. That November, he was deployed to Vietnam where he received two Letters of Commendation serving as Specialist (SP4) under the 121st Assault Helicopter Company and on Advisory Team 59 in the 21st Infantry Division. He was then promoted to Sergeant and returned to the US at the end of 1966 to complete his service in California.
Son of John Daniel Shearin, Jr. and Virginia Jenkins Todd.
He was a founding member and associate director of the Playhouse West School of Acting in Los Angeles.
Shearin graduated with a bachelor's degree in theatre from the College of William and Mary and received his master's degree of fine arts from Penn State University.

Personal Quotes (1)

If you're on time, you're late!

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