John Shea was born in Massachusetts, and received his BA from Bates College where he attended on a Debating and Football scholarship. He then earned an MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama and was a special student at the Yale Film School. Since then, John has garnered a wealth of acting and directing experience. He earned an Emmy Award for his work in the television movie Baby M, and is well known for his role as the evil Lex Luthor in the international hit series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Other film credits include The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Catalina Trust, Missing and Nowhere To Go. John has also appeared in the television movie, A Will Of Their Own, HBO's The Impossible Sky, and the mini-series, Kennedy, starring Martin Sheen. On stage he has starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning hit, How I Learned To Drive, starring Molly Ringwald. John also co-wrote and directed the independent film, Southie, which won the Jury Award for Best Independent film at the 1998 Seattle International Film Festival.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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|Birthday||April 14, 1949 (72)|