John Shea Net Worth

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John Shea net worth is
$5 Million

John Shea Wiki Biography

John Victor Shea III is an American actor and director who has starred on stage, television and in film. He is best known for his role as Lex Luthor in the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and also starred in the short-lived 1990s TV series WIOU a...

Full NameJohn Shea
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthApril 14, 1949
DiedFebruary 8, 2015, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Place Of BirthNorth Conway, New Hampshire, United States
Height6 ft (1.84 m)
ProfessionActor, Film director, Voice Actor, Screenwriter
EducationYale University, Yale School of Drama, Bates College
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseMelissa MacLeod (m. 2001), Laura Pettibone (m. 1971–2000)
ChildrenMiranda Shea, Jake Shea, Caiden Shea
ParentsElizabeth Mary Fuller, John Victor Shea, Jr.
NicknamesJohn Victor Shea , John B. Shea , John V. Shea , John Victor Shea III
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 C...
TV ShowsMutant X, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, WIOU, Kennedy
1When 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.
1At 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.
2He has Irish and German ancestry.
3John Shea auditioned for the role of "Indiana Jones" in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), alongside Karen Allen.
4In 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.
5Became the first Hollywood actor to star in a Tamil-language film after being cast in the Indian thriller Achchamundu! Achchamundu! (2009).
6Co-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).
7While 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.
8For 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.
9Wore 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.
10Director 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.
11While 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.
12Only three men ever screen tested for the role of Indiana Jones for Steven Spielberg, John, Tom Selleck and, of course, Indiana himself, Harrison Ford.
13Appeared opposite Bianca Jagger in the play "Daniella Frank," then later appeared with her ex-husband, Mick Jagger, in the movie Freejack (1992).
14In 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.
15Made his Carnegie Hall debut playing the Soldier in Igor Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" in 2002.
16During 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.
17Used 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.
18Preparing 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.
19He 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.
20Children: Jake (born 1987), Miranda (born 2000) and Caiden (born 2004).


A Worthwhile Life2017post-production
Grey Lady2017Chief Maguire
Bones2016TV SeriesDr. Marcus Eldridge
Anatomy of the Tide2015/IDavis Harriman
Agent X2015TV SeriesThomas Eckhart
Elementary2015TV SeriesBill Wellstone
The Picture of Dorian Grey2015ShortLord Wotton
Madam Secretary2014TV SeriesTed Graham
Northern Borders2013Doc Harrison
The Good Wife2012-2013TV SeriesJeffrey Agos
The March Sisters at Christmas2012TV MovieMr. Lawrence
A Deadly Obsession2012Dr. Egan
Common Law2012TV SeriesJudge Franklin Whitaker
Gossip Girl2007-2012TV SeriesHarold Waldorf
The Trouble with the Truth2011Robert
The Italian Key2011Older Alexander
512011Sam Whitaker
Julius Caesar2010Julius Caesar
An Invisible Sign2010Dad
Achchamundu! Achchamundu!2009Theodore Robertson
Eleventh Hour2009TV SeriesKristopher Merced
Framed2008/IDavid Murray
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2005-2008TV SeriesMr. Walker / Trevor Lipton
Law & Order2003-2008TV SeriesDr. Isaac Waxman / John David Myers
The Insurgents2006Robert
A Broken Sole2006Bob
Pitch2006ShortWhite Man
Medium2005TV SeriesDavid Morrow
Mutant X2001-2004TV SeriesAdam Kane
The Empath2002
Heartbreak Hospital2002Milo Henderson / Dr. Jonathan
That's Life2001TV SeriesAshley Wilkinson
Catalina Trust1999Deet Offerman
Sex and the City1999TV SeriesDominic
A Will of Their Own1998TV Mini-SeriesJonathan Abbott
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole1998Hartley Cole
Getting Personal1998Mr. DeMarco
Southie1998Peter Binda
Nowhere to Go1998George
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993-1997TV SeriesLex Luthor
The Apocalypse Watch1997TV MovieHarry Latham / Lassiter
A Weekend in the Country1996TV MovieMichael Kaye
Forgotten Sins1996TV MovieSheriff Matthew Bradshaw
Almost Perfect1995TV SeriesPaul Sterling
See Jane Run1995TV MovieDr. Michael Ravenson
Leslie's Folly1994TV ShortDaniel
Justice in a Small Town1994TV MovieTommy Marchant
Backstreet Justice1994Nick Donovan
Tales from the Crypt1993TV SeriesFather John Sejac
Lincoln1992TV MovieJohn Barnes (voice)
Ladykiller1992TV MovieJack Packard
Honey I Blew Up the Kid1992Dr. Charles Hendrickson
Notorious1992TV MovieDevlin
WIOU1990-1991TV SeriesHank Zaret
Small Sacrifices1989TV MovieFrank Joziak
Do You Know the Muffin Man?1989TV MovieRoger Dollison
Magic Moments1989TV MovieTroy Gardner
Stealing Home1988Sam Wyatt
A New Life1988Doc
Gandahar1988Sylvain (English version, voice)
Screen Two1987TV SeriesElie Cohen / John Carloff
The Hitchhiker1987TV SeriesJeremy
A Case of Deadly Force1986TV MovieMichael O'Donnell
Lune de miel1985Zachary 'Zack' Freestamp
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesBrian Whitman
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil1985TV MovieKarl Hoffmann
The Dining Room1984TV MovieClient / Howard / Psychiatrist / ...
Windy City1984Danny
Kennedy1983TV Mini-SeriesRobert F. Kennedy
CBS Library1982TV SeriesHondo Bill (segment: The Chaparral Prince)
Missing1982Charles Horman
Family Reunion1981TV MovieJames Cookman
Hussy1980Emory Cole
The Last Convertible1979TV Mini-SeriesTerry Garrigan
The Nativity1978TV MovieJoseph
The Rock Rainbow1978TV MovieSpeed
Man from Atlantis1977TV SeriesRomeo
Barnaby Jones1977TV SeriesMax Tate
Eight Is Enough1977TV SeriesJonathan Moraacci


Grey Lady2017screenplay / story


Grey Lady2017


Achchamundu! Achchamundu!2009associate producer
Grey Lady2017producer


Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993TV Series performer - 1 episode


From Rivals to Romance: The Making of Lois and Clark2005Video short special thanks


My First Time2006TV SeriesHimself
From Rivals to Romance: The Making of Lois and Clark2005Video shortHimself
Taking Flight: The Visual Effects of Lois and Clark2005Video shortHimself
17th Annual Gemini Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Working in the Theatre1983-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Baby M1988TV MovieBill Stern
In Our Hands1984DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Gossip Girl: XO XO2012TV Movie documentaryHarold Waldorf
Mutant X2004TV SeriesAdam Kane
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1996TV SeriesLex Luthor

Won Awards

1998American Independent AwardSeattle International Film FestivalSouthie (1998)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialBaby M (1988)
1984Best ActorMontréal World Film FestivalWindy City (1984)

Nominated Awards

2002GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic RoleMutant X (2001)
1998Grand Prix des AmériquesMontréal World Film FestivalSouthie (1998)
1988ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesThe Hitchhiker (1983)

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