Fast Facts

  • Won an Obie Award for his 1995 performance in Love! Valour! Compassion! and played the same character in the 1997 film version.
  • Attended the Juilliard School with Laura Linney, and has worked with her on cable's The Big C and in The Crucible on Broadway.
  • Considers Edward Albee one of the greatest playwrights and is a big fan of A Delicate Balance and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
  • Has been directed by longtime friend Joe Mantello in five plays and one movie.


  • 2011, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee


  • Jeffrey Richman — Significant Other


  • Attended Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; Fordham University, New York, NY (BA in English, 1985)

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  • Birth Name: John Benjamin Hickey
  • Birth Place: Plano, TX
  • Profession: Actor

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