John Shea

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  • Birth Name: John Victor Shea III
  • Birth Place: North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Voice-overs
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Fast Facts

  • Played varsity football and was a member of the debate team at Bates College.
  • Performed in the cabaret at the Yale Repertory Theatre while at the Yale Drama School with classmate Meryl Streep.
  • Worked at the Chelsea Theatre in London and the Public Theater in New York City under a director apprenticeship, working with Robert Kalfin and Joseph Papp, respectively. 
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1975 as the character of Avigdor in Yentl; he later won the Theatre World Award for Most Promising Actor in 1976 for his performance.
  • Portrayed Michael Trent in a 1984 Broadway production of End of the World.
  • Holds the title of Artistic Director Emeritus at the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, where he plays Ahab in an annual performance of Orson Welles's two-act drama Moby Dick---Rehearsed.

Awards

  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special: Winner

Relationships

  • Laura Pettibone — Ex-wife
  • Jake — Son
  • John Victor Shea Jr. — Father
  • Melissa MacLeod — Wife
  • Caiden — Son
  • Elizabeth Mary Fuller — Mother
  • Miranda — Daughter

College

  • Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, United States (BA, 1970); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA, 1973)

Details

  • Birth Name: John Victor Shea III
  • Birth Place: North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Voice-overs

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