- 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.
- 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special: Winner
- Laura Pettibone — Ex-wife
- Jake — Son
- John Victor Shea Jr. — Father
- Melissa MacLeod — Wife
- Caiden — Son
- Elizabeth Mary Fuller — Mother
- Miranda — Daughter
- Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, United States (BA, 1970); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA, 1973)
- Birth Name: John Victor Shea III
- Birth Place: North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
- Profession: Actor, Director, Voice-overs
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