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Jack Coleman Biography

Birth Place:
Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Actor, screenwriter

Fast Facts

  • Is a direct, sixth-generation descendant of Benjamin Franklin
  • His maternal grandfather, Herbert Agar, won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1934 for his book The People's Choice
  • While performing in a Long Island stage production of Grease, he got his first television break, starring as Jake Kositchek, the Salem Strangler, on Days of Our Lives
  • Received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in 1986's Bouncers; also earned a nomination in 1990 for his work in Stand-up Tragedy
  • Best known for his turns as the second Steven Carrington on Dynasty and Noah Bennet (aka Horn-Rimmed Glasses) on Heroes


  • Tess -- Daughter
  • John Coleman -- Father
  • Agnes Agar Coleman -- Mother
  • Beth Toussaint -- Wife