John Shea

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Birthday
14, 1949
Birthplace
North Conway, NH
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
14, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
North Conway, NH

About

Actor who most famously played Lex Luthor on the ABC series, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and starred in the sci-fi film Freejack in 1992.

Before Fame

He studied theatre at Bates College and, later, at the renowned Yale School of Drama. He debuted on Broadway at age twenty-six in Yentl, winning a Theatre World Award for his performance.

Trivia

He was a co-writer and director of the award-winning, 1998 independent film, Southie, which starred Donnie Wahlberg and Amanda Peet.

Family Life

He and his first wife, Laura Pettibone, became parents to a son named Jake. Following his divorce from Pettibone, Shea married Melissa MacLeod, with whom he had a son and a daughter.

Associated With

He appeared with JoBeth Williams in Baby M, receiving an Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy for his role in the TV movie.