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John Shea is a Actor, Director and Writer American born on 14 april 1949 at North Conway (USA)

John Shea

John Shea
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Birth name John Victor Shea III
Nationality USA
Birth 14 april 1949 (74 years) at North Conway (USA)

John Victor Shea III (born April 14, 1949) is an American actor and director who has starred on stage, television and in film. He is best known for his role as Lex Luthor in the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and also starred in the short-lived 1990s TV series WIOU as Hank Zaret. Later on in the 2000s he starred on the series Mutant X as Adam Kane.


John has been married twice. He and his first wife, photographer Laura Pettibone, had one child together, Jake. He and his current wife, the artist Melissa MacLeod, a co-founder of the cooperative (X) Gallery on Nantucket, have two children, Miranda and Caiden.

Best films

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Missing (1982)

Usually with

Anne Meara
Anne Meara
(1 films)
Will Arnett
Will Arnett
(1 films)
Lea Thompson
Lea Thompson
(2 films)
Brian Goodman
Brian Goodman
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Shea (28 films)

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A Deadly Obsession, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Katee Sackhoff, Bart Johnson, Robyn Lively, John Shea
Roles Dr. Egan
Rating44% 2.2445152.2445152.2445152.2445152.244515
A l'âge de six ans, Suzanne Hollander a vu sa mère tuer son père. Vingt-cinq ans plus tard, elle est professeur de psychologie et vit dans la hantise de devenir une criminelle, comme elle. Alors qu'elle donne un cours à l'université, des coups de feu éclatent sur le campus, faisant plusieurs morts et blessés. L'auteur de la fusillade est l'un de ses anciens étudiants avec lequel elle a eu de nombreux entretiens lorsqu'elle faisait sa thèse sur l'évaluation de l'empathie. Le jeune homme, prénommé Connor, est un dangereux psychopathe qui ne cesse de la traquer pour lui déclarer son amou
The Italian Key, 1h35
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Mikko Leppilampi, John Shea
Roles Alexander
Rating54% 2.7152352.7152352.7152352.7152352.715235
Upon receiving a key from her Uncle Max, Cabella travels to Italy where she discovers the key is related to a house named Cabella near a village. While traveling she stops near a waterfall to swim and loses the key, but a mysterious man returns the key. She then travels to the village, finds the house, and uses the key to open it.
51 (2011)

Directed by Jason Connery
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Bruce Boxleitner, Rachel Miner, Vanessa Branch, Jason London, John Shea, Billy Slaughter
Roles Sam Whitaker
Rating35% 1.7642551.7642551.7642551.7642551.764255
Political and public pressure coerces the government into allowing two well-known reporters and their assistants limited access to the ultra-secretive Area 51. The group consists of 20-year news veteran Sam Whitaker; his camera-woman Mindy; Claire Fallon, an ambitious writer, journalist, and head of an acclaimed news blog called The Fact Zone; and her cameraman Kevin. The four tour the base and things go well for a while, but when one of the base's "occupants" attempts to liberate both himself and those of his fellow species, Area 51 changes from being a secured government facility to a place of horror.
An Invisible Sign, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jessica Alba, J. K. Simmons, Chris Messina, Bailee Madison, Sônia Braga, Sophie Nyweide
Roles Dad
Rating53% 2.6503752.6503752.6503752.6503752.650375
Mona Gray (Jessica Alba) systematically withdraws from life into a world of mathematics after a mysterious mental illness leaves her father (John Shea) incapacitated and a shell of his former self. Forced by her mother to move out on her own, Mona gets a job as a math teacher at an elementary school. There she discovers she has an unorthodox talent for teaching and finds herself thrust back into life again, with children to care for, and a reason to live. Mona takes special interest in one of her students, Lisa Venus (Sophie Nyweide), whose mother is dying of cancer. When fellow teacher Ben Smith (Chris Messina) shows romantic interest in her, Mona reverts to some of her old self-destructive impulses. Eventually, Mona discovers her value in the love she shows her students, and Ben's patience is finally rewarded as the two find love in each other.
Achchamundu Achchamundu, 2h15
Directed by Arun Vaidyanathan
Themes Films about children, Films about child abuse
Actors Prasanna, Sneha, John Shea, Mark Stolzenberg
Roles Theodore Robertson
Rating60% 3.0014253.0014253.0014253.0014253.001425
Senthil Kumar (Prasanna) and Malini (Sneha) are a happily married couple in New Jersey, living life like any other born-in-India, arrived-in-the-US couple do. He submerges himself in the office and eats sambhar rice at home and she never misses a bhajan at the temple and shops at Indian stores. They have a daughter Rithika (Akshaya Dinesh), 10 years old, the apple of their eyes (their car's registration number carries the name of their daughter.)
A Broken Sole, 1h37
Origin USA
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Danny Aiello, Judith Light, Laila Robins, Bob Dishy, Margaret Colin, John Shea
Roles Bob
Rating61% 3.0707753.0707753.0707753.0707753.070775
Based on three short plays by Susan Charlotte, the film follows the lives of six characters: a shoemaker and his customer, a cabbie and his passenger, and a dyslexic director and his date.
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, 1h36
Directed by Tod Williams
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Adrian Grenier, Clark Gregg, Aleksa Palladino, Margaret Colin, John Shea, Joan Copeland
Roles Hartley Cole
Rating65% 3.29543.29543.29543.29543.2954
In June 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, stepfather, and sister for dinner where Hank, Sebastian's stepfather, drops a bomb: he announces that he is having a sex change operation. Sebastian's sister, Jessica, leaves immediately for California, and his mother, Joan, takes him back to England. Eight months later, Sebastian is back in New York, knocking on Hank's door. Hank (now Henrietta) takes Sebastian in and supports him over the next few months of high school. Sebastian's "adventures" are mostly self-destructive.
A Will of their Own, 3h45
Directed by Karen Arthur
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lea Thompson, Ellen Burstyn, Sônia Braga, Reiko Aylesworth, Faye Dunaway, Thomas Gibson
Roles Dr. Jonathan Abbott
Rating68% 3.4349953.4349953.4349953.4349953.434995
The film begins in the 1890s and ends in the 1980s. Annie Jermaine (Aylesworth) immigrates from Europe to America where she becomes a housemaid for a wealthy doctor. She breaks class restrictions when she marries the doctor's son and begins training as a nurse. However, she is unable to utilize her knowledge due to the popular belief that women were not capable of practicing medicine.
Forgotten Sins, 1h40
Directed by Dick Lowry
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors William Devane, Bess Armstrong, John Shea, Lisa Dean Ryan, Dean Norris, Brandon Mychal Smith
Roles Sheriff Matthew Bradshaw
Rating57% 2.8585652.8585652.8585652.8585652.858565
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, 1h29
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Keri Russell, Daniel et Joshua Shalikar, John Shea
Roles Hendrickson
Rating49% 2.4540252.4540252.4540252.4540252.454025
Five years after the events after the previous film, inventor Wayne Szalinski is now the head researcher at Sterling Labs in Las Vegas, working on a ray that can enlarge objects. His research is hindered by Charles Hendrickson, jealous that Wayne had been put in charge of the research department and threatens to sabotage him to take his place.
Freejack (1992)
, 1h50
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Auto racing films, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Chase films, Anticipation, Disaster films
Actors Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Banks, David Johansen
Roles Morgan
Rating53% 2.6999952.6999952.6999952.6999952.699995
In 2009, the super-wealthy achieve immortality by hiring "bonejackers", mercenaries equipped with time travel devices, to snatch people from the past, just prior to the moment of their deaths, for use as substitute bodies. Those who escape are known as "freejacks" and are considered less than human under the law. In this dystopian future, most people suffer from poor physical health as a result of rampant drug use and environmental pollution, making them unattractive as replacement bodies.