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Date Of BirthJune 25, 1963
FactWinner of the 2011 Tony Award for the best performance by a featured actor for "The Normal Heart.".

John Benjamin Hickey is an American actor with a long and varied career in film, television and theatre.

He was born in Plano, Texas, on June 25, 1963, the son of John and Mary Hickey. He has two older sisters, Jane and Nancy. His father was an insurance salesman and his mother was a homemaker.

Hickey was educated at St. Mark’s School of Texas, a private preparatory school in Dallas, and then at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he majored in English and American literature.

He began his acting career in regional theatre, before moving to New York City in 1986. He made his Broadway debut in 1992 in the play “The Substance of Fire”.

Hickey’s film credits include “The Ice Storm” (1997), “Kinsey” (2004), “Flags of Our Fathers” (2006), “The Taking of Pelham 123” (2009) and “The Big C” (2010). He has also appeared in many television shows, including “Law & Order”, “The Good Wife”, “Damages” and “American Horror Story”.

Hickey won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in “The Normal Heart” (2011).

He is divorced from his first wife, Anne Hearst. He has two children, Jack and Emilia.

Hickey is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and has brown hair and blue eyes.

General Info

Full NameJohn Benjamin Hickey
Date Of BirthJune 25, 1963
ProfessionVoice Actor, Voice Actor
EducationPlano Senior High School, Texas State University, Fordham University
NationalityAmerican, American


PartnerJeffrey Richman, Jeffrey Richman, Jeffrey Richman, Jeffrey Richman


AwardsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Obie Award for Performance, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Obie Award for Performance
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor i...
MoviesTransformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Flags of Our Fathers, Tallulah, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Bone Collector, Pitch Perfect, The Taking of Pelham 123, Big Stone Gap, Freedom Writers, The Anniversary Party, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, The General's Daughter, Then She Found Me, Changing Lane...
TV ShowsManhattan, The Big C, It's All Relative, Manhattan, The Big C, It's All Relative

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1Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for the best performance by a featured actor for "The Normal Heart.".




Forever My Girlpost-productionPastor Brian
Barry2016/IIProfessor Gray
The Good Wife2011-2016TV SeriesNeil Gross
Manhattan2014-2015TV SeriesFrank Winter
Truth2015Mark Wrolstad
Difficult People2015TV SeriesFred
Big Stone Gap2014Theodore Tipton
Get on Up2014Richard
My Eleventh2014
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2000-2014TV SeriesAssistant District Attorney / Tom Moore
Modern Family2014TV SeriesDr. Clark
Hannibal2013TV SeriesDr. Sutcliffe
The Big C2010-2013TV SeriesSean Tolkey
The New Normal2012-2013TV SeriesFather Michael
The Mob Doctor2012-2013TV SeriesMark Easton
Blink2013TV MovieGreg
Pitch Perfect2012Dr. Mitchell
A Gifted Man2011TV SeriesBen Tucker
Civil Unions: A Love Story2010Short
Law & Order: LA2010TV SeriesCongressman Thomas Nelson
Past Life2010TV SeriesSid
Lincoln: American Mastermind2009TV Movie voice
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009Galloway
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 32009Deputy Mayor LaSalle
Timewatch2009TV Series documentaryNarrator
Living Proof2008TV MovieBlake Rogers
In Plain Sight2008TV SeriesDonald Fraser Donald Ferguson
The Real George Washington2008TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Secrets of the Moon Landings2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising2007John Stanton
Situation Critical2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
Then She Found Me2007Alan
Heartland2007TV SeriesBill
Undercover History2006-2007TV SeriesNarrator / Narrator - National Geographic Channel version
The Hunt for the Boston Strangler2007TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Freedom Writers2007Brian Gelford
The Ex2006Wesley's Dad
Stacked2006TV SeriesHeadmaster Keenan
Brothers & Sisters2006TV SeriesMajor Guinness
Law & Order1998-2006TV SeriesAaron Solomon / Charles Thatcher
Flags of Our Fathers2006Keyes Beech
Justice2006TV SeriesLloyd Barrett
Infamous2006Jack Dunphy
A House Divided2006TV MoviePresident Russell
Silver Bells2005TV MovieLawrence
Alias2005TV SeriesFather Kampinski
It's All Relative2003-2004TV SeriesPhilip Stoddard
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2003TV SeriesRandall Fuller
Hack2002TV SeriesDr. Martin Shane
Changing Lanes2002Carlyle
NYPD Blue1994-2001TV SeriesPhillip Connor / Paul Gaines
The Guardian2001TV SeriesThe Hudson's Attorney
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2001TV SeriesDr. Sidney Cornfeld
The Anniversary Party2001Jerry Adams
A Glimpse of Hell2001TV Movie
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows2001TV Mini-SeriesRoger Edens
Hamlet2000/IITV MovieHoratio
D.C.2000TV SeriesRob / Neil / Congressman Owens
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder2000TV Movie
The Lady in Question1999TV MoviePaul Kessler
The Bone Collector1999Dr. Barry Lehman
The General's Daughter1999Capt. Goodson
Homicide: Life on the Street1999TV SeriesDennis Kohler
Sex and the City1998TV SeriesTom
3rd Rock from the Sun1998TV SeriesRick
Finding North1998Travis Furlong
Nothing Sacred1997TV SeriesDr. Elliott
The Ice Storm1997Mark Boland
Love! Valour! Compassion!1997Arthur Pape
Eddie1996Joe Nader
Sin #81996Short
Comfortably Numb1995Priest
New York News1995TV Series
Only You1994Dwayne
The Ref1994Old Baybrook Policeman
Normandy: The Great Crusade1994TV MovieLouis Simpson (voice)
The Bet1992ShortHenry (as John B. Hickey)
Dangerous Music1991ShortTyler
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1990TV SeriesTrent


Dime Crimes # 342015Short executive producer completed


Timewatch2009TV Series documentary narrator - 1 episode


The Best Friend2014Short special thanks
Adam & Steve2005thanks


The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Vine Talk2011TV SeriesHimself
National Geographic Explorer2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
National Geographic's Most Incredible Photos: Afghan Warrior2009TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen2009Video documentaryHimself
Inside2008-2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Nova2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Undercover History2008TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Titanic: Ballard's Secret Mission2008TV Movie documentaryNarrator
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the U.S. Secret Service2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story2004TV Movie documentaryVerus (voice)
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesGuest / Himself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Watch What Happens: Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nature2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator

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Democracy Now!2016TV SeriesMark Wrolstad


Nominated Awards

2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Big C (2010)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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