John Shea stars in "Agent X" on TNT as President Thomas Echkart.

John Shea received his BA from Bates College where he attended on a Debating and Football scholarship. He then earned an MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama and was a special student at the Yale Film School. Since then, John has garnered a wealth of acting and directing experience.

On television, Shea eearned an Emmy Award for his work in the movie "Baby M" and is well known for his role as the evil Lex Luthor in the international hit series, "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." He also starred in both the sci-fi drama series "Mutant X" and CBS's "WIOU" and played a recurring role in The CW's "Gossip Girl." In addition, he appeared in the television movie, "A Will of Their Own," HBO's" The Impossible Sky," and the miniseries, "Kennedy," starring Martin Sheen. Guest-starring appearances include "Madam Secretary," "The Good Wife," "Common Law," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order" and "Medium."

Film credits include "Anatomy of the Tide," "Northern Borders," "The Trouble with the Truth," "Julius Caesar," "An Invisible Sign," "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole," "Catalina Trust," "Missing" and "Nowhere to Go."

Onstage Shea has starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning hit, "How I Learned to Drive," starring Molly Ringwald. Shea also co-wrote and directed the independent film, "Southie," which won the Jury Award for Best Independent film at the 1998 Seattle International Film Festival.

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Age: 68 years old
Birthday: April 14, 1949
Height: 5' 10"
Full Name / Real Name: John Victor Shea
Birthplace: North Conway, NH

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