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John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(born June 25, 1963) is an American actor with a career in stage, film and television. He won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his performance as Felix Turner in The Normal Heart.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television series 4.3 Television films 4.4 Theatre

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Hickey was born in Plano, Texas, and graduated from Plano Sr. High School[1] in 1981. He attended Texas
State University - San Marcos from 1981–1983, where he was active in the theater department. He earned his bachelor's degree in English at Fordham University
Fordham University
in 1985.[2][3] Career[edit] On Broadway, he originated the role of Arthur in Terrence McNally's play Love! Valour! Compassion! in 1995,[4] a role he recreated for the 1997 film version.[5] He played supporting roles in a number of films including The Ice Storm (1997)[6] and The Anniversary Party
The Anniversary Party
(2001).[7] He has also appeared in Flightplan, Flags of Our Fathers, Freedom Writers, Then She Found Me, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Bet[6] and Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.[8] He played Clifford Bradshaw in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret, which won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.[9] In that same year, he played the lead in the independent film Finding North.[10] On Broadway, he played Reverend John Hale in the 2002 revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.[9] Hickey played American novelist and playwright Jack Dunphy
Jack Dunphy
in the 2006 Truman Capote
Truman Capote
biopic Infamous.[11] Hickey played Philip Stoddard on the short-lived gay-themed sitcom It's All Relative.[12] Since It's All Relative, Hickey has appeared on Alias, Law & Order, Brothers & Sisters, Stacked, Heartland, In Plain Sight, Law & Order: Los Angeles, and Modern Family. He appeared in the 2011 Broadway revival of The Normal Heart, for which he won the Tony Award, Featured Actor in a Play.[9] He was in the Broadway revival of Mary Stuart in 2009, as the Earl of Leicester.[13][14] From 2010 to 2013, he appeared on The Big C and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the final season of the series,[15] subtitled Hereafter. Hickey starred as scientist Frank Winter on the TV series Manhattan,[16] which concluded on December 15, 2015 after two seasons and 23 episodes. In 2015, he appeared Off-Broadway at the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre in the play Dada Woof Papa Hot by Peter Parnell.[17] Personal life[edit] Hickey is openly gay and has been in a relationship with Modern Family writer and producer Jeffrey Richman since 2003.[18] Filmography[edit] Film[edit] Source: TCM;[19] AllMovie[20]

Year Title Role Notes

1991 Dangerous Music Tyler Short film

1992 The Bet Henry Short film

1994 Only You Dwayne

1994 The Ref Old Baybrook Policeman

1995 Comfortably Numb Priest

1996 Eddie Joe Nader

1996 Sin #8 N/A Short film

1997 The Ice Storm Mark Boland

1997 Love! Valour! Compassion! Arthur Pape

1998 Finding North Travis Furlong

1999 The General's Daughter Captain Goodson

1999 The Bone Collector Dr. Barry Lehman

2001 The Anniversary Party Jerry Adams

2002 Changing Lanes Carlyle

2005 Flightplan David

2006 The Ex Wesley's dad

2006 Flags of Our Fathers Sergeant Keyes Beech

2006 Infamous Jack Dunphy

2007 Freedom Writers Brian Gelford

2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising John Stanton

2007 Then She Found Me Alan

2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Deputy Mayor LaSalle

2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Theodore Galloway

2010 Civil Unions: A Love Story N/A Short film

2012 My Eleventh N/A

2012 Pitch Perfect Dr. Mitchell

2014 Get on Up Richard

2014 Big Stone Gap Theodore Tipton

2015 Truth Mark Wrolstad

2016 Tallulah Stephen Mooney

2016 Barry Professor Gray

2017 Hostiles Captain Royce Tolan

2018 Forever My Girl Brian Pastor

2018 Mapplethorpe Sam Wagstaff Post-production

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1990 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Trent Episode: "Here's a Quick and Easy Recipe for Leftovers"

1994 NYPD Blue Paul Gaines Episode: "Good Time Charlie"

1997 Nothing Sacred Dr. Elliott Episode: "Speaking in Tongues"

1998 Law & Order Charles Thatcher Episode: "Castoff"

1998 3rd Rock from the Sun Rick Episode: "The Greatest Dickdater"

1998 Sex and the City Tom Episode: "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"

1999 Homicide: Life on the Street Dennis Kohler Episode: "Zen and Art of Murder"

2000 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Assistant District Attorney 2 episodes

2001 NYPD Blue Phillip Connor Episode: "Mom's Away"

2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Sidney Cornfeld Episode: "Slaves of Las Vegas"

2002–06 Law & Order Aaron Solomon 4 episodes

2002 Hack Dr. Martin Shane Episode: "Obsession"

2003–04 It's All Relative Philip Stoddard 22 episodes

2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Randall Fuller Episode: "Con-Text"

2005 Alias Father Kampinski Episode: "In Dreams..."

2006–07 Undercover History Narrator 6 episodes

2006 Stacked Headmaster Keenan Episode: "The Headmaster"

2006 Brothers & Sisters Major Guinness Episode: "Light the Lights"

2007 Heartland Bill Episode: "Pilot"

2008 In Plain Sight Donald Fraser Donald Ferguson Episode: "Don of the Dead"

2009 Timewatch Narrator Episode: "The Real Bonnie and Clyde"

2010–13 The Big C Sean Tolkey 40 episodes

2010 Law & Order: LA Thomas Nelson Episode: "Pasadena"

2011–16 The Good Wife Neil Gross 8 episodes

2011 A Gifted Man Ben Tucker Episode: "In Case of Exposure"

2012–13 The Mob Doctor Mark Easton 3 episodes

2012–13 The New Normal Father Michael 3 episodes

2013 Hannibal Dr. Sutcliffe Episode: "Buffet Froid"

2014 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit Tom Moore Episode: "Wednesday's Child"

2014 Modern Family Dr. Clark Episode: "Under Pressure"

2014–15 Manhattan Frank Winter 22 episodes

2015 Difficult People Fred Episode: "Pledge Week"

2017 The Good Fight Neil Gross 2 episodes

2017 Mom Dr. Sellers Episode: “A Few Thongs and a Hawaiian Funeral”

Television films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1994 Normandy: The Great Crusade Louis Simpson

1999 The Lady in Question Paul Kessler

2000 Hamlet Horatio

2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town N/A

2001 A Glimpse of Hell N/A

2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows Rogers Edens

2005 Silver Bells Lawrence

2006 A House Divided President Russell

2007 The Hunt for the Boston Strangler Narrator

2007 Secrets of the Moon Landings Narrator

2008 Living Proof Blake Rogers

2008 The Real George Washington Narrator

2009 Lincoln: American Mastermind Narrator

2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Bill Watson

Theatre[edit] Source: IBDB[21], IOBDB[22]

Year Title Role Notes

1992 The End of the Day Jonathan Toffler/Young Graydon Off-Broadway

1992 On the Bum Oskar Off-Broadway

1994–1995 Love! Valour! Compassion! Arthur Pape Off-Broadway

1995 Broadway

1996 Blue Window Griever Off-Broadway

1997 God's Heart David Off-Broadway

1998–1999 Cabaret Clifford Bradshaw Broadway

2002 The Crucible Reverend John Hale Broadway

2009 Mary Stuart Earl of Leicester Broadway

2011 The Normal Heart Felix Turner Broadway

2015 Dada Woof Papa Hot Alan[23][24] Off-Broadway

2017 Six Degrees of Separation Flan Kittredge Broadway

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

2011 Tony Awards Best Featured Actor in a Play The Normal Heart Won

2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Big C: Hereafter Nominated


^ "Plano Grad and Tony Award Winning Actor Named Honorary Emcee for Ski Plano 2012" pisd.edu, October 3, 2011 ^ Doyle, Miles. "Fordham Alumnus Wins Tony Award", fordham.edu, June 14, 2011 ^ "Hickey Bio", tcm.com, accessed October 18, 2016 ^ " 'Love! Valour! Compassion!' Broadway", Playbill, accessed October 18, 2016 ^ " 'Love! Valour! Compassion!' Film", tcm.com, accessed October 18, 2016 ^ a b Hickey Filmography", TCM, accessed October 20, 2016 ^ The Anniversary Party, AllMovie, accessed October 20, 2016 ^ "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows", TCM, accessed October 18, 2016 ^ a b c " John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
Broadway" Playbill, accessed October 18, 2016 ^ Finding North, TCM, accessed October 18, 2016 ^ Infamous, TCM, accessed October 18, 2016 ^ "Out Front Television; All in the Family ", Out, October 2003, Vol. 12, No. 4, ISSN 1062-7928, p. 40 ^ Cerasaro, Pat (14 May 2011). "BWW EXCLUSIVE: 2011 Tony Award Interview with John Benjamin Hickey". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2014-10-22.  ^ " 'Mary Stuart' Broadway" ibdb.com, accessed October 20, 2016 ^ Wieselman, Jarett. "Emmy Hopeful: John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
- 'The Big C'", etonline.com, June 15, 2012 ^ Goldberg, Leslie. "'The Big C's' John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
to Star in WGN America's 'Manhattan'", The Hollywood Reporter, February 6, 2014 ^ Isherwood. "Review: ‘Dada Woof Papa Hot,’ About Gay Men and Parenthood", The New York Times, November 9, 2015 ^ Rorke, Robert (26 June 2011). "'Big C' Break". New York Post.  ^ " John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
Filmography", TCM, accessed October 19, 2016 ^ http://www.allmovie.com/artist/john-benjamin-hickey-p196281/filmography " John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
Filmography",] .allmovie.com, accessed October 19, 2016 ^ " John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
Broadway" ibdb.com, accessed October 19, 2016 ^ "John Benjamin Hickey" lortel.org, accessed February 15, 2018 ^ "John Benjamin Hickey" out.com ^ Listing lct.com

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play


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(1949) Eli Wallach
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(1951) John Cromwell (1952) John Williams (1953) John Kerr (1954) Francis L. Sullivan
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(1955) Ed Begley
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(1956) Frank Conroy (1957) Henry Jones (1958) Charlie Ruggles
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(1959) Roddy McDowall
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(1960) Martin Gabel
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(1961) Walter Matthau
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(1962) Alan Arkin
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(1963) Hume Cronyn
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(1964) Jack Albertson
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(1965) Patrick Magee (1966) Ian Holm
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(1967) James Patterson (1968) Al Pacino
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(1969) Ken Howard
Ken Howard
(1970) Paul Sand (1971) Vincent Gardenia
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(1972) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1973) Ed Flanders
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(1974) Frank Langella
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Edward Herrmann
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(1976) Jonathan Pryce
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(1977) Lester Rawlins (1978) Michael Gough (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Zakes Mokae (1982) Matthew Broderick
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(1983) Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
(1984) Barry Miller (1985) John Mahoney
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(1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
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(1988) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(1989) Charles Durning
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(1990) Kevin Spacey
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(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) John Glover (1995) Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
(1996) Owen Teale
Owen Teale
(1997) Tom Murphy (1998) Frank Wood (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice


Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
(2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Brían F. O'Byrne (2004) Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
(2005) Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
(2006) Billy Crudup
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(2007) Jim Norton (2008) Roger Robinson (2009) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
(2011) Christian Borle
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(2012) Courtney B. Vance
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(2013) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2014) Richard McCabe (2015) Reed Birney (2016) Mic