Mar. 2nd, 1930
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
John Cullum's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - The Night Listener
2005 - The Notorious Bettie Page
2004 - Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
1999 - Held Up
1972 - 1776
1966 - Hawaii
Guest TV Roles
Judge Barry Moredock
Judge Howard Tainey
James Valenti Sr.
John Cullum (born March 2, 1930) is an American actor and singer. He has appeared in many stage musicals and dramas, including On the Twentieth Century and Shenandoah, winning the Best Leading Actor in a Musical for each. He also has appeared on television in the drama series Northern Exposure, earning an Emmy Award, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. He was a featured performer on the NBC television series ER as Mark Greene's father.
- Has won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Musical): in 1975 for "Shenandoah," and in 1978 for "On the Twentieth Century." He also has two other nominations in the same category: in 1966 for "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," and in 2002 for "Urinetown: The Musical.".
- He was nominated for a 1973 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his performance in "The Lady's Not for Burning" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Cullum also was a standout tennis player, winning the 1951 Southeastern Conference doubles championship with Bill Davis.
- He won a "Best Actor" Tony in 1975 for "Shenandoah".
- Played Bernard Cardinal Law in Michael Murphy's play "Sin (A Cardinal Deposed)," about the sex abuse scandal in the Boston Archdiocese.
- Father of actor 'JD Cullum' (qv).
- Nominated for Tony award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for role in "Urinetown", May 2002.
- 'John Cullum (I)' (qv) was nominated for the 2007 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Musical for "110 in the Shade".
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