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John Cullum

John Cullum

Highest Rated: 93% Love Is Strange (2014)

Lowest Rated: 17% Held Up (2000)

Birthday: Mar 2, 1930

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

This handsome, weathered, stage-trained actor garnered national attention with his portrayal of trapper/restaurateur Holling Vincoeur on "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95). Tennessee native John Cullum began his acting career when he was cast by Joseph Papp in several small roles in a 1957 New York production of "Julius Caesar." Three years later, he worked extensively with Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, appearing in such plays as "Henry V" and "The Taming of the Shrew." His work on Broadway began in the original production of "Camelot" (1960), playing the role of Sir Dinadan and understudying star Richard Burton. He later played Laertes to Burton's Hamlet in John Gielgud's 1964 modern-dress production that was also filmed and nearly twenty years later supported Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in a revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" (1983). By that time, Cullum had established himself as a versatile stage actor, moving comfortably between musicals and straight plays. He received his first Tony Award nomination as the psychiatrist treating Barbara Harris in the Lerner and Lane musical "One A Clear Day You Can See Forever" (1965). In 1966, Cullum succeeded Richard Kiley as the "Man of La Mancha" and portrayed Declaration of Independence signer Edward Rutledge (of South Carolina) in the award-winning musical "1776" (a role he reprised in the 1972 feature adaptation). He received his first Tony and became an uncontested Broadway star playing the father trying to keep his sons out of the Civil War in "Shenandoah" (1975) and garnered a second medallion as the egotistical film director Oscar Jaffe in "On the Twentieth Century" (1978). He played the manipulated playwright Sidney Bruhl in "Deathtrap" (1980) and earned critical notice for his one-man show about the American artist "Whistler" (1981). In the 90s, he returned to musicals in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love" (1990) and as Cap'n Andy in "Show Boat" (1996) and then dazzled audiences and reviewers as Joe Keeler in the revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" (1997).

Highest rated movies

93% Love Is Strange
88% Christine
86% The Day After
74% Jungleland 70% Simchas and Sorrows
70% Hawaii
68% 1776
58% The Notorious Bettie Page


Mad Men, Robert Morse (L), John Cullum (R), 'Indian Summer', Season 1, Ep. #11, 10/04/2007, ©AMC Mad Men, Talia Balsam (L), Robert Morse (C), John Cullum (R), 'Indian Summer', Season 1, Ep. #11, 10/04/2007, ©AMC Mad Men, John Slattery (L), John Cullum (R), 'Indian Summer', Season 1, Ep. #11, 10/04/2007, ©AMC The Good Wife, Matthew Perry (L), John Cullum (R), 'Death of a Client', Season 4, Ep. #18, 03/24/2013, ©CBS Mad Men, Robert Morse (L), John Cullum (R), 'Indian Summer', Season 1, Ep. #11, 10/04/2007, ©AMC



70% 97% Simchas and Sorrows Nate (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Black Panther Director,
- 2022
74% 47% Jungleland Yates (Character) - 2019
88% 71% Christine Bob Andersen (Character) $298.5K 2016
40% 86% The Historian Brigston Hadley (Character) - 2014
28% 57% Before We Go Psychic (Character) $37.0K 2014
93% 66% Love Is Strange Father Raymond (Character) $2.3M 2014
No Score Yet 55% Kilimanjaro Milton Sr. (Character) - 2013
54% 38% Adult World Unknown (Character) $4.4K 2013
58% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Preacher in Nashville (Character) $1.4M 2006
40% 35% The Night Listener Pap Noone (Character) $7.8M 2006
17% 42% Held Up Jack (Character) $4.7M 2000
No Score Yet 67% Inherit the Wind Judge Merle Coffey (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 28% Ricochet River Link Curren (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Life of Algernon Algernon Pendleton (Character),
- 1997
No Score Yet 62% With a Vengeance Fred Mitchell (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 40% Shootdown Robert Allardyce (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Country Ben (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prodigal Elton Stuart (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Act The President (Character) - 1983
86% 69% The Day After Jim Dahlberg (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Act The President (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Without a Country Aaron Burr (Character) - 1973
68% 84% 1776 Edward Rutledge (Character) - 1972
70% 54% Hawaii Rev. Immanuel Quigley (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Andrew (Character) - 1963


58% 86% Prodigal Son Logan Zeigler (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alaska Animal Rescue Producer 2021
91% 79% The Blacklist Ted King (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Big Mike (Guest Star) 2009-2010 2012 2015 2017-2018
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Senator Beau Carpenter (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Life of Predators Producer 2013
81% 88% Nurse Jackie Wally (Guest Star) 2013
93% 91% The Good Wife Cardinal James (Guest Star) 2013
94% 76% Royal Pains Andres Bochinski (Guest Star) 2012
78% 92% 30 Rock Mysterious Man (Guest Star) 2012
78% 82% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Barry Moredock (Guest Star) 2003-2004 2007-2008 2011
94% 96% Mad Men Lee Garner, Sr. (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 2001
No Score Yet 85% ER David Greene (Guest Star) 1997-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have & to Hold Unknown (Character) 1998
33% No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 91% Northern Exposure Holling Vincoeur (Character) 1990-1995
No Score Yet 90% Quantum Leap John O'Malley (Guest Star),
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Judge Howard Tainey (Guest Star) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986