John Benjamin Hickey Biography

John Benjamin Hickey is an American actor best known for his role in the film ‘The Bone Collector.’ Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Birthday: June 25, 1963

Nationality: American

Famous: Gays Actors

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Born Country: United States

Born in: Plano, Texas, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Males

Partner: Jeffrey Richman (2003–present)

U.S. State: Texas

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education: Plano Senior High School, Fordham University, Texas State University

awards: 2011 · The Normal Heart - Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
2011 · The Normal Heart - Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance
1995 · Love! Valour! Compassion! - Obie Award for Performance

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John Benjamin Hickey is an American actor best known for his theatrical work. He is also active in the film and television industries. Hickey made his television debut in 1990 and since has appeared in almost 90 films and television shows. He was featured in a few popular films like ‘The Bone Collector’, ‘Flightplan’, ‘Flags of Our Fathers’, ‘The Taking of Pelham 123’, and ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’. Hickey has played numerous prominent roles on television over the years, including characters like ‘Sean Tolkey’ in the drama series ‘The Big C’, which earned him a nomination at the Primetime Emmy Awards. He also appeared in shows like ‘It's All Relative’ and ‘Manhattan’. Coming to his illustrious stage career, he received a Tony Award for his amazing performance in the Larry Kramer play ‘The Normal Heart’. On the personal front, he is openly gay.

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Television Career
  • John Benjamin Hickey made his television debut in 1990 with a role in the show ‘The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd’. In the next decade and a half, Hickey appeared in special roles on shows like ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘Law & Order’, ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’. He then appeared in the regular role of ‘Philip Stoddard’ in the sitcom ‘It's All Relative’ between 2003 and 2004.
  • In the Showtime drama series ‘The Big C’, Hickey portrayed one of the main characters, ‘Sean Tolkey’, between August 2010 and May 2013. His character, a strange homeless person, earned him a nomination at the Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie category in 2013. He also appeared in shows like ‘The Good Wife’ (as ‘Neil Gross’) and ‘The New Normal’ (as ‘Father Michael’), before portraying the character of ‘Frank Winter’ in the drama series ‘Manhattan’ in 2014-15.
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Film Career
  • John Hickey has appeared in more than 25 films, mostly in supporting roles, after his debut in the 1994 romantic film ‘Only You’. In ‘Finding North’, a gay-themed comedy-drama film, he appeared as one of the lead characters. His other important roles came in films like ‘The Bone Collector’ alongside Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He portrayed the character of ‘Carlyle’ in the thriller film ‘Changing Lanes’, and ‘David’ in the film ‘Flightplan,’ featuring Jodie Foster.
  • He appeared in the 2006 war film ‘Flags of Our Fathers’ and later in the thriller film ‘The Taking of Pelham 123’ as ‘Deputy Mayor LaSalle’. He featured in the sci-fi action thriller ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ as ‘Theodore Galloway’ in 2009. His more recent works include the biographical drama film ‘Mapplethorpe’.
Theatre Career
  • Since the 1990s, Hickey has appeared in many Broadway and off-Broadway plays. He appeared in the Terrence McNally play ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!’ on Broadway in 1995. In the ensuing years, he acted in other Broadway plays like ‘Cabaret’, ‘The Crucible,’ and ‘Mary Stuart’. For his role of ‘Felix Turner’ in Larry Kramer’s Broadway version of ‘The Normal Heart’, Hickey was awarded a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.
Family & Personal Life
  • John Benjamin Hickey was born on June 25, 1963, in Plano, Texas, and completed his early education from the Plano Sr. High School. He then went to the Texas State University-San Marcos. He furthered his education at the Fordham University and Juilliard School.
  • Hickey has publicly come out as homosexual and is in a romantic relationship with Jeffrey Richman.

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