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John Kerry

Lowest Rated:   51% Cool It (2010)
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Birthplace:   Aurora, Colorado, USA
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1985-present.Father of Alexandra KerryBecause his father worked at the US Embassy in Oslo, Norway, Kerry lived in the Norwegian capital a couple of years from the age of 13. To this day he still remembers some Norwegian.The liberal American politician is cousin to a French politician (former Minister of Environment and candidate in 1981 presidential election), Brice Lalonde of Génération Ecologie, a small right-wing ecology movement. Their mothers (Rosemary for J. Kerry, Fiona for B. Lalonde) were sisters.Born at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital where his father, Richard, a test pilot for the Army Air Corps, was undergoing treatment for tuberculosis.Became a member of Yale University's Skull and Bones secret society three years before George W. Bush joined the same group.On 18 February 1966, despite his opposition to the Vietnam War, Kerry enlisted in the Navy. He was wounded during his first combat experience on 2 December 1968 and was awarded a Purple Heart. On 20 February 1969, he earned a second Purple Heart when his left thigh was hit with shrapnel. On 28 February 1969, his boat was hit by a B-40 rocket. He beached the boat, chased down the fleeing wounded Viet Cong who fired the rocket, killed him, and returned with the rocket and its launcher. He was awarded the Silver Star. On 13 March 1969, Kerry's boat detonated a mine and he was wounded. For that, and rescuing Army Green Beret James Rassmann in the same incident, he was awarded a third Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with Combat V.His second wife, Teresa Simões-Ferreira Heinz, is the widow of Pennsylvania Senator Henry John Heinz III of the Heinz Foods fortune. The couple's combined net worth is reportedly $199 - $839 million, making Kerry the wealthiest U.S. senator. Heinz and Kerry met in 1990, introduced by Senator Heinz.Became the presumptive Democratic Nominee for President in 2004 after defeating North Carolina Senator John Edwards, Vermont Governor Howard Dean, and General Wesley Clark.Speaks French fluently in addition to some Norwegian.Interesting note: his initials are "JFK."9th cousin twice removed of George W. Bush, his rival in the 2004 election. Both are descended from Edmund Reade (1563-1623).Plays the guitar.Kerry's paternal grandfather was a Jewish immigrant who converted to Catholicism (still Kerry's faith) when he ended up living in a predominantly Irish neighborhood. By all accounts a brilliant, bizarre, and troubled man, Kerry's grandfather eventually ended his own life. The remaining 3/4 of Kerry's ancestry is British and Irish.He and his competition George W. Bush share an ancestor on Kerry's mother's side and Bush's father's side from the 1600s.Announced John Edwards as his Vice Presidential Candidate in the 2004 Presidential Election (2004).Has his look-alike puppet in the French show "Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988).According to Harold Brooks-Baker, director of Burke's Peerage (the "Bible" of the European royal families) Kerry is related to the Queen of England on his mother's side, but also to the Queen of the Netherlands, the Queen of Denmark and the King of Norway, as well as other European royal families. Even the late Diana, the Princess of Wales, was a distant relative.Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (1983-1985).Played lacrosse when he was younger.Lost to President Bush by over 3.5 million votes on Nov. 2, 2004Is of Welsh, French, Irish, Austrian, and possibly Norwegian descent.Narrowly lost the state of Ohio by about 60,000 votes. Had he won Ohio, he would have won the presidency.Played bass for a garage band called The Electras while in private school.Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in February 2003.Very good friends with Republican senior senator from Arizona John McCain.Announced in January 2007 he would not be a candidate for president again in 2008, as previously speculated.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The 44th President: In His Own Words
  • Actor
2017
71% Before the Flood
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Silent Retreat
  • Dr. Rexif
2016
51% Cool It
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Accidental Advocate
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America's POWs
  • Actor
2008
86% Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Inside the Bubble
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Winning New Hampshire
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America's POWs
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Venus Rising
  • Man in Lifeboat
1995
No Score Yet Double Edge
  • Sgt. Tynan
1993
No Score Yet Memorial Valley Massacre
  • Actor
1988
75% The North Avenue Irregulars
  • Roca's Lieutenant
1979
No Score Yet Summer School Teachers
  • Hiram
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Democratic National Convention
2012
  • Speaker
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Face the Nation
1954
  • Guest
No Score Yet Leverage
2008-2012
  • Sam
No Score Yet 2012 Democratic National Convention Coverage
2012
  • Speaker
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
  • Guest
No Score Yet 2012 Democratic National Convention
2012
  • Speaker
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Zip Fellig
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Eli Grohl
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet ABC News Your Voice, Your Vote: 2012 Democratic National Convention
2012
  • Speaker

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