John Finn

John Finn

  • Highest Rated: 95% Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Loose Cannons (1990)
  • Birthday: Sep 30, 1952
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • With a countenance that can effortlessly suggest a beleaguered everyman or a no-nonsense tough, American character actor John Finn has sustained a prolonged and impressively varied career. A New York City native, Finn received one of his earliest assignments under the aegis of Stuart Rosenberg, as Ginty in the ethnic drama (and cult hit) The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984). The actor's resumé over the following ten years packed in a series of key Hollywood films of varying quality -- from the wonderful Ed Zwick drama Glory (1989) and the fine Alan Pakula political thriller The Pelican Brief (1993) to the Bob Clark buddy comedy Loose Cannons (1990). Finn also appeared in occasional telemovies, notably the 1991 Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories, as Jimmy Lanahan, the husband of homemaker-turned-Playmate Meredith Lanahan (Lynda Carter). After appearances on such hit series as The X-Files, Frasier, and NYPD Blue, and parts in the major studio releases Catch Me If You Can and Analyze That (2002), Finn landed one of his first regular series roles, playing Lieutenant John Stillman on the popular detective program Cold Case.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

73% Gifted Aubrey Highsmith $24.8M 2017
16% The Lifeguard Big Jason 2013
18% Long Time Dead Producer 2003
42% The Human Stain Louie Borero 2003
29% The Hunted Ted Chenowith $34.2M 2003
95% Catch Me If You Can Marsh $164.5M 2002
27% Analyze That Richard Chapin $32.1M 2002
No Score Yet Shadow Realm Malone 2002
85% Billy Elliot Producer 2000
No Score Yet Deadlocked Jack Fisque 2000
No Score Yet Atomic Train Wally Phister 1999
54% True Crime Reedy 1999
No Score Yet Seasons of Love Gorm Schrader 1999
17% Turbulence Sinclair 1997
No Score Yet Trojan War Ben Kimble 1997
No Score Yet Gone in the Night Gerry Harbin 1996
56% City Hall Commissioner Coonan 1996
No Score Yet Crazy Horse Gen. Crook 1996
88% Truman Bob Hannagan 1995
32% Blown Away Capt. Roarke 1994
54% Being Human Detective Cobb 1994
53% The Pelican Brief Matthew Barr 1993
50% Geronimo - An American Legend Capt. Hentig 1993
81% Carlito's Way Duncan 1993
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn Senator Charles Potter 1992
No Score Yet Lady Against the Odds Donnally 1992
No Score Yet Quicksand: No Escape Actor 1992
No Score Yet Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories Jimmy Lanahan 1991
No Score Yet I Posed for Playboy Jimmy Lanahan 1991
36% Desperate Hours Lexington 1990
77% A Shock to the System Motorman 1990
No Score Yet Cover Up Colonel Jeff Cooper 1990
0% Loose Cannons Cop 1990
93% Glory Mulcahy 1989
63% Shakedown Bartender 1988
No Score Yet Alone in the Neon Jungle Benson 1988
90% The Pope of Greenwich Village Ginty 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

95% Elementary
2012
Neil Dannon
  • 2016
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Oren Cleary
  • 2016
No Score Yet Le don
2014
  • 2014
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Allen Bollings
  • 2014
58% Golden Boy
2013
Ed McKenzie
  • 2013
91% Suits
2011
Lawrence Kemp
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Cdr. Charkes T. Ellison Charles T. Ellison
  • 2011
  • 2003
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Director John Stillman Lt. Tom Stillman
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Thieves
2001
George Lieser
  • 2001
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Lt. John Shannon Jimmy McElroy James "Socks" Matlow
  • 2001
  • 1997
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Det. Henry Doaks
  • 2000
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
Sheriff John Witter
  • 1999
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Michael Kritschgau Kritschgau Mark Kritschgau
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Dr. Trevor Filburn
  • 1995
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Tim
  • 1993
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Guest Mitch Ganzell
  • 1992
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Adm. Spencer
  • 1992
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Off. Freddo Parisi Policeman
  • 1990
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Hatch
  • 1988
82% EZ Streets
1997
Capt. Geary
No Score Yet Strange World (2002)
2002

QUOTES FROM John Finn CHARACTERS

Sgt. Mulcahy
[berating Private Trip] You half-wit black bastard! Did they truly cut your balls off at birth? I'm gonna work on you, you bastard, until I get you broken.
Col. Robert Gould Shaw
Sgt. Mulcahy!
Sgt. Mulcahy
Sir!
Col. Robert Gould Shaw
I have no doubt you are a fair man, Mulcahy. I wonder if you are treating the men too hard. [Sgt. Mulcahy pauses] You may speak freely.
Sgt. Mulcahy
The boy is a friend of yours, is he?
Col. Robert Gould Shaw
Yes, we grew up together
Sgt. Mulcahy
Let him grow up some more.