John Cullum

Highest Rated: 100% The Day After (1983)
Lowest Rated: 17% Held Up (2000)
Birthday: Mar 2, 1930
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, American actor John Cullum made his Broadway debut as one of the many singing knights in Camelot in 1960. Four years later, he was reunited with Camelot star Richard Burton in Sir John Gielgud's modern-dress Hamlet; despite the formidable talent lineup in that production -- including Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, William Redfield, and Eileen Herlie -- Cullum earned critical accolades for his portrayal of Laertes. In 1966, he co-starred with Barbara Harris in the musical On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, winning a Theatre World award in the process. The actor's subsequent principal stage activity was in musicals, from old standards such as Man of La Mancha and Carousel to new favorites like Shenandoah (perhaps Cullum's best Broadway assignment) and On the 20th Century. Although more at home on-stage than before the cameras, he began making regular TV appearances in the late '80s, most conspicuously in the controversial nuclear-doomsday special The Day After (1983). He also appeared as a regular on the long-running daytime serial One Life to Live and the nighttime series Buck James (1987). But Cullum became best known as Holling Vincouer, the young-at-heart bar owner and former mayor of Cicely, AK, on the popular CBS comedy drama Northern Exposure, which ran from 1990-1995. Additional appearances on such popular evening dramas as Touched by an Angel, Roswell, and ER found Cullum earning the status of go-to guy for reliable television performers in the 1990s, and though he would continue to appear onstage in such productions as The Dresser and Neil Simon's Rose's Dilemma, it was big screen roles in such efforts as The Notorious Betty Page, The Night Listener, and Charlotte's Web that kept the actor in the public eye during the millennial crossover.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
87% Christine Bob Andersen $0.3M 2016
24% Before We Go Harry $23K 2015
No Score Yet The Historian Brigston Hadley 2014
94% Love Is Strange Father Raymond $2M 2014
53% Adult World Stan $17.2K 2014
76% Kill Your Darlings Prof. Stevens $0.7M 2013
No Score Yet Kilimanjaro Actor 2013
33% All Good Things Richard Panatierre $0.6M 2010
No Score Yet Lafayette: The Lost Hero Narrator 2010
No Score Yet Secrets of the Soul Narrator 2008
40% The Night Listener Pap Noone $7.8M 2006
56% The Notorious Bettie Page Preacher In Nashville $1.4M 2006
No Score Yet Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Actor 2005
No Score Yet Secrets of Angels, Demons and Masons Actor 2005
No Score Yet Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip Actor 2003
No Score Yet Ricochet River Link Curren Director 2001
17% Held Up Jack 2000
No Score Yet Inherit the Wind Judge 1999
57% Forever Young Actor 1992
No Score Yet With a Vengeance (Undesirable) Fred Mitchell 1992
No Score Yet Shootdown Robert Allardyce 1988
No Score Yet Sweet Country Ben Willing 1987
No Score Yet Marie Deputy Attorney General 1985
No Score Yet Marie - A True Story Actor 1985
100% The Day After Jim Dahlberg 1983
No Score Yet The Prodigal Elton Stuart 1983
No Score Yet Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Man Without a Country Actor 1973
69% 1776 Rutledge 1972
67% Hawaii Rev. Immanuel Quigley 1966
No Score Yet Hamlet Laertes 1964
No Score Yet All the Way Home Andrew 1963
No Score Yet Tom Brown's School Days Sidney 1940

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
Big Mike Big Make
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Senator Beau Carpenter
  • 2017
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000-2017
Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon
  • 2013
81% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
Wally
  • 2013
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Cardinal James
  • 2013
93% Damages
2007-2012
Ed O'Malley
  • 2011
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Barry Moredock
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Bernard Powell Sr. Harold Dorning
  • 2001
  • 1997
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
David Greene
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Holling Vincoeur
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Director
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Executive
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • 1982

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