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John Cullum

Highest Rated:   100% The Day After (1983)
Lowest Rated:   17% Held Up (2000)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% Christine
  • Bob Andersen
$0.3M 2016
22% Before We Go
  • Harry
$0.1M 2015
No Score Yet The Historian
  • Brigston Hadley
2014
95% Love Is Strange
  • Father Raymond
$2.0M 2014
54% Adult World
  • Stan
$0.1M 2014
75% 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
53% 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
64% 1776
  • Rutledge
1972
75% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Big Mike Big Make
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Starkeeper/Dr. Seldon
  • 2013
84% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • Wally
  • 2013
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Cardinal James
  • 2013
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Ed O'Malley
  • 2011
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 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

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