John Cullum

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John Cullum
in trailer for "1776" (1972)
Born (1930-03-02) March 2, 1930 (age 93)
Alma materUniversity of Tennessee
OccupationActor, singer
Years active1960–present
Emily Frankel (m. 1959)
ChildrenJD Cullum

John Cullum (born March 2, 1930) is an American actor and singer.

Early life[change | change source]

Cullum was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He studied at the University of Tennessee.

Career[change | change source]

Cullum's career began in 1960 in a debut role in the musical Camelot.

He has appeared in many stage musicals and dramas, including On the Twentieth Century (1978) and Shenandoah (1975), winning the Tony Awards for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for each.[1]

He played Holling Vincoeur on the television drama series Northern Exposure (6 seasons). It earned him an Emmy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. He was featured in fifteen episodes of the NBC television series ER as Mark Greene's father. He was the farmer in the landmark television drama The Day After.

He has made multiple guest appearances on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as attorney, now judge, Barry Moredock, and appeared as Big Mike in several episodes of The Middle.

Recently, Cullum appeared in Casa Valentina (2014), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) and in Christine (2016).

In 1975, he won a Drama Desk Award.

Personal life[change | change source]

Cullum has been married to Emily Frankel since 1959. They have one son, JD Cullum (John David Cullum), who is also an actor.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biography",, retrieved January 24, 2010

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